_____________________________ An original poem by Emma Campanella. ____________ Video by Emma Campanella
________________________________________________ THE WHITE SOCKS BALLED ON THE FLOOR. THE COFFEE CUP, DIRTY ON THE COUNTER. THE LILIES DYING IN THEIR VASE. THE PHOTO ALBUMS IN THE CABINET, UNFILLED. THE THREE UNANSWERED VOICEMAILS. THE TOWEL, WET NEXT TO THE SHOWER. THE LOVE NOTE FORGOTTEN ON THE FRIDGE. THE CHRISTMAS CARD NEVER SENT. THE DATE NIGHT THAT … More POEM: What Was the Final Straw?
By Vanessa Herrera *WARNING: Spoilers* Welcome back, my beauties, to a second round of pure awkwardness. Back in 2015 I reviewed the first movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, when the whole world seemed to be intrigued by a billionaire sadist. I had not read E.L. James’ Fifty Shades book series (still haven’t) … More REVIEW: Fifty Shades Darker
By Mea Donnelly As Thanksgiving break slowly gets closer, many UIUC students are beginning to wonder what on earth they will do over break. With no classes and little homework, students have an entire week to just sit back and relax, and what better way to sit back and relax than by reading a … More Six Good Books to Read Over Thanksgiving Break
By Ada Li Since the fall semester is coming to an end, let’s celebrate by talking about the horrible endings to dystopian books. Gone are the days of warmth, sunshine, and lazily reading a book on a Sunday afternoon. Instead of cracking open a good book, we have been cracking open our textbooks. Don’t fret … More Dystopian Books With Horrible Endings
By Hina Gupta Photo courtesy of blog.lib.umn.edu/ The semester is coming to an end, You can’t get rid of your boyfriend Because he got rid of you Your grades sing DDDF You got stabbed in the back You just found out that this winter is going to be colder than the last You weren’t able to … More Dooms End: Semester Edition
By Xuanyan Ouyang Look, Mario is on Prospect Avenue! Photo Courtesy of Xuanyan Ouyang Maybe nobody knows why he’s here with a sign reads “Honk if you love Halloween.” But anyway, honk him because he has ignited our enthusiasm for Halloween. Also, check out spooky dinners this Thursday, Oct. 29 at ISR, Busey Evans, LAR, Peabody and … More Halloween Is Coming!
By Hina Gupta Halloween is over, and you ate all the candy One last piece of dark cranberry chocolate in your hand The greasy chocolate melts in your palms Hideous, sweaty and neglected Black gravel wet and damp, stuck on the fingers, From holding the bag too long Fruit flies surround it like the leftover … More Chocolate on Halloween
By Hina Gupta Photo Courtesy of mackinawcity.com Your journey begins when your leaf starts changing colors When falling to the floor, each gets engraved into the concrete beneath it, leaving a footprint. IT CAN BE HARD AND SCARY UNTIL A PASSERBY PICKS YOU UP As there are thousands on campus, each leaf of its own color … More CREATE YOUR OWN COLOR