Dispatch #030

Stubborn weeds     By Shizue Seigel     In my neighborhood of stubborn weeds  I hope that COVID came just in time to save us  from total eradication, preserving the last of the grit  from million-dollar scrubs of virgin  olive oil, oatmeal and sage by the pampered few who  can afford to bathe their skinsContinue reading “Dispatch #030”

Dispatch #029

The Pushouts    By Aqueila M. Lewis-Ross      The City that nevers sleeps is silent  Forced to quarantine like everyone else  No wonder the Mayor complains   Dollars were always made here  But now she sleeps    It’s hot as hell and hades is awakened  The homeless made visible  Letting flesh burn while laying onContinue reading “Dispatch #029”

Dispatch #028

Subject: Startup Lockdown May 11, 2020 To: US Dear Everyone, It’s been a long time since we have talked. I hope you and yours are well and good (I really mean that with all the love in my heart). Things for me are ‘good’. I can’t say great because sometimes they are extremely bad and sometimes theyContinue reading “Dispatch #028”

Dispatch #021

Dull reverberation, reality television, and staying sane in quarantine My name is Molly Smith and I’m a creative writer based in Denver. As a single person living alone during the pandemic, my isolation has impacted my daily life in unusual ways… By Molly Smith | Denver, Colorado I’ve been isolated in my one-bedroom apartment forContinue reading “Dispatch #021”

Dispatch #020

The Article By Rosie Katz  I don’t know if Quarantine will ever be over. I don’t know if I want It to be over. I get extremely terrified when I see people. Perhaps one day it will be normal. I’m quiet now. I use to be loud, now I’m hesitant to ask my parents aboutContinue reading “Dispatch #020”

Dispatch #019

ZOOMING WITH STUDENTS By Sofia Scoppettone a kindergarten teacher in Washington DC When I speak to the kids on Zoom I try not to be filled with gloom,  To not think about  How I’m filled with doubt  That I will see them any time soon.  Instead I just try to be there  To be presentContinue reading “Dispatch #019”

Dispatch #018

ESCAPE! By Laura Reyes 9th Grader at Lowell High School, San Francisco, California “Escape!” yells a student from outside our classroom. It was 7th block English when things took a turn. With no knowledge of what was happening on the outside, my whole classroom transformed into a lock-down protocol. Thoughts of a potential intruder roamingContinue reading “Dispatch #018”

Dispatch #017

April 28 2020 case number: 0819999 | save what dates? | case number: 0812000 By Dena Rod missing: the pleasure that comes from the pressure of bodies against your own in the dark bass pulsing and sweat sticking. last seen at new year’s eve shrieking amongst its kingdom as it waved through the party. anyContinue reading “Dispatch #017”

Dispatch #015

April 29 2020 CONSCIOUS TEACHER OF A COVID19 WORLD By Nicole Henares None of us were prepared for the announcement during 7th Block on March 5th- A student’s family member had tested positive for COVID19, our school was closed.  That day my students were watching the episode “Hope” from the television show Blackish because they hadContinue reading “Dispatch #015”

Dispatch #003

By: Alexandra Kostoulas It’s hard to know how long this thing will last. We are all biding our time and staying inside. There are so many things I wanted to do during this Coronavirus time and I love watching tv and reading books so much but I haven’t felt like it. I’ve also wanted toContinue reading “Dispatch #003”