Chevak Charlie – The Lost Cause

Another night had passed for Charlie who awoke to the familiar sting of the fall air. Rising from the dirt-ridden mattress he claimed for himself out of the town’s dump, he crept out of his shack to find that the sun had already risen. His dark brown hair, matted and oily, truly made him look like a traditional Eskimo – the kind you only see in old pictures. […]

Maria Garcia – The Outsider

Today was the day of her big presentation. It was Columbus day, and she had planned a whole ten-minute lecture on his discovery of America. Her father, a 2nd Generation Spanish-American, and mother, a teacher born and raised in the Philippines, were immensely proud of Maria taking interest in her heritage. […]

Climate Change in the sub-Arctic

Alaska Native villages at risk of losing homes to rising sea levels, erosion, and thawing permafrost.

Climate-deniers say warming is a natural process, something that humans have no part in, but there is no doubt within the scientific community that the increased use of dirty fuel sources has indeed contributed to warmer temperatures. Data doesn’t lie. […]