2018-2019 Best of Freshman Writing

To Find the Way Home by Summer Li

I would pause for seconds when others ask me where I am from sometimes because, although I studied in Canada for years, I am Chinese by blood and I was raised in a small, bustling city, the crowded, ever-expanding, tourist…

What Happened to that Mom? by Maria Swab

What Happened to That Mom? According to the Journal of Woman’s Health, 10.2% of mothers are currently living with depression that developed during or after pregnancy. Many of these women lead normal lives, while only a few are affected severely…

Ana by Jordan Foreman

Ana When I first met Ana, I thought she was a bitch. So superficial, so stuck up and judgmental. She had no filter. Hateful words would spew out like toxic waste. The vapors of what she said would linger around…

A Bittersweet Life by Rachel Veniamin

I step through the door and the rich, bittersweet aroma of coffee encases me. It’s 9:30 on a Saturday morning. To the right there are wooden tables: square, rectangular, and circular. To the left there is the start of the…