Feelings: sensations that spring up and disappear as we move through different events and see new things. Feelings come from within our bodies, our hearts, our souls, and worm their way out of us through the pens and pencils we put onto paper. Here, we take our emotions and record them to tell stories and paint pictures.
Creation: the art of making something from natural elements. We twist and braid creation with wisdom and joy as we write and draw. Life and colors pop out from the emptiness of a blank piece of paper or a blank computer screen as our hands translate our imaginations and thoughts to the world around us.
Two depictions of a Native American teenanger from the 1800s who was known as one of many beautiful Native Americans in history.
In Greek, psyche (another word for soul) means life. Our souls are what make us who we are. When we close our eyes, we dream as our souls explore our memories, hopes, and wishes. When we open our eyes, our souls take us by our hands and allow us to feel and breathe in the world around us. Join us in our adventures.
Home is not a feeling but a feeling you grasp onto. Home is what you'd feel when you read these pieces — a deep, inexplicable kinship to each writer. From pieces that explore the universes of meaning behind everyday objects to a memoir centered upon a recipe book, this month's publication will bring you to your knees as you bow under the weight of nostalgia.
This is a collage of images and a description representing how the author pictures each number in her mind. It is deliciously funny at times, yet surprisingly poignant at other times.
*Response to the December 14-18 Weekly Prompt
Ocean Vuong: "Take what you love and make an Ark out of it."
In other words, take the world and its underbelly covered in fecal matter, and pound it into a boat that'd serve as tomorrow's saving grace. To make an Ark out of a vision without the help of god — what does that make us? Gods ourselves. And these words are our prophets. Listen.
In our society, we frequently find ourselves searching for validation. These photographs and poetry captivate honesty.
This is the story behind "blackhole." Beautiful as well as empowering, this powerpoint is as honest and wide-opening as the original project.
"Mouths" is part of a collection of poems titled “Womanly,” written to address and bring to light the issues women face in today’s society, from the gender gap in STEM fields to catcalling to the idea of being a “feminist.” This particular poem, "Mouths," was inspired by a girl the author met at a mutual friend’s birthday party. While they were crossing a street, she was catcalled, and though she told the author she was used to it, she was evidently upset.
Your Body Your Choice
The focus of this play is to spread awareness about why abortion should be legal. Many people don't realize the effects not having an abortion could have on women, so this piece hopes to raise awareness about abortion rights.
A Collection Of Essays For The Broken Heart
This is a collection of flash essays reflecting on the author's past life and their hopes for the future. They hope that by submitting this piece they will be able to help others be on the lookout for a better life, especially if they are feeling alone, depressed, or suicidal.
See What's Within
It's difficult trying to understand mental illness from an outsider's point of view. So, here's what it's like living with some of those disorders.
“Love just seems to make life not just livable, but a gallant, gallant event.”
— Toni Morrison
Not only love but also writing, photography, and art — the act of creating makes life extraordinary. And just as extraordinary is our member's abilities to create something so beautiful in these times of strife. To emerge radiant from the ashes? — the proof of our ascension is here.
Art by Yume Igarashi
A breathtaking rendering of the Manhattan cityscape — note the Freedom tower in the corner.
The Awaited Breath
Poem by Grace Ye
It has been too long for many people. Staying in to protect themselves against Coronavirus. "It has already been long enough." This is as relatable as it can get.
Trust in Us
Poem by Grace Ye
People are fed up with injustices and want to take it into their own hands to change the system. Listen to this warrior poem: "Bullets of rubber, bombs of tears, silent lips / against cries for justice."
This summer has definitely been one to remember. With quarantine, you might need something to quench your thirst for reading material! Well, have no fear because we have plenty for you! Scroll through the beautiful drawings and read our creative pieces for the ultimate indoor experience!
mind & heart
A cartoon that shows the differing personalities in all of us! The confident extrovert versus the tired introvert.
Words of a Dream
“Laughter is timeless, Imagination has no age.” This is a powerful reminder that we should all, like Walt Disney, let our imagination run wild and create something beautiful.
Our worst nightmare reimagined and made tangible, this drawing is pertinent especially now in quarantine. Ghostly and scary and heart-stopping — her eyes will haunt you for days.
This will make you nostalgic for Stuyvesant — broken escalators and all! The title is fitting for Stuyvesant truly is an emblem.
Read this emotional yet sophisticated description of simple things in nature. In a sense, the relatability adds to the meaning as we all question ourselves on why we feel so empty.
Read this heart-wrenching poem. If you've ever lost anyone, it'll hit a very special note. The creative way of arranging the words adds to the depth of this lovely piece.
This month's collection of wonderful short stories and poems keeps it real and small by focusing on the small moments between humans, animals and nature and how we can find ourselves within them. Its useful to pause, take a deep breath and look at the small picture sometimes- especially when there is a lot of chaos and stress around us. Please enjoy and I hope you all are doing well!
Warm you heart this winter with this lovely
story about 2 girls and a cat. And remember that
even a small decision can be enough to make a
This short poem is filled with such great imagery!
It focuses on walking along the pier in the rain and
it perfectly wraps up this months collection of
short stories and poem focusing on small moments.
We haven't posted in quite a while but I hope we can make it up to you with all the lovely pieces we have for this issue. The writing on each of these pieces is so touching and hauntingly beautiful and our artists/photographers have all done a great job! Also this was our first issue where we had our vice presidents help out with the layout so I'd like to thank them for their work!
The imagery in this piece is amazing! Sonia explores the winter look outside a window. Includes cities, mirrors, water and ships.
Head on to out ART & PHOTO department to check out these cool pics of graffiti and posters from around the city. Try to make out all the messages written on the walls!
