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Meet Marin Sardy, Mals ’07, Sabine Hoskinson Aug 2019

Meet Marin Sardy, Mals ’07, Sabine Hoskinson

CLAMANTIS: The MALS Journal

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Breaking The Fourth Wall, Esther Elizabeth Karram May 2019

Breaking The Fourth Wall, Esther Elizabeth Karram

Masters Theses

This creative, non-fiction thesis is written in memoir form and analyzes how a person perceives reality, how that perception is broken, and how a person copes with the limitations of a new reality. In examining my life, I came to realize that many of my performative tendencies stemmed from a desire to be loved and the belief that love was contingent upon perfection. What follows is my struggle to try to maintain that perfection, the failure to do so, and the slow acceptance of being an imperfect person in an imperfect world.


The Nurturing Nature Of Nature, Katie F. Mercer Oct 2018

The Nurturing Nature Of Nature, Katie F. Mercer

Student Publications

This piece of creative non-fiction describes my relationship with National Parks and the way their beauty and power has shaped my life.


Commonthought (2017), Commonthought Staff Oct 2017

Commonthought (2017), Commonthought Staff

Commonthought

This issue features works created by Lesley University students and covers a broad range of topics. The work itself crosses many disciplines from creative writing to visual arts.


I Remember It Like This: Essays, Robin C. Lewis Jan 2017

I Remember It Like This: Essays, Robin C. Lewis

Honors Theses

This thesis is composed of eleven personal essays. As an Environmental Policy senior, I wanted to write down some of my formative stories—not just any stories, but those that may reveal the environmental thread in my life, which, I believe, was somehow instilled in me by my parents. This thread has followed me from Texas to Maine, from childhood to almost twenty-three. It has been supported and tested by various characters along the way, sometimes growing faint, other times stronger. As I prepare for something new, I’ve found it valuable to look back on the people and landscapes ...


2016-The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Of Spinifex Press, Kathleen Barry Nov 2016

2016-The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Of Spinifex Press, Kathleen Barry

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

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There Is An Unformed World In The Sky Of My Heart, Nathanael T. Spanos May 2015

There Is An Unformed World In The Sky Of My Heart, Nathanael T. Spanos

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

“There is an Unformed World in the Sky of My Heart” contains works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. All the pieces were written after my conversion to Christ in December 2012 and before my graduation from Cedarville University in May 2015. Though my spiritually-themed poems are the pulse of this portfolio, the title refers to the fantasy world of Sembercron, which I am discovering and creating through my writing. The title also refers to heaven growing in my heart, or Christ’s image supplanting my own, or God sanctifying me for his purposes. This portfolio observes, explores, and delights in ...


It’S Not Something We Speak Of, Tucker B. Snow Apr 2015

It’S Not Something We Speak Of, Tucker B. Snow

The Mercury

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Playing House, Taylor L. Andrews Apr 2015

Playing House, Taylor L. Andrews

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Dancing With The Dark, Lori A. Atinizian Apr 2015

Dancing With The Dark, Lori A. Atinizian

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Freshwater, Rachel L. Martinelli Apr 2015

Freshwater, Rachel L. Martinelli

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Graham, Haley G. Weaver Apr 2015

Graham, Haley G. Weaver

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


The Touch, Christiana L. Fattorini Apr 2015

The Touch, Christiana L. Fattorini

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


The Fall, Valerie C. Nigg Apr 2015

The Fall, Valerie C. Nigg

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Sustained, Drew T. Ciminera Apr 2015

Sustained, Drew T. Ciminera

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


On Getting Dressed, Sharon L. Stephenson Dec 2014

On Getting Dressed, Sharon L. Stephenson

Physics and Astronomy Faculty Publications

I lean against the chalkboard and wait for the young woman to speak. I feel especially put together because I am wearing an outfit; I bought all three pieces at the same time, indicating my financial stability and dedication to appearance.

It is a Friday, and this introductory physics student is casual in her sorority letter jersey, jeans and sneakers. Her hair is long, her skin porcelain; these traits do not distinguish her from her sorority sisters. She is exceptional, however, in her habit of obsessively leaning forward in her front-row desk, as if preparing to dive over the top ...


