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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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“New Light” by John Mayer–Sanskrit Office Mood Song

“New Light” by John Mayer–Sanskrit Office Mood Song

This is random and doesn’t really have to go with the review, but doesn’t John Mayer look like he could be a doctor in Grey’s Anatomy? He seems like a Dr. McGroovy. — When it says “Premium Content”, it is not joking because–my god–John Mayer delivered. This man may be the only forty year in […]

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To Church

To Church

There was a time I didn’t dread going to church.   The carpet would dot my knees with peaks and valleys, unnoticed vexations of genuflection left until the service’s conclusion, testaments to my concentration’s depth. Then I would explore the irritated indents, pocked flesh piles of dried currants, with the pad of my pointer finger. […]

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Bits of Naaz–an music album review

Bits of Naaz–an music album review

If clouds look like sugar, only pretty from afar And bubbles burst, when we touch them really soft Maybe we should just watch the view from where we are But that wouldn’t be as fun “As Fun” Bits of Naaz Spotify ads are annoying. You know that, I know that. They aren’t even good. Pamper diapers […]

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Bad New Poetry I

Bad New Poetry I

Adulterer As she lay awake, another woman’s perfume, invades her nostrils. She grits her teeth hard. He sure does think himself coy. We’ll see about that. Reaching for her knife; she didn’t know what to do, but her hand sure did. The flick of her wrist: He’ll regret what he did. But she- she sure […]

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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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Spotlight on UNCC Dance Student Katie King

Spotlight on UNCC Dance Student Katie King

This year, the Sanskrit blog is hoping to profile and showcase local arts, especially those individuals producing incredible things on campus. Yet, to do so, I need to go back in time a little. This past semester, I took a break from working at Sanskrit to study abroad at Kingston University in London, where I […]

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Sierra Burgess is a Loser–Our generation’s problematic, John Hughes movie

Sierra Burgess is a Loser–Our generation’s problematic, John Hughes movie

I’m convinced that someone froze John Hughes’s brain in an ice cooler and pulled a Dr. Frankenstein because misunderstood teenagers have made a comeback!  Sierra Burgess played by Shannon Purser is a high school upperclassman who doesn’t fit the mold of conventional beauty. She instead makes up for it in intellect, wittiness, and a sense […]

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