In her poem, “Composition of Columbus,” Sarah Nachimson creates a sinister quiet presence in small town life, while developing an intense sense of nostalgia and yearning.
In “Blue Eyes”, Hannah Han creates beautiful settings and characters through her detailed imagery.
Julia Cook contemplates social expectations in her vivid poem “Ivy Prison.”
Hewson Duffy showcases the atmosphere that a senior in high school experiences through his humorous yet suspenseful piece, “Chance Block.”
Nonfiction Editor for Parallax, Alan Lee, writes on Jake Paul’s new book, “You Gotta Want It”.
Krystal Yang in this piece explores the voice of queer Chinese-Americans and how cultural influences can shape a person.
Deaf Republic, by Ilya Kaminsky, follows the story of a war-ravaged town, where after the tragic shooting of a deaf boy by a soldier in the street, deafness becomes a form of protest.
T.I., an incarcerated poet, brutally writes about one of the many nuanced pains of being behind bars as a young adult. His unique diction makes for a heartbreaking read.
Sara Jhong warns against the use of standardized test results and other “numbers” as a way of measuring students’ success in “Not Your Numbers.”
Jieyan Wang explores themes of childhood poverty in her short fiction piece, “Grow a House.”