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When it Struck

Written by Summer Xu Earned an Honorable Mention in the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition The last thing I saw from the window was the bright light gleaming, followed by an explosion in the sky like a perfect fireball. When the fumbling cloud gathered into a mushroom shape on the skyline, the fierce painContinue reading “When it Struck”

Pan and Syrinx

Written by Siyu Chen Earned an Honorable Mention in the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition

Lost Behind the Mask

Written by Shuangge (Gloria) Zhang Earned an Honorable Mention in the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition I stand in front of the mirror with a face in my trembling hand. There are only a few minutes left until the sun rises. I look through my window. The city sleeps quietly under its soft blanketContinue reading “Lost Behind the Mask”

When Activism Turns To Extremism: Why the BLM Movement is Doing More Harm than Good to a Worthy Cause

Written By Charles Gao Earned an Honorable Mention in the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition      On the 26th of August, three NBA playoff games were postponed in light of another global event: the shooting of another unarmed black male Jacob Blake through the action of a police officer in the State of Wisconsin. InContinue reading “When Activism Turns To Extremism: Why the BLM Movement is Doing More Harm than Good to a Worthy Cause”

Is There Too Much Pressure on Girls to Have ‘Perfect’ Bodies?

Written by Irene Zheng “I’m getting fat” might be the most common phrase that every girl will say at least once in her lifetime. Every girl wants to be as skinny as the models in the magazines; every girl wants to look good in other people’s eyes; every girl desires to have the “perfect” body.Continue reading “Is There Too Much Pressure on Girls to Have ‘Perfect’ Bodies?”

B-26 MARAUDER

Written by Sophie Zhu CHARACTERS Choice Keller (15): Social outcast, only child. Her parents and an android are her only friends. She wears a necklace with a key on it. C.H.I.P. (Computer Home Integrated Program): The android built into Choice’s laptop. Ford Keller (48): Family man, who has always been there for his daughter. CurrentlyContinue reading “B-26 MARAUDER”

Coconut Candies

Written by Anita (Sicen) Hua In this dream, I have been taken back to the Spring of 2010, when I was running across pebbled roads, over arched bridges, and in between rows of blooming jasmine flowers. I mingled with the vim and vigor of my surroundings, my cheeks covered in mud and the rims ofContinue reading “Coconut Candies”

Crumbling Empires

Written by Arthur Miao On a semi-warm morning in Prussia on July 17, 1942, Hitler looked at himself in the mirror. His mustache, he thought, brought out the ferocious look in his eyes. He was a force to be reckoned with, and today was the beginning of his grand plan. Now that his army hadContinue reading “Crumbling Empires”

Chinese Parents Praise Phenomenal Design of GAOKAO, “THE BEST EDUCATIONAL METHOD!” That is Helpful to Parents Everywhere!

Written by Oliver Ye Earned an Honorable Mention in the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition “After my son entered the last year of his high school life, he fell totally in love with studying” said ShuFang, a proud mother whose son is in a highly ranked high school. Every July, almost all Chinese seniorContinue reading “Chinese Parents Praise Phenomenal Design of GAOKAO, “THE BEST EDUCATIONAL METHOD!” That is Helpful to Parents Everywhere!”

Angel of Death:

The Human Form of Evil Written by Vivian Zhang Glup, glup. I sat watching the plunger slowly make its way down the tube and into Miriam’s body. Inside the tube was a clear unknown liquid that would soon be injected into my own body. This was the third time this week, the twelfth time thisContinue reading “Angel of Death:”

Girls Are Starving To Death While Beauty and Weight Loss Companies Work Diligently to Build Bigger Cemeteries

Written by Irene Zheng “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…” The lyrics in the gym grow louder as every girl on her full speed treadmill gasps for the calories to fall away. Running another hour can’t kill me! Yes. Skipping another meal can’t kill me! Right. Taking another laxative can’t kill me! Exactly. WeightContinue reading “Girls Are Starving To Death While Beauty and Weight Loss Companies Work Diligently to Build Bigger Cemeteries”

Punishment

Written by Tony Teng “Help! Help me…Help…Me…” his desperate sounds started to weaken. “God will… bless me… right?” he coughed hard. *** He was a merchant, and a Christian. Standing on deck in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, he looked upon the sky. God was up there, of course. But down here, next to him,Continue reading “Punishment”

The End of an Empire

Written by Jerry Yu The palace is empty – too empty to believe that not long ago it was the pulsing heart of a great empire. Constantine XI walks through its empty corridors and halls.  There are no people. All able-bodied men were armed and sent to the wall. No decorations, save for the muralsContinue reading “The End of an Empire”

Resonance of Love

Written by Summer Xu I should start by introducing myself, but I’m currently in the middle of my everyday panic attack. Right now, I’m all curled up in a corner of the grubby attic of our new house. This quiet room with a dim spot of light is the only safe space for me toContinue reading “Resonance of Love”

The Street Performer

Written by Jenny Pan Earned an Honorable Mention in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition in 2019 A street performer is stationed in the courtyard of the town centre. I watch this man walk down the uneven stone roads every morning before sunrise. He carries a black worn-out suitcase with a few colourful strands ofContinue reading “The Street Performer”

In Your Dreams

Written by Alice Xu           She was so angry when she shouted: “If I come next time and you are still playing, don’t blame me if I do something crazy!” Then, she slammed the door, leaving me outside. Alone.            My parents died when I was 5. I never knew how they died, but they went toContinue reading “In Your Dreams”

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This is a blog created by a group of teenage writers from China. Inspired by thoughts and brainstorms under the pandemic of COVID-19, we want to write our minds down and let more people see them.

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