Philosophy. What is the value of this demanding academic subject? Sure, it may be interesting at times. But why would anyone consider studying, or worse, majoring in philosophy? That would be a financial death sentence. Proficiency in philosophy requires a wide range of academic skills from critical thinking and reasoning to literary analysis. Developing these … Continue reading Why We Are All Philosophers
Calling all international women and hitters of the chank: this past January, rapper and songwriter Biscotti dropped the music video for her iconic track, “Hit the Chank”. Biscotti---Harvard University student, former Editor-in-Chief of New West Press, and internet sensation---shares her thoughts and inspirations in this exclusive interview with the Press. New West Press: What are … Continue reading Hit the Chank with Biscotti: The International Woman
Writer’s block–we've all been there. For those writing for fun, writer’s block may just mean you have to wait for inspiration. But for those who are writing with a deadline, it can be a real problem. Writer’s block is defined as the condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to … Continue reading What are we to do with Writer’s Block?
This is a short story I wrote for my Creative Writing class at New West, and I wanted to share this with my peers. Hopefully this will be one of many writing pieces I will share on New West Press. Without further ado, here is my short story "Sticks and Stones." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The moon was … Continue reading “Sticks and Stones”
If humans are able to enjoy a life, shouldn't material things also be able to enjoy their time on earth? Almost everything has a function or use in the world, how do those things feel about their own purpose? Pencils write, that is the only thing we can really use them for. They make contact … Continue reading Pencils Write
Almost every day my friend brings grapes to school and almost every day I ask for five of her grapes. It's something I started about a month ago when I began to really reflect on my week. I can't have two grapes or three because that really doesn't make sense. It's like deciding to go … Continue reading Why I Eat Five Grapes