“… the whole world can be against you sometimes,” GSA club president Brayan Sanchez said, hinting at an unspoken, harsh reality faced by those who don’t fit into cookie-cutter labels, whose lives aren’t guided by one element or one identity.
She stands with poise, black skin shining, teeth radiating through parted lips. Her yellow coat hugs tightly around her small body, popping out against the crowd behind her like a perfect exclamation point. She raises her hands and hangs them at the ready, then she opens her mouth and speaks. Amanda Gorman’s performance of her poem , “The Hill We Climb,” on the inauguration day of President Biden was powerful for many reasons. That moment was more than a political victory for Biden or a victory for democracy; it was also a victory for a rarely appreciated craft- poetry.
Rebecca Leger Ryen Eley Neel Singh Staff Reporters February 19, 2021 Photo Courtesy of ASU instagram: @atholtonasu Xin (seen) nian (nee-an) kuai (koo-why) le (luh)！ 新年快乐！– This is the Chinese phrase for “Happy New Year!” […]
Rebecca Leger Staff Reporter April 27, 2019 A teenager steps off a plane into a new world different from his own—frightened, nervous, but hungry for new experiences. His eyes wide for the exploration of cultures […]
Rebecca Leger Staff Reporter February 21, 2019 Isn’t it Romantic falls outside the lines of what a typical romantic comedy is about, which adds to its absolute brilliance. It’s funny, witty, and full of emotion. […]
Rebecca Leger December 5, 2018 Staff Reporter Voices ringing sweetly like a choir of angels, ballerinas leaping through the air, genius math prodigies inciting gasps of amazement among the astonished crowd, dancers moving to the […]