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Bad Old Poetry I

Bad Old Poetry I

Soak Me in Your Tears (September 8th, 2012) It rains and it pours. I watch with hopeful eyes as the storm pounds harder and harder. The wind picks up sending the tears of the sky on my skin. Cool, crisp drops pound my skin, leaving it’s mark on me and it’s purpose on my clothes. […]

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Slammin’ Poetry: Adrienne Rich

Slammin’ Poetry: Adrienne Rich

I have a love/hate relationship with poetry; I enjoy reading poetry on my own terms rather than reading and analyzing poetry in my English classes. After an entire semester of reading Shakespearean sonnets, I was obviously shocked to find out that my English professor would be hosting an in-class poetry slam to conclude our section. Pro-Tip: […]

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Dome, There it Is

Dome, There it Is

I have spent a lot of time studying buildings lately, and I have recently come to the conclusion that domes are legitimately my favorite thing. There is something about the vastness of domes and the complicated mathematics involved with building them that just makes my little, nerdy heart ablaze. I have picked out three of […]

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Walking Away From Writer’s Block

Walking Away From Writer’s Block

When thinking about reading, I imagine a smaller version of myself literally traversing the page as the writer creates a pace and path for me to follow. Both the shape and size of words act as physical boundaries for my imagined self to navigate. I can walk slowly along rolling vowels and stretching adjectives, or […]

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Visually Stunning Movies

Visually Stunning Movies

1. Hero (2002) I would like to start the list off with one of my personal favorites. Hero (2002) is a wuxia film—a type of Chinese martial arts film that is inspired by literature and focuses on the journey of a pre-modern martial arts hero—centering around a nameless warrior during the forming stages of the Qin Dynasty. The warrior, literally referred […]

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Excerpt from Stereotypical Fantasy Romance Novel

Excerpt from Stereotypical Fantasy Romance Novel

“She’s a witch, just like her mother,” Thomas Thompson growled pointing at the petite redheaded girl inside the pillory stock on the other side of the room. “She was standing in the middle of the freezing river in the dead of night, unaffected by the cold and unmoved by the current that would’ve swept away […]

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The Blues and Blocks of a College Writer (Writer in College)

The Blues and Blocks of a College Writer (Writer in College)

I’d like to start by comparing my relationship with writing to my relationship with my roommate D. We both are pretty busy; we don’t really see each other too often, mostly just brief passings here and there in between our running around. When we do actually see each other, however, we have a lot of […]

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Kintsugi: The Art of Beauty in Brokenness

Kintsugi: The Art of Beauty in Brokenness

A few weeks ago, my roommate had the audacity to drop my favorite Star Wars coffee mug directly onto our kitchen floor. A few tears and several shattered, ceramic chunks later, my roommate attempted to superglue my sacred mug back together. Unfortunately, her concept of “together” was something similar to Donald Trump’s toupee blowing in the wind […]

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Participation Trophies, Writing, and Procrastinating

Participation Trophies, Writing, and Procrastinating

The root of all evil resides in your child’s bedroom; maybe yours too, depending on your hobbies. It nestles on shelves and dressers, watching silently as your child comes and goes, comes and goes. Light slickens its sides and gives off a plastic glimmer reminding you of the worthlessness of all the trophies now cluttering […]

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Religious Architecture from Around the World

Religious Architecture from Around the World

From well-known Greek temples such as the Parthenon to classic gothic cathedrals like the one in Chartres, France, religious architecture has played a major role in the visual culture of various societies for over a thousand years. Unfortunately,one tends to think of painting and sculpture when one thinks of “art” while architecture of all sorts seem to exist in […]

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