A lil’ about me

The name’s Sydney An Fern Elizabeth Rotigel-Finegan, the game’s… yet to be determined. Hey, we might just determine it on this very blog, which I intend to fill with whatever I happen to be passionate about in the moment I press ‘post’. Expect official GLHS Reflection articles, rambly writings, poetic musings, class-time doodles, and perhaps the occasional mandatory assignment (I am in high school, after all).

As a recent addition to the ranks of GLHS Reflection student reporters, I’ve delighted in earning my first (and definitely not last) by lines! Currently I write mostly feature and opinion articles (often regarding art, politics, and social issues-surprise, surprise), but I’m not afraid to branch out in the coming cycles.

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We need to talk (aka a poem I’m slightly afraid to post on a blog linked to a school newspaper)

  Close your fist around my ligaments, feel static electricity at our Fingertips, swallow my knuckles with your palm sweat and hangnail and scorched blood marbled like scabbed countertop, self-inflicted stabs On cutting board, serrated smiles because Maybe then we can heal- of-the-hand,   Sign to me “I love you”, I will teach you like … Continue reading We need to talk (aka a poem I’m slightly afraid to post on a blog linked to a school newspaper)

In which I am silenced by the Confucian Patriarchy (a prose poem I wrote in lieu of AP World notes)

I elected to be the half-moon face of Empress Wu’s chapstick. The Small Cottage had less power and no generator, so the scholars determined that democracy was okay there. A heat wave reduced my waxy pore-craters to a waning crescent, while intellectual blue stockings rippled over goosebumped grates, and my yeast-painted lips swelled in the … Continue reading In which I am silenced by the Confucian Patriarchy (a prose poem I wrote in lieu of AP World notes)

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