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The Loss
Edgard Duche
Fordham University
Sweat poured down my face as I struggled to breathe. I was dehydrated and exhausted, and I was trying as hard as I could not to give up. From the bleachers and the sidelines, the eyes of every member of the crowd were focused intently on me. One…

Growing Up in an Interfaith Home
Michael Wainwright
Fordham University
Although I do not affiliate myself with any particular religion, I have been a Buddhist nun at temples and an altar server at Christian churches. I can chant the meditations of Buddha in Thai and Sanskrit and recite Catholic prayers in English and…

Autism
Danielle Spano
Fordham University
“English, math, chemistry?” I was panicked over all the work I needed to finish, which had become increasingly difficult after doubling my hours at the barn. Overwhelmed, I just wanted to get home. Then, after I finally mastered my barrel pattern,…

Falling Toward the Future
Samantha N. Gonzalez
Fordham University
Samantha Nicole!? my mother began. The deliberate usage of my middle name indicated she was preparing to reprimand me. I instantly knew I had been caught peering underneath my neon pink Barbie bandage. As do most young children, I chose to…

Life Changing Experience
Andrew Ahn
Fordham University
Smack! Within a fraction of a second, my life was changed forever. A homemade slingshot snapped and launched a funnel and water balloon at an unimaginable speed directly into my left ear. Once Id been hit, an incredibly loud whistling screamed…

Finding Purpose as a Nanny
Leanne Sullivan
Fordham University
As I watch the edges on the shiny four-by-six memories that I pinned to my wall warp and curl, I cannot help but feel my heart ache. I spent an entire school year and summer investing my time, energy, and love into my job as a nanny for six…

New People, New Dreams
Amanda Grewer
Fordham University
I think were lost,? I said to my parents as I stood on the corner of 114th Street and Broadway carrying a large bag of luggage. I stopped confused as to where I was going. I knew I was close; I could tell by the number of people wearing Columbia…

The Dojo-Kun
Anonymous
Fordham University
Repeat Dojo-kun. Seek perfection of character. Be faithful. Endeavor. Respect others. Refrain from violent behavior,? I call out. To my left, the line of kneeling students repeats my words. Sensei-ni, rei,? I call to the line, and we bow to our…

The Impostor
Anonymous
Fordham University
I couldnt find the elevator button. Minutes away from my first big meeting, my first real taste of corporate America, and the elevator seemed determined to snatch away my moment of glory. I tried to maintain my self-assured countenance, practiced…

Home Run
Kevin Tente
Fordham University
Clunk.?
Home run!? my teammate yelled, laughing.
I winced, trying to hide my embarrassment; a home run would have been great if I had been playing baseball, but I was at my first high school tennis practice, and instead of the ball ending up on…

Becoming a Model
Anonymous
Fordham University
It wasnt my first audition, yet as I looked into the intimidating mirror, I needed to reassure myself: “You are Beyonce.” I gasped for oxygen as I entered the dimly lit room, attempting to calm the fire in my stomach, but listening to other…

Religious Diversity
Anonymous
Fordham University
For the past three years, I have been the diversity. Seventy-five percent of the students around me share in the Roman Catholic faith, while I am a devout Presbyterian. However, attending a Catholic school has not diverted me from my Presbyterian…

What I Learned from My Mom
Anonymous
Fordham University
Hair a mess, eyelids heavy, and bags under her eyes: every day I would see my mom come home, looking like this, tired from a days load of work. My mother, who had me at a young age, was forced to raise and support me all on her own. Where was my…

The Time I Quit- A Runner`s Perspective
Anonymous
Fordham University
I heard the final call for my race. By now I should have been done with my warm up jog and run-outs and heading over to the check-in tent, spikes in hand, ready to run the 3200 meter race at the State Championship meet. Instead of pinning on my…

A Memory of Crab Legs
Anonymous
Fordham University
Each of our plates was piled high with crab legs, easily the best part of the buffet, our taste buds descended from the seafood rich island that had raised us. We passed around the poor quality plastic crackers, at first, patience feeding off of…

Reader
Anonymous
Fordham University
On January 14th, 2002, my father stopped reading to me. Early on, my bibliophile father decided he would never dictate a lesson or give me an answer, but rather that I would learn through literature. Every celebration, every birthday or holiday I…

The Butter Knife
Sydney Schultz
Fordham University
My mother and I — weary with travel, drained from a day of sightseeing, and armed with only a butter knife — once dismantled a bathroom door in a Paris apartment. We were exhausted, having, in true Schultz family vacation style, walked about 10…

The Shadow
Anonymous
Fordham University
Everyone thinks me strange because I love it all as though it were a person.
I love the quiet road named after my great-uncle Pintor Ruano as though it were my great-uncle himself; I love the old church like an old friend; I love the sound of its…

On Spending a Lot of Time with Old Women
Danielle Agugliaro
Fordham University
I round the corner into my cubicle and toss my coat on my chair. I chat with April as my computer starts up, and then check my Threads calendar, which is riddled with deadlines. My day could be filled with writing blog posts, driving over to help…

The Apartment
Mahin Rahaman
Fordham University
Thank goodness apartments dont have emotions. If my one bedroom apartment did, I can guarantee that its paint would be chipping off as rapidly as the layers of my sanity. Every morning, I`d wake up to the sound of my alarm clock simultaneously…



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