Art by Lea Shvarts
The ripples of meaning the words of this concise poem create are sure to thrill and awe you.
Welcome all to 2019! I hope you enjoy this issue where we start of the year with a collection of great poems accompanied with art from Hiruni. I hope you can take some time from studying for finals to slow down and check out what the Stuyvesant community has to offer. Please comment on any of the pieces you would like!
Can you imagine writing a phrase of alliteration for each letter of the alphabet and still making a poem that has meaning and reads smoothly? Well, Selina did it and yo should read it.
For this issue we explore the themes of change and difficult relationships with people. We also have some really creative and fun reads. I hope you all enjoy this wonderful poetry!
Brain Freezes by Tim Chen
You forget a word
Sometimes it happens
y i (cr) ch El onet~o three [[ "..'
Ever out of reach
of your brain,
s t r e t c h i n g
answer lying just out of reach.
c A :: "cob/]" A A
diy --> paint \_ ^ _/
Getting blurrier the harder you think
- X bockC >( Oo
Occasional [forgets word] glimmers
dots of light
showing through the mist
…..iiiillllll "<rcaNyAdccc>" X----i----
You try to grab it
Hop on the train
But your mind, ever fleeting, loses the lead
bxc gL & ydo n@@@ (RC?)
There is no dictionary to mollify your questions .
Sometimes you forget a difficult word, like
Or, when it's basic vocabulary,
You feel stupid
(See , "moo beast".)
( re ( a )rr( a )ng (i)
( s ) l ( l ) ( o ) y ( w )
c@ndi ?? RED WHITE ORANGE
You: "Three color Halloween thing."
Did you mean: "candy corn"?
Do You Exist? by Hilary Nolasco
I caught him going home on the same train as me
We got off at the same stop
I've gotten on the train at various times
Unless he's an early bird that wakes
up at 4 AM I should have ran into him
I've gone as early as possible just to finish homework
I've gone as late as possible
Just to be able to sleep more
Where are you?
Do you even exist?
I Can Feel Their Stares by Selina Dai
I can feel my cheeks heat up
"I made a mistake again."
I can feel their judging stares
making me choke up
I can feel a rush of shame
worsening with every laugh
I can feel the growing paranoia
eating away at my trust and
I can feel the murderous rage
killing my humanity.
Who Are You? by Ekra Sikder
Who are you?
Why are you here?
Leave me alone
I never asked you.
Your perceptions of life are limited.
Both of your eyes are closed.
You do nothing but spew
Your ignorance and hypocrisy
Hoping someone will care
What Defines a Thought? by Moududur Rahman
What defines a thought?
A collection of people or vice
/versa questions, often questioned
A lone arrow shot
In the dark returns naught bit
I know it means all
Take a look at our cool new collab comic. You won't be disappointed.
Sophia Gao (cover art)
Autumn weather doesn't last too long in the NYC area, so don't forget to embrace it this year! In our first ever November Issue we offer three poems and quite a few dog pics!
Three Simple Words
Continue with the theme of relationships with this poem about a breakup and the feelings that still remain after, just like the leaves that fall down from the treas but still remain with us on the ground. This poem also uses some creative format techniques that you should check out.
Spooky scary skeletons sending shivers down your spine...as well as some of our newest works. Check out these creepy pieces.
From our Writing Department:
Your Name- Jessica Jiang
A poem inspired by the Taki’s and Mitsuha’s reunion in the anime movie, Your Name.
Hopelessness Is...- Luna
Luna describes hopelessness in this poem through an exploration of all its hues and what they represent.
Ghosts- Blue Lemon
A short and mysterious poem.
A Thought- Anonymous
Can your imagination be a curse?
A deeply touching take on negative relationships and self worth.
Her Matters- Grace Ye
A jumble of personal thoughts weaving a beautiful narrative.
Mirror, Mirror On My Wall- Irene Hao
A haunting story about a mirror.
From our Art & Photo Department:
As you all savor those last few days of summer, check out some of the wonderful work below! We wrapped up the 2017-2018 school year with all the remaining pieces and they are all so imaginative and well made. We feel so honored to have been bestowed upon so much great work. Thank you.
*Click on the words in lilac to go directly to the article, photo, or art piece. Or you can check it all out by scrolling through the art&photo or writing tabs. Enjoy!
We have even more photographs! From cute animals to haunting bridges, our amazing photographers capture life in the city. Look for new photographs by Claire Tempelman, Kimya Firoozan, and Carolyn Fontanez.
The long awaited spring is finally here and we couldn't be more excited. For this edition we have our very first spread! Head over to our SPREADS tab at the top of the page to check it out. Inspired by the vibrant and cool nature surrounding us this season we present a collaboration method between our writers and photographers. Enjoy!
Hello everyone! Spring Break is finally here. Happy Easter! This issue is designed by our all new web and assistant directors Meril and Veronika, so welcome them to the team!
March is finally here. Although the weather still hasn't gotten warmer and we've been met with some traumatic events, we still stand strong!
Goodbye, Winter! Let's have one last look at February before we move on to March. Thank you to all who support us and submit amazing contributions!
Check out our first Valentine's day themed installment with new art, poems, photography and short stories. Don't worry if you aren't in a relationship this year; your love for literature and art will last forever!
*Note: Thank you all so much for submitting! If you don't see your piece here yet, it will eventually come out! We just want to space out our publishing, so stay tuned!
Check out all the new pieces published in January! To read one, just hover your mouse over the title and click! Thank you for visiting!
*Note: Thank you all so much for submitting! If you don't see your piece here yet, it will eventually come out! We just want to space out our publishing, so don't worry!