July/August 2001

Year of Pain and Year of Glory

“Alissa Escarce . . . Alissa Escarce,” I muttered to myself, my finger moving slowly down the long list of names taped to the scratched wall. “Eugenie Cha . . . Jennifer Li . . . here we go, Alissa Escarce,” I whispered, half glowing with pride, half shaking with nervousness. I was standing in […]