Writing Contest

2017 Winners

Please check back soon to read the winning entries! A reading and awards ceremony will also be held at 6:00PM on Wednesday, April 26, in Klingenstein Lounge. 

First-Year Essay

1. Margaret McKinnis, “The Values We Share: A Letter to American Voters”
2. Kyra Campos-Marquetti, “Afro-Latinas: ‘Good’ Hair”


1. Justin Henry, “The Watchlist Has Its Eyes on You”
2. Amanda Livingston, “The Bullshit Detector Generation (and How They Know What to Read Next)


1.Elizabeth Charles, “Vanessa on the Cusp”
2. MaryBeth Cooper, “Why I Married a Sociopath”


1. Erika Walsh, "Seven Again," "Allow Me To Explain What Happened To The Heart," and "The Bearded Philosophy Major Playing a Hand Drum at the Party Wants to Know Your Opinion"
2. Hakeem Hopper-Collins, "#yougoodman," "The Historical Black University of Angel Grove," "momma’s megazord"


1. Ahshar Williams, Oreo

Personal Essay

1. Jared Povanda, “Caldera”
2. Alexis Farabaugh, “What My Mother and I Talk About When We Talk About Love”


1. Christie Citranglo, "Two of the Eighteen Million"
2. Christine Gaba, "Lime Green Silicone Wristband"

Judges' Prize

Emma Sheinbaum, "I'm Still Trying to Come Up with Grounding Strategies" (video essay) 


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