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A Psalm of Life

A Psalm of Life

Ayesha Tariq, Staff Writer December 5, 2017

This inspiring poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, (1807 - 1882) was first published in 1838. It uses an ABAB rhyming pattern. Longfellow explained the poems purpose as "a transcript of my thoughts and...

They Toured 6th Street After Dark

They Toured 6th Street After Dark

Rachel Red, Contributing Writer November 19, 2017

One morning as tear gas ghosts waft from sobbing streets, A little boy huddles inside a car. The left door is missing.  The boy remembers Metal shrieking the previous night, and Flares and flashlight...

Ellen Hoog Goes to the Circus with You

Ellen Hoog Goes to the Circus with You

Bugg Davis, Contributing Writer November 17, 2017

Close the dike for the day And go fly a kite, but watch out, Ellen will kick you And the birds will lick you [cute]. Get ten cakes while you’re out, Eat them all in one day See a magic show- it’s...

(A Bird) A Shadow

(A Bird) A Shadow

Kole Oakes, Editor-in-Chief October 5, 2017

  I face outside through the grimy windows and ​wash away flakes of  food from the bowl  –  ​ The sun shines onto the silver of the faucet,  reflecting back light of the sun straight...

Caption: I Am a Man: Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tennessee, March 28th, 1968. Ernest Withers, 1968; printed 1994. Gelatin silver print. Museum purchase, 2006.322.1.

Invisible Colors

Kole Oakes, Editor-in-Chief 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...

Taking the Road Less Traveled

Taking the Road Less Traveled

Dearron Stewart, Staff Writer 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...

bugs, birds, buildings

bugs, birds, buildings

Kendall Morrow 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

Hannah Kistemaker 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...

Great Wall

Great Wall

Bugg Davis 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...

A Stone in a Glass of Wine

A Stone in a Glass of Wine

Kole Oakes 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...

Every cloud has a silver lining and a paradise within its light.

Paradise

Avery Wall March 5, 2017

Gray. Nothing but dull gray. No color.  No sound.  No brightness or life. Just Gray.   It is the color of nothing. Bleak and Cold. A color for mind-numbing.   There...

Thanks I Guess

Thanks I Guess

Kole Oakes February 28, 2017

there's not much to do here. after a day or two i get pretty bored – sometimes kind of lonely. but i'm not really alone. i've got bukowski for company. though it's always the...