Non-Fiction

Stop Killing Us: A Study of Lesbian Representation in the Media

Stop Killing Us: A Study of Lesbian Representation in the Media By Olivia Agostini        The lesbian community has become more visible than ever, yet visibility does not mean acceptance. Queer women still struggle for rights in the workplace, in their own homes, and even out on the streets. Women, as portrayed by the media, …

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The Best Weapon Is a Woman

The Best Weapon Is a Woman By Brandon Thompson        In the poem “Ozymandias,” by Percy Shelley, ordering the murder of an innocent child in order to hold onto his legacy is exactly the type of thing Ozymandias would do. Cersei Lannister, the main character in the popular series Game of Thrones, does this, as …

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Climate Change and Overpopulation

Climate Change and Overpopulation By Fyodor Berkovich        Since the dawn of abstract thinking, humanity has pondered how it will meet its end. From the Quran, to the Bible, to countless other sources throughout history, prophecies where all of humanity dies are plentiful. Ironically, it would appear that the day of the fulfillment of the …

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A ‘Jolly Good Show’: A Fan Theory on Lord of the Flies

A ‘Jolly Good Show’: A Fan Theory on Lord of the Flies By Lucia Arrigo               Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, is a novel about a group of well-mannered British schoolboys who are stranded on a deserted island following a plane crash. Without adults or society, the children become savages and …

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Sisters

By Katie Slezas   When I was nine or so, I boarded the wrong school bus home.  too afraid to speak up, I rode all the way through and out of the small town I lived in.  We passed a taxidermy office and a pond I had never seen before.  To keep myself from seeing …

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The Restaurant

By Grace McDermott     I didn’t think I was putting myself in a position where I might be in danger when I first started working at the restaurant. I was just worried about whether or not people would like me. After all, I was a hostess, not a lion tamer. It seemed like a …

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Mike the Tuna

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Deep Inside the Truth

By Alberon Gundim, Jr.   The nail I once hammered into the beige wall of my bedroom, at my parents’ house in Annapolis, Brazil, stayed firm and strong enough to hold a big, heavy mirror that became the ears I spoke to for a while. I had it perfectly centered to reflect my whole body …

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