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生まれつき|"Born With It": The Groundbreaking Short Film Offering A Glimpse Into Life As A Black-Japanese Kid

                      picture courtesy of  this Tokyo Weekender article about the film

I’m sure we can all agree that being the new kid in school is no easy task. 549 more words


An Author that ruined every book for me

This post may seem exaggerating for a few of you, so don’t me if you think so, this is me just saying what i actually feel these days. 399 more words


RPI Commencement Profile, UM Alumni Marshals, & SDSU Grad Standout (May 2018)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is publishing commencement 2018 profiles, including one for Laura E. Antoniello, NY G 2017, an engineering grad. As a sophomore, Antoniello was an electronic media, arts, & communication major when she attended an engineering job fair. 198 more words

Engineering FYI

We Need to Talk About Cassandra Clare

Before I begin, I’d just like to say right off the bat that I recognize this may be a controversial post due to our highly unpopular opinion about this author and her novels. 1,679 more words

Book Blog

THE PROS AND CONS OF A STYLED SHELF // I'm in a shelf slump?

Hey guys, today I am coming to you with a new discussion. Today I want to chat about bookshelves, something we all love. I have been in a shelf slump (is that even a real thing) lately and so I thought I would go through a bunch of ways to organise my shelves and see which way you guys prefer to deck out your shelves! 909 more words



I have been thinking over this last month about listening. It goes without saying that if we all want to have greater connection to the world around us, we have to be attentive listeners. 271 more words


Where Are All The Grandparents in YA?

Today on The Paper Alchemist, I’m launching a new discussion feature!

‘Where Are All The…’ Wednesdays: an original feature where I attempt to answer your many ‘but where are all the in YA?’ questions. 1,958 more words