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The Talon

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Yalda Khodadad, Guest Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

it is the color that seeps out of chopped flesh and sinew it is the flexing of your muscles before you count one, three, and two because the mailman never seems to see the color of the post flag in the air it’s the color of the matches before they burst into the color of a dress you dance...

Red, an Exercise on the Challenge of Interpretation.

Red, an Exercise on the Challenge of Interpretation.

Alexis Malgesini, Staff Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

These pages present a compilation of creative writing that was written about the color red. Each writer was given no context other than the topic and was asked to express their individual interpretation of it through a piece of writing. Like the color red, music, art, literature and the spoken word...

Tennis Courts

Eli Colbert, Staff Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

1. What did you make before you were gone? What would I remember? The latchkey fireflies on the ceiling of the schoolbus. The impressions on a courtyard’s grass in a wet heat, like the shading of a helicopter’s wings. The last branch that broke before we knew that we had gone far enough. Your...

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Rachel Lu, Staff Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

She is the crimson streak at dawn, up above everyone else, fiery and fierce; energy explodes through her fingertips. He is her complement, a soft mauve, muted, a support color, not one to stand out by itself. She is the red leaves clothing the trees at fall, skipping along the sidewalk, barely skimming t...

The David

Alex Wong, Staff Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

“I used to be scared of reimagining the colors, you know. Always scared that I’d forget and start making them all up again.” “Imagine this,” the guide said. He stared into the man’s eyes. “In front of you is ‘The David.’ Not the big one, but the bronze one, slender and sly. Donate...

Canvas

Tino Tugwete, Staff Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

To my Canvas,   You gave yourself to me And from your veins I took red You poured lemon grass in my violent storms And blood orange in my tortured skies   But I repaid you in watercolor   Only muted hues passed these lips For those cost me nothing Those betrayed not...

Blinking

Booker Martin, Staff Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

This world is encompassed by Eyes reaching wide enough to hide Behind the eyelids that squint as Fleeting smiles fade from view   Now eyes are closed Yet they can see the Tattered seams of undone dreams Tangled in throats that scream For someone to listen   But all it...

Band-Aids

Emily Terada, Senior Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

As a little kid, red was a picture perfect summer. Sounds of the ice cream truck sent every kid in the neighborhood running A couple of dollars could buy you any type of popsicle you desired; I liked the red ones, where crimson lips would make My sugary actions caught red-tongued.   Popsicles that ...

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Sarah Katsev, Guest Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

Red evokes emotions I’ve felt while standing in line in public bathrooms, simultaneously trying to plug my nose and my bladder– fear (that my nose or bladder will somehow become unplugged), animosity (towards my fellow bathroom goers), and regret (why did I sell my soul to the devil if I didn’t...

Red Is

Margo Lusinchi, Guest Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

full lips waiting she doesn’t knock bare feet over slick marble fabric swishing across waxy legs the scarlet catches a glass slipping off the edge of a low table scattered shards but no blood is drawn thick wine trickles down smooth edges but leaves no...

Sanguine Fury

Sonnet Phelps, Guest Writer

May 18, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-8

the joke reddens our faces and we clutch, shaking, at our bellies, lips stretched tight across teeth as our heads swing lightheadedly skyward and our eyes, bouncing, roll gleefully back in maniacal convulsion as does the bloodthirst which reddens our faces and our hands, shaking, clut...

The Influence

Jim Hollingworth, Alice Dai, Eli Colbert, Claire Bai, Miranda Li, Tino Tugwete, Emily Terada, Kevin Yen, Chris Dadok, Alexis Malgesini, and Cole Hanson

May 2, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-7

Teaching young people about drugs is not precise: however individualized the curriculum, it will never be enough to account for the diversity of young people. A high school student who is intent on using drugs will not likely be discouraged by a health class or a student newspaper. And despite being...

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