“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.