The Devil's Quill

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...

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 Running List of Pillow Talk Conversation Ideas :

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....

Dashing and Cool

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...

‘Hey There Delilah’

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...

The Paradox Of Loss

Kendall Kalustyan, Vice President

May 22, 2018

How can something that’s gone weigh you down so much? They say energy is neither created nor destroyed so then tell me, why do this space feel so vacant? Perhaps I was simply living vicariously through...

A Conversation: Explaining the Patriarchy to a ‘Mansplainer’

Kendall Kalustyan, Vice President

May 17, 2018

… well. I’d like to get a word in edgewise. … but i’m afraid it is a futile effort. … akin to how a racist is always the first to proclaim they are not racist, … a 'mansplainer' raises his voice to...

Patriot

Kendall Kalustyan, Vice President

May 16, 2018

I’ve never been much of a patriot; or particularly nationalistic for that matter. My hand is not iron cast to my forehead in undying salute, nor my finger pressed up against a trigger. I have however served overseas,...

Ridge's Lit and Art Zine
Kendall Kalustyan’s Poetry (2018-19 Vice President)