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Ella Ban, 15

Unashamed I’ll just say it: I wear my mother’s clothes. Before you jump to conclusions, hear me out. My mother has good taste. And as I’ve realized, there is nothing shameful about being like your mother. As a kid, I started wearing Levi’s around the same time I first heard [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Natalie Micco, 15

Living On the Edge I live for the moment when I drop into lukewarm water, filled with water snakes, permeated with trout, and traced with yellow pollen. Dangerous? Yes — but it radiates thrill. I have always been the girl afraid of pretty much everything-- sharks, the color red, and [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Holly Keaton, 15

Realities of Rape Culture College. While students generally see it as an exciting, freeing experience - or a cause of great stress - there are those whose experiences at college were a nightmare. And no, it’s not because of too much studying, student loans, or enough instant ramen to last [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Dan Franco, 15

Capturing Moments Imagine having the chance to capture any millisecond at any given time of your life. Life is made up of countless moments which define our current identity and contribute to our future ones. The world is at your fingertips with the single click of a button. I am [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Ella Ban, 15

Bad Kid I never set out to be labelled as a ‘bad’ kid, but over the summer I was told by my art teacher that I am a terrible role model. I don’t listen to directions; I focus too much on whatever tasks at hand and ignore everything else; and, [...]

By | November 19th, 2014|0 Comments

Annie Gallo, 15

Pick One “Who’s your favorite brother?” As you might imagine, this was a question often posed to me, the tagalong little sister of the Gallo family. My brothers, Matt and John, eight and nine years older than me respectively, would often ask me in jest who I liked better. I [...]

By | November 19th, 2014|0 Comments

Kate Hoover, 15

Graffiti Artist Walking through the streets of downtown Portland, Oregon, trying to find a place to eat dinner in the mecca of food trucks and creative doughnuts, I remember seeing graffiti everywhere: on the side of a building, framing a walk through an alley, on a bridge across the Willamette [...]

By | September 30th, 2014|0 Comments

Michaela Western, 15

The Hands I Grew Up With The hands I grew up holding were not soft, manicured hands that spent their days at rest. The hands I grew up with were rough, calloused: working hands. Walking through the park one afternoon--when I was three or so--my tiny hand encased in the [...]

By | March 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Lauren Gonzales, 15

Back to Basics Many of my friends ask me why I take film photos. They state: “Lauren, it’s so much easier to just take a photo on your iPhone,” and “Why would you wait so long just to see a picture?!” Film photography is a time honored tradition, one that [...]

By | March 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Annie Simon, 15

The Food Experience Food isn’t solely for sustenance: it’s a way of life. Although some people disregard meals and see them merely as necessary, I look forward to the parts of the day cut out to revel in the Earth’s bounty. I was raised to appreciate good food, to criticize [...]

By | January 31st, 2013|0 Comments