Category: Portfolio


One year ago today I was 3,306 miles away from home. I initially chose to go abroad to London because I wanted to travel the world and explore a Culture I wasn’t too familiar with. I left home with no knowledge of what the next four months were going to be. I remember the car […]

Anna Pomeroy '23


This time of year is always a bit funny to me.  Just when the professors think they can slip us one more assignment,  We cram for finals.  The days of this month that used to be spent putting up lights, listening to music on the record, and picking out the perfect tree— Are now just […]

Anna Pomeroy '23

Sweetly Sour

Joyful carols carried by wind, crazed shoppers hunting for bargains, and cookies cut into cute snowmen, sprinkled with crushed candy cane. Christmas time again. But it wasn’t always so merry. Not for my village. They still talk about the mysteries of Mistletoe Wood today, which looms outside our village. The legend starts with gingerbread. It […]

Sara Junkins '23

Love, Your Christmas Baby

It is December 28, 2001. For the past month, Grandpa’s record player has been dedicated Almost exclusively to Nat King Cole’s Christmas album. It has been 28 days of “The Christmas Song,” “Joy to the World,” and “O Holy Night” But today your home rests in an unusual state of quiet. Scraps of wrapping paper […]

Meg Brodeur '24


Best Acts of Kindness for the Holiday Season Hold the door for a fellow Friar Donate old toys, books, or clothes Bake cookies for your friends  Pick up litter  Go to your professors’ office hours Buy coffee for the person behind you in line  Do the dishes for your roommates  Give your professor a holiday […]

The Cowl Editor

Tiff and Earl

Dear Tiff and Earl, I want to give Ed Cooley a holiday present. What should I give him? Sincerely, Ed Cooley’s #1 Fan Hey Ed Superfan! I heard that a coach’s favorite present is the win he gets off the court. Show coach Cooley some holiday spirit and consider showing your Friar giving spirit by […]

The Cowl Editor

A Green Sweater

I pull my knit sweater over my head,  The soft green fabric kissing my skin, Simultaneously tugging at my curls, Peering over my shoulders curiously as I debate: jeans or leggings? My sweater embraces me,  Gently reminding me of rainy days, Days Dad and I would sit indoors,  Eyes eagerly scanning a puzzle as we […]

Taylor Rogers '24

Rockefeller in Winter

The glow brightens the scarlet on my nose and the burning in my chest. It’s impossible to hide in the radiance, Hands reaching for hands, ungloved. My want sticks out like a sore thumb, Shining and blazing in the city crowds. Even when the biting cold of December stings my cheeks, I can feel the […]

Caitlin Bartley '24

Times Square 

“Death to the sky!” Cried ants being beaten out by human heels. Each morning the crows wake me  With cackling cries. I think At least fifty flock to my room. Spirals without direction, Drawn in the earth, Drawn from the ant’s mind, Aimless spirals, because what the hell Were we ever following? Ants and crows […]

Max Gilman '25

Yellow Jacket 

I saw you on my walk today. I was listening to some Christmas song and wishing that the drizzle was snow. You were huddled in a crescent moon on a concrete step; your antennae wilted like the flowers you flew past in favor of stinging my arm. Normally when I see you like this it […]

Kate Ward '23