Inshirah Nisaa Aleem is a member of the class of 2006 and a Frances Perkins Student at Mount Holyoke College. Since childhood, writing has been an outlet for Inshira, as well as a source of peace and joy. Inshirah’s writing is inspired by her close friendships.

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Michelle Bennett (left) is a member of the class of 2006 at Mount Holyoke College. She is an English and Anthropology double major, and a writer at heart. Michelle has been writing fiction on her own since her freshman year of high school, and she plans to write for the rest of her life.

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Jennifer Burwell is a member of the class of 2007 at Mount Holyoke College where she is studying Biology and Creative writing. Her story "Coffee Break" was inspired by a dream.

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Madelyn Calventas  is a member of the class 2005 at Mount Holyoke College. Her short story, "Genealogies" explores themes of roots, family and identity. She is currently designing an interdisciplinary major that combines both English and Studio Art, which are two of her passions in life.

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Kimberly Yarbrough Carpenter is a Frances Perkins Scholar and a member of the class of 2006 at Mount Holyoke College.  She is an English major and African American Studies minor.  She is inspired by the stories of her family.

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Smita Gopinath is a member of the class of 2005 at Mount Holyoke College. She will graduate with a double major in English and Biology with a focus in Immunology. Her story, "Playground", was inspired by someone else’s dream.

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Daniel Pyle graduates this semester from Amherst College. By the time many of you read this, he and his wife, Amy, will have returned to their home in Springfield, Missouri. As the only guy in a class full of girls, Mr. Pyle had originally intended to include a story about burping and crotch scratching as a means of preserving a respectable level of testosterone. We are all very thankful that better judgment and the sobering effects of strong coffee won out in the end.

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Noelle Reichenbach is a member of the class of 2006 at Mount Holyoke College. She is an English major and a Film minor. Noelle enjoys music and art, and she looks forward to studying abroad in Seville, Spain, next semester. Her short story, Over the Counter, was inspired by an article in the news.

 

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Madalyn Wong is a member of the class of 2005 at Mount Holyoke College. She is an English major and a Spanish minor that is morbidly fascinated by obsessive compulsions and opposite-sex interactions. This is probably because she has too much experience with the former and an ignorant curiosity about the latter.

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Amanda Zantal-Wiener is a member of the class of 2006 at Mount Holyoke College.  She is from the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC.  She is a member of the campus comedy improv group, the Unusual Suspects.  She is also a weekly columnist for the Mount Holyoke News, "Confessions of a MoHo." She will be spending the semester at University College London next semester where she plans to study English and European Culture. In her free time, she enjoys acting, singing, dance, writing, Red Sox, and college basketball.  Go Terps!

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Special thanks to Professor Corinne Demas for the inspiration behind the stories, and The Blackstick Review.
 


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