A Poem on National Identity: Do All Lives Really Matter?

By NICOL SHOUP HERRERA April 5th, 2018 “Empathy is not impossible, however; all human beings share certain ties, such as emotional connections, that are universal. “ Identifying with a country can be a source of pride and an integral part…

Father Forgets: A Tribute to Relationships

By SADAF AYAZ April 2nd, 2018 “Father Forgets, by W. Livingston, is a reflection on the day his son stirred his heart. A beautiful reminder of the innocence of youth and the unawareness of adulthood.” The relationship dynamic between parents…

Are You A Woman: A Series of Poems on the Over Sexualization of Women

By NICOL SHOUP HERRERA November 29, 2017 “The line between how society views gender and how we define our own gender is often blurred. It can be difficult to reconcile how we view ourselves versus how society views us.” Over…

Mental Illness is Not Pretty: A Series of Poems

By NICOL SHOUP HERRERA August 21, 2017 “The romanticization of mental illness is not only misleading, but also dangerous.” Think of the common conception of someone with an eating disorder: is it someone white, skinny, pretty eating a couple almonds…

Be A Man, Be A Man, Be A Man: Even If It Means To Not Be You

By NICOL SHOUP HERRERA August 2, 2017 “Women are undoubtedly the oppressed gender. However, this does not mean that there are certain gender roles men can feel pressure to conform to.” These gender roles lead to what we think are…

My Name

Amanee Abdallah August 1, 2017 “Juliet Capulet once said “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”” Juliet Capulet once said “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as…