Posts From Xaviera Hernandez

Día de los Muertos do’s and dont’s

    Día de los Muertos do’s and dont’s

If you take one thing away from this article, let it be that Día de los Muertos is not the Mexican version of Halloween. Though this celebration occurs during “spooky

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Gatekeeping in the poetry community: The legitimacy of ‘Instapoetry’

    Gatekeeping in the poetry community: The legitimacy of ‘Instapoetry’

Who determines the legitimacy of poetry? Is there a literary Supreme Court? Are there bigwigs gathered in a circle with a perpetual lineup of hopeful poets seeking an audience? Or

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The handwritten word deserves to be revived

    The handwritten word deserves to be revived

The written word is dying — and not only in journalism. As a logophile this thought disturbs me, and as a writer it perturbs me. Whatever happened to passing notes

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Walk the walk: Don’t just perform your politics for social media

    Walk the walk: Don’t just perform your politics for social media

Living on a college campus, there is one thing other than street preachers you can’t escape: politics. We’re surrounded by seminars, polls, informational courses and heated discussions. Politics flood every

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Dare to dream: Defying the DACA deadline

    Dare to dream: Defying the DACA deadline

Imagine living a life in which you are instructed to conceal your identity in of fear of being separated from

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Robson Ranch finds ways to give back through creativity

    Robson Ranch finds ways to give back through creativity

A quick 15-minute drive southwest of UNT lies a retirement community called Robson Ranch. Here, three groups of women gather

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UNT’s hidden figures: Mama Joyce’s contagious charisma brings joy to students

    UNT’s hidden figures: Mama Joyce’s contagious charisma brings joy to students

As the daylight creeps steadily across campus, the hungry slew of sleepwalking students make their way toward the cafeterias. This

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