Aurelia N. People eventually got to know Tarka as April brought May. Ze turned out to be an accomplished artist, and set up a table in the park where people could come and look at zir work, and maybe even take a piece home if ze allowed it. Ze never sold anything, and ze never made the same thing twice, not even photos (of the -graph or -copy types) of zir work were allowed. Ze was particularly taken with beads, […]
By Jace L. I am a muscular plug-in hybrid car, like my so-called superior models. Those superiors tease me about my shortcomings, but I don’t understand why. They don’t seem too major! I can travel 35 miles on electricity alone, which is 90 percent of an average daily commute. Reviewers praise me for charging fast, since my battery recharges to 80 percent in just 15 minutes, a lower number than my all-electric range. In my cavernous interior, leather seats can […]
By Claudia B. Finally getting enough of the sobbing and cries for mercy from God, I manage to shuffle myself over to the balcony, knowing no one would really notice if I was gone. Letting my arms rest on the railing, I held myself up with my hands. I wasn’t crying, even though I should have been. And I wasn’t bottling up my emotions to a breaking point or anything, either. I just felt… empty. Empty after that one Monday […]
By Sophie J Everything Comes with a Price They walked in woods with trees of gold And played in ponds where silver grows And stretched their wings in glassy skies But deep below, a heartbeat slows. They danced together with the stars He never asks, she never knows And all is silent, all is calm But deep below, injustice shows. For once beneath those starlit skies A giant walked these fertile lands And with his people tended them With loving […]
By Ximena B. “Andromeda, that’s what you can call me, please.” This was a little speech I created in my mind for everyone who asked my name. Of course, my “real” name remains a mystery to them. I find that people are quite amused by me, maybe because of my shaved head or the fact that I make my own clothes and tiny matching clothes for the doll I carry with me everywhere. My life has been a daily cycle […]
By Kara L. After living a life in the clouds for so long, the bird had forgotten what it was like to be human. It had been many years since she had transformed, so she’d never really given it much regard anymore. She didn’t dwell anymore on thoughts like, “What would it be like to be human again?” or “It would be so much better to be human again.” But sometimes, like today, when she had the wind in her […]
By Ben Adlin, South Seattle Emerald
Shape Our Water is a community-centered project from Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and KVRU 105.7 to plan the next 50 years of Seattle’s drainage and wastewater systems. Funded by SPU, the project spotlights members of local community-based organizations and asks them to share how water shapes their lives. Our latest conversation is with Shelagh Brown, a member of the Alphabet Alliance of Color.
The iUrban Teen scholarship application process is open and high school graduating seniors are welcome to apply. There are 12 scholarships for $2,000 each and 5 scholarships for $1,000 each. The application deadline is Friday, April 23, 2021 and scholarships winners will be announced by May 7, 2021.
Everything in our lives, including education, work and home life have been impacted by Covid 19. Students & adults have experienced less outdoor time and a significant increase in their screen time. This can lead to issues such as a decrease in energy used throughout the day and obtaining less natural Vitamin D. Both these things can cause mental “roadblocks” when studying or working and an inability to get a good night’s sleep.
Have you wanted to design and build a Mobile App? In every session we use Thunkable to design and build apps using a block based coding language. So far, students have built a list app, a pong game, a music player app, and a magic 8 ball simulation!