Plucked

Aniqah Beharry, 2A, Honours Math/ Financial Analysis and Risk Management ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In January 2015, Brock Turner, a Stanford University Student, renowned for his swimming, was accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. His lenient judge, instead of facing 14 years in prison, gave him a 6 month jail sentence. Plucked is stemmed from a quote …

Modern Day Berlin Wall

Jacob Kechichian, 3A, Arts and Business    I liked walls. I liked my walls high, intimidating, and unbreakable. No one entered my walls and no one got out. Futility was my middle name. One curious evening, I let them fall. They crumbled under the curves of her hips and the accents of her eyes. I …

A Collection of 5 a.m. Strolls Down My Street

Alina Sewani, 2A, Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy   April You hear the birds before you see the sun. They never seem to stop singing, Calling you outside to marvel at the world. A cloud of them fly off as you walk underneath a tree; Still singing, always singing, Despite the light rain falling. So light it’s …

I’ve come to burn your kingdoms down

Krys Kazik, 2B, Arts   ” I am constantly learning relearning to learn, breathing in smoke that fills the air around me. I have sought high ground before, when the blood tides get a little too overwhelming and you decide to let me drown.   My darling dearest darling, you have kept your word about …

New Beginnings

Edward Liu, 1B, Faculty of Arts   It was a troubling time. Seventeen years into life; too many left until the end of my days. “Too many indeed.” What was that voice? “It’s me! You’ve known me for awhile now.” What were those thoughts I didn’t want circulating through my head? “I have feelings too, you know?” …

FWB

Amy Liou, Environment, Resource, and Sustainability, 3A It’s like time neither stood still Nor sped forward with urge, When your hearts are wholesome and warm But too fragile for goodbye words, Bold and injured. These bodies tangle as they should, We do what two young humans do When they lean in closer to the soul …

Diamond Promises

Khadeeja Sajid, Urban Planning, 4B My Dear, “I promise I’ll change,” is a diamond promise. And I wonder if you know that diamonds can be found in abundance.   There are many myths about diamonds: that they are the most valuable gem; that they are precious, rare; that they are the most refractive.   No. The …

A Love Letter To Dance

Emerald Naylor, Honours English Literature 4B I don’t think I’ll ever miss you. I don’t think I’ll ever truly let you go either. That’s the way it’s always been for us. I could never fully commit- or ever fully quit. You teased me with the idea of freedom, but you never meant it. You made me …

Nursery

Martha Brennan, 4A Joint Honours History and Honours English Literature The bed is tiny Just a few feet long A warm summer breeze wafts through the window Playing with the pink gossamer canopy Tickling the tassells on the purple silk pillows A miniature china tea set littered across a tiny table Imaginary tea in empty …