Culture

South Press Welcomes Artists, Coffee Lovers, and the Queer Community

Written by Sadie Kimbrough Edited by Lynda Sleeter and Ben Hurst My handcrafted latte sits on a coaster decorated with an image of the woman sitting to my left. The coaster’s not the only portrait of Joslynn Fish in the…

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A Video on our Gallery and the Phoenix During 2020

Ben Hurst, our Editor in Chief, discusses our first gallery in the New Student Union titled "A Walk Through the Magazine." He discusses the adversity the magazine during the pandemic, the emphasis on growing amidst that diversity, and the importance…

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Book of the Month: The End of Eddy

By Clint Liles Edited by Ben Hurst When I first read The End of Eddy all I could find was its problems, yet one year later the message of the book still resonates with me. French author and commentator, Edouard…

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An Interview with Harrison Young and Allison Crye of the Tennessee Stage Company

Written by Ben Hurst The definition of “essential” and “nonessential” businesses came to the forefront of our minds during COVID 19 as some closed while others remained open. The Tennessee Stage Company has since reopened and began its New Play…

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Book of the Month: Prey

By Javen Calhoun Edited by Ben Hurst It’s not uncommon for one to be absolutely terrified of the capabilities of modern day technology. As the possibilities increase for engineering and technological fields, the fear of such newfound possibilities does as…

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Food as a Medium: Eating, Invention, and Inequality

Written by Sadie Kimbrough Edited by Ben Hurst I have yet to bake bread but maybe I should. The sourdough trend at the start of the pandemic resulted in yeast shortages and many Instagram posts. While I originally scrolled right…

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Book of the Month: Code Talker

By Lynda Sleeter Edited by Ben Hurst   Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two (2005), is a young adult historical fiction novel by Joseph Bruchac about the Northeastern Indigenous peoples of America. Code Talker…

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Starry Night’s Relevance in the 21st Century

"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty anywhere" -Vincent Van Gogh Written by Sadie Kimbrough Edited by: Ben Hurst Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” sits at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, collecting dust and…

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Book of the Month: My Best Friend’s Exorcism

For Abby, “friend” is a word whose sharp corners have been worn smooth with overuse. “I’m friends with the guys in IT,” she might say, or “I’m meeting some friends after work.” But she remembers when the word “friend” could…

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RAFT: Friendship Floating on the High Seas

By Collin Green Edited by Ben Hurst When you find yourself stranded, floating on the high seas, there are a few important things to remember: rescue is uncertain, be wary of the sun, and above all, don’t pop the bouncy…

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