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Henry Rittler

Henry Rittler

Henry Rittler is an unprofessional linguist, a graphic novel enthusiast, and a culture nut. If he’s not trying to decipher some long lost script, reading the latest edition of a comic book, or researching an obscure peoples group; he’s probably writing stories and poetry with […]

Amanda Purvis

Amanda Purvis

Hey dood, name’s Amanda. This is my first year in sequel, I’m 16, a junior, my social security number is… Forget this; I really hate the formalities. Here’s a random spew of facts: I’ve got a snake named Lenny and he’s a huge, noodley dork; […]

Samantha Proctor

Samantha Proctor

Sam Proctor, a.k.a the ditziest person alive, has been writing mediocre love poems about people who will never love her back since the 2nd grade. If you can’t find her writing her Weekly’s 2 hours before they’re due, she’s probably crying, calling someone a “beautiful […]

Sandy Medrano

Sandy Medrano

Sandy, the girl who’s sure her spirit animal is a penguin, has not once stopped drawing this year. She thrives off Design Seed’s color palettes and pastel yellow. If her hand isn’t glued to her sketchbook, or if she isn’t daydreaming about her ships, she’s […]

Dear Future Self

Dear Future Self

I felt empty, like a vacuum had sucked the words from my mouth. Any trace of a syllable was gone, and I sat against the cream-colored wall in silence. Everyone else around me danced on one another, loud music becoming softer, and the beat grew […]

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

This piece is made in Adobe Illustrator for my digital studio class. The animal in the illustration is a bear with a hawthornia plant growing out of the left eye. I personally love bears so I wanted to make a piece with one, so I […]

Smashing the Zone

Smashing the Zone

There are so many things to smash: the patriarchy, an ex’s teeth, or even car windows like Beyoncé in Lemonade. “Smashing The Zone” centers on Bella Martin as she attempts to shatter the perhaps most intimidating zone of all: the comfort zone. Today I’m going […]

Animalia

Animalia

Over the years, I’ve had experiences with all sorts of animals, big and small. Some encounters were hands on, others were just observed from a distance. Through this blog I will be focusing in on specific animals, and my adventures with them. My name is […]

Back Write Corner

Back Write Corner

Struggling to write a poetry or prose piece? Don’t worry, just look in the back WRITE corner! Here I will go through tips I’ve curated from my experiences and what I’ve learned from critiques and class. Happy writing! Alright, so you have your idea for […]

One Word: Feminism

One Word: Feminism

“One Word: Feminism” is a biweekly blog by Hayley Garcia that explores feminist concepts through the eyes of Dulaney students and staff. Boys and Feminism When I googled boys and feminism, the results varied. Starting with “how to raise a feminist” and ending with “man […]

Echinocactus

Echinocactus

You can describe me as a cactus; I’m not flourishing with pigmented petals, Or enveloped in a multitude of leaves, But I’m pleasingly simple. What I appear to be truly doesn’t define my whole, My real potential resides within me. I’ll guard even my weaknesses […]

Solanum Tuberosum

Solanum Tuberosum

Sprouting out from the dank, old sod, you grew, The babe of nurturing Mother Nature, A starchiness that makes hearts feel anew, Tawny brown hues complete its portraiture. Not exclusive to the Irish people, The rich culinary necessity, Restaurants the church and you: the steeple, […]