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Behind The Meatball: A Reflection On Italian Cuisine, Lost And Found, Christina DeRay 2015 Seton Hall University

Behind The Meatball: A Reflection On Italian Cuisine, Lost And Found, Christina Deray

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This thesis is a memoir about the lives of the matriarchs of my family: my grandmothers, Carmina and Marie, but in many other ways the memoir becomes a point of entry for a personal essay that explores the culture of authenticity in American cuisine. As a memoir, I offer a personal history of an original Italian cuisine from my very Italian family— how it was transplanted from the European “boot” to American soil, how it flourished through the lessons Carmina taught my family, and how it got transformed when it hit American. I reflect upon the appearance, after the Second ...


A Routine, A Life, Miriam Vega 2014 Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School

A Routine, A Life, Miriam Vega

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience

Parental sacrifice is a reality author Miriam Vega knows much about. In her personal narrative, Vega brings forth a concept very few acknowledge, i.e., the cost of responsibility and its future effect on children. At a young age, Vega was charged with taking care of very young siblings, while her parents worked most of the day. She feels guilty about wanting a better life for herself because she acknowledges and appreciates her parents’ sacrifices. Growing up in a family where the “importance of work . . . [became] more of a survival tool than an art of success,” by the end of ...


For Them, Oscar Pineda 2014 Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School

For Them, Oscar Pineda

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience

In his narrative, author Oscar Pineda delves into the concept of the American Dream. When the narrative opens, Oscar finds himself sitting on a plastic chair the day of his graduation, realizing that his life has been the result of parental nurture, devotion, and hardship. With family as his drive for success, Oscar soon realizes that his own American Dream “is for them,” the people that supported him through high school.


One Day, It'll Pay Off, Valeria Pereira 2014 Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School

One Day, It'll Pay Off, Valeria Pereira

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience

Change has an unsettling power that can scare most individuals. For those who commute between different environments on a daily basis, change may range from “seeing a pregnant mother pushing a stroller with a five year old by her side, [to seeing] a white lady jogging, with a white, well-groomed poodle by her side.” Change means difference, and for author Valeria Pereira, change comes in the form of different socio-economic environments. Between attending an expensive private school and living in Lennox, CA, Pereira learned the significance of dissimilarity. It was that experience, however, that aided her in overcoming her educational ...


Bitter Sweet, Valerie Nario 2014 Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School

Bitter Sweet, Valerie Nario

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience

First-generation college student Valerie Nario narrates her struggle to finance her education and her determination to attend the school of her dreams at all costs.


I'M Possible, Aszanee Laws 2014 Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School

I'M Possible, Aszanee Laws

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience

Always seen as the “smart one” by her family, Aszanee Laws is heavily pressured into attending college, which results in a disastrous fail. She drops out with the hopes of being famous, but with no effort or dedication, she sits hopelessly wishing for a miracle, lost and alone in a sea of choices. Coming face to face with herself, Aszanee makes a decision that will change her life forever.


I'Ll Be Your Friend, Min-Jung Kim 2014 Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School

I'Ll Be Your Friend, Min-Jung Kim

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience

In this piece, Min-Jung Kim chronicles her struggles as a young Korean-American girl trying to pursue her American Dream to be the first-generation college student in her family.


What Happens When You Hang With The Homies, Christopher Ingram 2014 Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School

What Happens When You Hang With The Homies, Christopher Ingram

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience

Coming from West Covina, Chris Ingram writes of his life experiences growing up in the midst of gang culture within the San Gabriel Valley. He gives us a glimpse of his life through adventures ranging from meeting gang members for the first time to parties echoing with gunshots.


The Unseen And Unheard: Details Of A True Love Story, Gabriela Hassan 2014 Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School

The Unseen And Unheard: Details Of A True Love Story, Gabriela Hassan

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience

A real-life love story: Gabriela Hassan writes about the challenges of balancing her romantic relationship and college life. Her story presents an overwhelming range of emotion and high levels of expectations and demands from her loved ones. As Gabriela’s time at Loyola Marymount University comes to an end, and her adult responsibilities begin to merge in, her world may appear much more chaotic and stressful than the typical college student. With the continuous presence of love and support, however, her happiness is at an all-time high.


The Problem With Wanting To Grow Up Too Fast, Jasmin Gomez 2014 Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School

The Problem With Wanting To Grow Up Too Fast, Jasmin Gomez

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience

During her junior year of high school, Jasmin Gomez faces a situation most teenagers in her neighborhood of South Los Angeles do: teen pregnancy. The statistics are against Jasmin, but she is determined to tackle motherhood and college life without sacrificing either. Balancing an on-campus job, academics, social life, and a toddler, Jasmin proves that teen pregnancy statistics and television show stereotypes are not relevant to all teenage mothers.


