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  • Opinion > Current Events / Politics
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    It's no secret that the United States faces an education crisis. For decades, we've been concerned about the outsourcing of manufacturing and other blue-collar jobs to China, among other nations. However, for the first time in recent history, we're beginning to see major companies express an interes...
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    Since the Spring of 2011, we’ve seen headlines about the Middle East and North Africa fighting for democratic elections. These first attempts are often filled with corruption and rampant voter fraud. We pat these nations on the head and tell them they’ll eventually learn what it means to be a tr...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Love is laughable because, hearts heave sobs, tears trickle down, and shoulders shake uncontrollably. Forever is foolish because flowers fade, rings rust, and doves die. Always is atypical because loves leave, promises perish, and bonds break. But y...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    And if I shed them, And if you don't like it, Well, I will not cry. Because tears show weakness. The glass will not break And my scars will not show now, Because I've shed them. And what's underneath? I don't know. But whatever is there now, Where the mask used to Be, ...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    The cold burned my bones and I shook furiously. He forced his jacket upon me, insisting that he was supposed to take care of me. I reluctantly accepted. This is his typical self. It seems that his first priority is always to make sure I am perfectly comfortable. I can stay up late thinking about it ...
  • Fiction > All Fiction
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    The ivory gleamed under her curved fingers and she watched her tear slap onto the surface. Her finger hit an A instead of A flat and she halted. It was then she noticed that her shoulders were shaking and that her breathing was uneven. She felt her hair in her eyes, but she didn’t want to remove h...
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    I still didn’t know if it was cherry or mahogany. It appeared to me that the two trees had merged to produce the wood that was before me. I’d sat in this chair for 17 years, yet it remained a mystery to me. The chair always fascinated me. My fingertips brushed the hard wood as nostalgia filled m...
  • Fiction > All Fiction
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    6 walls. They move in and in and closer and closer. Soon, they are touching me, but I squint my eyes until they are all but closed and I see through. These walls are glass and if they come any closer they will break. My eyes are closed, and when I open them, they are gone. I’m free. But up, up in ...
  • Fiction > All Fiction
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    I’ve always loved the sound that the curtain rod makes as the curtain is dragged across it. I’ve always loved the way that sun splatters across the apartment, like paint. It highlights the blank wall next to the hallway. Reds, blues and greens cover the surface of every other wall in intricate p...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    And sometimes I walk in short steps, then take a few l o n g strides just to see if the distance feels different. Sometimes, I breathe in and I don’t let it out for 1 mississippi 2 mississippi 3 mississippi 4 mississippi 5mississi6789 10 sigh. Because my lungs are so tin...

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