Guest Student Author

Periodically students volunteer or are asked to write for the Stoneleigh-Burnham blog.

Recent Posts

Choosing the Growth Mindset & What Inner Strength Means to Me

April 16, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Chloe Hughes '19 is on the Teen Advisory Board for Miss Heard Media. This is her third post for them, published on April 8, 2019


Having a growth mindset is going into every situation means knowing that the worst thing that could happen is you fail and you learn from what you lost. This knowledge that you can find lessons even in hardship is one of the most important things that we as human and we as women need to learn. We need to be able to walk away from every situation knowing that we’ve learned and we’ve grown.

You may read the entire post here.

Filed Under: student voice, Student work, Student Writing, Miss Heard Media

"Stranded" by Luna Patience '20

April 15, 2019 by Guest Student Author

In my head

Filed Under: student voice, Poetry, National Poetry Month, Student work, Student Writing, Poetry Festival

"ANX (Fog)" by Joy Lundberg '20

April 14, 2019 by Guest Student Author

As fast as you may be going,

Filed Under: student voice, Poetry, National Poetry Month, Student work, Student Writing, Poetry Festival

"Nolite te bastardes carborundorum" by Syd L. '19

April 13, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Syd is one of three student poets who read at this year's poetry festival. Because the spacing is so important to this poem, and so as to ensure readers of our blog who use screen readers can enjoy it, we are publishing two versions here - the first as screen shots to show the proper spacing, the second typed in by hand so it may be machine read. Enjoy!

Filed Under: student voice, Poetry, National Poetry Month, Student work, Student Writing, Poetry Festival

Kavanaugh's Plight

April 02, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Astrid Newton '23 is on the Teen Advisory Board for Miss Heard Media. This is her second post for them, published on March 11, 2019.


When one considers the complete history of the United States, women’s voices have only been heard for a fraction of the time that men’s have. We have only had the right to vote for less than a century. The women’s rights movement is making more progress all the time. However, many of the current government officials are attempting to prevent women having basic control over their bodies and feel safe in this country knowing responsible, moral people are running it. It has been this way for a long time, and many individuals contribute to it, but Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the a Supreme Court certainly isn’t helping. According to a poll, 63% of women oppose his confirmation to the Supreme Court. The political decisions he will make is undoubtedly going to cause an even further decrease in women’s rights for this country.

You may read the entire post here.

Filed Under: Student work, Student Writing, Miss Heard Media, Women's History Month

A Playlist for the Powerful Woman in All Of Us

March 18, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Chloe Hughes '19 is on the Teen Advisory Board for Miss Heard Media. This is her second post for them, published on March 4, 2019

Cause sometimes, you just need to celebrate with some tunes!

You may read the entire post here.

Filed Under: student voice, Student Writing, Miss Heard Media

To Those Who Struggle to Eat

March 18, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Chloe Hughes '19 is on the Teen Advisory Board for Miss Heard Media. This is her first post for them, published on February 25, 2019 in conjunction with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

(TW: Eating Disorders)

Filed Under: StudentVoice, Student Writing, National Eating Disorder Awareness week, Miss Heard Media, Eating Disorders

Romantic Relationships & Red Flags

March 14, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Astrid Newton '23 is on the Teen Advisory Board for Miss Heard Media. This is her first post for them, published on February 11, 2019.


Valentine’s Day is drawing nearer. We’re young, and romantic relationships are being highlighted and perpetuated as vital everywhere in our culture, with romance and dating being the main focus in many TV shows, movies, books, etc. It can feel really lonely and isolating when you feel like everyone around you has a thing with someone, and not much is happening for you in the romantic department.

You may read the entire piece here.

I Can’t Breathe

January 23, 2019 by Guest Student Author

By Mia Mullings

Filed Under: student voice, anti-racism, Martin Luther King Day, Students of Color, Black pride

Spoken Word

January 21, 2019 by Guest Student Author

by Yanique Jacques

Filed Under: student voice, anti-racism, Martin Luther King Day, Students of Color, Black pride