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Abbas Mohamed “Know Your Privilege”

Know your privilege: I am privileged to hear ice clinking in my lemonade while a palestinian boy dies asking his mother why they won’t let water in through the apartheid wall. His story: not important enough for a press release, his name: irrelevant, his life: collateral damage in a war that profits the occupier’s pocket […]

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Julianna Rossano “Operatics”

As a little girl, music swelled within me. I never escaped the beat pounding through my heart, or the lyrics weaving themselves around my head, pulling tight like a boa constrictor. I would tap my fingers to the silent beat – on a desk, window, any flat surface. And singing was the only reprise I […]

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Anthony Pizzo “No Title”

all I see is kids dying in the streets all I see is kids caught in the industry all I see is social skills dwindling all I see is kids not listening all I see is people who think they’re free when actually their minds been tamed ever since the age of three do you […]

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Marrin Fauerbach “Polish boys, Polish girls”

I don’t think I’ve gotten out of bed today Not really gotten out of bed. I had such big plans for today, Do my laundry Go to the library to get work done Clean my room. These are big plans for me. And I couldn’t even do that. I walked to the dining hall To […]