An Interview with Sarah Goldstein

Written by Victoria Mullins and Ben Hurst Sarah Goldstein, the artist whose piece “Eyeroll” will be the cover of the 2020-21 print issue, helps us all to remember that we have both lost and gained so many things in the…

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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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Defining the Undefinable: Artwork by Elisa Razak

Elisa Razak is a printmaker, graphic designer, and recent graduate of the University of Tennessee. According to her website, Elisa loves challenging herself, making honest work, and working on community driven design projects. You can find out more and view…

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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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Amber Albritton: Navigating UT as a Nontraditional Student

By Ben Hurst Amber Albritton epitomizes the nontraditional college student. She manages a loving relationship with her husband, three kids, and a full time class schedule with an unprecedented finesse. Amber has been a prominent part of the poetry and…

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Poetry Editor Jenna Dirksen

Book of the Month: Girl in Snow

When they told him Lucinda Hayes was dead, Cameron thought of her shoulder blades and how they framed her naked spine, like a pair of static lungs. By: Jenna Dirksen February is known for two things: romance and freezing cold.…

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