“My Bat Mitzvah” By Alexandra Weinstein

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2021-22 School Year

It was time to do my daily chore, retrieving the mail. I opened the mailbox and took out all of the letters and packages. The driveway was damp because it had rained the day before. The smell of barbeque and freshly cut grass filled my nostrils. It was a stereotypical June evening. I opened the […]

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“Magic Chemical Reaction in Cultures” By Bingrui Liu

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2021-22 School Year

      Each country has its own culture and every culture is different, but cultures can learn from each other and improve together. Each culture has its shining side and characteristic. I have seen the interplay of cultures in my own family. I have an uncle named Wang J, who has lived in the […]

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“Just Like My Father” By Dinah Elias

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2021-22 School Year

Since I was a kid, I had always wanted to be just like my father. I wanted people to respect me like they did to him. I wanted them to laugh when I made a joke, but most importantly, I wanted to have the strength and bravery like my father. But I knew that life […]

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“Culture” By Mahika Deshpande

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2021-22 School Year

What defines culture? Some say It’s your religion What you believe in What you celebrate But To me Culture is family The food we cook up Spicy and flavorful Fried or syrupy Messy but delicious Like the jalebi we have on Diwali Or the pani puri we make at home It’s the traditions we keep How we […]

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“Culture and the World” By David Moon

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2021-22 School Year

People from different worlds. From miles away but still on Earth. Different race and different identity. But does it matter? But should it matter?   There is no question for if you fit in broken and repaired, until you do. Invisible to one’s eyes until we do something they don’t want us to do.   […]

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“Brazil and Me” By Laura Marie Daniel

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2021-22 School Year

Back in Brazil, there is a part of me that I will never forget, My family, my friends, and my culture Back in Brazil, there are many types of music, You feel the rhythm in your body as you listen to the story, Back in Brazil, there is food that you grow up eating and […]

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“A Background Sketch” By Rosha Rizi

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2021-22 School Year

I wonder what it is like to be American Not the way I am Not with the history of Perisa Flowing through my blood But with a blank canvas Where you paint your own picture   I wonder what it is like without a background on your painting Without the map of Iran sketched out […]

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“It’s in My Blood” By Ilona Agur

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2021-22 School Year

“It’s in my blood.” Funny, that phrase: first of all, If I may correct, there is no such thing. But, then again, we will believe any calling, Supposedly summoned by our hearts.   I come from a family of three cultures: One Dutch, one Chinese, one Jewish; a sculpture Made of many metals, uniquely modern […]

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“A Force” By Mira Vaidya

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2021-22 School Year

There is a force that can shape rock and fill craters. It can whether the hands of the living and change their perspectives. This is the force that will one day turn my hair silvery-gray, wrinkle my face and bestow wisdom upon me. Some may try to fight or reverse its effects, but they are […]

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“Error” By Jamie Lozada-McBride

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2021-22 School Year

“Error.” Jonah awoke. What? “Error,” repeated the flat, lifeless voice. “Error.” What is this? What’s going on? “Error.” Who am I? Where am I? How did I get here? “Error.” Jonah looked around. A white abyss stretched around him in every direction, except, as it turned out, down. What is this place? What am I […]

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