"I'Ve Been Sucked Into American Culture And Look What It's Done To Me!:" The Charms Of Living In The Shadows And The Closet, Diana Sofia Delgado Cornejo 2014 Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School

"I'Ve Been Sucked Into American Culture And Look What It's Done To Me!:" The Charms Of Living In The Shadows And The Closet, Diana Sofia Delgado Cornejo

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience

Brought to the US from Peru as a young child, Diana Delgado discovers that she is fated to be ni de aqui ni de alla¸ neither from here nor there, eternally straddling two worlds. As her family’s legal status hangs in the balance, Diana struggles to grow up juggling the dichotomies between class, culture, and sexuality, eventually caught between coming out of the shadows to her friends, and coming out of the closet to her family. As her high school career draws to a close, she is forced out of both secrets in the worst way possible.


I Did It, Marisa Cervantes 2014 Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School

I Did It, Marisa Cervantes

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience

Balancing between being one of the boys and a lady, Marisa Cervantes writes about the challenge that personal relationships, family, and insecurities pose in relation to education. Despite feeling guilty about leaving her high school boyfriend behind, Marisa comes to recognize the importance of letting go of the familiar. By embracing the new challenges of being a first-generation college student, Marisa soon realizes that her future has much in store.


A Poem- Inspired By Alex Katz, Margaret Sargent 2014 Colby College

A Poem- Inspired By Alex Katz, Margaret Sargent

Colby Magazine

Margaret Sargent '14 wrote this poem last year as an assignment in Introduction to Poetry. The project asked students to write ekphrastic poetry, work that collaborates with visual art, inspired by a piece of their own choosing in the Colby College Museum of Art.


Apontamentos Para Uma Cartografia Do Pensamento Pedagógico De António Pedro -- Para Uma Arquitectura Do Teatro De Amadores, Teresa André 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Apontamentos Para Uma Cartografia Do Pensamento Pedagógico De António Pedro -- Para Uma Arquitectura Do Teatro De Amadores, Teresa André

Portuguese Cultural Studies

Abstract: António Pedro, the avejão, stood out in the Portuguese cultural landscape as one of the introducers of artistic and aesthetic concerns that were surfacing at the time in Europe. Over a period of several decades, he traced a consistent and disciplined path, breaking with prevailing ideologies and reacting against imposed artistic trends. He revealed the desire for aesthetic growth and the ambition of achieving harmony with cosmic plurality, as well as contributing to awakening other artistic creators to need for change. This article intends to illustrate the intense relationship of this artist with the various arts, and more specifically ...


Poems, Amanda Nigon 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Poems, Amanda Nigon

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Amanda Nigon’s two poems (see)Shell Cracked on Rocks by Gulls and Fistula were written as part of a creative writing group using the theme of Losing Innocence. LOSING INNOCENCE by Alison Broderson, Andrea Bruton, Eric Groonwald, Amy Herron, Eric Hoffeiser Josephine Jarvis, Joe Loweth, Amanda Nigon, Jenny Sodomka: This project was inspired by our group’s desire to heighten its social awareness as it explored the loss of innocence resulting from impoverishment. As creative writers we chose to explore this theme through poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction--our subjects ranging from working in a women’s shelter to college ...


Poems, Eric Hoffheiser 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Poems, Eric Hoffheiser

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Eric Hoffheiser's two poems View from Ubehebe Peak and How to get Rid of Sorrow were written as part of a creative writing group using the theme of Moving On. For our group, Moving On represented the emotional weight in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Moving On implies change, and all good prose and verse possess change. As creative writers, we explored this theme through subjects ranging from the death of a loved one to loss of one’s faith. By focusing on our theme, we examined our own lives and improved our creative writing skills. We attained our goals ...


8:01 Pm, Jake Hjelmtveit 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

8:01 Pm, Jake Hjelmtveit

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Jake Hjelmtveit's short story 8:01 PM was written as part of a creative writing group using the theme of Moving On. For our group, Moving On represented the emotional weight in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Moving On implies change, and all good prose and verse possess change. As creative writers, we explored this theme through subjects ranging from the death of a loved one to loss of one’s faith. By focusing on our theme, we examined our own lives and improved our creative writing skills. We attained our goals through observation, discussion, information gathering, writing, and revision ...


For The Love Of God, Marissa Hansen 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

For The Love Of God, Marissa Hansen

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Marissa Hansen's short story For the Love of God was written as part of a creative writing group using the theme of Moving On. For our group, Moving On represented the emotional weight in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Moving On implies change, and all good prose and verse possess change. As creative writers, we explored this theme through subjects ranging from the death of a loved one to loss of one’s faith. By focusing on our theme, we examined our own lives and improved our creative writing skills. We attained our goals through observation, discussion, information gathering, writing ...


Harvey Swados, Paul Marx 2014 University of San Francisco

Harvey Swados, Paul Marx

Ontario Review

PAUL MARX teaches at the University of New Haven.


Lucca, Lynne Sharon Schwartz 2014 University of San Francisco

Lucca, Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Ontario Review

LYNNE SHARON SCHWARTZ is a free-lance writer who also teaches English at the City University of New York. Her work has appeared in a number of magazines, including The New Republic, and she is just completing a novel. She has published two children's plays, has been a magazine editor, a translator, and publicity writer.


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