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Stop Languishing And Flow

April 26, 2021

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I was grateful that my daily foray into nature has given me a chance to break the cycle of languishing.

#Why I Teach: Notes from Alumni

November 18, 2020

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I am grateful to know what has become of seeds I planted.

Guest Post: Lauren Carlton on Banned Books Week

October 5, 2020

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Most of these books have been banned because they contain an LGBTQ character, references to mental illness, violence, a religious viewpoint, racism, or sex education.

Writer-Illustrator: Sang Lam

September 9, 2020

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I worked with so many talented artists as a high school English teacher, and I am always delighted to watch them learn and grow as artists, thinkers, and humans over time. Today’s guest post is from a former student, Sang Lam, who sent me her senior thesis project, a delightful picture book titled Way Back […]

Language Matters: Sports Edition

July 15, 2020

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A team name unifies individuals, but it can also be divisive--because it's racist.

Carla’s Loving Day Story

June 23, 2020

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Guest Post by Carla Ayers

Introducing: Viscerama, A Youth Lit Mag

June 22, 2020

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I am SO excited to share this guest post by Elena Ramirez-Gorski. I am SO excited about Viscerama.

Guest Poet: Lorenzo Casanova

April 14, 2020

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I’m excited to introduce a guest poet today! Meet Lorenzo!   Hi, I’m Lorenzo Casanova, an AHS graduate from the class of 2005. I am currently finishing my MA in English Literature at Texas University A&M-San Antonio. April is poetry month, and I’m honored to share my writing and artists that I admire. I’ve been […]

Smile, Baby!

January 22, 2020

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Females are expected to appear more friendly and happy than males are in public situations. This expectation is unfair, nonsensical, and certainly worth discussing...

Varsity Jackets and Fight Songs

January 21, 2020

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At sixteen, though, I wasn’t ready to take on the powerful men who ran our school over a school fight song...