Work Note by Tia Roberts

[Excerpts from Walt Whitman] 4:00 AM My alarm goes off like sirens ringing in my ears. I reach quickly to…

Music Note by Liv Cooper

  Almost everyone has a playlist of their favorite songs. Whether it’s guilty pleasures or songs played on the radio, these…

Nature Note by Arielle

A bug lands on your cheek. Your first instinct: swat it. Kill it. Continue with your day. I won’t lie…

Ruin Note by Gavin Lane

  The Cliffs is a mansion in East Fairmount Park, or rather, it is now the ruins of one. Never…

Work Note by Imani

¨Hello?¨ ¨Hey it’s Phil  from Wit or Witout, I’m calling back to see when you can start.¨   When I…

Media Note

  People have gone from altering themselves in the mirror to altering themselves in the media. Social media is an…

MakeUp Note

          Ever since I could remember, everyone told me that I was “too young” to wear…

Nature Note by Destiny

       My hand grips my keys, phone, and wallet. My arms push open the front door. It creates…

Self Love Note by Nadya

Entering new relationships with people can be precarious. Trying to understand one’s personality without knowing your own can result in…

City Note, By Yafang Wu

Walking down the streets of Northeast Philly, buildings are on the edge of crumbling; or perhaps, they have already given…

Independence Note by Tajnia

Growing up in low-income Bengali household, my parents have always had high expectations of me from the young age of…

Mental Health Note

  I sat and watched as my grandmother struggled to get away from the hospital bed, kicking and screaming as…

Job Note

                    I walked through the doors of Panera bread, “Panera warmth”…

Eye Note

I look up and witness a vast crystal blue sky, with heat beaming down on my face from the sun.…

Religion Note by Eli

The early morning light beamed through my window, I felt the powerful rays of the sun hit my eyelids. I…

Acceptance Note

  I started being careful about my actions as a young African American girl when I grew up old enough…

City Note by Avery M

Shoving crowds, piles of filth, and abrasive attitudes are littered throughout cities. Going anywhere in the city you are surrounded…

Trust Note by Athalia

 Trust is a big factor in friendship. Whether people agree or not, it is something that everyone looks for in…

Ideology Note

In debates, I would tell people I was a Marxist, or if really pressed a Trotskyite. I was 15, barely…

Tattoo Note by Taytiana

     It was a satisfying scratching feeling  on my ribs contradicting what everyone warned me it would feel like.…

Culture Note

The Film     We only had an idea and 6 days. We had no script, no storyboard, and no…

Personal Note by Savannah

Finding yourself is an art. Knowing, learning and becoming one with yourself is, for some people is very hard. I…