Issue 4: 22 Dec 2016

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To Gerry Mckinley

By | 2017-02-23T21:10:55+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Issue 4: 22 Dec 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

By Mark A. Murphy If poetry is not social then it ceases to have a function beyond perfume. –André Gide A life time ago in a rage of mourning, my mind bent on self-doubt and self-loathing, drudging up the many injustices of a social system hell bent on the destruction of life,          I read a poem [...]

Breakfast

By | 2017-02-23T21:12:18+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Issue 4: 22 Dec 2016|Tags: , , , |

By Amanda Gomez The couple next to me is finishing their breakfast. Between a bite of grits and eggs, the woman asks: how do they let in trash like that these days? staring at the television screen, where clips of protestors gathered at the Trump Tower flash across. The news anchor covering the story chuckles nervously, [...]

Wise Counsel From a Lecture Course Grader

By | 2017-02-23T21:19:38+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Issue 4: 22 Dec 2016|Tags: , , , |

Dear Undergrads, As the poor soul who has been grading for this class for two semesters, suffering through countless horrifying exam answers and weak-ass essays, I have decided to share some useful exam tips with you all. WRITE LEGIBLY. If I cannot read your writing I obviously cannot understand your answer, which means I cannot determine [...]

California Least Tern Eggs

By | 2017-02-23T21:21:23+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Issue 4: 22 Dec 2016|Tags: , , , , |

  By Anna Stump Artist's statement: I have painted birds periodically throughout my life, mainly as a symbol for fragility, both personal and political. "California Least Tern Eggs," from my Terrariums series, is mixed media on paper. Terrariums began as a series depicting Passenger Pigeons, which are extinct. I’ve expanded the subject to include endangered birds, [...]

Citizen

By | 2017-02-23T21:22:58+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Issue 4: 22 Dec 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

By Susan Arthur The day, as I write this, is November 9, 2016. Yep, the day half of us in America wander about in nearly lobotomized shock at Trump’s win. We look for solace from each other, wonder what to do. There have been whispers for some time about moving to Canada. I hear the Immigrate [...]

To do list

By | 2017-02-23T21:25:43+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Issue 4: 22 Dec 2016|Tags: , , , |

By Daniell Cohen Get out of bed Brush teeth Get dressed Breathe Apply for citizenship Confront your male friend for claiming your sexuality is “a waste” because you fit his “ideal partner criteria” Confront a cisgender white woman in class about why “we can’t just accept that we have different opinions,” Reply with “what do you [...]