World Traveler, Author and Teacher: Meet Ayize Jama-Everett

Humanities teacher, counselor and writer Ayize Jama-Everett has strong feelings about giving students room to grow and learn. “I like seeing kids in their natural habitat, hearing them say, ‘Oh, I’m kind of curious about this. I want to learn more about it.’” Helping to open two group homes for teens and working at a …

An Unexpected Day

A short story written by Morgan Tanaka for Lori Cohen's Advanced Composition class. Enjoy! The machine sprung open as Maggie placed the crisp ten dollar bill in the cash register. “Here you go, ma’am, $1.75 is your change. Enjoy the ice cream!” she smiled, and handed the woman a receipt. Maggie let out a huge …

Brian the Superhero

A short story by Marisa Wong for Lori Cohen's Advanced Composition class. “Ready Brian? If you win, I’ll buy you an ice cream. We will race to the end of the track,” Marie lovingly pats her son on the head. “Okay mommy.” Brian looks up at his mom, memorizing her face. Watching every smile, every …