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HESP July 1, 2017

Dear fellow Americans, Stop it, just stop. I implore you to take a moment from this world of instant gratification we live in to stop and really think about a few things. Since the presidential election, not to mention the campaigns, the scandals, and all of the organized chaos we Americans have dealt with in the past […]

HESP July 1, 2017

While reading James Baldwin piece “Stranger in the Village” in Martha Nichols’s First Person Journalism class, I sustained emotional whiplash.  Childhood memories, which I thought were erased from my mental hard-drive flooded my mind, and they ricochet through my body.  My neck stiffened as I tilted my head forward, and rubbed my sweaty hands on […]

HESP July 1, 2017

A software engineer combats America’s hunger crisis Zamir Hassan’s story of combating hunger started in 2000 when he chaperoned children from his son’s school to a soup kitchen in a wealthy neighborhood in New Jersey, close to his house. On that day, he and the other volunteers fed more than two hundred people. “There are […]

HESP July 1, 2017

President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration reminds me of Andrew Lam’s article “Give Me the Gun”, which reflects on how refugees from war-torn countries take different paths to achieve the American Dream. Some refugees, like Lam, take a path of success, but others like the Tsarnaev and Nguyen brothers stumble onto a path of destruction and crime. While […]

HESP June 28, 2017

During the past few years, it seems that we encounter the word “diversity” with every step we take; it lurks behind every corner, and it hides within every goal we encounter in our social network. Diversity lost its true meaning long ago. We treat it as a slogan, as a nice logo to print on […]