Inspiration

By Chaise Howard Sophia was in her room one night writing a story on her laptop for her journalism class. She began to write about a typical girl like herself who was left alone on a Saturday night and a guy broke into the main character’s house and tried to kill her. As she continued…

The Boys: Chapter 6

By Galilea Oregon   Of course Princeton was in love with me. I mean, what’s not to love? But, God. Princeton? Gay? For me? I guess it all did make sense. Why he was always watching me and why he seemed to care about every little detail about my personal life. But how in the…

Broken But Fixed

By Yaire Alfaro Why did I like you? You are evil and cruel. All you do is put me down. Yet, I always try to get your approval. Why did I stay as long as I did, After the nights I cried myself to sleep? The days I sat alone.   I saw you kiss…

Man In Red

By Bryan Garcia The holidays are coming up and it only comes once a year. It’s a time where family and friends get together and reminisce on the year that is about to end. However, the majority of the people never get to think about where the iconic, old man came from. He has been…

The Boys: Chapter 5

by Galilea Oregon Chapter 5 Secrets   “So do you always bring cold girls to your little ‘spot’, or am I the only one?” Mia asked jokingly as she played with my lighter. “This was the only place I knew. Now that we’re here, it’s your turn to tell me a secret.” I laid down…

Six Months

By Camille Yost Sitting on the curb of an abandoned parking lot was a beautiful woman in a white sundress. Her short brunette curls stopped right at her collarbone and her beautiful pink cheeks were covered with mascara filled tears. “Excuse me miss, are you alright?” a man asked as he carefully approached the woman….

Episode

By Tanya Soto   Mamá dice que el amor vence el odio Que todo el odio es un episodio Que a va terminar y no dominar Mamá says love will conquer hate That hate is just an episode That it will end and not dominate But I see my people’s desperation and devastation Hungry for…

42 Days

By Camille Yost Sitting alone at the booth, he stared at the bottom of his soon to be empty glass, pondering his life and where he should be now. His friends were out living their lives, two of them with their second baby on the way, his best friend was planning his wedding with the…

You and Me

By Yaire Alfaro   I am breaking into pieces. My sadness always increases. I am trying to find peace, And hope I still believe in you and me. I will always love you I promise I will never leave Until at least try to fix our broken relationship Later we will see what is wrong…

Here’s to All the People

By Eileen Obregon   Here’s to all the people, Who’ve inspired me in some way.   This is just a small thank you, For the words they won’t hear me say.   Here’s to the kind strangers – That act purely with their heart.   Here’s to the the talented musicians, Who turn their music…

As I Grew Older…

By: Jennifer Mendoza As I grew older, I began to think about The world around me. As I grew older, I began stressing About the world around me. As I grew older, I began to get anxious About the world around me. As I grew older, I began to wonder What I was to make…

A Cheetah’s Dream

by Daniel Camano   I’m a cheetah with stealth like no other, Hunting my prey, getting closer and closer everyday. Hidden in the grass so no one notices my true potential inside, But yet so focused and aiming on the beautiful Gazelle. Creeping in, stalking it, With my eyes hungry for success. Looking for the…

I Know We

by Alexia Mitchell I know we are still young. I know we are incredibly different. I know we are seen as hopeless and foolish. I know we have our entire lives ahead of us. I know we will most likely lose our spark. I know we will most likely break. I know we will probably…

When I Grow Up

By: Yaire Alfaro People see me as a little kid, Someone who can’t act proper,   Someone who can keep secrets. Just wait. When I grow up, You will love me, Want to be around me, Tell me secrets, And need me for help. I will help you And treat you like a friend Because…

What I Need

by Yaire Alfaro I need to know you’re mine, Know that you care, Know that you will be there to catch me. I need to know You won’t hurt me. I need to know I’m your priority. I need to know That you will stay, You will fill the empty Spaces in my heart. Most…

What If Our Sun Was the Moon

By: Melanie Mercado   What if our sun was the moon? Would you count on the moon like you used to? Would the clouds be our stars? The ones we’d tell our secrets to.   What if the sun was our moon? Would the flowers dare to bloom? Our midnight turning into our afternoon.  …

