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Domain

The sun slowly cools Simple sand ideograms on the ground Domain disruption The freezing of living things begins The sun slowly sets Cloud hieroglyphs in the sky Domain breach The fossilization of living things begins Space and time change Time travel is a disorder of causality Going into space, We can’t touch the heart of …

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An Opportunity for Something New: Jukebox the Ghost’s Tommy Siegel Discusses Their Self-Produced Album Cheers

Photo of Jukebox the Ghost by Alex Bellink Youtube Spotify Instagram Twitter Four years after the release of Off to the Races, beloved pop-rock band Jukebox the Ghost has returned to the scene with Cheers, an adventurous and experimental album self-produced by the group over the course of the pandemic. By combining brand-new songs with …

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Building

The cruelest and most beautiful building holds within the voices of people lost in the shadow of tradition, the chronicles of domination, the cries of nameless people A dome filled with screams I’m a wandering and silent traveler The most luxurious and beautiful building holds within the blood of people lost in the shadow of …

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An Explorative Study Examining the Function of Physical Touch in the Lives of Young Adults Before and After the Covid-19 Pandemic

Abstract Interaction and connection through physical touch is fundamental to the human experience. It is so elemental, in fact, that human beings often go through their daily lives without consciously thinking about touch and the critical role it plays in their lives. As the Covid-19 pandemic became increasingly more threatening, the existence of physical touch …

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For the Love of Poetry

A poem — Casts out all health, Head-spinning, heart-pounding. Captures in headlights of love – it needles, pins, Operates on souls, Festers veins to coal, Burns the skin a gold, Making path to home, Knocks and downs the doors Swelters ev’ry bone. Pushing, stretching, Edges the explode, Grabs the flesh all ’round, tears a sleepless …

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Cocoon

I want to cherish the time I was with you Inside the cocoon, I refuse to grow I trap my memories of you in there Inside the cocoon, it doesn’t matter if it’s dark The light of the outside world invites me There’s a man waiting for me outside the cocoon But I immerse myself in monochrome Inside …

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Spitting Words

Chew and chew the words to make them sweet Spit them out to scatter them The words I chew, inside my stomach mix with acid and become sour the words I scatter out of my mouth mix with acid and become bitter I became a snake I crushed the words, I swallowed them, and spit …

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Black Ivy Vacay: A Conversation with Co-Organizer Addis Boyd

All photos by Kike Maldonado After co-organizing a trip for 30 black Ivy League students to Mexico in January, entrepreneur and Columbia student Addis Boyd discussed the planning process and inspiration behind the Black Ivy Vacay. Boyd stressed that the Black Ivy Vacay was a collaboration with Domonique Cynthia, a popular higher education YouTuber and …

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A Toolbox for Tinkering: An Angsty Teen’s Discovery of the Liberal Arts

As I slumped in the back of the admissions presentation at the start of my college road trip, my mother eyed my lack of notetaking with a ferocity that it seems only she can produce. While she furiously scribbled every detail of the presentation and I half-listened to the speaker, one word caught my attention: …

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