Compagno Di Viaggio, Sophia K. Reid May 2014

Compagno Di Viaggio, Sophia K. Reid

The Mercury

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The Lost World Of The Past, Sophia K. Reid May 2014

The Lost World Of The Past, Sophia K. Reid

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Atticus, Peter W. Rosenberger May 2014

Atticus, Peter W. Rosenberger

The Mercury

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Newburgh, Rachel E. Barber May 2014

Newburgh, Rachel E. Barber

The Mercury

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The First Run, Darcie E. Connors May 2014

The First Run, Darcie E. Connors

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Black & Blue, Anthony Mccomiskey May 2014

Black & Blue, Anthony Mccomiskey

The Mercury

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Doe Dose, Sharon L. Stephenson Apr 2014

Doe Dose, Sharon L. Stephenson

Physics and Astronomy Faculty Publications

A plastic fawn, palm-sized, lives on my office desk. He gazes at my open office door. His right front hoof is raised, poised for haste.

The deer of my Mississippi childhood were the Virginia whitetail, Odocoileus virginianus virginianus. As a child ten years or so, fresh from reading Felix Salten’s Bambi, I rested my forehead against backseat car windows and took in miles and miles of Mississippi forest. Commutes between school and our isolated house were long. I imagined myself a whitetailed doe, keeping up with the car through those woods, a blur of velvet hide and muscle.

I ...


Steady Song Of The Heart: Memoir And Meditation, Susan Jean Perschbacher Dec 2013

Steady Song Of The Heart: Memoir And Meditation, Susan Jean Perschbacher

All Theses & Dissertations

In these memoirist essays I interweave my life stories with sojourns in nature and my spiritual journey. Not a narrative of horrific abuse and trauma , it is an account similar to those of other women growing up the 1950's, a time of pretense that social problems did not exist, that the United states was a place of upward mobility-except if you were black, poor, female or otherwise removed from a life of privilege.


Cultured, Cara L. Dochat Apr 2013

Cultured, Cara L. Dochat

Student Publications

This memoir piece comprises three parts, each of which tells a humorous and perhaps slightly embarrassing story of interpersonal upsets the narrator experienced while studying abroad in Europe. Their telling exposes the narrator as a naïve American tourist, despite her conscious attempts to be culturally sensitive and respectful. The intent of this piece was neither to make a political statement about being American in Europe, nor to present yet another trite account “the best four months of [my] life.” While my primary goal was to share these stories for their entertainment value (if self-effacing), my hope was to transform the ...


Just Another Girl, Julia D. Marshella Apr 2013

Just Another Girl, Julia D. Marshella

Student Publications

A non-fiction piece that explores the causes of the author’s depression while in college. While she is able to pinpoint specific events that have led to her unhappiness, she realizes that accepting her life in spite of these obstacles will allow her to move forward.


Hold The Cracks, Chandra R. Kirkland Apr 2013

Hold The Cracks, Chandra R. Kirkland

Student Publications

My medicine has its own special place in our downstairs bathroom. It rests on a little metal shelf by the shower, standing among the bright orange bottles of multivitamins, B12, vitamin C, and calcium chews. My mother is obsessed with natural healing practices – she slathers on bitter goldenseal for infections, feeds us capsules of powdery white willow bark for headaches, and strange clay mixed with water for stomach aches. My little bottle of pink goo looks lost and confused amidst the hand-written labels and bottles of earth-colored liquids.

I feel guilty taking it, but almost proud at the same time ...


Book Review: Storycraft: The Complete Guide To Writing Narrative Nonfiction By Jack Hart, Carly Finseth Dec 2012

Book Review: Storycraft: The Complete Guide To Writing Narrative Nonfiction By Jack Hart, Carly Finseth

Carly Finseth

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Creative Non-Fiction: How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Lee Torda Jun 2012

Creative Non-Fiction: How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Lee Torda

Bridgewater Review

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Sanguine, Kathryn Rhett Jan 2012

Sanguine, Kathryn Rhett

English Faculty Publications

Health care in America: even my doctor lines up for the community multiphasic blood screening, rather than going to the regular lab.

It costs thirty-two dollars for the usual screen, plus ten dollars for thyroid, or PSA or B-12. The blood-drawing used to be held at the local rec park building. Now it’s at the county emergency services building, outside of town on a brand-new winding country road. They could just as well hold it at the public library, or firehouse, or agricultural center—any large room usable for voting, or the traveling reptile show, could be set up ...