Our Close Call With COVID
by Shadman Rakib
It was the third day of Ramadan, and about one month into the coronavirus pandemic. The ear-piercing racket of ambulance sirens resonated constantly throughout my New York City neighborhood of Jamaica, Queens. But another sound troubled me even more. My 76-year-old grandma was gasping for air.
From Begrudging Family Translator to Literacy Volunteer
by Helen Chen
“我不要 (wǒ bù yào; I don’t want to)!” I cried, twisting my arms and kicking my legs to release myself from Nai Nai’s firm grip as she pulled me over to the man sitting in the subway ticket booth. My 9-year-old self started jumping and screaming.
TIPS FOR TEENS: Alex Explains Why He Wears a Mask
by Alex Jimenez
Alex Jimenez explains why he, a healthy young man, wears a mask whenever he goes outside. Be Like Alex!
Book Review: Tuesdays with Morrie
by Wensley Sterling
As soon as I started reading Tuesdays With Morrie I was hooked. It is a book about an old man’s reflections on life. I have noticed that older people don’t seem to judge as much as kids my age, and I like that they give advice based on their experience.