Abdullah Albayk's Story

Abdullah Albayk’s Story

Abdullah Albayk's Story As retold by Jacob Baum and Ashley Harris   The rising sun threw great beams of warm light into the small window of the plane. I felt the warmth of it on my face as the plane slowly climbed towards the crisp blue … [Read more...]

Abner Vallecillo’s Story

Abner Vallecillo’s Story

Abner Vallecillo’s Story As retold by Raquel Osborn   Many people think that there are cities in the United States that are dangerous. Flint is one of those. However, even though Flint might be dangerous, living in Honduras felt even … [Read more...]

Andrea Rivera's Story

Andrea Rivera’s Story

Andrea Rivera’s Story As retold by Jillian Lueker   I’ve never really seen myself as a foreigner. I was born in Mexico, but my life there was very short. I lived in a big industrial city called Mexicali, in Baja California which is … [Read more...]

Chi Tiet's Story

Chi Tiet’s Story

Chi Tiet’s Story As retold by Kelsie Rose   I was 23 with my life figured out. I was living in Vietnam with my family and recently graduated college with a degree in archives. I was on track for a great life with a great career. But, … [Read more...]

DJenebou Doumbouya’s Story

DJenebou Doumbouya’s Story

DJenebou Doumbouya’s Story As retold by Patricia Wisenbaugh   My son loves the snow. Two inches or twelve, he’s outside rolling in it, packing it, creating snowballs and building the bodies of snowmen. His face lights up when he wakes … [Read more...]

Duong Phan's Story

Duong Phan’s Story

Duong Phan’s Story As retold by Michaella Ford As I walked into class on the first day I saw my teacher at the front of the room behind her desk. She took out a sheet of paper and started to call off the attendance–“Bill Smith, Jim Green, Du.. … [Read more...]

Gupartap Singh’s Story

Gupartap Singh’s Story

Gupartap Singh’s Story As retold by Alysa Figgins   I was born in India in Holy city. It’s a place where it rains practically half of the year and is hot the other half, which if you ask me is unpleasant and quite boring. Holy city was … [Read more...]

Hanan Alnassar's Story

Hanan Alnassar’s Story

  Hanan Alnassar’s Story As retold by Mary Rily-Walravin   My story is not like my fellow peers’ stories. My story began long before I even thought about college. When I was 11 years old, my dad came home from work, announced … [Read more...]

Nina's Story

Nina’s Story

Nina’s Story As retold by Lauren Gould “If you can dream it, you can do it.” This mantra by Walt Disney was impressed upon me. Personally, I’ve dreamt about furthering my education; that’s what I came to America to do. My studies have always … [Read more...]

Jessica Galindo's Story

Jessica Galindo’s Story

Jessica Galindo’s Story As retold by Brianna Bilodeau When I was three years old my parents made the huge decision to pack up and move our whole family, and moved all the way from Mexico to Imlay City, Michigan. We drove the whole way and we … [Read more...]