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Santa Claus: the True Story

Santa Claus: the True Story

Ever since an old, obese man who doesn’t listen when his doctor says, “no more sugar” showed up in Coca-cola commercial around the 1920s, the questions about a certain jolly, white-bearded man has risen time after time, and like Tommy Wiseau, no real answer ever seems to make enough sense. Until now. This is Cornelia Extrapolapagus, […]

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(R)EVOLUTION: The 2016 Girls Write Now Anthology

(R)EVOLUTION: The 2016 Girls Write Now Anthology

One of the classes that I have thoroughly enjoyed taking this semester has been Girl Culture. In this class, we examine the various narratives that different types of girls, such as Black, Latina, Muslim, LGBTQ, Trans, Undocumented etc., want to create for themselves. We read a series of poems from the Girls Write Now Anthology […]

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Castlevania Review

Castlevania Review

Retro gamers, do you remember the hardships and all of the difficulty that came with playing Nintendo’s vampire-slaying game series? Castlevania was a groundbreaking video for its time, people were blown away by the stylistic choices and the incredible soundtrack. The Castlevania Franchise continues for years to come, being adapted into a Netflix Original TV […]

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Archetypal Patterns in The Hunger Games

Archetypal Patterns in The Hunger Games

Archetypal Patterns in The Hunger Games             Psychologist Carl Jung created the theory of the “collective unconscious” claiming that humans shared some innate predispositions characterized in the form of archetypes. According to Jung’s theory archetypes “are images and thoughts which have universal meanings across cultures which may show up in dreams, literature, art or religion.” […]

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First Time

First Time

Beautiful bright green sultry eyes stare at me from across the room, their intense gaze trained specifically on me, ignoring all the other people flitting around the crowded room. I glance down quickly waiting a second before I peek back up, remeeting the glowing green gaze. I flush as I stand on the wall clutching […]

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Boning

Boning

Spooky season needs a spooky story. Happy Halloween, witches! Boning Anna was excited for her annual Halloween party. She had her outfit picked out and she had the house decorated from top to bottom. The invites had been sent out and the drinks were sitting expectantly on the kitchen counter. The last thing on Anna’s […]

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I Have Too Many Thoughts On “GLOW” Season Two

I Have Too Many Thoughts On “GLOW” Season Two

Warning: This blog post contains a million spoilers about the plot of “GLOW” season two. “GLOW” the show has been stylized as such, while the show within the show has been stylized as “G.L.O.W.” From the outside, my love for GLOW doesn’t make a ton of sense. The Netflix Original Series is a fictional depiction […]

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Closing Time

Closing Time

By: Melissa Martin   The ant tip-tap-toes his way up the slanty pages, each page set slightly closer to the book’s dimple than the one beneath it creating perfect little ant-sized stepping stairs.   Perhaps he was daunted when he started up these stairs not knowing there was an end, seeing only a slanty incline, […]

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Pheromones // a casual conversation between normal best friends

Pheromones // a casual conversation between normal best friends

As the lacrosse jocks stand outside the threshold of the locker room,  Darla, sighing and pouting, gazes and a singular hot athlete who has the perfect head to shoulder width proportion. Her friend Jordan watching in a mix of perplexity and pity. “I still don’t understand, why not just up and talk to the guy? […]

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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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