Randomly selected articles from this year's issue

I Write For My Rights

Mohammed Subhabi, Queens College Student


I write because many in history have written for various reasons. But whatever they may be: I write for my rights. Sometimes we write because we want to write and don’t know why. It all starts with a pen and paper, and most importantly the mind. The mind renders its thoughts on the paper. For me my rights are important, and everyone should know their rights living in America. In college we have to know our rights. I even believe there are rights for writers, copyright, and one shouldn’t allow others
to obtain and dismantle another person’s ownership. It is imperative as writers that we write 
and don’t stop because someone criticizes our work. As writers we have rights, but we should not be immune 
to respectful criticism that doesn’t allow the other person 
to speak in vulgar language against our work. As a writer I feel I write for my ...

A Three-headed Superhero with Glasses

Colleen Cusick, Writing Fellow, Doctoral Candidate in English


I am a three-headed superhero with glasses. Okay, if forced to adhere to the strictly literal, I must confess that I only have one head and no eyewear of any kind. I will further admit that my only claim to superheroism lies in my co-authorship (with two other writers) of a weekly advice column on names and naming. But much like Clark Kent disappearing into a telephone booth, I become a different person when I sit in front of my keyboard at a local coffee shop and transform, for an hour or two, into: The Name Maven! The Name Maven is bigger than I am, a Superwoman of the online naming advice realm (a more cutthroat world than you might suspect). She is world-weary and wise and not only because her persona is imbued with the life experiences, educations, and personal histories ...

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