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Rain

Rain

To our friend and Promoter, Ashley He was standing in the rain. I was waiting for my bus to come, so I could make my way to class before my professor took attendance. I was nervous and anxious and I was trying my hardest not to be extremely late today. I kept looking over the […]

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Spring Sonnet-ish

Spring Sonnet-ish

Happy World Poetry Day! Meet us at the Student Union March 22 from 2-4:45p! On the first day of spring I was given flowers Though darkness that day would bring That was its sweetest hour Sunshine kissed the sky Though I had lost my favorite kiss The colors of each petal shined so bright I […]

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#SuperhumanSquad

#SuperhumanSquad

I still don’t have a disability, but I wrote this anyway. I’m dedicating this to the USA’s Paralympic team, especially our gold medal winning hockey team. When I first stepped through the doors of FDR Academy, I was terrified. Two months after losing my sight, I was forced to reckon with the only thing worse […]

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Cooler than a Sword

Cooler than a Sword

This is for all of the editors and my favorite people: Melissa, Sierra, Elissa, and Nancy Language is one of the few things that unite most human beings. We have the unique ability to transfer thoughts from one brain to another. Even cooler, we made it so that our language can be written down so […]

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Power Play

Power Play

I managed to pull together a storied career as a professor in Washington DC. I was able to rub elbows as a renowned teacher and expert within my field of international politics and law with some of the greatest minds in the world. Therewere nights I spent grading countless papers and nights I got to […]

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Para

Para

For the record, I’m not disabled. I just wanted to tell this story. My advanced apologies to the disabled community. Some people say that I’m intense or I’m insane. I think I’m driven to fulfill my mission. I refuse to let disability stop me or anyone else. Not anymore. One night, while I was in […]

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The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

Dear J, 4 years ago you convinced me to sit with you on the train and I didn’t let you go ever. We weren’t exactly the greatest friends: our greatest way of bonding at the time was being annoying to each other. I wouldn’t have gotten as far as I did or know half the […]

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Artistic Expression and Artificial Intelligence

Artistic Expression and Artificial Intelligence

Citizenship has been granted to a robot in Saudi Arabia. Citizens cry out about the human rights awarded to “her,” arguing she has more freedom than the human women living in the nation. Sophia, as she is called, made her debut during an interview on October 25th at the Future Initiative in Riyadh. Despite her […]

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Frights and Fins

Frights and Fins

A late October night deserves a spooky story. I hope you get a good scare out of my killer thriller. Happy Halloween, witches!   Drop Dead Gorgeous At the local church’s pumpkin patch, on a warm autumn afternoon, two girls were looking for the perfect fall decorations for their dorms room. They perused vine after […]

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“Between the World and Me”

“Between the World and Me”

Between the hardback cover of this National Book Award winner is a letter from a father to his son. Something deep and profound awaits the reader of this book as they discover, along with the author’s son, what it means to be black in America. This book is rooted in the world that surrounded it […]

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