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The Vegetarian: a horror novel with uncommon staying power

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

February 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Literature

The South Korean novel, “The Vegetarian,” written by Han Kang, chronicles the devastating effects on the family of housewife Yeong-hye when she decides to give up meat after she has an incredibly disturbing nightmare. After her dream, which exposes the darkest aspects of humanity to her, Yeong-hye b...

Dancing in the Sun

Dancing in the Sun

Kacie Fontenot, Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

A tunnel of tree branches, A spotlight, orange; A glow that takes away all impurities on your skin and in your heart. The pure joy gained from a simple leak of color on our bodies; A light given to us from the sky, or perhaps something else… How time stands still when you’re standing there soaking...

Pennyroyal, an antidote

Pennyroyal, an antidote

Sierra Martinez, Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

The Prince No one warned me a lady’s feet grew during pregnancy. Apparently, something called relaxin makes the ligaments in her feet stretch. If I had known this, my Kingdom could have done without an heir. And what pretty feet she had, Lilies of my love, flattened. His...

I Sea Stars in You

I Sea Stars in You

Emily Orfanides, Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

The ocean below whispers to me that I am whole 
As I bow to fate and dive head first into her waves. 
 While I have searched the stars to attain my soul, 
I have only ever found myself there in your grace. 
 The music fades in and out of my memory 
 As I forget to remember the words left...

Feathered Solace

Feathered Solace

Jessica Farizo, Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

The shadow of the tall oak tree branched across the forest floor, covering Vel’s frail figure like a blanket. She smeared a tear across her face with the back of her left hand. Fingers shaking, she floundered with her dress’s white buttons that stretched from her neck to her knees. Once unfastened,...

To the victims of the mass genocide inside the University of New Orleans’ dormitory’s light bulb

To the victims of the mass genocide inside the University of New Orleans’ dormitory’s light bulb

Daniel Vines and Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

You composed your own execution When you searched the ceiling to prey. How wound you in that web of wires? Smelling the fear of food inside the dark feeding bowl, You dropped down, hit The high ground, sat On your victims, but Their fear did not spike; It was flat as the still universe. They...

The Wooden Butler’s Son

The Wooden Butler’s Son

Leo Castell, Staff

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

I never met your son nor knew his name, but he became my curse, no, my new face, and helped me find a way to soothe my pain. You told me how you both would love to race like leaves blowing across the palace grounds and how the king’s daughter loved him so much her heart...

Death or dignity (@SadeCru)

Death or dignity (@SadeCru)

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

I was taught to be proud I was taught to not seek their approval. I was taught to be great and let that speak for me. But all too often I'm given no choice but to bow weak with tears and loud with screams. Too entangled with fear of losing someone who looks like me. For even a man on the floor is...

Seekers of truth

Seekers of truth

Emily Orfanides, Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

Dark skies and black holes, 
 a once cold and lonely place. No light to see the expanse, no feeling known of grace. I felt the pull of the Earth 
 ground me to its core. I’m still floating in space but I’ve lost sight of a shore. This body once a walking corpse,
 my soul lost...

A letter to the squirrel I killed on the afternoon of Monday June 13th, 2016

A letter to the squirrel I killed on the afternoon of Monday June 13th, 2016

Leo Castell, Staff

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

Dear Squirrel, Firstly, allow me to apologize for not knowing your name if you had one. Secondly, I’d like to apologize for not knowing your preferred honorific since I also didn’t know your gender or if you had a PhD. Finally, I’d like to apologize for having ACCIDENTALLY run you over on my...

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