Cheater’s View

By Christelle Ram Do you still shiver when New York air touches your spine? hands reach around your neck? Do you still dance when you eat noodles and have you given your soul up to that guy up on the east side like you did for me once upon a…

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Down the Rabbit Hole

By Amber Appel It’s too late for me. I didn’t meet a rabbit running late, I didn’t get swept away by the green wind, and I never found Duotine pills to take. I never went down that rabbit hole, and now that I’m 21, I must accept that I never…

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Cultural Coalescence: What Does it Mean to Belong to a Community?

By Hind Berji The name says it all. Transcommunality: Laura Anderson Barbata, Collaboration Beyond Borders, an exhibition featured at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, merges cultural integration with social intervention. Describing herself as a transnational, transdisciplinary, and bicultural artist, Laura Anderson Barbata develops collaborative, participatory projects that form a sense…

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Chamber Music

By Christian Chicoye A little ways from Mount Pleasant, amid the glamour of a newly built strip mall, sits a grand testament to the devout. The ancient relic climbs into the heavens and covers the town with its gothic spire, transforming the nearby shops into a collection of lightless squares….

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Someday You Will

By Anna Keeler The sky’s lining was so intricate Janah’s mother could have done the patchwork. Variations of blue flowed and tangled themselves against the wisps of white until each stitch of wind was visible to the naked eye. It was no accident of summer. It was the work of…

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Summer Book Reviews

Written by Amber Appel OMG Shakespeare by Brett White and William Shakespeare It’s nearly impossible to escape grade school without being force-fed Shakespeare. The sonnets, the plays, the iambic pentameter; it defines our English education. While Shakespeare is taught as the epitome of fluidity, beauty, and poetry in language, have…

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Album Reviews

By Nick Darbonne Bodacious, Purple (PIAS, 4/1) I think a lot of bands are self-conscious. Not in the “don’t look at me!” way, but more in the way that makes everything they do seem calculated for maximum effect. “How can we get the most indie cred?” they may wonder. “How…

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