Andrew Walker Watson

Andrew Walker Watson is a freshman International Studies Major. He loves Brazilian rap music, discovering useless facts, and, naturally, writing. If he could ever stop staring out into space, he would like to start a global movement to change the world and guest host Saturday Night Live.

Sacred Space

Sacred Space

Listen to me perform this poem here: Can we be your sacred space? Not just a cozy home on a winter night Not just the coolest kickback spot of the summer but where we listen to your screams and cries because they are louder to us than the crunch of fall leaves and your voice […]

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It Still Feels Like Summer

It Still Feels Like Summer

If you were on the Internet on September 1st, you have probably seen Childish Gambino’s newest music video. The music video for his “Feels Like Summer” is ultimate ode to the hottest season of the year. Instead of the traditional fare of an artist lip-syncing to the music, Childish Gambino released an animated film featuring […]

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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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The Assistant

The Assistant

I would like to dedicate this one to our Designers: Melody, Heather, and Greyson. You guys are amazing! When I was a little kid, my big brother, Kyle, used to let me hang out with his friends on the weekends. Every week they would spend their Saturday at someone’s house and work on all the […]

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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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Foreword (to someone else’s book)

Foreword (to someone else’s book)

In preparation of our gallery and reception at the end of the month, I’m writing up a new blog post for every day until our Reception on March 26th. Given my track record, wish me luck. In my many years of education, I have seen many students pass through my doors. First as a teacher, […]

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