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What’s Lost in Translation

What’s Lost in Translation

Annie Gieser

May 20, 2019

More than a cluster of words or a set of grammatical rules, a language is a flash of the human spirit, the filter through which the soul of each particular culture reaches into the material world. A language is as divine and mysterious as a living creature. –Wade Davis An act of decolonization is ...

Mind on Lockdown

Mind on Lockdown

Annie Gieser

December 13, 2018

Story by Annie Gieser, Illustrations by Janett Perez Two loud bangs and a glance between my eleventh grade English teacher and me was all it took for my class of twenty to dart into the corner of the classroom. Two bangs and a glance changed me. Read More »...

Grad Caps and Wedding Gowns

Grad Caps and Wedding Gowns

Annie Gieser

July 19, 2018

The fresh spring air brings life to the dead world winter brought. Along with it comes graduation caps, prom dresses, floral-prints galore, and yes – marriage proposals. Something about the blooming flowers or the transition from one part of life to another catches the spirit of young boys in love; u...

Opening Up About Being Open

Opening Up About Being Open

Annie Gieser

May 11, 2018

Open relationships are a lot like pineapple on pizza – people either love it or hate it. But as all new and different things,  maybe don’t knock it until you try it. First things first - what does an open relationship entail? Read More »...

The Myth of the Pit

Moxie, an 11-month-old pit-bull terrier, prances through the play area at the San Francisco Animal Care and Control facility on Thursday, February 1, 2018. (Niko LaBarbera/Golden Gate Xpress)

Annie Gieser

April 15, 2018

A wide jaw, stocky build, and short thick hair in an array of colors. The defining features of a pit bull aren’t up for debate when it comes to this dog breed. Behavior on the other hand, never seems to stop being a controversy. Extreme efforts go into painting the picture of a vicious beast, rabid and u...

The Myths of the Pit

The Myths of the Pit

Annie Gieser

February 19, 2018

A wide jaw, stocky build, and short thick hair in an array of colors. The defining features of a pit bull aren’t up for debate when it comes to this dog breed. Behavior on the other hand, never seems to stop being a controversy. Extreme efforts go into painting the picture of a vicious beast, rabid and u...

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