Træmond (“Woodman”)

Guest writer Marissa's poem, "Træmond ("Woodman")," as seen in The Elixir I lie face down, four thousand, four hundred, and forty six miles, seven thousand, one hundred and fifty five kilometers from not your home, my lower half inside your dormitory room, my top half in the hallway, displayed upon your community living floor, having …

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American Honey: a lesson in creative casting and Shia Labeouf’s rat-tail

After discovering that most of the films we’d been watching lately for our Saturday movie night were by A24 films, my friends and I decided to check out what other weirdness atop Ladybird and The Lobster we could find, and so our adventure began with American Honey. Knowing Shia Labeouf was cast in a leading …

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The Linguist (Scene 7)

For reference, see character thumbnails. [Nell’s childhood bedroom; night; NELL is pacing and mumbling agitatedly; she hears a knock at her door; she goes to answer it] NELL:     [disbelieving]     William Farris is knocking. Now he’s in my room. [WILL starts to come in but NELL makes to send him out] WILL:     C’mon, Nell, don’t be …

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Being a Mother in a World that Sexualizes Female Bodies

Last night, I was undressing my infant daughter to get her ready for her bath. This is a nightly ritual where I nibble on her feet, play "This Little Piggie Went to Market," blow raspberries on her tummy, tickle her ribs, and, yes, pinch her teeny, tiny bare booty. That last part shocked my sister. …

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The Long Term Ramifications of Brock Turner’s Lenient Sentence

Why I, as a mother, woman, and human being, think that Brock Turner's sentencing is a slap in the face to women everywhere.In light of Turner just being released from jail after serving only 3 out of his 6 month sentence, I thought I would leave this here-- It is ridiculous to me that this …

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