2015-2016 Best of Freshman Writing

Submissions for the 2015-2016 academic year

Rending the Veil by Emily Lautenbach

Throughout history, women have suffered numerous forms of oppression from the misogynistic mentality of our predominantly patriarchal world. A particularly severe example of this oppression is demonstrated in Jeff Jacoby’s formative essay, “Watching Oprah from Behind the Veil.” In this…

Sanctuaries by Emily Lautenbach

Sanctuaries by Emily Lautenbach Amid the virulent chaos and suffering of this world, it is important for individuals to discover their own personal peace and order. This concept is profoundly emphasized in Ernest Hemingway’s masterful short story, “A Clean, Well-Lighted…

Untitled by Maddison Lamont-Zeller

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous —Aristotle I grew up in a time when technology wasn’t so important. Although it was on the rise. it hadn’t yet become consuming. My childhood was spent outside in…