Emotional and Physical Effects of Heartbreak

Chris Beecher Argument, New Voices, Previous Editions

For the last year and a half, Grammy award-winning artist Adele has broken records and has gained global fame, all due to a boyfriend breaking her heart. Rapper Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem, has been making headlines for years for being his careless, judgmental self. He is known for writing hateful lyrics and not being embarrassed by publicly bashing …


Chris Beecher New Voices, Personal Narrative, Previous Editions

  “When I was growing up I spoke Spanish, so my inner voice or the voice I would hear in my head was in Spanish. I was amazed because now I can’t picture myself thinking in Spanish. Even when I speak Spanish I hear it in English.” Read the entire graphic narrative Spanglish by Irma Arias.  

We Are All The Same

Chris Beecher Argument, New Voices, Previous Editions

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is an American animal rights organization that strongly believes that animals are not ours to eat, wear, or experiment on (“What PETA Stands For”).  Their goals are to promote vegan diets and to end animal cruelty. They believe animals are compassionate just like you and that people should give them a voice …

Autobiography – Irma Arias

Chris Beecher About the Authors, Previous Editions

It was a peaceful May evening, and I don’t remember how I got there, but I was outside sitting on the porch of my apartment eating a Smarties roll as the warm air gently touched my cheeks. I felt alive for the first time. The familiar smell of wet dirt and beautiful flowers that decorated the front of my home …

Portfolio Song

Chris Beecher New Voices, Portfolio Preface, Previous Editions

    First time I came into this class I had no idea who I’m gonna meet And what I’m gonna learn Little did I know It’s gonna be my favorite class And here’s the reason why… It’s my first time having a blog as homework It was kinda awkward at first But I found it’s so much fun So …

Green Eggs and Slam

Chris Beecher Argument, New Voices, Previous Editions

Dr. Seuss was a beloved children’s author who created timeless classics such as Green Eggs and Ham, Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, and The Lorax. These books are beloved by everyone from children today to those who were children when they were first published. His books are so popular they have in turn become animated movies, which have grossed over …

Observing the Bus

Chris Beecher Ethnography, New Voices, Previous Editions

Everyone has their own daily routines. People wake up and get ready to go to work, school, or whatever it is that they do. But how do they get there? There are many types of transportation whether it may be a bike, car, plane, bus, or train that people need to get to where they have to go. Driving a car and taking …

Autobiography – Elizabeth Fierros

Chris Beecher About the Authors, Previous Editions

My name is Elizabeth Fierros. I am from Ventura and attended Ventura High School. English 113A has helped me become a better writer. I have learned how to fix flaws that I had throughout high school, and most importantly now I know more than ever that revision is extremely important. Even though it takes a lot of work and frustration, …

Autobiography – Jasmine Estrada

Chris Beecher About the Authors, Previous Editions

My name is Jasmine Estrada, and I am a freshman here at CSUN this year.  I was born and raised in LA and have always enjoyed school. In my free time, I like to read, but this semester has been so hectic I haven’t had time to read lately! I am majoring in psychology and hope that one day I …