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Nostalgia

Nostalgia

Fangsu Li, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

Filed under Poems, Spring 2018

The moon is still bright outside, An unspeakable feeling welled up in my mind. The stars are still shining in the sky, But why do I feel chilly and lonely? When I consider everything that grows, A word flashed into my mind: nostalgia. What is “nostalgia”? It is like pure black coffee, The more you ...

Too Mechanical for Cats

Too Mechanical for Cats

March 21, 2018

“spirit want more spirit” in the form of spirit because the form craves spirit   all's the form of spirit no need to look for spirit look at spirit – look at cat   looking out the window   it pushes sometimes against   the window when it's been   warmed...

Small Town Murder

Small Town Murder

Rebecca Dickson, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

Filed under Short Stories, Spring 2018

Every Friday night, I take the same trip home to Hernando, Mississippi. Driving through the Delta at night is always so dark. The long drive gets lonely, so I always listen to my favorite podcast, Small Town Murders. James and Jimmy fill my speakers with mysterious murder cases and humor as I pass by all of these similarly small...

Noble Mask

Noble Mask

Kjirsten Whitsell, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

Filed under Short Stories, Spring 2018

  Bubbly suds cover the floors as my bristle brush scrub the dirt. The heat in the air evaporates the soapy water before I finish even a small square of the floor. My hands look like prunes from dunking them in the water so often. Leaning back to stretch my muscles, I wipe my hand across my face, hoping the droplets...

Tonight, I Prayed for You

Tonight, I Prayed for You

February 28, 2018

Tonight, I Prayed for You  Kneeling would put me in so much pain  but not in as much pain as I am now  I'm at war with an enemy, who only speaks tranquility....  dark en-caved thoughts blankly flow through my brain....  Gosh I'm really going insane...                              ...

To See or Not to See

To See or Not to See

February 22, 2018

On Feb. 6, the Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) hosted a live adaptation of one of William Shakespeare’s most known plays, Hamlet. The production was put on by the Aquila Theatre, which is based in New York. The production captured the heart of the play with some of the more iconic scenes and important developments to the p...

Alone

Alone

Selby Matyakubova, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

Filed under Poems, Spring 2018

As days pass by, And life goes on, I realize: I'm all alone. I get depressed, I feel confused, Can't fight it now, I'm not that strong. As months pass by, And life goes on, I understand: I'm on my own. What's happening to me?! And what is wrong? Oh, wait! I know: I'm all alone.  ...

Five Seconds; or The Time it Takes to Decide

Five Seconds; or The Time it Takes to Decide

February 20, 2018

right now           four drafts of suicide stuffed in pocket – an extension cord wrap around neck not enough alcohol to last through the chokes and spit I am my little brother's birthday. I am in the mouth of a dog – managing not to get caught between it's teeth. I am a single          ...

Not a Sleeping Beauty

Not a Sleeping Beauty

February 20, 2018

Tick-tock Here we go again Blank walls and counting popcorn The ceiling is slacking Tick-tock Wakefulness drags on Leaving me with no chance The moon rises Bright and proud Tick-tock The sleepless pattern continues Entrance to Dream Land denied Light streams through bathing the floor Tick-tock I’ve lost ...

His Eyes

His Eyes

February 20, 2018

His deep blue ocean marbled with wonders of green Underneath that beautiful color multiplied Mysteries that will never be unseen. Creatures swim aimlessly trying to be untied Others trying hard to hide their sins like landmines. Light in this depth embraces Beneath the surface to shed light that will cast over his shadow...

Wu Yifan First Chinese Star to Perform During the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Wu Yifan First Chinese Star to Perform During the Super Bowl Halftime Show

February 20, 2018

On Feb. 4, 2018, the United States celebrated its biggest sporting event, the Super Bowl, which was held in the U.S Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn. The Super Bowl’s halftime show has always been star-studded with the most popular stars including both national and international. This year, the lineup was different, as the...

Who am I

Who am I

Wenqi Hu, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018

Filed under Poems, Spring 2018

Lights come out through the window-shades Now I can see the stranger in the glass: Distorted smile The blues tunes are screaming on the radio Raindrops take away remorse tears I moan My despair into the wind Keep wondering who am I : A fiddle-footed rambler Got lost in the infinite darkness...