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Andrew Evans, Guest Contributor

October 9, 2019

He likes my eyes now that they do not hide   I blossomed he says like a flower in springtime   And all the wasted years fall away like leaves blushing red upon the ground   How could this be wrong? I sealed it up for far too long Nipped the buds with self-inflicted chi...

Pride

Pride

Micah Petway, Guest Contributor

October 9, 2019

How can I have pride when being who I am is wrong Being shunned, beaten, abused and disowned Only for having pride in who I am   A little voice in my head is telling me being proud is not worth it   But the pride in me is much too strong My pride does not come from the...

Refraction

Refraction

Isabel Sleczkowski, Guest Contributor

October 9, 2019

RED flushed his face and mine when he kissed me, I flinched. My hand grew heavier when he held it. I think his eyes were black but I tried not to look. I kept as much space between us as I could.     ORANGE was the knot in my ribcage that tangled when I...

10 September 2019

10 September 2019

Elizabeth McClure, Guest Contributor

October 9, 2019

I am like a rosebush.   Beautiful from afar.   Blooms you want to see and smell forever.   But you get hurt if you get too close.   I fade quickly and easily; my beauty lasts but for a moment.   Many have tried pruning me.   Cutting away...

Two professors release collaborative poetry book

Two professors release collaborative poetry book

Haley Millay, Reporter

September 30, 2019

Students, faculty, staff and personal friends gathered on Friday to celebrate the release of NKU professors Megan D. Henson and J. Michael Skaggs’s new book entitled “What Pain Does.”

For student poet, the biggest risk is not taking one

For student poet, the biggest risk is not taking one

Noël Waltz, Reporter

February 6, 2019

From deciding to attend a university over 5,000 miles away from her home in Lagos, Nigeria, to the interdisciplinary challenges she took head on, Onyinye Uwolloh is no stranger to taking risks. The elemental logistics of scholarships and tuition weighed on Uwolloh’s decision to come to NKU, but...

My Brown Skin I’m In

My Brown Skin I’m In

Micah Petway, Contributor

February 6, 2019

My brown skin I’m in Ain’t it nice So many shades of beauty So smooth and so much melanin My brown skin ain’t just something for your eyes to fancy See There’s so much behind this pretty brown skin, you just don’t know I can be more than just a sports player, rapper or singer, thug or ...

I Am Not

I Am Not

Raven McNeal, Contributor

February 6, 2019

I Am not A trend I am not the music you listen to the clothes you buy the hair you wear the food you eat the language you speak I am not the elephant in the room the butt of the joke the angry black woman I am not I am not I am not I am a collection of soulful songs and praises stren...

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