Cover Photo: A photograph of a classroom in which a group of high school–aged students sit at desks in various poses of writing and thought.
Photograph by Alliance for Excellent Education/Flickr

What Does Writing Mean to the Next Generation?

Seven high-school students reflect on the power of words in our cultural and political moment.

—Malia Rodriguez

—Arlo Schwartzer

—Alexa Rodriguez

—Mackenzie Lynton

Roe v. Wade

Greta Fagin

Noel Cleary

Scarlett Chajet

Erin Crosby-Eckstine is a writer and teacher in Brooklyn. Her bylines have appeared in HelloGiggles and The Cut