Category Archive: Personal Essay

A Tribute to Issy by Anastasia Momoth

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They would find us on the steps that led to the IT room. No one went there so it was always me and you. No, You and I. Our heads would be bent… Continue reading

Hedonist by Kitty Guo

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At sixteen years old, a sixth of my life is quite possibly already over, maybe even a fifth. Never again will I be absolutely absolved from responsibility, the way I was when I… Continue reading

Split by Jenna Bao

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The Dumpling Café was packed with Chinese people and Caucasians alike, so much so that it was almost impossible to move in the tiny entryway. That’s not surprising; it was a Saturday evening… Continue reading

A Letter to J.T. by Isabella Valdez

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J.T., We haven’t spoken in a while, not since I forgot your birthday this past May. I’m spending my summer in Boston, but you’re still in Illinois. I don’t know how to tell… Continue reading

Michael by Isabella Valdez

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My brother died in a field. He was ten years old and alone, wandering somewhere between my grandma’s and aunt’s houses in Bronson, Southern Michigan. My parents used to drive us there every… Continue reading