Words on Wednesday

LSU – Possibly the Best Experience Louisiana. A world of culture, music and traditions. It is the melting pot of the United States.   You need to toil if you would like to be a part of The LSU culture exchange.   Meet other students, Learn other cultures and make yourself more open-minded   I…

Poetry Friday

An Indian’s Life in a Museum Smelling Food Trucks parked on the curb Water trickling down the “naturally” shaped fountain In the middle of Washington DC, Is the Museum of the American Indian   The large Smithsonian building is the side of a cliff, worn away by the forces of nature. Carved by fire, wind, ice,…

Slice of Life Thursday

 Haircuts Hair is unpredictable. One day it’s straight, the next, crazy. My hair is always changing. It’s short or long, curly or straight, and sometimes in between. Last Night, I went to have a haircut. However, this time it was different, I usually go to the barber shop with my dad, but this time, I…

Memoir Monday

 Siblings Siblings. According to the dictionary, they are people born from the same parent. According to me, they are the people you look after and vice-versa. My sister is my sibling. We knew she was not going to be born till December. I was always praying for her to be born on Christmas so she…

A Graphic for a Diary

Dear Diary, Today I had started a new job. Since my Catholic high school costs lots of money, my dad told me that I needed to start working for money or else I would end up in a public school; bad. My Aunt Lala appeared one day, right after Tito pushed me into an open fire hydrant….

Where I’m From

  Based on the Poem by George Ella Lyon: http://www.georgeellalyon.com/where.html   Where I’m From By Ian Mollenhauer I am from TV, From Rodeo and Britt Coffee. I am from the bedroom upstairs (entertaining, considerable, feeling the hold in the floor) I am from the Guanacaste, robust, towering over me, keeping me up. Never to let…

Cadillac Stolen by a Juvenile Puerto Rican Delinquent “This image was taken by the police after they chased the Cadillac down an alley. The Thief was a young Puerto Rican man who had stolen the car from the owner and crashed it into a lamppost.” After the police received the news that a person’s yellow…

The Next Tuesday Friend – Friendly Letter

Dear Cathy, I hope you are doing well. It’s me, Esperanza. I am writing this letter to tell you about how our conversation we had earlier hurt my feelings and changed my understanding about our “friendship”. No offense, but you are a bit spoiled. You think that you are better than everybody just because you,…

Collective Identity: From Coolies to Economic Allies

From Coolies to Economic Allies Questions We Had to Consider: 1.How does geography aid in the development of Panama? 2.What is the importance of immigrants and migration in Panama in 19th century? 3.How has religion influenced Panamanian values? 4.To what extent was Panama a land of: opportunity, liberty, ordeal, and/or oppression]? 5.Discrimination and Rights of…

Border Crossing Review

Maria Colleen Cruz’s Border Crossing, a piece of Realistic Fiction, shows us how the lack of cultural identity can cause curiosity to form which leads us in a journey in order to find answers. My Experience in the book was fascinating because I saw all the differences my cultural identity had from Ceci’s Cultural Identity and…