American Wealth: Education

By: Gabriela Yareliz I remember walking down the halls at school, that particular smell of school filling the air. The walls that are half concrete brick, covered in that glossy white paint. The lockers. Learning about sewing machines in Home Economics and eating lunch on the bleachers outside. The ever-changing bulletin boards. The noisy cafeteriaContinue reading “American Wealth: Education”

American Wealth

By: Gabriela Yareliz “I arrived with $20 I borrowed. I was clutching it in my hand. I didn’t even put it in my pocket because I didn’t want anyone to steal it,” he told me. I leaned against the elevator door frame while listening to his story about how he arrived to the United StatesContinue reading “American Wealth”

When I fell in love with William

By: Gabriela Yareliz People leave different things behind after they die. Some leave furniture and clothes; some leave heartache; some leave a life of service; some leave money; some leave anger. After a life of service and love, I think one of the greatest things a person can leave behind are words– words that inspire;Continue reading “When I fell in love with William”

Illumination

“The more closely connected man is with the source of all knowledge and wisdom, the more he will feel that he must advance in intellectual and spiritual attainments. The opening of God’s Word is always followed by a remarkable opening and strengthening of man’s faculties; for the entrance of His words giveth light. By contemplationContinue reading “Illumination”

It came upon the midnight clear

By: Gabriela Yareliz This may be a bit cryptic and philosophical, but I will share anyway. (And now worries, it has nothing to do with my fabulous law school.) I think everyone has something that tries to trap them. Something that has been a part of one’s plan or hope maybe one’s entire life; whetherContinue reading “It came upon the midnight clear”

Vent

By: Gabriela Yareliz Warning: What follows is a complete ventilation of feeling (really, more specifically, frustration)… So, the creepy guy at the library who always looks around at people, more specifically Felicia and I, like he wants to abduct us, GO AWAY. No one likes the way you cough all over the keyboard and lookContinue reading “Vent”