When I was younger, my mother and I would watch every episode of American Idol and we would pick someone from the audition round that we thought would go all the way. We were hardly ever right, but it was fun to play along. Now, watching all the debates, I can’t find myself playing the same… Read More Pledging My Support
As residents, we worship the ground you walk on. We sweep the streets in front of you like a curling match, just so you don’t have to step on a particle of dirt. We dress for you, we smile for you, and we hold the door for you. People assume we care. We don’t, not… Read More An Open Letter to Tourists
We’re the generation of technology. We don’t read newspapers. We get our information from Facebook and Twitter. The Huffington Post has made it easier than ever to get our news without redirecting from our Facebook page. Now, they post videos with text that play as you scroll! Easy. And don’t tell me you didn’t watch… Read More Are We Choosing The Next President Based on Their Jimmy Fallon Skit?
“This moment is so much bigger than me,” were the first words spoken by Halle Berry after she won the Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role for Monster’s Ball in 2002. “It’s for the women that stand beside me. Jada Pinkett. Angela Bassett. Vivica Fox. And it’s for every nameless, faceless women of color… Read More Viola Davis Channels Halle Berry in Emmy’s Acceptance Speech
Last week, I hosted a gathering for the Republican Presidential Debate. Sent out a group message—promising politics and beer—had only two attendees, but the party was thrown in true Generation “Y” fashion—with drinking games and Pizza Hut, streaming CNN. “Drink every time they say “Reagan!”” Which was a lot. It was a party comprised of… Read More The Best and Worst Quotes from the Republican Debate
Non-fiction is all about memory and interpretation. Memory is not always reliable, but non-fiction is all about truth. How do you find a balance? Step One: Everyone in the room closes their eyes. Go around the room asking each student about the room. What color is the carpet and the walls? What books are on… Read More On Memory: Group Writing Exercise