Marlboro students like to write, so it’s no surprise that there is a vibrant community newspaper, known as The Citizen, as well as a literary magazine put together by students. Articles in The Citizen vary from serious editorials to tongue-in-cheek campus news, from oblique photo-essays to “Horrorscopes” like “Sagittarius: Money from strangers can be expected. Red is your color. Watch where you put your thumb.” The Citizen editor is elected each year by Town Meeting, and works with a staff of fellow students to collecting and edit work from contributors.
The Marlboro College Literary Magazine is also entirely collected and edited by students, and the editor is elected at Town Meeting. Submissions vary from poetry to essays to short stories, and reflect the strong and adventurous writing skills of Marlboro community members. For example, this poem by student Joanna Moyer-Battick:
Winter Coat by Day
but when I get up to pee
the shadow of a man
bending to pull up his boots