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  • Donna Gilchrest
    Published 2 years ago
    My Little Runaway!

    My Little Runaway!

    My father died when I was seven years old and my mother remarried when I was around ten. I didn't get along too well with my stepfather and when I entered my teen years, I began running away from home. I was not alone, I was always accompanied by a boyfriend. One time, a boy and I ran away to his relatives in the Carolina's but for some reason, the next three times I ran away was to New York City! The boy I was with was several years older, so I deferred to his opinion often. Ah, how I remember the excitement of all the activity in Times Square. We had some money initially, but that was soon depleted and we had to resort to stealing food in order to survive. This was back around 1968 and at that time, when you ordered food to go from a restaurant, they gave you the food first and you paid after. So, I would go inside the establishment and place our order while my boyfriend was outside waiting in case a distraction was called for. I would get the food, then run out the door without paying, after all, we had zero money. One time, a worker chased me out the door and my boyfriend intercepted long enough for me to get away. That was how we were able to eat. I swear it's because of people like me that restaurants began asking for the money first and then providing the food. The other scary part was in finding places to sleep. I remember sleeping during the day in Central Park. When the prospects soured, we would return home only to run away again shortly thereafter. The third time we went to New York City, we had a car. Unfortunately, it just so happened to be stolen. Since I didn't know how to drive, my boyfriend did the driving. We also stole some money, so we were good for awhile. The worst part was having to constantly move the car to a parking spot. When the money got low, we returned to our home state, but to one of his friend's apartments. We parked the car a few blocks away. One day, while I was going to obtain some of our belongings from the car, a man asked me my name and I gave a fake name. He saw right through me and I was arrested for a runaway, stubborn child, and stolen car. Thank goodness I was a juvenile so the stolen car didn't stick. However, I wound up being sent to a juvenile detention center for six months. Afterward, I was placed into an all girls boarding school run by nuns. All of the girls were assigned jobs to do and they would vary. Sometimes, you worked in the kitchen or for the priest, etc. We also had an infirmary at the school and I was working there for some time. I planned to finish my schooling and do my time, but, alas, the wanderlust struck and I was itching to run away, this time from the boarding school.
  • Ediye Redzepi
    Published 2 years ago
    My Brother, The Psycho

    My Brother, The Psycho

    Part One: The Cat
  • Kayla Simas
    Published 2 years ago
    OP/ED: Show Some Respect and Stand

    OP/ED: Show Some Respect and Stand

    This past Sunday, players throughout the NFL joined arms and took a knee as the anthem was played, as part of a protest against the remarks President Donald Trump made at an Alabama rally for Luther Strange, an Alabama politician running for re-election.
  • Johnson Bernard
    Published 2 years ago
    Things to Consider When Deciding Whether to Join the Navy

    Things to Consider When Deciding Whether to Join the Navy

    No matter if it's for the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, or beyond, joining any single branch of the military is no easy task, and neither is what follows if you actually get cleared for basic. As when joining any organization or systematic group, one must know the concerns and necessities inherent with the particular place, in addition to the people involved. For this reason, if you're leaning toward the Navy, my advice would be to not only to read up on all that you can in context with the history and the ideologies of the military branch, but to also soak up as much information as is possible when literally signing up.
  • Brittany Medvetz
    Published 2 years ago
    Heaven In Hell: Chapter 17

    Heaven In Hell: Chapter 17

    IMPORTANT: *This is a sample of my book I published in November, Heaven In Hell. I would like feedback and if you would like to read more, I can post another chapter.*
  • Gerald Oppugne
    Published 2 years ago
    Famous Violent Criminals Getting Released from Prison in 2018

    Famous Violent Criminals Getting Released from Prison in 2018

    From gangster rappers to serial rapists, the list of criminals getting released in 2018 isn't as stagnant as some might assume. Many of the names listed below reached the terms of their parole, or are in talks of early release, bit more than not their return back into society seems highly plausible. Whether that's a good or bad thing depends on your perspective.