The Confident Woman

In the 1960s, Folger’s Coffee produced a commercial that shows a lady preparing coffee for her husband. The wife prepares the breakfast for her husband and serves him. The husband takes a sip of the coffee and walks away, making the wife feel extremely bad about the situation. The wife tries to apologize to her […]

Till Eternity

On January 2013, Justin Timberlake announced his 20/20 experience album, which was released on February 11th, 2013. It was nearly 7 years since the pop star artist released an album, and on it was a song called “Mirrors.” Imagine being a newlywed and wanting to write a fascinating song for your partner. Well, that’s where […]

Running Out of Water

The environment is a provider for every species on earth. Humans, animals, plants, and other resources need the basic essentials such as water, food, and land in order to sustain their lives. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), “About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is water- covered … The vast majority of […]

The Struggles of Gender and Sexual Identity in Modern Society

American society shames specific people based on how they identify themselves. In the novel Every Day by David Levithan and the article called “Relearning the Mothertongue: Notes from a Second Generation Queer ” by Ryn Gluckman, both authors discuss gender and sexual identities. The novel’s main character “A” changes bodies each day and isn’t able to stay within one gender […]

Men Who Are Miles High

    In the 1930s,  during the Great Depression, many union workers would do anything to put food on their plates. During this time, skyscrapers were under construction, and union workers would work unharnessed on a steel beam above the city. A photograph of these men was taken on September 20th, 1932 and is enough to make the […]

114B Portfolio – Julian Soriano

In this online portfolio and blog, the author showcases his works for “Project Text” and “Project Space.” Throughout the essay “Medical Procedures and Psychological Scars in Literary Works,” he compares and contrasts Next to Normal by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey to One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. For “Project Space,” he […]

Letter to Dad: Garbology

Dear Dad, I miss you and the rest of the family very much. So far, I’m starting to feel more adjusted to the CSUN campus and my classes. Hey Dad, remember when I came home over the weekend and you asked, “What’s that book you’re reading? What’s Garbology?” Well Dad, in my English 113A class, I was assigned […]

Hope Lost in the Ocean’s Ugliness

Isolated in an ocean of grey, none others present but the clear loose plastic that surrounds the abandon wooden boat. A wooden boat whose appearance looks like rusty, ancient handles bars from a forgotten bicycle. This immense amount of waste floating on a grime-filled body of water is motionless. His hope is trapped in the […]