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Earth: "Un-Human Me", Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams Sep 2019

Earth: "Un-Human Me", Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams

Peace and Justice Studies Faculty Publications

He took a rib from your side and made others.

So you considered Others your children, forever.

He told you to go forth and produce and multiply so you made capitalism.

He told you to go forth and conquer and pillage and mark your name and plant your flag where-ever you wanted.

So now the moon is yours. Jupiter, beware! [excerpt]


Wolves Are Wild: A Collection Of Narratives About Rescued Wolves And Wolfdogs, Molly G. Vorhaus Apr 2019

Wolves Are Wild: A Collection Of Narratives About Rescued Wolves And Wolfdogs, Molly G. Vorhaus

Student Publications

Breeders across the country are creating wolfdogs by breeding dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) with wolves (Canis lupus) for a large profit. This project is a response to the growing exotic pet trade of wolves and wolfdogs. Through this project, I hope to bring awareness to the issues associated with these animals being raised in captivity. Recent research has shown that raising a wolf or wolfdog in captivity can lead to various negative psychological and physical effects on the animal, and can cause potential problems for humans as well. This practice is embedded in the concept of humans wanting to own ...


Kodak Moments, Lauren J. Browning Oct 2018

Kodak Moments, Lauren J. Browning

Student Publications

Poem reminiscing about a childhood interaction with her father. Despite being past her bedtime, she waits until her father gets home to hear about his day. The speaker likens the memory to a photograph captured in time.


Ode To Being In-Between, Corey S. Ullman Oct 2018

Ode To Being In-Between, Corey S. Ullman

Student Publications

A poem about melancholy, loneliness, airports, and travelling.


Oh, Lilah, R. A. Montross Apr 2018

Oh, Lilah, R. A. Montross

Student Publications

"Oh, Lilah" is a feminist retelling of the story of Samson and Delilah. It is a verse poem divided into five sections. It is narrated by Delilah, putting a unique, contemporary twist on the renowned Biblical tale.


Elegy To My Eyes, Grace E. Timko Apr 2018

Elegy To My Eyes, Grace E. Timko

Student Publications

This elegiac poem focuses on the speaker's limited eyesight as she wakes up in the morning after letting her contacts dry up overnight.


Seismic Waves, Aubrey L. Kamppila Oct 2017

Seismic Waves, Aubrey L. Kamppila

Student Publications

I was studying abroad in Florence, Italy on November 9, 2016, when I awoke to the news that Donald Trump had been elected President. To say it was a shock was an understatement, like many Americans, I had never dreamed the scenario possible. At that moment, I felt more powerless and disconnected from my country than ever before. For the next few weeks, I struggled to comprehend how I personally could combat the assault on my political views and values, what stand I could take, and what impact it might have. Finally, on one of many emotional phone calls with ...


Brecon Beacons, Brynn Hambley Jan 2017

Brecon Beacons, Brynn Hambley

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Cambria, Brynn Hambley Jan 2017

Cambria, Brynn Hambley

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Movement, Angela Parr Jan 2017

Movement, Angela Parr

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Basil, Victoria A. Blaisdell Jan 2017

Basil, Victoria A. Blaisdell

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Feeding Him, Mary Margaret A. Blum Jan 2017

Feeding Him, Mary Margaret A. Blum

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Race, Vera Ekhator Jan 2017

Race, Vera Ekhator

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Doors Opening, Anika N. Jensen Jan 2017

Doors Opening, Anika N. Jensen

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Small Thought, Vera Ekhator Jan 2017

Small Thought, Vera Ekhator

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Harvest, Victoria A. Blaisdell Jan 2017

Harvest, Victoria A. Blaisdell

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Regifted, Anika N. Jensen Jan 2017

Regifted, Anika N. Jensen

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Sunday, Rebecca P. Campo Jan 2017

Sunday, Rebecca P. Campo

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Planets, Ellianie S. Vega Jan 2017

Planets, Ellianie S. Vega

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


What Happens When Your Person Finds Another Person, Ronnie Bridges Jan 2017

What Happens When Your Person Finds Another Person, Ronnie Bridges

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Landed In America, Vera I. Ekhator Oct 2016

Landed In America, Vera I. Ekhator

Student Publications

Poem about immigrant parents written by first-generation American.


The Die Hards, Casey S. O'Higgins Oct 2016

The Die Hards, Casey S. O'Higgins

Student Publications

A prequel to the Up-All-Nighters, a glimpse into the tragic tale of Rick Rearman: Vampire Hunter. The average man living a supernatural life, Rick Rearman hunts for creatures of the night to avenge his fallen mother. Rearman only wants three things in life, a girl, justice, and a new wardrobe. The spectacularly unspectacular Rick Rearman doesn't deserve a poetry; however, his story was too compelling to pass up.


A Classroom's Evolution, Brooke E. Maskin Oct 2016

A Classroom's Evolution, Brooke E. Maskin

Student Publications

Based on the four texts that we read in Social Foundations of Music Education, I took some of the main points and concepts from each of these books and incorporated them into an original poetic monologue. The main question I was trying to answer was: How should teachers as transformative intellectuals navigate through the current educational system in the age of accountability to pursue equity among, in, and through education? Teachers must work to completely defy the stereotypical boundaries of education and inspire students to become investigators in the world, both in and out of the classroom.


Dendron, A Collection Of Poems, Peter W. Rosenberger Apr 2016

Dendron, A Collection Of Poems, Peter W. Rosenberger

Celebration

“Dendron” is the Greek word for “tree.” “Dendrochronology” is the study of a tree’s rings. “Dendrites” are the neural projections that grow like a tree’s branches in our brains so we can learn and respond to stimuli. This collection of poems, Dendron, is a poetic exploration of my growth. The collection—twenty-one poems, one for each year of my life—is a living, poetic memoir. Presented in chronological order, each of the poems is meant to capture a specific year of my life. The poems—of varying styles and sentiments—are not without quick moments of fiction, but ...


Queen Of The Underworld, Kathleen M. Bolger Jan 2016

Queen Of The Underworld, Kathleen M. Bolger

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


The Mercury 2016 Jan 2016

The Mercury 2016

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Funereal, Alexandra E. Casella Jan 2016

Funereal, Alexandra E. Casella

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


The Fall, Pamela J. Thompson Jan 2016

The Fall, Pamela J. Thompson

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Hemorrhage, Emily D. Pierce Jan 2016

Hemorrhage, Emily D. Pierce

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Paradox, Kathleen M. Bolger Jan 2016

Paradox, Kathleen M. Bolger

The Mercury

No abstract provided.