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Submissions for Teen Spirit, Issue 5 Accepted Through February 24, 2017
The latest edition of Skyline's literary magazine confronts the need to reimagine our cultures

 February 24, 2017 |  11:59 PM |
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Any current Skyline student can submit short fiction, essays, poetry, artwork, photography, music, videos (including short films), or almost any other creative endeavor to Teen Spirit, Skyline's literary magazine, now through February 24, 2017.

This year's theme, "Enjoy the Silence," encourages students to think about how to avoid listening others, particularly when we disagree, and how not listening can lead to unexpected, sometimes harmful consequences.  We can easily find people who agree with us, but it's more difficult, and maybe more important, to seek out disagreement if we want to understand our world and reimagine our culture.

All submissions to Teen Spirit will also be automatically entered into the Skyline Writing Prize competition.  The grand prize for the faculty-judged competition is $125.00 cash, a free copy of Teen Spirit, and an opportunity to read at our annual Teen Spirit release party.

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Welcome to the Skyline Writing Center!

A Twenty-First Century Writing Center for Twenty-First Century Students
The Skyline Writing Center is a student-centered, growth-oriented environment for authentic peer-to-peer collaboration

The Skyline Writing Center, opened in 2012, is a peer tutoring program designed, organized, and staffed by students who want to help their classmates become better writers by providing a safe, judgment-free space to discuss any kind of writing from school assignments to college essays to short stories and poems. Tutors provide individualized attention that meets students where they are in their writing. 

Skyline Writing Center tutors receive rigorous, high-quality training on writing and tutoring pedagogy by reading and responding to Writing Center pedagogy, attending our weekly Skytime training sessions where dialogue about theory and practice can occur, and engagement with reflective practice both as individuals and as a cohort. Twice a year, we work with the Sweetland Center for Writing at the University of Michigan to ensure that our tutors have the tools to be the best. As a result of their extensive training, tutors are able to help any student at any stage of the creative process.

Students can visit us in-person in B429 every hour of every school day, in our Online Writing Lab (OWL), or when teachers request us to come to their classes for individual, small group, and whole group sessions.

In addition to helping Skyline students become better writers, tutors are also committed to providing meaningful showcases for student voice. Each fall, the Writing Center sponsors the Skyline Writing Prize, a competition to find the absolute best piece of student writing as evaluated by a panel of judges from across the curriculum. The competition is open to any Skyline student, and winners receive a cash award, publication in Teen Spirit, our literary magazine, and school-wide recognition for their work.

Each spring, the Writing Center publishes Teen Spirit, our literary magazine. Teen Spirit is designed, curated, and edited by a group of Writing Center students, but any Skyline student can contribute his or her fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, visual art, music, film, or multimedia art piece for publication. Our first two efforts have earned us "superior" ratings from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), which is the highest rating a publication can receive. Our third entry was rated "excellent," earning Teen Spirit three consecutive top-five finishes in the PRESLM competition.

Our respectful, empathetic tutors are dedicated to ensuring that every Skyline student has access to high-quality writing support at every stage of the writing process.