A Teacher Recounts The Story of Her Most Memorable Student

By SAIMA USMANI February 7th, 2018 “This girl was mean and this girl was angry.” She was a skinny little 3rd grader of Kashmiri ancestry, with a father doing business overseas and a very young, very harried mother. For those of you who…

Paper with a Print: The Money Paradox

By HUDA AYAZ January 18, 2018 “At the end, the money returned to its original owner–the already rich and economically satisfied outsider. The story of how money travels. In a small town where most are in debt, there resides a…

Dear America: You Make Me Feel Oppressed

By NIHAN AHMAD December 8th, 2017 “September 11, 2001, the day The World Trade Center fell, that day was the happiest day of my year. At least, as much as I can remember.” Dear America, I’ve been meaning to write…

Foreign Citizen

By SADAF AYAZ November 25, 2017 “Earlier in the year, in the midst of this year’s election season, I felt more and more like I had been told what I meant to the country I had lived in all my…

Four Life Saving Writing Tips!

By NIKLAS GOKE  September 29, 2017  “The following four tips took me three years of writing to collect, but will only take you 2 minutes to learn. Your writing will be better forever.” Refuse to use the word “thing.” Each…

Starving for Perfection: What It’s Like Living With Bulimia

By EMILIA VAISANEN August 11th, 2017 “The feeling of anxiousness steadily creeps throughout your entire body until you are paralyzed.” “WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WANT FROM ME?!” You stare at the screen in awe. The pixels, dark and stagnant…

The Commuters We All Hate

By NIDA ALI April 20, 2017 “You’re sandwiched between two sweaty men, suited in black coats and heavy cologne. Could this commute get any worse?” You’re on a packed train in the swift middle of rush hour. It’s sweltering hot,…