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Posted by Shala McKee on Wednesday, December 21, 2016
This December, the PBA community decided to hold a holiday party in lieu of the annual Christmas one. This event was done in the spirit of inclusiveness and was spearheaded by teacher Steven James as well as a small committee of students he put together. “We have students here that come from different cultures and we will continue to have students that come from different backgrounds and celebrate different holidays,” said James on the philosophy behind the event. In order to incorporate... Read More
Posted by Shala McKee on Friday, December 2, 2016
It’s no secret that the 2016 presidential race was one of the biggest events of the year. Though it seemed more like a staged, high-stakes reality show than a political competition, many are pondering the very real consequences of the results. The emotions and the actions of the country seemed to have been at war during this election. While Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, Donald Trump won the electoral college and, therefore, the presidency. Many people are heartbroken at this outcome... Read More
Posted by Shala McKee on Monday, November 7, 2016
In the following poem I address what my everyday struggles are like as PBA’s sole black female student. I felt this format was the best suited to convey my experiences with the proper amount of emotional depth.  Wake up Wash my face brush my teeth Take off my bonnet unravel my bantu knots Brush out my big beautiful afro Get in the car get to school early walk to seven eleven Hood down hands up Walk back turn right Wonder if the lady in her car is staring because I’m black or just... Read More