Never Had I Thought

by Jay Mendoza   I wanted to go to college, Maybe be a cop. I wanted a big family, Maybe even a dog. But now that’ll never happen, All because of some fool. He made a dumb decision, Thinking he was cool. He drove me off the road, Straight into a tree. My car had…

Pitty Potty

By: Daniel Camano   Stop being a lame person sitting on the Pity Potty. Feeling sorry for yourself and coming up with every excuse to why you aren’t winning. Stop being in the Pity Potty And complaining why you’re out of shape when you don’t go to the gym. It’s time to get out of…

St. Patrick’s Day

by Yaire Alfaro   St Patrick’s Day: A day of fun And lots of green. If you don’t wear Green, then You get pinched. today is a day of joy   When you think of On Saint Patrick’s Day? You imagine tiny Leprechauns, Or four leafed clovers. A day for luck To see if good…

You Can

by Yaire Alfaro You Can When you don’t feel Like trying, Don’t give up. When you fall, Pick yourself up. When other say words, Let them go past you. Don’t let others ruin What is in front of you. If you give up, You will never know What you can Accomplish. What is darkness Without…

The Boys: Chapter 4

by Galilea Oregon Chapter 4 Sadie’s Playing twenty questions with girls you find at CVS is an interesting experience, although not recommended if said girls happen to go to school with you. They’ll pass you notes in the middle of your math class and find out your number and text you and text you and…

Waiting

by: Yaire Alfaro I will wait for you. I will wait to hear The sound of your voice, To see the smile I adore. I will wait, even if it takes my whole life, I will sit here, By myself. I don’t care. You are worth more than gold. When you get here, I will…

The Boys: Chapter 3

by Galilea Oregon   Chapter 3: Ditch Day Days after my scary encounter with Cole in the field, he suddenly stopped hanging out with the rest of the boys. I’d see him lurking in the halls mostly by himself, eyes darting around suspiciously. I thought we’d lost him for good to the goth kids that would…

Perfect

by: Yaire Alfaro No one is perfect, Not you or me. Everyone has a flaw. That is the reason why You are you. There is no one out there In the world like you. You are one of a kind, One out of a million. Perfect is not real. Be your best, Be happy, Don’t…

Temperance: Chapter 2

by John Mendoza Chapter 2: Klark It had taken three hours, excluding the multiple times it took him to refocus on what had to be done, to actually finish cleaning his room. Klark now stood in the middle of his room with a triumphant smile plastered onto his face that was quickly replaced with a…

I Trust You

by Yaire Alfaro I trust you. My life is in your hands. I want to know if you got me. Don’t let me down like the others. I hope you don’t let me go, Even if the world is ending. You are my support, My family, My everything. Please tell me, Before you hurt me,…

Valentine’s Day

by Yaire Alfaro Today is a special day for you and me. We were always meant to be. You warm my heart And make it skip a beat. You understand me, You know when I’m down, And how to bring me up. I love you, And hopefully you love me. I am happy to say…

P for Pizza

By: Cristobal Segura You come to my mind And leave me blind.   In my heart, There’s a part Just for you And only you.   Without you, I couldn’t do.   In my arms, I bring you no harm.   I seek for your taste, I seek for your touch, I long for your…

Temperance: Chapter 1

Chapter 1: Klark by John Mendoza   “Listen. Son I need you to pay attention.” A man pleaded to a small child, the man’s voice wavered. His hands gripped the little boy’s shoulders forcefully, but the boy seemed too terrified to register the man’s words. Despite the grip the man shook the boy gently as…

The Boys: Chapter 1

CHAPTER 1 DIDN’T MEAN TO by Galilea Oregon   Who are we? That’s the burning existential crisis kind of question we all ask ourselves at one point while staring into our mirrors. High schoolers? Sure, but it goes beyond that. It goes beyond simply going to school and homework and sports. We are more than just…