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A wedding more beautiful was never seen

A wedding more beautiful was never seen

Art by Sereana Lindsay Written by Maia Taylor A wedding more beautiful was never seen Than that of Martin Haywood and Penelope Green. Her mother, crying, walked her down the aisle, While chubby flower girls shuffled behind in single file. It was her mother who reluctantly gave her away On the loveliest, sunniest morning in...
PART I: The Birth of the Elusive

PART I: The Birth of the Elusive

Photo by Hannah Ustun Written by Ali Sutherland, Ailsa Anderson & Nelly Matorina Preclude:  I am free! I have rid myself of all of this horrible culture! At an earlier breath in space and time, an idea was formed that in order to distance yourself from your own living, breathing, feeling morality all it takes...
All Consuming

All Consuming

Photo by Matt Fielding Written by Ailsa Anderson What you’re buying isn’t there, it’s a symbol, a connotation, a representation of what you think it will make you become. What you want to be is a combination of every TV show, every character you’ve ever related to, you have an idea, of an idea, of...

Procrasination

Humans – invented the arbitrary nature of time - are the only earthly species that becomes anxious over the temporal pressure to leave their legacy universal anticipation of fearful regret of living an unfulfilling life. What constitutes an unfulfilling life? • A failure to set meaningful goals • Inability to fulfill goals In both cases,...
The Blanket (The Vibrations)

The Blanket (The Vibrations)

Art by Melissa Wilson Part I I’m vibrating. I am shedding the stories and the narratives, the artist’s fictions that we have been telling ourselves, both on a collective and on a very individual level, and I am slowly rolling into this place of, well, life. I sit, and I experience, and I am in...
Punk's Not Dead

Punk’s Not Dead

One of the most defining youth movements of the past century has been the punk scene. The punk subculture began in the 1970s as a rebellion against establishmentarianism and for personal freedom. Since it first flourished forty years ago, punk elements have occasionally re-emerged in fashion. Most recently, punk looks popped up on a few...