You

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Britley Blessitt – Student Journalist I love everything About you. Falling For you. Everyday with you An adventure. Sunshine, That’s what you are to me. Butterflies, That’s what you make me feel.  Your love so addicting, No longer a heartbroken victim. Like zero gravity, You got me levitating. My Other Half. My best friend. My … Continued

Welcome To My World

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By Britley Blessitt – Student Journalist 90s girl in a upside down world.Negativity constantly hurledAt my face or race,But we still rise with grace.I love music so turn up the bassSome people walked out my life without a trace.I’ll always say, “I’m black and Proud.”Just because I’m black that doesn’t mean I’m loudI can wear … Continued

Late Bloomer (Take Your Time)

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By Sarah Alaeddin – Executive Editor Spring is passing me by. The temperate breeze is turning chilly, The sun calls to me with his dimming rays, But still I am nestled in my bud. Long ago,  The rest of the garden exploded into green, With decadent layers of bright petals, Dancing in delight under dewdrops, … Continued

A Better Tomorrow

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By Nadia Ahmed – Student Journalist Wrap the affairs of yesterday away It is no longer your concern today   You were able to make it home.  You were able to put aside the chaos  Lest it be just for one night  Wash the worries of the day away  It is not worth it  to … Continued

Black is Bold

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By Britley Blessitt – Student Journalist I am Black. I am Black and proud. I am a Black woman.  Black is bold.Black is strength.Black is sophisticated. Blood, sweat, tears, It took us years to get hereBut we’re still not really here,Our voices still silenced.  The flame of oppression still burns. The hate they inflict corrupted our hearts and … Continued

Preserved Hope

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By: Britley Blessitt – Student Journalist You are patient. You are kind. You are gentle. You are savored. You are loved. You are unbothered. You are strong. You are brave. You are humble. You are the light in the darkness.

Perfection

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By: Britley Blessitt – Student Journalist Fail. Slip. Fall. Missed. Barely. Almost. Start over. Deadline. Time is out. Try again. Missed it. Think you can’t do it. Cry. Fight. Start over. Try again. Practice makes perfect.

You Don’t Know Me

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By: Britley Blessitt – Student Journalist You don’t know me  Or my story You don’t know me Or my destiny You don’t know me Or my deepest fantasies You don’t know me Or the woman who I’m going to be You don’t know me Or my family You don’t know me So please don’t act … Continued

I AM

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By: Karoline Gonzalez ~ Student Journalist As if resentful, an unknown force placed me in my mother’s womb Where I gave up earlier than most  And with the weight of the world in my chest danced hand in hand with death, A feeble thing grows up to occupy space and find refuge within barres of … Continued

Beautiful Nightmare

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By Najah Davenport Our hands intertwined, A love so prosperous it matures like fine wine. Our lips just a touch away, Every moment is a getaway. Without each other, we are lost in a maze.  Our love’s a never-ending fire, always ablaze. Forgetting all about the past and its pain, I guess that’s love when … Continued