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.