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Writopia's 2019 Youth Essay Conference: A Celebration of Ideas Across Disciplines

Writopia’s Winter 2019 Youth Essay Conference was hosted by the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School on February 3rd from 1:00pm-4:00pm. At this conference, the next generation of thinkers, writers, and leaders shared the ideas and research that they are most passionate about with a panel of their peers and the community at large. The panels formed organically from a pool of critical essays we received from writers ages 12-18 from all over the New York Tri-State area, which highlighted the concerns and commentary of the next generation.

Panels included:
America Revisited
Art and Artifice
Gender Studies
Individual and Society
Revolts and Revolutions

America Revisited

9/11 A New York Tragedy
by Maggie Hanrahan

Complicating the Declaration of Independence: An Analysis of Three Case Studies
by Yanna Glogov

by Ashley Ware

The Forgotten Cowboys
by Lydia Wei

A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials
by Jason Milch

The Negative Impacts Eyewitness Misidentification has had on American Society
by Ashanti Benons

by Carson Stultz

Art and Artifice

by Noah Um

What is Constructive Criticism and Why is it Important?
by Greer Welte

Linguistic Relativity: the Impact of Language & Society
by Ella Berg

Separating Art from the Artist in the Age of #MeToo
by Abigail Sylvor Greenberg

The Ancient World and The Future World: Yesterday and Tomorrow
by Lilly Elliasevich

Definitive Characterization: The Insidious Corruption of High Art
by Benjamin Samuels

Gender Studies

What is sexisim?
by Sofia Gonzalez


Spinsters, Damsels, and Green-Skinned Space Babes: An Analysis of Female Representation in Sci-fi Film
by Nancy Yao


Consent: Hidden in the Length of My Skirt?
by Julia Sperling

Nolan's Inception, Shakespeare's Macbeth, and the Femme Fatale
by Oscar Tirabassi

Margaret Sanger: Role Model or Racist Eugenicist?
by Eloise Harcourt

Individual and Society

Home Is Where the Heart Is: The Meaning of Two Distinct Words
by Stella Geller

The Concept Of Roleplaying
by Finn Hamre-Myers

Sorry, I can't Eat That
by Sarina Motwani

The Girl Behind the Wheelchair
by Jocelene Ramnanan

"Good" Schools
by Sophia Ghantous

What's the Tea?
by Daido Ouattara

Revolts and Revolutions

Feel the Heat: How Qatar is Converting to Solar Energy
by Aparna Viswanathan

How is the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Determined?
by Kristen Billings

Lenin's Declaration: A Reflection of the Toiling People's Anger
by Lyon Kim

Populism: Fighting for Liberalism without Liberals
by Luke Widenhouse

Conspiracy Theories
by Julien Gotay

The North Korean Missile Crisis
by Miles Erdly-Liang

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