Stranger Than Fiction

In “When She Woke,” Hillary Jordan crafts an updated version of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter.” The novel is set in the dystopian United States, where: Roe v Wade has been overturned by the Supreme Court. Women who live in states where abortion is illegal are arrested for murder and convicted. The United States is […]

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The Evidence of Things Not Seen

I visited Washington, DC, in the first week of November to meet up with a few of my close friends. It was my second time visiting my nation’s capital, and it enchants me more with each trip.   While in DC, we spent a day at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the National […]

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Unyielding

I am sitting across from my cousin Leecee on a balmy Thursday evening, sipping on rum punch. Her luminous, almond-shaped brown eyes glow as she animatedly fills me in on her new position and regales me with tales of working on The Hill. It is hard to believe that this is the little girl who […]

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