by Adel Clifton
Men aren’t always safe.
We write it into their hands,
tell them “you scare me”.
“you are a pine needle”.
If you tell a needle it is a tree …
a pond was just pond
until it became a pink sky
hugging tiny dandelions.
and then it became
a woman, whose curls…
*This is a midterm paper from CHID 390: Politics of Life, focusing on non-human life & using Ann Hamilton’s exhibit as a lens to think through cross-species connection
In this essay, I would like to focus on love,..
By Sarah Muir
Tapping my toe
Lightly onto the water’s surface,
forming halos that swell
and stretch out into oblivion.
By Arista Burwell-Chen
“The subtle and deadly change of heart that might occur in you would be involved with the realization that a civilization is not destroyed by wicked people; it is not necessary that people be wicked, but only that..
By Brandon Oppenheim
a sign on the wall reads
then continues to read
how long you can stay
a hippo named scout
says to his mate
‘now there’s an oxymoron if I ever heard one ‘
By Silvi Goldstein
In the past sixty years, we have seen a shift in the visibility, usage and understanding of drugs in the western world. The role of the pharmaceutical companies plays a significant part in the shaping of our..
By Alexa Erdogan
By Aidan Quinlan
To give a little explanation: Auden Stieber is a fictional (but largely semi-autobiographical) character engaged in and used to explore the “natural” human’s relationship with the fractured digital selves on the..
By Andrea Harris
“History, memory, and representation have always been fascinating to me. The subjects together can be taken as absolute, and are often taught as such in grade school and high school when fact memorization is prized over..
By: Adel Clifton
Sometimes I feel that these sheets of paper
frame the door that separates me from
her- warm-colored-woman world
where lines of poetry are long
wrought with imagery
By Rosalie Bigongiari
America’s foundations lie in its long-standing traditions of individualism and fulfillment through financial success. These two values are prevalent in every socioeconomic division, race, generation and political..
By Kate Graham
‘Overheard Conversations’ is a photo media project that addresses the significance of background noise on a persons experience in a space. How do the snippets of conversations we hear every day integrate themselves into our memories?
By Jack Chelgren
From its inception, US imperialism has been complexly bound up with animals, both domesticated and wild. Virginia DeJohn Anderson makes the compelling case in Creatures of Empire (2004) that the role of domestic animals..
By Greta Grainda
Recently, I discovered my interest in photography which developed into documenting everyday life. Finding the beauty in daily life allows me to look at the details throughout the day and to see the unexpected and overlooked.
By Dandi Meng
In a 1958 article entitled “Sculpture in Our Time,” Clement Greenberg writes, “The human body is no longer postulated as the agent of space in either pictorial or sculptural art; now it is eyesight alone.”
By Jeevika Verma
By Colter Fox
Divine memories of the ocean’s choir,
Tepid air flowing around,
We were there,
We ran with the sea, and slept with the stars,
Bombing down the highway, sunglasses on, looking at the road ahead,
It all felt..
By Hamid Adam Burkemper Khan
Existing debates on affirmative action admissions policies bring to the fore two conflicting arguments, specifically (1) that affirmative action judiciously levels the playing field for minority groups through its emphasis on a compelling state interest …
By Anne O’Neill
The images in most popular cartoon art seem, at first glance, to be almost other worldly; two-dimensional basic lines, circus-bright colors, and exaggerated features that serve only to entertain us and provide temporary..