Autobiography – Jenny Dullas

Amber Norwood About the Authors, New Voices

I am a Filipino American, born and raised in Lancaster,CA. I previously attended Antelope Valley High School, where I graduated in gold and was ranked as the fifth valedictorian. Currently, I am a freshmen here at Cal State Northridge. Also, I am part of EOP and before starting school, I attended a summer bridge program over the summer which was Freshstart. I am …

Autobiography – Pamela C. Palencia

Amber Norwood About the Authors, New Voices

I’m a young, independent individual who is spontaneous, passionate, creative, and filled with ambition. I am born and raised in California and the first in my family to attend a four year university. Growing up, I always believed that our past is what really shapes our future. I believe I am the writer I am today through all the English …

Hope Lost in the Ocean’s Ugliness

Amber Norwood Creative Writing, New Voices, Previous Editions, Responding to a Text, Social Criticism

Isolated in an ocean of grey, none others present but the clear loose plastic that surrounds the abandon wooden boat. A wooden boat whose appearance looks like rusty, ancient handles bars from a forgotten bicycle. This immense amount of waste floating on a grime-filled body of water is motionless. His hope is trapped in the surroundings of multiple junk food …

Autobiography – Bianca Lowe

Amber Norwood About the Authors, New Voices

My name is Bianca Lowe, and I came to California State University, Northridge in Fall 2013 as a student-athlete for the Women’s collegiate soccer team. Currently, I am entering my sophomore year and majoring in Kinesiology in hopes of one day becoming a physical therapist. I attended Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, California where I built a great foundation for myself academically, athletically, …

Metal Music

Amber Norwood Argument, Film and Media, New Voices, Previous Editions

Metal music has had a bad reputation since it began in the late 1960’s. Society believed that metal music is a bad influence because of the way the music sounds, its lyrics, and the fans’ appearance.  Many people believe that metal fans are less intelligent than those who embrace pop culture because of their love of the Metal genre. For …

Autobiography – Heidy Hernandez

Amber Norwood About the Authors, New Voices

I am the first in my family to attend a four-year college. I grew up all over the San Fernando Valley. I moved a lot growing up. School has always been very important to me. My family motivates me to strive for the best. I want to make my family proud in everything I do. I enjoy learning new things …