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  • Opinion > Sports / Hobbies
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    “Defense wins championships,” they used to say. For most people football has always conjured up images of sweaty men battling for three hours to the delight of 80,000 blaring fans. But the game is changing. Gone is the “rub some dirt on it and get back out there” mentality Vince Lombardi ins...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    I was trapped beneath it – completely immobilized. My younger sister heard my muffled screams as I struggled to take a full breath. She rushed downstairs to the kitchen, which was under renovation, and saw that the refrigerator had fallen facedown on top of me. My head was barely visible beneath ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Linked forever, but now so estranged. Faux embraces and disingenuous inquiries are customary. They’ve taken different paths that intersect only so often No longer do they argue over petty things. It’s neither one’s fault They’ve both lost something. A friend, an ally, a confi...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    His phone was dead yet my mom didn’t stop calling. Tears in her eyes, we didn’t know what she was thinking. Baffled and distraught “Isn’t that where daddy works?” There. In the haze of dust, heap of rubble. Once the heart of the skyline, identity of the city. All we saw wa...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    The doors closed behind him, this time he was on the outside. Dressed in an outdated suit, Sean left his home of the past twenty-five years behind him. The guards knew him by name and wished him good luck in all his future endeavors. But all he could think was what kind of future he had left. He for...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    Richard strolled by the man’s sidewalk home, slowing down, his mind elsewhere, but he never forgot to drop a dollar bill into the coffee stained Dunkin Donuts cup. The men exchanged a nod, revealing the silent comfort between them. For all but that second, these men existed in two different worlds...
  • Nonfiction > Sports
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    Starting something new always comes at a price. My decision to play football came only hours after the last time I kicked a soccer ball. After yet another afternoon of excruciating laps around the track in the scalding August heat, I came home and announced to my mom that I was done with soccer. My ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Rain poured down in front of us but we were shielded. Her arms around our shoulders, we rocked, back and forth, on the old wooden swing, with the peeling green paint. Tall, stone, columns held up the porch roof, framing our view. We swayed, silent yet comfortable peering through the d...
  • Fiction > Realistic Fiction
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    Luke sat in the pew, staring at Jesus. Towering 20 feet above the alter, Jesus hung. The plaster representation of the Messiah, with painted blood encircling nails piercing through his hands and feet, was fastened to the wooden symbol of Luke’s faith. There was a peaceful silence in the room occas...

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