International Ain’t International+

Jan 07, 2020. By Azisa Todd. I have a particularly strained relationship with your heart: International Boulevard. Your streets are not what they used to be five years ago when skipping class for a quick fix of cheap tacos came...

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Expected Delays+

July 29, 2019. By Anonymous. Visiting Palestine is no easy feat. First, you have to explain what you mean by Palestine to those who do not understand your history or the acridity of the word Israel in your mouth. “No,...

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Shelter on the Bus+

Feb 13, 2019. By Leidy V. González. Writing letters to momma kept me going, but the 720 bus was my lifeline. It took me to school or connected me to homeless shelters. It was always there for me when I...

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Moving Alone, Moving Together+

Feb 11, 2019. By Tasha Oommen. The word "commute" suggests a form of travel that is repetitive in nature, but my daily travel to work is rarely predictable. Although my route remains unchanged overall, certain irregularities make my mornings susceptible...

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Thank you+

Feb 6, 2019. By Luz Hernandez. I was 15 years old when my English teacher thought it would be a great idea to take four students on a trip to Italy, a trip no student could afford. After washing cars,...

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Always on my mind+

Feb 3, 2019. By Marisa Rodriguez. Dear Tyler, It’s Friday and I’m finally off work. I get in our car. It’s 5 pm- rush hour on the 405 freeway. 19 miles to go. How was school? Did you have fun?...

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Tethered Thoughts in Traffic+

Feb 1, 2019. By Liliana Epps. The sun is setting on the city / and as I travel through the canyon / my mind moves between your hands in / thinking about two years ago / when you were living...

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Skid Row Chaperone+

Jan 30, 2019. By Nancy Silva. To the left you will see an array / of vibrantly colored tents, / a rainbow lined up in the streets, / but there is no pot of gold here / Watch your step...

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Walking Street+

Jan 30, 2019. By Pam Gwen. Sex tourism today is a $6 billion industry and the country’s most lucrative tourist attraction. “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” is a well-known slogan launched in 2012 by the tourism industry, but I...

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InterStates on the 5+

Jan 17, 2019. By Jamie Azar. I reach down to fiddle with the stereo knob until it reaches an appropriate level of static. Leaning against the wheel, I feel my battered but faithful little white truck hugging a curve in...

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Underneath the Clear Waters+

Jan 8, 2019. By Darin Chaichitatorn. I remember telling my parents that I was afraid of the ghosts in the water, but they reassured me that no one had died during the flooding of the dam.

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Protected: An Ocean (Away) of Knowledge+

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