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Intro to Issue #2
Greetings, Spearheads (trying out the term, not sure if I’m a fan yet)! Welcome to our second issue of the year! We know the interval between our first and second issue was pretty small, especially considering the fact that we did not publish at all in the first semester. Some might call it compensation. In any case, we’re hoping to get our issues out, maybe not as quickly as this one, but relatively fast since we are aware that engagement with our audience is very important. Which gives me a great opportunity to engage with all of you and highly recommend that you consider joining The Spear! I know there are a lot of great writers, artists, and all around creative people out there in our community and it’d be awesome to get some more of you on board with us.
In the past the Spear has created a playlist for certain events, so with the season of love upon us, we found it fitting to use a mix of classic and modern love songs to get us in the mood for Valentine's Day. We hope you have a wonderful time spending Valentine's Day with your loved ones, whether that be friends, family or significant others. We have left this playlist hyperlinked above, but you may also use the Spotify code to scan the photo.
with love, The Spear ♡
What is Love, Actually?
The Merriam Webster dictionary defines love as “an intense feeling of deep affection,” but what does that really mean? Most words have different meanings depending on the context or the intonation, so what does love, or being in love mean to you? We asked this question on our Instagram story and got answers from individuals around the world. Based on these answers, we asked people if they were willing to expand on their definition so we could learn more about what love meant to them. Enjoy reading the responses below. If you have a different definition of love, please DM our Instagram account, @thespear_magazine
The Story of Love
By Rodrigo M.
During the month of February, love is in the air. I keep asking my friends and relatives, what is love? And all of them have a different definition. The only common denominator is that all of them smile while trying to explain to me their own meaning of love. So far, all I know is that everyone keeps telling me that is the most wonderful feeling anyone can have.
I don't pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me. Love is knowing all about that special person you love It also is wanting to be with them more than any other person. Love is trusting them enough to tell them everything, love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone. There’s also love at first sight. Many people don’t believe it exists, but I know someone who once told me that the moment he saw his wife for the first time, he just couldn’t stay away from her, and so he didn’t. They stayed happily together for 18 years, and I am a witness they couldn’t be without each other until he died. This was my parent's love story, and I am very lucky to have witnessed love throughout most of my life. So if you love someone, take care of them, respect them and cherish every moment with them.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Poems from AP Spanish Literature
By Seung Min
Mientras tengamos agua
Mientras tengamos vida
Senior Service: Haircut Fundraiser
As many of you may recall, our very own class of 2022 decided to have a very unique fundraiser at the end of our last semester: the Senior Service Haircut fundraiser.
Becoming More Conscious, One Read at a Time
By Seung Min
By Seung Min, Co-Founder and Discussion Facilitator
We were only a few weeks into the pandemic. It was March 2020, and what we thought would be a couple of days at home turned into weeks, and eventually a month. This is when the National Honor Society began offering school-wide enrichment activities in an effort to build community in times where everything we knew to be true seemed to be slowly crumbling apart.
Mientras tengamos belleza
Black Figures You Should Know
By Seung Min
You probably already know that February is Black History Month. As open-minded individuals part of diverse communities, it is our responsibility to inform ourselves of the history, the sacrifices, and the brutalities that have led to today’s reality. During this month, we should not only become more aware of the injustices that the Black community has and continues to endure; we must also celebrate the incredible contributions from the thousands of individuals who fought for equality and justice.
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Mientras, a estilo Bécquer