The 2020-2021 Issue

The process of acquiring, reviewing, and selecting submissions for this edition of the Egerian has been strange, to say the least. This year’s schedule allotted less time for clubs to meet, so the Egerian did not have as much time to meet as a group as we all would have liked. Thankfully, the team made a conscious effort to show up. I would like to thank those who came up to the second floor of Rowe as well as those who joined in via Zoom for their help in the careful selection of these stories and poems. Every work that has been chosen for this issue showcases the creativity and talent of our student body. I also want to thank our faculty advisor Mr. Hogan whose guidance made this possible. 

This school year has been one of immense change. We arrived in August to find every inch of campus altered and we struggled to find that calming sense of familiarity that we had taken for granted before. Switching between remote and in-person classes made this year feel even more uncertain and the gaps between classes left many of us scrambling to recall information we had quickly forgotten in all this chaos. I am so thankful for the students who still took the time to write amazing stories and poems. In many of these stories, you will find change – the fear of change as well as the beauty – and I hope, in this year of endless change, you will find comfort between the lines of prose and poetry.  

Bridget Onest ‘21


“Circles of Emotion” – Tiba Bakuri ’23

“Lustrous, Long, Flowing” – David Glass ’23

“Headache” – Elaine Gombos ’23

“Real Illusions” – Savita Thompson ’23

“Pandemic Poetry” – Maeve Kelley ’23


“Midnight Snack” – Caroline Green ’21

“Counting Cars” – Caroline Green ’21

“Obsessive” – Bridget Onest ’21

“Pretty Young Thing” – Bridget Onest ’21

“Sweetheart” – Emma Gardner ’23


“Not So Breaking News” – Marnie McCormick ’22

“Crumble” – Grace Uhlman ’21

“Being Elusive Through Skill” – Grace Uhlman ’21

“Flower in the Sun” – Anonymous

“Atlantic” – Caroline Green ’21

Banner art from “The Dawn of Life,” a photograph by Angela Xue ’22

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