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Christmas in California: a poem
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Christmas in California: a poem

Once I lived in a magical place where winter took over my body and face. The world – in its beauty – was nothing but still with bright snow on every last mountain and hill. And life was a game between warmth and the cold. My fingers were soothed by the cider I’d hold. My...

Frozen in her arms: a poem
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Frozen in her arms: a poem

It was Christmas Eve when we met; with nothing but a single glance, desire overcame my fret as she graced me with our first dance.  Under the lamplight we were one; her fingers intertwined with mine, this was our only night to shine, but the end would come with the sun. “I’m in love with you”...

A Flickering Memory: a personal narrative
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A Flickering Memory: a personal narrative

To most, Christmas represents a time at the end of the year to rekindle family ties by expressing affections and sharing stories in the midst of a bleak winter. As I was growing up, my family never made an effort to celebrate Christmas, so I was not strongly attached to the occasion. The holiday often passed us by...

Jake Wigal performs “Anything You Do”
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Jake Wigal performs “Anything You Do”

Jake Wigal’s (Jr.) performance of “Anything You Do,” an original song from his new album, showcases his talent as a budding musician: http://goo.gl/p3YG1X. Wigal said he wrote this song about “the sensation of a summer romance and fighting to escape its inevitable end.” The songwriting process excites Wigal because he draws inspiration from many different sources, including...

Blurred Vision
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Blurred Vision

My every step is engulfed by the sound around me; I hear nothing but white noise, silent but not quite empty. The sky suddenly shatters and rains shards of glass, and the pit and patter of every drop drums into the ears. The cold streets witness the dragging of heavy footsteps. Hearts grow heavy in...

Engulfed in Flames: a narrative poem
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Engulfed in Flames: a narrative poem

 Standing atop a cliff, the girl gazed at a burning sea. A part of her wanted to cry for help, but she did not know how to set herself free. She was bound by a force so sickeningly strong, that an ocean draped in flames did not seem wrong. Anger had led her to light...

Singing cover of “Little Talks”
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Singing cover of “Little Talks”

          Tara Delbaksh (So.) and Tashia Ovais (So.) recently recorded a cover of “Little Talks” by Of Monsters and Men. You can listen to it here: http://goo.gl/2qb9RK.             Delbaksh said that one of their main challenges was not being able to practice many times together. Also, since the two...