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A Call to Arms. A Call to Love.

By Sarah E. Boucher Feminism gets a bad rap. The term has been twisted to convey something far different than its original definition: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests Basic. Elegant. Yet somehow feminism has become associated with radical behavior, …

The Spike 0.3_unrequited

By LR Fletcher Sophie hesitates just inside the bar’s entrance, unsure how she’ll recognise her date. She hasn’t seen Ashton since they were eight, and his Facebook profile photo was less than helpful – she couldn’t even tell which of the three awkwardly-posing graduates was him. But, going on what her mum said, he should …

Love Languages? Screw It.

Youse all know about Love Languages, right? According to Wikipedia, The Five Love Languages is a book by Gary Chapman, outlining the five universal ways that people give and receive love in romantic relationships. According to Oprah Winfrey’s wardrobe stylist, The Five Love Languages will change your life. When I first heard “love languages” I was like, now you’re …

Learning the Language

By Melinda Bailey At eleven months, she still had the cleft—wide enough to cover the roof of her mouth. “That’s a very small cleft,” the surgeon said but when he saw the look on the feeding specialist’s face, he looked again. “I take that back. That’s the largest cleft I’ve ever seen. I didn’t know …

Between The Stand That Deep-Fries Twinkies and The One That Roasts Corn On The Cob

By Joshua Swainston Billy shouts an Earthquake Burger order over the rain-rattled rooftops of concession stand trailers. Midway diversions award a caricature plush animal to eight-year-old Aiden for shooting water into a clown mouth. The Tilt-a-whirl’s rose, lemon, seaweed, and blueberry tinted lights revolve to classic rock that Jennifer keeps humming. 4-H’s livestock mud cakes …

No Complaints

By Jillian Green DiGiacomo At age 39, I resolved that I would not be fat and 40. I managed to keep that resolution the day I turned 41. Last year, I vowed to never go to bed with even one dirty dish in the sink. And, true to my word, there never was just one. …