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Angie Thomas’ THUG LIFE

Angie Thomas’ THUG LIFE

Racism sucks. It’s not just the deeply ingrained attitudes and actions of people, it’s the tiny things that wear you down and the systemic things that are constantly acting on you. For me, the craziest part of racism is how it fundamentally changes the way you think through every situation. (It changes how I interact […]

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My 1st Carnaval

My 1st Carnaval

Everyone who’s in school back in America is on Spring Break this week and the office is closed. However, there’s no reason to break our streak and leave you with nothing this week. So, live from my extremely extended WINTER break in Rio, here I am. When people say “nothing is like Carnaval in Rio […]

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Skeleton

Skeleton

Try gargling Mercury. Let it flood your lungs. Is it Agony? or Pleasure? Try to breathe. It overflows, lacing between your fingers. It covers your pores. Try To move. What’s left when it tears away your flesh?

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The Hampton House

The Hampton House

Anyone who knows me probably knows I’m from Miami. I talk endlessly about Miami’s diverse cultures and weather without anyone asking to hear. What can I say, though? I love my hometown. It has fashioned itself into being one of the premier destinations in the world, and it continuously attracts celebrities to take a visit […]

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Kingdom Hearts 3: A Review

Kingdom Hearts 3: A Review

Fans have been waiting for Kingdom Hearts 3 for 14 years. 14 long and arduous years. Square-Enix has given us many Kingdom Hearts titles to extend the story and to appease the hunger that was never ending.It was a surreal experience booting it up for the first time. I almost did not believe that I […]

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Making Fun of Baby Boomers

Making Fun of Baby Boomers

Making Fun of Baby Boomers: How the Modern Horror Comedy Critiques Conventions Established in 80s Slasher Films  It’s common knowledge among those interested in media literacy, that horror movies’ big villain often represents, to some degree, the fears of our contemporary society. From the fear of one’s own sexual desire, expressed in classics like Nosferatu (1922), to the fear of science and technological […]

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Blackness’ Biggest Fans

Blackness’ Biggest Fans

My relationship with my blackness is complicated to say the least. I’m a black boy who spends the majority of his life in spaces where I am one of the only black people in the room, including my dorm room, so I’m constantly looking for things that make me feel more comfortable in my skin. […]

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Eclipse

Eclipse

She hatched from the moon with skin cracked like craters. She danced with dust. He emerged from the sun. Flames dripped from his skin. He fell to his knees. Crawled and brought his head up. He felt pain. He longed for her presence. She ascended. Twirled and twisted her way to him. He remembered how […]

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Bon Appétit

Bon Appétit

“Maya” traversed around the kitchen with expert skill, baked potatoes in the oven, a pot of rice boiling on the stove. She glided across the kitchen, twirling between the stove, the counter, and the kitchen sink, simultaneously cooking, cleaning, and prepping food. She stared straight ahead as she moved, the only thing on her mind: the steps she needed to […]

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Misunderstood Siddhartha

Misunderstood Siddhartha

There is something sexy about having heated conversation about a book. That is until someone starts shitting on my favorite book. Then it’s all over. It’s ironic because my favorite book is about peace and harmony, so it is hard to preach the sanctity of the inner mind while throwing punches at someone’s throat. Siddhartha […]

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