Monthly Archive: August, 2015

McLeod’s Maidens by Beatrice Bowlby

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I know rain and punching waves. The salt swells, only letting up when the skies do. The brackish water of the loch demands that my withering rock disintegrate down to the depths of… Continue reading

Michael by Isabella Valdez

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My brother died in a field. He was ten years old and alone, wandering somewhere between my grandma’s and aunt’s houses in Bronson, Southern Michigan. My parents used to drive us there every… Continue reading

Erasure Poem by Alyssa Zhao

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Paula by Isabelle Allende Listen, Paula, I am going to tell you a story, so that when you wake up you will not feel so lost. The legend of our family begins at… Continue reading

Because There’s Nothing Better To Do by Olivia Alcabes

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The waves were cold today. She couldn’t remember a day they were colder, except for maybe that Monday, in early March, when she’d tried to go out in the middle of a storm,… Continue reading

Countdown by Olivia Zheng

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You’re counting down from three to two to one, but we’re not at a race–we’re not going to blast off the moment you start to enunciate the “o” in the one, the second… Continue reading

Watch First, Read Second by Tina Ziobro

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*WARNING: Spoilers. If you have read the book, you will not be surprised* Teen lives are encapsulated by television, social media and videogames, but every once in a while we actually take the… Continue reading

Pins by Claudia Serino

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I like to think of each person’s universe as being supported by pins. Hundreds of little pins carefully selected and placed to support the life you have chosen and help obtain its balance.… Continue reading

True Detective Season 2 Review by Robert Carieri

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Very rarely does a show’s second season outshine the first, though there are some exceptions. To the dismay of many, the first episode of the returning HBO series True Detective has hinted that… Continue reading

Inside Out Review by Christine Arumainayagam

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Who wouldn’t want a look inside of their moody preteen daughter’s head? Pixar’s Inside Out, directed by Pete Dokter, accomplishes this task using lighthearted humor for younger audiences and darker, more mature themes… Continue reading

Bookchatter by Sophie Underwood

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Bookchatter / / 1. The filler words left on a page because the author needed to lengthen a book so they decided to write some more about that one meadow. Bookchattering / /… Continue reading