2016-2017 Best of Freshman Writing

Submissions for the 2016-2017 academic year

Our Call to Action by Kailey Gearhart

Authors often utilize a call to action in their texts in order to motivate a community to work for change. Communities are called together for a common good, and through their differences, they attempt to reach their goal of improving…

The Gay, the Bad, and the Ugly by Alexander Felter

Fag. Queer. Homo. Pansy. Poof. These derogatory terms have infected my ears since middle school. I have been a homosexual since middle school. But society views and treats homosexuals as lesser people than heterosexuals. We think of the discrimination against…

Marilyn by Taylor Bronson

Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt, and bewildered. –Marilyn Monroe It’s one of those times again, one of those nights when I can’t stand the feling of discomfort. The light…

You Are What You Eat by Kalei Kowalchik

  I am not a nutritionist, dietician, bio-chemist, or government-funded worker. I am an eighteen-year-old female whose allergy list is longer than this essay. All of my knowledge is gathered from personal experiences of anaphylaxis shock, 200-level college nutrition courses,…

Essential Liberty by Shin Ah Moon

A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. -United States of America Constitution, Second Amendment   Laws are made in accordance to…