Authenticity and Acceptance by Ethan Harvey

Our generation is obsessed with authenticity. We want real food, real sugar, real music. We want our organic Chipotle, locally-grown fruits, sustainable shampoo, handmade, hometown, biodegradable, non-GMO, fair-trade everything, even to the point of being the generation that is slowly putting the biggest fast-food-giant out of business. However, our desire for authenticity stops there—on the […]

What Life Is Like When You Think You Have Social Anxiety, But You Are Too Afraid To Visit An Expert Because That Is A New Person And What If You Actually Do Have Social Anxiety Where Do You Even Go From There: An Essay By Sidney Harrison

I pick at the skin on my fingers when I get nervous, a habit I picked up when I stopped biting my nails at age eight. My eyes water uncontrollably when I am faced with a social situation that makes me uncomfortable. One example of this event took place in an art class my freshman […]

To Mr. Elliot (Poem by Caleb Smith)

Your poetry’s bizarre you see, Why hide something like that underneath? Let the world see and hear, Just what exactly you find dear. Show it off proud and clear, Those things that you hide so near, Let us see what’s on your sleeve, Come on now don’t be a tease. While hidden ideas are well […]

The Banshee’s Cry: Ballad by James McCormick

The limbs whip by and blur In his arms, clutched so tight, His father’s only light, With speed he kicks the spurs.   Across the way he saw Dipping the bloody rags, That fearful thing, the Hag, In his heart the fear gnawed.   Fear, fear the Banshee’s Cry, Fear the Daughter of Doom Mistress […]

Glitz, Glamour, Action! by Aubrey VandenHoek

I’d never seen an Amazon Original before January 27th, and let me tell you, I am pleased that Z: The Beginning of Everything was my first encounter with the slew of shows they have to offer. The show is a fictionalized look into the lives of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his vivacious young love, Zelda […]

My Timber by Aubrey VandenHoek

Alone, at last. You are my sweet oasis: My refuge in a world full of debris. In lands where demons run and monsters chase us, You have me. Your slanted spine and crumbling skin repulse. Your long and skeletal fingers grip the stars. Without the wind, you’re lifeless, yet avulse The cautionary wanderings of our […]

How to be a Better Writer: Tips from an English Major Part 1

By Caleb Smith College can be a tough time for many incoming freshmen. It’s a new life style and a new way of learning. So you come to school and get loaded up on all these classes, Major courses and General educations courses, and in theses courses you have a little class called Composition. I’ve […]

The Release of Memories by Aubrey VandenHoek

I’ve come to this old page too many times. I just can’t muster up the strength to tell. I’ve tried and failed to summon worthy rhymes. But love, it’s time to bid your long farewell. It brings my heart more sorrow than it should And, I’m sorry time has brought us to this end, But […]

Rain Storm by Jacqueline Roberson

Cascading droplets of cool, The soft falling of wetness, Facing the darkness as the sky, Becomes cooler.   The slow drops become harder, Coldness seeps through the body. Puddles overfilling, The sky becomes midnight.   Light streaks across the blackness, A loud roaring sound in ears. The once gentle drops, Pounding down on everything.   […]

Wild at Heart by Sarah Burnett

If you are going to poke a bear, I suggest do not do it or take care For bears can gut you with one swipe And they will do it without any gripe.   So you want to wrestle with a crocodile? I guess I will call 911 in a while Since they have sharp […]