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Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k

One of Richmond’s most popular races and named one of the best races in the country according to USA Today! I have been wanting to do this race ever since high school and I finally had the chance to do it!! 446 more words

An Ode to the Chlorine Water (Slam poem, performed February 27, 2016)

The following is a slam poem that I wrote, inspired by my three years on varsity swim team at ISB. This is dedicated to my fantastic team and coaches, but I believe I speak for all swimmers and coaches who strive for improvement, mutually encouraging each other. 566 more words

A look into my crystal ball

As the election comes closer and a real threat to the continued policies of Obama and his administration look like they might be overturned, there are some things that I can easily see happening within the next few months. 506 more words


Indycar Exploring Options to Replace Boston Race

Photo Credit: sports.usatoday.com

Verizon Indycar Series president and CEO Mark Miles is exploring options to add a replacement race to this year’s schedule after the September 4th running of the Inaugural Boston Grand Prix was called off a week ago. 447 more words


"Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood" -Richard Rodriguez

The intention of Rodriguez’s, “Aria: A Memior of a Bilingual Childhood,” is to prove that in order for bilingual students to form their public identity, these students must go to English-only schools and be forced to learn and speak English only. 337 more words

Human Nature

Lazy posting, a PR, and some perspective

Racing season is in full swing! But I have been super lazy with posting… I’ve been getting a little mental in terms of thinking: “What right do I have to write about races? 567 more words


"On Being Black and Middle Class" -Shelby Steele

The intention of this essay is to point out the role class can play in an African American’s life.

One quote that specifically stands out for me is “As I spoke about class, his eyes reminded me that I was betraying race.”  Steele, as the narrator, speaks to his black friend and informs us that he feels like just because he has cars and a nice house he feels he is less black and offending his black culture. 177 more words