Late Bloomer (Take Your Time)

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By Sarah Alaeddin – Executive Editor Spring is passing me by. The temperate breeze is turning chilly, The sun calls to me with his dimming rays, But still I am nestled in my bud. Long ago,  The rest of the garden exploded into green, With decadent layers of bright petals, Dancing in delight under dewdrops … Continued

A Better Tomorrow

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By Nadia Ahmed – Student Journalist Wrap the affairs of yesterday away It is no longer your concern today   You were able to make it home.  You were able to put aside the chaos  Lest it be just for one night  Wash the worries of the day away  It is not worth it  to … Continued

Valentine Quarantine Edition

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By Iretiola B. Bailey – Student Journalist Valentine’s day is creeping upon us. This article is dedicated to couples and friends on how to show love and appreciate each other on Valentine’s Day. This is also your reminder to celebrate while practicing social distancing. I have put together date and gift ideas for you to … Continued

Unresolved Lover’s Quarrel

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By Britley Blessitt – Student Journalist Green cylinders of Heineken beer danced around at the edge of the kitchen table. His half-hearted apology indulged her in his intoxicating bed of lies. Only in the morning, the prey in the spider’s web becomes visible to the human eye. Her worn-out body drew her to the mirror … Continued

Black is Bold

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By Britley Blessitt – Student Journalist I am Black. I am Black and proud. I am a Black woman.  Black is bold.Black is strength.Black is sophisticated. Blood, sweat, tears, It took us years to get hereBut we’re still not really here,Our voices still silenced.  The flame of oppression still burns. The hate they inflict corrupted our hearts and … Continued

Ghosts Like Rising Steam

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By Sarah Alaeddin – Executive Editor It was one of his favorite places, but Will did not want to be at Barnes and Noble at nine PM that Tuesday. He didn’t usually mind working the closing shift, but his coworker, who was in charge of the mini Starbucks within the store, had called out sick … Continued

Fact or Fiction: Part 1

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By Jaden Monroe – Student Journalist In early January of 2019, America started to change in ways we couldn’t imagine. A new virus known as Covid-19 appeared out of thin air, and brought on the deaths of many through a global pandemic, leaving the world physically and emotionally weak. It is because of this 2020 … Continued

Tattoos and Taboos

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By Karoline Gonzalez – Student Journalist Growing up in a conservative and Catholic family, any sort of body modification was a source of controversy and not to be taken lightly. No amount of discussing or negotiating could change my parents’ perspective nor convince them that there was nothing wrong with having a well-crafted art piece … Continued

A Long Night

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By Henry Perazza – Arts and Entertainment Editor “When was the last time you said goodbye?” Emily stared into the inky blackness of night, taken aback by the sudden words. Her sister would usually be eerily quiet during the evenings they spent awake together. The stars welcomed them with their light, the moon affectionately gazing … Continued

Preserved Hope

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By: Britley Blessitt – Student Journalist You are patient. You are kind. You are gentle. You are savored. You are loved. You are unbothered. You are strong. You are brave. You are humble. You are the light in the darkness.