The Maroon

“Mama’s Favorite Song”

Kerrit Saintal, Psychology senior

May 1, 2015

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Krik Krak. That was the start of the only song I knew. Mama didn’t sing because ‘there was never anything to sing about’. Krik Krak. I would hear the rickety floor boards above me and wait for the black eyed men with...

“Lake Avenue”

“Lake Avenue”

May 1, 2015

Tom drives a familiar avenue

Mike Hogan

April 17, 2015

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Tom barely slept that night. He was in his car. Hot food wafted in the seat next to him and outside a heavy fog had descended on the streets. The radio spat and sputtered local news and the road he was on looked familiar. Unive...

“Ars Hiphopica”

Mike Hazel

April 9, 2015

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Hip hop is the poetry of my people, It keeps crowds moving like the Beatles. Its expression spawned from New York's finest, And it isn't always about violence. I hear stories of dreams and struggles, Good times...

Light Work

Jake Erlandson

March 20, 2015

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Tom celebrates unemployment

Mike Hogan

March 20, 2015

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Tom pushed through the doors of Tonino’s out onto the street, stopping at the curb to look up and down the road. Up the street were more restaurants — mom and pop joints established by the honest and the not so honest, hard...

Stone Woman

Burke Bischoff

March 13, 2015

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Tom takes time off to reflect

Mike Hogan

March 13, 2015

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Tom opted out of classes after his meeting with Daniels. He spent the rest of the morning and part of the afternoon inside his apartment, collecting his thoughts. Melanie was busy with classes all day, and if she wasn’t, Tom...

Heat

Olivia Wells

March 5, 2015

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Satisfying sweat seeping of skin Stretched over sun-browned shoulders Not the kind that smells anxious and acidic or from bitter cold when you wear too many jackets inside. Sweat like just-ripe fruit, Disarming and...

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