Miracle on the Hudson

Mason McKnight, Guest Writer

May 5, 2019

“Sir, sir! Wake up, Sir! We have begun boarding,” says the passenger service agent while shaking me somewhat violently. I see her walk back to her desk and her assistant is continuing to call people up. As I sit up and look...

Divided Family

Sarah An, Guest Writer

May 5, 2019

“We are free! We are finally independent!” People filled the town crying out and waving the flag. “Youjin! Get out!” Without even noticing it, my parents and older brother joined the crowd clamoring for the ownership...

A Night in Harlem

Elizabeth Shrode, Guest Writer

May 5, 2019

“We want equality for all” It was March 19, 1935. The day of the Harlem riot. A teenage boy had been beaten by a store owner and people were going into quite a frenzy about it. The thought of him beaten and bruised for...

My 9/11 Hero

Kayla Tull, Guest Writer

May 3, 2019

It was and still remains the worst day of my life. After the planes hit, I recall bodies scattered around me and the cacophonous sound of screams ringing throughout the remains of the Twin Towers. Smoke so black and opaque that ...

1940s: Breaking Barriers in the Baseball World

Russell Yoon, Guest Writer

May 3, 2019

“You don’t belong here!” “Go play baseball with your black friends!” I didn’t know how to react. I wanted to throw my bat at them, but I remembered the words of Manager Frank, “If you’re going to play in...

Bullets and Last Words

Jenny Jacinto, Guest Writer

May 3, 2019

“Cassie, Cassie! Don’t leave me please!” I shouted as I hugged her for the last time. * * * April 17, 1999, Three Days before her Death I finally turned 16 years old. Sadly, my birthday occurred on a school day,...

The Bloody Night

Jay Jay Moon, Guest Writer

May 3, 2019

It was coming to an end! The Great Depression was finally ending and I was fresh out of high school. I was 18 and with a dream to get a stable job and move right on with my life. Mom and Pop said it was an excellent time for finding...

Fight for Independence

Mike Hirsch, Guest Writer

May 3, 2019

February 23, 1836, a day I—despite my efforts—would never forget. I was rudely awakened by the sound of yelling and running. I heard the dreadful noise of our men shouting,“They’re coming, they’re coming!” In a daze,...

The Rush for Gold

Riley Hobbs, Guest Writer

May 3, 2019

The Year is 1848, right before the San Francisco gold rush, and my name is Jimothy. I work with a gang in New York called The Forty Thieves looking to make a big score by scamming them of their money. Us members in the gang nor...


Nikki Huynh, Guest Writer

May 3, 2019

Everyone calls me jo: even dogs call me that. My parents decided to give me the name Joanne jackson I am a high school student who has recently moved from Alabama to Harlem, New York. Finally my last year of school but soon will...

The Deafening Echoes of  a Shot

Ashley Stone, Guest Writer

May 3, 2019

A shot screamed out above the yelling. The silence that followed was deafening and it felt like time had slowed from the shock of it; mere moments seemed like hours, days, years even. As time had restored, blood started to spill....

The Burning Nightmare of 1921

Rayna Bandy, Guest Writer

May 1, 2019

Gunshots rang throughout the air. Screaming mothers and fathers trying to gather their children from being engulfed by the hell fire rising from the mob. I looked around,but I couldn’t find him. He had just been by my side....

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