Proud To Be Brown: 1954

Zipporah Mills, guest writer

February 26, 2018

June 1954 I clinched my fists as tears trickled down my cheeks and peered down at the wooden casket to discover the lifeless resemblance of my mother. My eyes scanned the crowd. There were plenty of familiar faces and even m...

1913: The story of Reginald Matthews

Zachary Attle, guest writer

February 26, 2018

Grand Central Station, Wow! what a sight to behold. Everyone is here, from the homeless to the famous, all just to see the wonders of this grand opening. People from all classes are here for their own reasons, but I am here to...

1869: Moving West

Wyatt Tracy, guest writer

February 26, 2018

I, Michael Treacy and my family came from Ireland before the American civil war in an effort to escape the Irish Potato famine and disease. The United States promised a new hope and a fresh start. When war broke lose, I joined...

Darkness at Bay

Wesley Spicer, guest writer

February 26, 2018

With my life slowly seeping down between my fingertips, I stared numbly up into the vast abyss of darkness with no intent of returning. My mind reeled from the horrors I witnessed and the choices that I made, and I desired, with...

1940: One Miracle After Another

Victor O'Dala, guest writer

February 26, 2018

“Get down!” yelled the soldier. Everyone scrambled to shield themselves as an explosion erupted next to them, spraying dirt and rocks onto my fellow comrades on the beach. *** Everything I believed in was thrown out the...

One Last “I Love You”

Trish Ford, guest writer

February 26, 2018

“H-h-h-e-l-l-o, M-m-m-y n-a-m-m-e is C-c-c-h-r-i-s and t-t-h-i-s is m-m-m-y s-s-t-o-r-y” * * * Serenity. The feeling I get as my hand effortlessly floats in the wind as if there are invisible waves that only my senses can...

1970: The End of an Era

Tre Smith, guest writer

February 26, 2018

“The Beatles were always a great band. Nothing more, nothing less” (McCartney). The beginning of 1970 was filled with exciting and dreadful events. The Vietnam War raged on with no end in sight. People were thrilled about...

The Great Budweiser Bottle of 1937

Tommy Crabtree, guest writer

February 26, 2018

"…….." “My name? J-Jean Edwards Patterson.” "…….." “Last I checked, I’m seventy-six.” "…….." “No, I’m not visiting Louisville, I live pretty close.” "…….." “Yeah, I survived,...

Before the earthquake, After the earthquake: 1906

Steve Su, guest writer

February 26, 2018

April 18, 1973, “Grandma, I’m here! What are we going to do today?” Anna said. “‘When it’s gone, then you will understand what is gone.’(Ni) Oh! Today is a special day; I’m going to tell you guys a true story,...

The Winter of 1918

Seth Dimmer, guest writer

February 26, 2018

“All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” -Winston Churchill The year is 1918 the war has been going on three long years. The bombardment of torpedoes...

A Blessing in Disguise: 1929

Sarah Shevd, guest writer

February 26, 2018

October 28, 1929. The day men lost jobs. The day school doors closed for many children. The day the economy fell apart. On this day, “The United States…entered an economic slump known as the Great Depression” (Nishi). This...

1960: Breaking the Ice

Sarah Liriano, guest writer

February 26, 2018

I thought I knew what real pain felt like until I saw him lying there. All at once, everything that I ever wanted was taken away from me in a split second. Someone who will soon be forgotten to the rest of the world, will remain...

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