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Kendall Kalustyan, Vice President
May 22, 2018

1. Social security is incredibly underfunded and millennials will pay a crushing amount in taxes on top of student loans, yet don't have the motivation to put down Pokemon Go and vote for candidates that will help them with this. 2. America has one of the largest mass incarceration rates that disproportionately affects poor people of color. 3. Toxic masculinity is directly proportional to the number of shootings this country faces. 4. Also white people never get blamed for shootings. 5....

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Kendall Kalustyan, Vice President
May 22, 2018

You may write or say whatever you please about me. Use any profanity in your vernacular - I probably deserve some of it. However, at the end of your catharsis, my only requirement is you must include how with no uncertainty, at one point, you did really love me. (And I was dashing and cool.)

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Kendall Kalustyan, Vice President
May 22, 2018

Did you know that the lead singer of the Plain White T’s never actually met Delilah of ‘Hey There Delilah’? He just saw her boarding a train in New York City and decided to write her into his life as the protagonist of his love song. Incidentally, that has an uncanny likeness to what I do with you and my poetry.

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Lael keller
December 14, 2018

The lion lies In hopes someday It will grow wise The lion dies But the lion will again Rise Sunset dreams Prior to Midnight screams Anger gleams Through mellow River streams Here comes The tidal wave From the deepest ocean cave To wash the predators To the grave But the victims It will save Night arrives The eagle dives To catch it’s prey To stay alive In three hours Past five The winds blows Savannah Grass grows The lion lies low For the lion Knows If it...

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Lael Keller
December 14, 2018

His mane blows in the August breeze lurking for prey he’ll never seize he won’t stop once to take a breath let his breath be the cause of his untimely death the sun glows dimmer, deep in the sky It's almost time for the moon to rise the mountains stand tall a mile away let the predators creep out to stalk their prey the plain gleams golden, but not for long the moon comes out too the dying sun’s song and deep in the plain, the lion lies low Careful not to be seen even by the...

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Lael Keller
December 14, 2018

Deep in the desert on a desert dune Under the setting sun and a rising moon a snake slithers slyly And ever so quiet on a mid-summer’s day far from a riot It’s eyes glow green and a hiss fills the air in a place so serene yet full of despair it senses it’s pray smothered in sun but not for long the day’s almost done a ripple of sand a rippling wave a reaching hand from heaven’s cave Long gone the prey long gone the day long gone the Light Hello, the Night

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Hannah Zhang
December 18, 2018

guava tiny little watermelon-lime wrinkly light green old woman skin ruddy pink flesh with off-white seeds guava...

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Ryan Hargy
December 18, 2018

Puppet strings, they dance above                                                            ...

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Mia Porraro
December 17, 2018

Follow the beaten road Where flickering street lights line the way There you will find none who dare be around With rain...

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Erin Flaherty
December 17, 2018

The world is dirt Yet I’ve seen the greatest of flowers Spring up from its soil   And she was the loveliest...

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Carambola

Mia Porraro
December 17, 2018

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Hannah Zhang, Poetry Contributor
December 14, 2018

a caterpillar inches along my windowsill. thunder murmurs in the distance, excited by the pattering of gray rain. he...

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The Latest Edition: The Devil's Advocate

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Jasmine Mathai, Editor | December 31, 2018

Jasmine Mathai A month later, but a much needed month, for many reasons. But, more importantly, with Thanksgiving being the kick off to the holiday season, this long month gave me a new appreciation for the holiday we know as Thanksgiving and reminded me why its so important to me, and to others, who take the time to really use it a time to be thankful. Thanksgiving started as a celebration...

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Jasmine Mathai, Blogger | October 27, 2018

When you ask someone what’s something they’ve always wondered about or in my case, what’s a life question you have that you want answered in your lifetime, you would expect that people would have a response and you wouldn’t have to pry for responses? But, sometimes smart people shock you. Maybe, they’ve got their life soo figured out that they really don’t have any life questions, but I...

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Jasmine Mathai, Blogger | October 27, 2018

When you ask someone what’s a life question that they want to have answered some time in their lifetime, you really could receive a WIDE variety of responses. One response someone gave me was, “ What are humans purpose on earth (are we just a blip in time or are we part of a greater purpose that we do not know, religious or not)?” It got me thinking, this is actually something people wonder about...

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Seeking ancient vampire Lord – a Craigslist Story
Short Fiction

Hannah Zhang | January 7, 2019

Prompt: a Craiglist missed connection... Seeking ancient vampire Lord This story was inspired by an actual ad on Craig's list. The ad reads verbatim as follows: I'm a depraved man who is dying I am surching for an ancient vampire to turn me immortal I will serve you well your identity will be secret with me   (Be advised, sensitive topics: blood and death) The doorbell rang at sunset. I...

