Journalism

In or Out: Cellphones and Devices in the Classroom

You are sitting in your three-hour class taking notes as the Professor talks about what’s going to be on the next quiz, then your phone begins to buzz and scream in your backpack. What do you do? More importantly, what can you do? What does your teacher allow you to do?   In a constantly… Continue reading In or Out: Cellphones and Devices in the Classroom

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A Day In My Life

They call me Ms. S

I am in a five-year program at my school, so the year after I graduate with my undergraduate degree, I will graduate again with my Master's in Education because I am working on it while also working on my bachelor's. One of the requirements of the dual degree program (that's the name of it) is… Continue reading They call me Ms. S

Memory Lane

My Educational Journey

When I was in the fifth grade, they found a dead body in the school cafeteria’s vents. That morning started off like any other school day. My friends and I went to the cafeteria to get breakfast, and there was just a nauseating odor floating through the cafeteria. We thought nothing of it. We got… Continue reading My Educational Journey

My Poetry

Phantom of the Cafeteria

I recently thought about a traumatic experience in 5th grade when they found a dead body in the cafeteria vent. So I wrote this poem about it. This is like an untold narrative about him. It also sort of is a story of lots of people in my neighborhood. Fortunately, I was a survivor of penury. But, the soul of the story was a victim.

A Day In My Life

A Minor Problem

I had my first advising appointment with my dual degree advisor the second semester of my freshman year. For those that don't know, the Dual Degree Program at my school is  a program that allows students to take graduate classes in Education while working on their bachelor's, so by the time we graduate with our… Continue reading A Minor Problem

My Opinions

The Passionate Learner

Expanding my knowledge is very important to me. I love continuously learning new things. I believe one's brain always has room for new knowledge. Whether it's life lessons or academic lessons, I love learning. When I wake up every morning for school, instead of saying I have to go to school, I say I get… Continue reading The Passionate Learner

A Day In My Life

Back to School!

I started school yesterday, Monday. Because of this dual degree program I am in, I take graduate classes while working on my bachelor's. Monday, one of my graduate classes started. But, since school didn't officially start until today, I decided to write my back to school post today. Haha I am now a sophomore in… Continue reading Back to School!

My Poetry

Teen (Be One)

Pregnancy? How could you let that be? You're only seventeen. What about a degree? Posting pictures online... Thinking everything is just fine. I'm sorry, but I'm not saying congratulations. Having a baby while still a baby should not be a celebration. Get educated, not pregnant. Find yourself, don't try to find love. Explore, don't settle… Continue reading Teen (Be One)

My Poetry

Boom

Short, but impactful poem I wrote about gun violence in schools from a child's point of view. It is a sensitive topic, and may provoke some feelings, so if this is a sensitive topic for you, I would recommend not to read.