Popsicle Sticks by Samantha Renteria

“This song is about two best friends helping cheer each other up from what other people say to them. I like the idea of portraying Popsicle sticks as a way to build people up when the world brings them down.”

Assimilated by Eden Hirsch

“This Garfunkel and Oates-esque song was inspired by my Jewish background interacting with my American nationality and love of holidays such as Christmas and Halloween.”

Why? by Yousra Kawsar

“This scene, written for the WriteGirl Character and Dialogue Workshop, takes place during World War I. Dieter is a nineteen-year-old German soldier. Oliver is the same age, fighting for the British.”