One year ago, two friends, Asmita Ahuja and Chloe Beaudreau, now rising juniors, were walking together to class at Carnegie Vanguard. Both participants of the Scholastic Art & Writing competition, they shared a vibrant passion for photography and creative writing. Suddenly, an idea rose to surface during their conversation—what if there was a way students across their school could publish and share their work with everyone? This seed of an idea soon sprouted to life, and within a few days they began planning, drafting, and crafting a very special project. By Spring of 2020, they created a platform—a student-led literary magazine named The Courtyard. Today they continue to expand this initiative, hoping that more students have the opportunity to share their inspiration, creative voice, and artistic vision.