The Devil's Quill

The Comedy Script

Hannah Zhang

December 18, 2018

Filed under Lit Mag, Non-fiction, Reflective Narrative

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 feeling, I categorized it ...


Mia Porraro, contributer

December 23, 2016

Filed under Lit Mag, Non-fiction, Reflective Narrative

I was sitting at my lunch table, being the shy person that I am; the table is right next to the wall and mostly hidden from sight. I had already finished my lunch, so I was on my phone listening to music. I was alone. I had no friends to sit with...


Lindsey Brenner

June 2, 2016

Filed under Non-fiction

Physical Beauty? “There is no definition of being physically beautiful,” my mom would spit at me. When I was young those were the words I cherished the most because I believed them to be true. When I was young, anythi...

Common App Prompt

Anita Khasnavis

May 4, 2015

Filed under College Essays, Non-fiction

Three horrified pairs of eyes stared back at me as I explained to my family why it was absolutely necessary for me to climb to the top of Angels Landing. Known as one of the most dangerous hiking trails in Zion National Park,...

Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family

Tiffiny Lin

May 3, 2015

Filed under College Essays, Non-fiction

My footsteps rang through the unusually quiet Chinatown streets of New York City. That familiar smell of fish markets and cigarette smoke filled my nostrils. Adrenaline coursed through my bloodstream as the stale March air whistled...

Tufts Supplements

Nidhi Mahagaokar

May 2, 2015

Filed under College Essays, Non-fiction

ESSAY 1 Prompt: Which aspects of Tufts’ curriculum or undergraduate experience prompt your application? In short: “Why Tufts?” (Required length is 50-100 words) Spider webs are ubiquitous, yet rarely explored. Only...

Tell us where you have lived – and for how long – since you were born; whether you’ve always lived in the same place, or perhaps in a variety of places. (100 word limit)

Oliver Tang

May 1, 2015

Filed under College Essays, Non-fiction

I was born in Queens, within NYC, the cultural capital of the world. Allured by the security and space offered by the suburbs, my family moved shortly afterwards to Edison, NJ, a town made famous by the inventor himself. In middle...

What attribute of your personality are you most proud of, and how has it impacted your life so far? (200-250 words)

Connor McKeon

April 27, 2015

Filed under College Essays, Non-fiction

In preschool, I tried in vain to teach my classmates to play chess, since I had exhausted my parents’ patience for game after game with me.  In first grade, I similarly challenged their patience by playing a game in which they...

What distinguishes Lehigh to make it the right fit for you? (150-250 words)

Sushma Mannimala

April 26, 2015

Filed under College Essays, Non-fiction

Humans are similar to enzymes; each person has a specialized function or ability. The efficiency and reusability of enzymes, despite their small size, inspires me to believe that people can accomplish anything as long as their...

Pick one woman in history or fiction to converse with for an hour and explain your choice. What would you talk about?

Olivia Seltzer

April 24, 2015

Filed under College Essays, Non-fiction

A prim lace collar disguises her fiery, take-no-prisoners attitude. As the most-frequent dissenter on the bench, Ruth Bader Ginsburg stands resolutely at the forefront of shaping women’s rights on the Supreme Court. In a society...

Gender the Product of Socioeconomics

Neil Farley

April 23, 2015

Filed under Non-fiction

Abuse is illegal in all developed nations and commonly considered one of the most low life behaviors. Other districts of the world though it is accepted and at times promoted to teach a lesson per say. Needless to say the abuse...

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