Why do Americans celebrate Halloween?

“Who are you going to be for Halloween?” For some Americans, finding the perfect Halloween costume is the most glorious moment of the year, but for others, the entire costume idea is one more reason to avoid the holiday. For American children, the costume is merely a...

Learn a New World

Did moving to the United States feel like entering a new world? When I moved overseas, I knew things would not be the same as the environment that I grew up in, and I was excited about that. I wanted to be immersed in a new culture, and I was ready. But even though I...

Your Story is Our Story

I had never seen my mother cry harder. She struggled to breathe as she sobbed. I struggled to breathe as she embraced me. My father tried to remain calm, only hints of emotion in the corner of his eyes. After a long hug, my mom let go, and my parents watched me...