chased gold by Sam Park

there is gold in my veins;that is why i am considered a delicacy it seems not for all fools,but for fools with a fetish… they rush in my direction(simply for my complexion) and i endure it to protectthe vessel that reflects the inner flecks of delicate giltthat flake and flow beneath my flesh. my culture…

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misdiagnosis by Debasis Tripathy

Breaking the protocols, I enter this privileged world,Uninvited, and resolve to hang in here, just likeA famous madman who had adopted a godless religionAnd filled the white pages with sacred profanities. My condition is diagnosed as unreasonableness,And they prescribe a heavy dose of practicality;bitter pills, meant for midlife menopause. I protest,But I am pregnant with…

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A Ray of Hope by Victoria Acuna

Good Morning, The sun has risen again to find me laying in bed.Its rays beam through the curtainless windows,Oranges, yellows, and reds, all translucent and mystic,Fill the room with their dreamy hellos. Never seen a purer sight. What a day to have awoken to.Pure bliss floats through the air. Something good will surely arrive today.…

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Shaqui Reed: Designer & Artist

Shaqui Reed’s work examines areas of imperfections expressed by irregularity, incompleteness, rawness, and simplicity. Her designs typically involve deconstructing, distressing, layering, and piecing together what is left behind. Her textile works speak of the color and texture of her fears. Her fears are represented through the roughness of the denim and the different shades of…

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Art by Ray

“All tools and mediums from graffiti to fine arts is used to build what are essentially are the expressions of a self taught, New Yorker Conflicted. I don’t know what kind of relationship other painters have with their work but for me at least, I create somewhere on the cusp of explosive frustration and the…

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!01011 by Elizabeth Nguyen

Why do I live in a wrld,Where my strengths are LIAbilities?I am now the dull boy.Where efficiency is GOLD,Long work hours as currency.Tell me my input/output,I run through the motions of !feeling,Hardened by the reality of life,Beaten down by what I could never be,The robot I am. Elizabeth is a current student at Stanford studying…

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Jessica Carvajal Artwork

Analog Artwork H2CO3 This piece illustrates the consequences of human activity on marine life and air quality, the graphic interpretation shows the reaction of the natural dissolution of daily CO2 emissions by the oceans which forms carbonic acid H2CO3 and thus increases the concentration of the hydrogen ion, which is responsible for the decrease in…

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“Twisted Colors” by The Red Pears

The Red Pears returned last month to introduce a new era of music this summer marked by their first release “Not In The Cards.” Now, they are ready to share their latest single “Twisted Colours.” Originally conceptualized during the initial days of the band’s formation, the track’s final form reinvents their beginnings into a fully…

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