Warriors on Family: My Band of Brothers

Dale A. Dye reflects on his family, forged through shared suffering and survival.

Hadn’t Expected That

I come from where violence is the answer to everything.

Family. Combat. Brothers. Race.

John M. Del Vecchio reminds us about family: It is deeper than blood and includes everyone regardless of race, creed, gender or politics.

Navigating from 17

From birth to now, family life can be rough waters to sail.

How I Honor My Parents

How you honor your parents is one way to show love for your country.

She Had no Clue Father Would Say ‘Sorry’, Could She Forgive Him?

Maybe one day she will understand why her dad is an alcoholic.

Can a Man Outgrow His Crimes?

Randy Chavez’s life changed in just Three Decembers and a June

The Many Faces of Family

Bill Singley considers the many ways we define family.

My Father, My Homeboy

“You want to work day and night? It’s not easy. Take this chance that you have. Don’t be dumb.”

My Life, So Far

Randy Chavez hopes that his best years are still ahead.

Warriors: On Family

Honor is reserved for what you give

The Listener

All I do is listen, and I’m not sure why.

She’s Not Gone

Nichole Landaverde reflects that death cannot separate us from those we love.


Are We the Same?

This story evolved out of a real text conversation between Venice High POPS the Club graduate Anthony Cortez and Tyanni Gomez, Venice High senior and POPS the Club President.

I Don’t Need Him

18 Reasons why Nelvia Marin does not need these men in her life

Sammy Come Home

Tracking the years of her brothers criminal career.