Boys (I’ve Loved) as Types of Wine

Written By Emma Florez Art By Alyssa Luongo *Names of Champlain students have been changed to names from “Thank U, Next” to protect their iden(titties)* Caleb was my first love. He was sangria, all bubbles and sweetness. Our love shone red like the wine in my white cup, our eyes lighting up like carbonation. The…

The “Gone Girl” Dichotomy

Written By: Zoe Leone Art By: Alyssa Luongo Amy Dunne is a seemingly picturesque literary character. When we first met Amy, she’s perfect. Perfect blonde hair, perfect willowy frame, perfect privileged background. She’s a damsel in distress; her marriage started out like a fairytale, but has turned into an abusive nightmare. Then she goes missing,…

Skate Park Fun

Written By: Emma Florez Art By: Alyssa Luongo You know that fragile state you’re in when someone rejects you where you are liable to do just about anything? This was the state I found myself in one early fall night at the skatepark.  Everyone was running up the ramps, but because I was in Sad…

Life Writing

Written By: Akilah Doty Art By: Izzy Dickey Recently I saw a tweet reading, “You have your whole life to be a minority sis, go to an HBCU.” I giggled to myself. I couldn’t help but get it. Despite the choices of my excited peers, I was looking into PWI’s (Predominantly White Institutions). When I…