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A Match With the Ocean

A Match With the Ocean

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor April 12, 2022

I could feel my blood rushing and my lungs getting heavy. The sound of my heartbeat was so loud and fast that I could feel it throbbing in my ears.  How ironic.   Once I got into a foolish debate...

The Only Sport I Know

The Only Sport I Know

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor April 1, 2022

I tie up my hair and load up two 45-pound plates and then two more and one more on each side. It's not a good workout unless you feel the pain. When did I become a gym douche? Is that what people think...

Growing Apart

Growing Apart

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor March 14, 2022

The day we met, we instantly clicked, she was a familiar soul to me, probably long-lost sisters that got to meet in another life, in another alternate reality. From sixth grade through 10th grade, we were...

Depressed woman with flying hair stand in the choppy water. Lost girl feels frustrated and confused thinking. Concept of psychological problem, mental disease and brain illness. Vector illustration.

An Observer With Paranoias

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor February 15, 2022

When you’re a person who likes to observe or someone who’s constantly aware of your surroundings, nothing goes unnoticed; sitting in traffic, I’ll glance at the person next to me, I’ll look in...

Stop, Proceed With Conscious

Stop, Proceed With Conscious

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor February 8, 2022

I stared at the tired and teary eyes of a young boy. The lights turned red, and he tried his best to quickly make his way past cars, trying to sell as many snacks as he could. He was young enough to be...

Metaverse is Second Life on Steroids

Metaverse is Second Life on Steroids

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor January 24, 2022

Last fall Mark Zuckerberg released a video on the Metaverse with the primary vision to maintain Facebook’s mission, a mission as he quoted, “still about bringing people together.” Where is his credibility...

She Was The Angel of Hamburg

She Was The Angel of Hamburg

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor December 10, 2021

Aracy de Carvalho received the honorable title of “Angel of Hamburg,” De Carvalho is the only Brazilian woman mentioned in the Holocaust Museum, in Israel, among 18 other diplomats who helped save...

Twisted Fairytale From a Castle Employee

Twisted Fairytale From a Castle Employee

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor December 7, 2021

I was thrilled to have my first job in America. On the day of the interview, I was dressed for the occasion with a silky button-down shirt and tailored pants. I walked through the large fortress wooden...

A Close Encounter With Death

A Close Encounter With Death

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor November 23, 2021

My family and I would take a yearly trip to Praia Grande, Brazil, a break from the chaos and hours stuck in traffic in Sao Paulo. I can't remember exactly how old I was, but the details of the day are...

Do Not Try This on Your Own – Part 2

Do Not Try This on Your Own – Part 2

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor October 14, 2021

“This sounds like a sex trafficking scheme.” My friend Katy texted me after I told her about the craigslist job. We had read scary stories about craigslist meetings gone terribly wrong, I was still...

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