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Nabil Majumdar | December 18, 2018

He gagged at the wretched taste of the obnoxious air, the poisonous vials of chemtech, the lifeline of the city, was also the thing contaminating it. The murky mist veiled the remnants of the jagged mountains, sapped of all natural beauty, now the entrance to the chem-prisons where rogue warlords ran amok. Screams of distress emanated across the city, anarchy had reached its culmination, the contagion...

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Julia Schnarr | December 17, 2018

Douglas and Jennifer ran from the car to the house that was home to their Nana and Papa. A plump house with a two palm trees that swayed to the sides. Bushes of purple and red zinnias sprouted in front of the dainty Florida ranch. Papa loved to garden and took good care of his home. The door swung open and he shouts, “Hey, kids!” He had waited all day to see them. He’s greeted...

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Seeking ancient vampire Lord – a Craigslist Story

Hannah Zhang | January 7, 2019

Prompt: a Craiglist missed connection... Seeking ancient vampire Lord This story was inspired by an actual ad on Craig's list. The ad reads verbatim as follows: I'm a depraved man who is dying I am surching for an ancient vampire to turn me immortal I will serve you well your identity will be secret with me   (Be advised, sensitive topics: blood and death) The doorbell rang at sunset. I...

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Julia Scharr member of Ridge Productions

Julia Schnarr created this short during her NJ Film School Teen Filmmaking Camp

Barbie World

Julia Scharr won with this in the 15 Second Horror Contest. Check her youtube channel, Filming Moon.

A Statewide Prose-Writing Contest for students Grades 9-12

December 13, 2018

Jersey Shorts A Statewide Prose-Writing Contest for students Grades 9-12 Jersey Shorts is a contest celebrating New Jersey student prose-writers. All students– public and private schools, as well as home-school and alternative school environments– in grades 9-12 (or the equivalent) are eligible. A total of three New Jersey students are selected. Writers will participate in an evening where...

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New Jersey Youth Poet Laureate Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019

December 13, 2018

New Jersey Youth Poet Laureate Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019 Now in its third year in New Jersey, NJYPL is part of the National Youth Poet Laureate Contest. Open to students grades 9-12, three Laureates - one each from North, Central, and Southern New Jersey - are chosen by professional New Jersey-based poets. To be considered for a Laureate award, students must submit five poems, including...

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NJ Young Playwrights Contest deadline 1/15

December 13, 2018

New Jersey Young Playwrights Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019 Now in its 35th year and the third-oldest young playwrights contests in the United States, the contest accepts plays from students in grades 4-12. Winners are selected in three categories: Elementary (Grades 4-6), Junior (Grades 7-9), and High School (Grades 10-12). In addition to the regular categories, we've added three special...

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Winners of the Media Center Haiku Contest

May 3, 2018

  Drifting By Lindsey Hillebrecht I have no control Helplessly drifting around In a broken world Haiku By Stella Campbell Sun against my skin Blue skies for miles and miles; Home is in the grass    

Media Center March Madness? Down to 2!

February 14, 2018

The Ridge Media Center is sponsoring their annual bookie version of March Madness. This year the "teams" have become your favorite books and we are down to the  championship. Use the link below to cast your votes!   CAST YOUR VOTES  HERE

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Student Exhibit

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Spring Dance Showcase 2018 Program
Vibe Tap Dance Show

Vibe Tap Dance Show

February 28, 2017

The Winter Dance Showcase 2017: Leaping Through the Library!

The Winter Dance Showcase 2017: Leaping Through the Library!

January 11, 2017

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Ridge Art Show in the news!

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The Ridge Oak Tree: A Collection of Paintings by Various Ridge Artists

May 24, 2017

Isabel Pardo’s Art

May 24, 2017

Amazing Art Collection

May 24, 2017

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Caitlin Strain | May 22, 2018

Prompt: The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? After 12 years with a group of girls who have progressed from Daisy to Seniors, we collectively set our sights on the ultimate achievement for a Girl Scout: the Gold Award....

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Vishal S​hah | May 22, 2018

Prompt: University of Michigan Supplement. (Required for all applicants. 300 word limit) Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities to which you belong, and describe that community and your place within it. Community...

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Hannah Zhang
December 18, 2018

In 5th grade, I was head over heels in “love” with a boy named Christian. I didn’t know what love was at the time; I desperately wanted to be his friend, and since I was quite unfamiliar with this...

Logan Aviles
December 17, 2018

The world as it is in truth stands beyond humanity. “Truth,” as it has been understood historically, does not denote something objective and absolute, something that qualifies as par excellence real,...

A time that has changed who I am today: Living with ITP

Leila Cheo-Isaacs
June 20, 2018

  My diagnosis of ITP has impacted my life in ways that some kids can’t even imagine. You’re...

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Ridge Media Center Display Published in a Magazine

February 22, 2018

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Cabaret 2017!

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Ridge Art Show: Invaders: invasive plants and insects

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Submit to the Quill!

January 18, 2017

Thank you for your interest in submitting your work to Devil’s Quill! Original work only please. Click to find out more.

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