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 ...

Word Play

Jamie Rohr, Queens College Student


I’ve often been told I write the same way that I talk. I rely on the cues of talking and often insert my gasp, my sigh, or my importantly placed ellipses so that the reader understands my exact expression. I rely heavily on said reader. I write for an audience. Since birth I’ve been pushed and prodded to share my words. Encouraged, bribed, and then finally rewarded when I share whatever it is that is on my mind. As I grew up, the bigger the words got, the more praise I received. As a kid, I came to 
understand the power of words and I learned that the manner in which I chose to say them would warrant different results. “Pretty please with a cherry on top” became cute, while “I want it now” reeked of attitude. I have learned to ...

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