James De Larme

James De Larme

James De Larme, the POPS the Club teacher sponsor at El Camino Real Charter High, first learned about POPS from his wife, Karie DeLarme, who works with at-risk and homeless youth through LAUSD’s Homeless Education Department . Since the fall of 2016, James has led...
Ocean Breeze By Daniel Ortiz

Ocean Breeze By Daniel Ortiz

I feel the ocean breeze Kicking back and smoking bomb tree Thinking of this world as a killing disease Like the air for the Japanese I know I got no school degree Not middle or even elementary But f__ it, I’m doing just fine eating seeds My mom saying don’t leave mi...
Life Changed by Nichole Landaverde

Life Changed by Nichole Landaverde

Regardless of the circumstances, what happened last year changed my life for the better. Walking towards the car where my mother was waiting after school on April 25, 2015, the sun felt warm on my shoulders. The sun was shining brightly at 3 o’clock. We drove off,...
From Us to Them By Emiria Henry

From Us to Them By Emiria Henry

How could she? I was only gone for a second.  Or was it a year?  A year that felt like a century. I had been replaced faster than I could blink. I see them together and I feel a sharp pain in my back; red, hot, blood pouring—and I catch a glimpse of a giant silver...
Again and Again By Arche Gososo 

Again and Again By Arche Gososo 

Innocence is given to us all at birth  But through the pollution of what’s around us  It is corrupted and tainted without mirth The pillars of family broken down one by one  All through your selfish actions An easy way in life is sought  But reaped the wrath of the...