Rattlesnake Dick: The Snare of Reputation

The Old Auburn Cemetery is exactly what it sounds like; tucked between bustling streets and across from the train station, it houses hundred-year-old graves…

Sierra Alumni Story: LittleDove Rey

My name is LittleDove Rey and I am currently a first-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, a program run…
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Near and Far: An exploration of travel and the human spirit

My grandmother speaks vividly of life’s adventures, recounting details most lose with age—styles of brothers’ shorts, colors of Easter hats and childhood prayers recited…

Tokyo Darling

Every morning, Haruka Ogawa would wake up to the sight of string lights above her dorm room bed, an experience so uniquely American for…

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The goal of many transgender people in transitioning is to “pass.” That is, to have people, especially strangers, associate them with their true gender without question. Yet in a dichotomous society with a foundation of blue and pink, boys and…

Movie Review: “Us”

Sometimes we hear people say that we are our own worst enemies, and most of the time I think this is true. No one is “praying on your downfall” and your worst competition is your procrastination, your pride, just nurturing…
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Connecting the Corners of Sierra Through Story: The Founding of Roundhouse News and Review

“I don’t want a single one of you to leave here tonight thinking you’ve done anything other than kick some serious butt this semester,” laughed Alex Zenner, the president of Roundhouse News and Review. She addressed the attentive crowd of…

The Millennial Mindset: Energy

Catch Montreal Bobbit’s latest episode of The Millennial Mindset, your podcast for information and inspiration. This week’s episode features a heartwarming interview from Bobbit’s beloved aunt Charlotte, talking about energy and how it has the power to change your life…
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Attention, Social Media and Social Change

We are perpetually distracted. Gathered for meals, my friends and I often place our screens into a pile atop the table, vowing the first…
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Tribute to April Moore

The following is a sestina for grandmother April Pamela Moore (December 21, 1947-September 5, 2015), written at Sierra College in English 20 by Brooklyn…

Tales of a PetSmart Employee

“Do you have a phone number with us?” I ask, my hands poised over the number pad on the register. “Yeah I might. Wait,…