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Keys

Keys

Photo by Hannah Ustun Written by Malashree Suvedi You’re back again. I forgot my keys. Please; quick, leave. Without me, you would be nil. I’m already nil, already dead, my movement’s not my own, I am a ceiling fan hanging from my neck twirling with your every whim, I am a slave to your will....
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...
The Higgs boson: the misguided search for God

The Higgs boson: the misguided search for God

The Higgs boson discovery this summer made plenty of headlines, and deservingly so. It plays a vital role in the Standard Model (SM) of physics by giving all other elementary particles mass – the property describing an object’s resistance to acceleration – or simply “weight” in layman’s terms. The Higgs bosons constitute an epynomous field...