THE UNIVERSE AS A FLUKE by Greg Seitz

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The Universe as a Fluke The laws of physics have always existed. They manifest as potential energy and interact randomly. They have no consciousness or purpose. They exist outside of space and time in a...

MY BODY IS MY MEMORIAL by Barbara Ann Bush

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I was 14 when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on January 28, 1986. I was glued to the classroom television because, like other school children in the US, I was actively taken along on...

BABYTRON by Felicity Billings

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I am on an emergency and ultimately fruitless run for 30x34 chinos, BabyTron blasting, coming to a full and complete stop before every right on red. My car sports a safety yellow “please be...

THE FALL OF THE SMART PHONE by Kylee Christensen

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The seven fifteen alarm function of my smartphone had only time for a few bars of its xylophonic chime before I put it through the first session of its daily routine; three snoozes, at...

EQUALITY BEFORE WOMEN EMPOWERMENT by Sanchita Das

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I analyzed from my point of view to the best of my ability…… Has anyone ever measured the depth of a vase before embossing it with an aesthetic floral art?No, certainly not! Likewise, women’s empowerment...

PNININIZING HAMLET: NOBOKOV & SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK by Rachel Wagner

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Pnininizing Hamlet: Nabokov & Shakespeare in the Park By Rachel Wagner And just at the top of the fifth act with Ophelia acting all crazy singing and sobbing and slopping all over the floor, they yell...

CAGED CITY by Kristal Peace

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a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage Several years ago, I visited Detroit, Michigan. I have no plan to do that again. Ever. Driving into Detroit from a surrounding...

AS A KID I WANTED TO WALK INTO THE WOODS AND NEVER COME BACK...

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When I think of disappearing, I think of 2012. The year Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange came out. Everyone was blasting it through headphones everywhere. When I think of that year and of Frank, I...

EVERYTHING I LEARNED ABOUT BEING AN ARTIST I LEARNED FROM RUNNING by Carlos Cajina

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Yesterday afternoon the snow had finally begun falling from the sky. Mid-January, with barely any snow on the ground, was a runner's dream in Canada. Despite the cold and rainy conditions that fogged my...

ABDUCTED BY AUDIO by T.A Shiroma

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Abducted by Audio My life narrowed into a dark tunnel sometime during last spring. As my despair deepened my nights out became longer and more frequent; I often spent them alone. I did not desire...