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Cooling Sunlight

Cooling Sunlight

October 5, 2017

The water felt cool even through my wetsuit as I dived deeper into the open plains of the ocean. Sunlight, gentle and soft, streamed through the surface and danced with the bubbles expelled from my regulator. I shifted it a little in my mouth as I took another breath, watching in awe as the bubbles floated up to the surface...

Invisible Colors

Invisible Colors

October 5, 2017

When will I get to work? When will it all comes w/ ease? Can you be both passive and active? Will I regret all the times I've popped my bones? Will I ever be able to walk passed a group of black men on the street without feeling nervous,                then ashamed?               Will they ever been se...

Taking the Road Less Traveled

Taking the Road Less Traveled

October 5, 2017

"The Road Less Traveled" by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;   Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and ...

Sanders Sculpture Garden Expands to Downtown

Sanders Sculpture Garden Expands to Downtown

Stormy Ferrell, Publisher

September 27, 2017

Filed under Delta Arts, Fall 2017, Features

The city of Cleveland partnered with Hazel and Jimmy Sanders Sculpture Garden to sponsor five sculptures downtown along Sharpe Avenue. “Broken Arrow,” created by artist and Delta State graduate, Lawson King. The piece of art is sentimental to many people within the DSU and Cleveland communities. The arrow stands eight feet tall an...

Embers

Embers

Blake Barnes, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2017

Filed under Delta Arts, Fall 2017, Short Stories

Day by day, they wandered, and every sunset their home. The stars had become familiar to them, the only consistency outside of each other. Every new face in every new place offered the same darting glances, passing over like mindless whispers of clouds, unlike the ones they loved to watch so sleeplessly. They found a place...

A Band Made in Cleveland

A Band Made in Cleveland

September 19, 2017

On August 26, local Cleveland band, Scott's House, played a packed show at 606, a house that hosts a variety of shows. Scott's House is made up of Kacee Russell (vocals/guitar), Jacob Lifsey (guitar), Dylan Crouch (bass), and Taylor Whyte (drums). “The last house show was awesome," Russell said of the August 26 show. "We've...

bugs, birds, buildings

bugs, birds, buildings

April 27, 2017

intricately designed in small places; of one mind   whistling different notes; sing the same song   set apart; a part of one purpose  

Words I Never Said

Words I Never Said

April 23, 2017

My head throbs as I wipe away my tears Those restless words just echoing in my head As I fall to my knees I wonder why I am here And this pain I feel, because of something I never said   How do I tell your or make you see After apologizing for a crime I did not commit That I would not say something...

Great Wall

Great Wall

April 4, 2017

There's this great big wall Made of farmer's bricks. And it's thousands of miles long- but I could walk the whole thing, if it meant I could drink hot tea with those two everyday. There's this great giant wall made of painful attempts at protection. And it's hundreds of feet high- but I could climb the whole thing,...

Cold Notes

Cold Notes

April 2, 2017

Momma would sit down with her laptop on the couch and eat ice all day long. Yes, I’m talking cold cubes of ice and a never ending “CRUNCH, CRUNCH, CRUNCH” that drove me up a god-damn wall.   I googled it once. Web MD said that eating ice, or Pagophagia, as its known in the world of medical science, can be related...

A Stone in a Glass of Wine

A Stone in a Glass of Wine

March 28, 2017

passing away what do you get out of it? when will I get out of it?   a foot sinking into the ground a sock soaked w/ water the green towel drys off liquid needles it molds the locks   no one's told you why the alarm bell rings?   do you have a minute – wait never mind   I...

Surviving High School: Chapter 2

Surviving High School: Chapter 2

March 24, 2017

“Ah, our newest student has finally graced us with her presence,” Mr. Tillridge, the biology teacher, sneered from the blackboard. She winced at his disapproving glare as she walked hurriedly to an empty desk by the window. “Now, as I was saying before being rudely interrupted by Miss Lycora…” So shocked and dazed...