Employees Must Wash Hands

a short film by Kahlil Maskati, graduate of Edison High School A despondent young man finds guidance in the men’s room. *Oliver Stone Screenwriting Award, NYU-Tisch 2014* Kahlil Maskati is a graduate of Edison High School.  He says, “I was born and raised in Edison, NJ, and have been making movies with my friends ever…

I Want to be a Hero

a flash fiction piece by Hannan Outside the huge hero association building reads a sign, “Hero Tryouts.” Thousands of men and women flock towards the hero evaluation desk as horrible singers do in the X Factor auditions. Many of these men and women brim with superhuman talents, abilities, and backstories, except…Dave. “I can’t believe I…

Black

a poem in free verse by Priya – Black. What she thought it would be like after she died. As she sat in the corner of her room, that was all she saw, and that’s all she wanted to see. If she couldn’t see anything, maybe she could get away from her thoughts. Her thoughts were…

I’m That Girl

a spoken word poem by Meghan (also available on SoundCloud here) I have heard them all. No, I am not pregnant–I am only 10 years old. No, Twinkies are not my favorite–I hate their taste. No, I don’t need a bigger size–I’m fine with this one. No, I am not still hungry–I ate a whole…

iStudent 11

a parody by Tiffany and Tea Leaf Inc. Tiffany is a junior.  She says, “For a while, I have loved smartphones and advertisements. I thought it would be interesting to make a parody of Apple’s ads to present myself and show my artistic side. I have been interested in art since sixth grade, especially painting and…