The Devil's Quill

Charlize Chen–Common Application

June 28, 2019

Essay: I was born in the United States to a mother from Taiwan and a father from China. As a result, I was inevitably influenced by different cultures. While only the Taiwan Strait separates these countries, it would often...

The Notre Dame Is Burning

Kendall Kalustyan, Vice President

May 6, 2019

They say the Notre Dame is burning. They say the flames licked the heavens as if to spite the very god they were built to worship. I imagine Michael Brown’s cheek felt the same heat as the asphalt scarred his cheek as...

Tiger Shark

Kendall Kalustyan, Vice President

May 1, 2019

Inspired by true events In 1997 Michael Coots swam out on his surfboard in Hawaii. He let his fingers glide through the water and as the crescent of the wave tunneled around him, a Tiger Shark came and took his left...

Hidden

Kaitlyn Wiehe

May 1, 2019

A twin bed, in the middle of a room, with two boys. Remements of their night were scattered across the comforter: flashlights, books on space and sports and videogames, crumpled wrappers. There’s a playboy shoved under the bed....

Life’s Blessings

Julia Schnarr, Poetry Editor

May 1, 2019

Life’s Blessings Beatles music, loving other people. Having a hilarious sister. Mom’s dinner. Dad’s BB gun. Glasses. Contacts. New Yorkers. Movies that make me cry. Sunrises. Imagining myself stuck on a boat in...

Shadow Life

Lael Keller, Poetry Editor

March 3, 2019

Low Low Low There’s my shadow Row, row, row Against the wind Go, go, go No more that I know And here lies the life of a shadow Does my shadow have dreams? Does she long to sing under the sun? Does my shadow blink...

Wild Dreams

Lael Keller, Poetry Editor

March 3, 2019

We wish And wild dreams sprout from will While waving away worries still We wish wild dreams until Dawn A sailor Rows not far from shore On a stormy night nor Far from harbor But the sailor With wild dreams Rows The...

Original

Audrey Raphaels, President

March 1, 2019

Why live life in a box when you can break walls of glass castles? Because perfection should be quiet and linear? Though all great ideas were created in realms where diversity and boldness were rewarded with gold. Do you live...

Non Linear Functions

Kendall Kalustyan, Vice President

March 1, 2019

I’ve never been good at Calculus, or self care. Incidentally, they are both equally challenging to me. But from both of these nuisances, I have learned that recover is a nonlinear function that can shift for no apparent...

In Condemnation of the Children Being Detained at the Border

March 1, 2019

Harper Lee taught us that to kill a mockingbird is a sin - but what about to kill a dream? ...

A Silent Song

Lael Keller, Poetry Editor

February 15, 2019

The Lady in the Woods

Lael Keller, Poetry Editor

February 15, 2019

Blue dreams and the river seems to flow Night gleams through a swarm of skeletal trees a cool breeze whispers words in the scarce moon glow A silent fawn born only moments ago takes a step on it’s own The lady in the...

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