by Esmallyn Reyes Last night I dreamt that God was a woman. She appeared in what seemed like a blacked out limbo; she appeared piece by piece. She was hideous even when dressed in this divine white, possessing all the physicalities that humans have claimed notorious over the years. My idea of God was betrayed; … Continue reading God; THE BIG HYPOTHETICAL THEORY
by Bri Watts I was full of laughter before I was full of insecurity. “You must laugh a lot. People who laugh a lot have wrinkles around their mouth; they call them laugh lines.” Some guy at a gas station said this to me. That was the beginning. I went home, looked in the mirror, … Continue reading Outside In
By Shawn Garner The taste of meat can definitely be euphoric. I love its juiciness, the way its flavors explode in your mouth, and how meat has a unique taste that other foods cannot quite replicate. However, while I can appreciate meat’s tastiness, I now abstain from eating deceased animals. While that is a bit … Continue reading Meat and Morality: An Essay on Food and Identity
By Ethan Reardon The medium through which directors choose to represent performance in film is intrinsic in determining how an audience would view that film. It can make or break the reception of a film. In the 2014 film We are Young. We are Strong., most of the scenes are shot in high quality black … Continue reading The Transition of Color in We are Young. We are Strong.
By Austin Gadson The perfectly thick, golden Brilla noodles, the richness of the cherry red sauce that is not too thin but just right, combined with the tenderness of carefully chopped ground beef sat before me on the dinner table one night. It's riveting how different cultures take the plain concept of Spaghetti and use … Continue reading The Spaghetti’s Coming Out
By Arpita Khosla The mental state of an individual can rule their actions and thoughts. It can lead them to act rational or erratically. If someone has a harmful mental state it can lead to not only harm to oneself but those they are close to. In the novella, The Turn of the Screw, the … Continue reading The Turn of the Screw: Is the Governess Schizophrenic?
By Esther Ososkalo Are ghosts just a figment of our imagination or are they truly there? In The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, readers are asked to either accept them as real or imagined. The novella introduces us to a young governess who is hired to care for two orphan children, Miles and … Continue reading Insanity or the Supernatural: A look at Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw
BY Brittany Watts-Hendrix My mother finds solace in food. For her, pork chops, polish boys, macaroni and cheese, ribs, chicken wings, and french fries, act as the tool for avoiding risks, feelings of loneliness, and secure dependability. This predictable food she has been eating her entire life, gives her a sense of constant familiarity. My … Continue reading Ravenous
BY Laura Orta It is a Friday night. My cousins and I are out on a run for things that are needed to make Saturday happen. Strolling down the aisles of HEB, the local grocery store, we pass through all the necessary aisles: produce, poultry, dairy, canned goods, drinks, and the list goes on. Our … Continue reading Mesquite Livin’: A Gastronomical Essay
Female Agency & Sexuality in Bram Stoker's Dracula By Cambel Iribuka A consumer advocate, lawyer and author by the name of Ralph Nader once said, “Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of big businesses today is our big dirty secret.” According to Nader, the truth behind what businesses truly do today is as hidden … Continue reading Thoughts on Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Francis Ford Coppola’s Film Adaptation