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Poems by Aminata Keita

My Accent Everybody has an accent So why is mine a problem? I’m fed up with the ignorance The “You don’t belong here The “I’m sorry honey, can you repeat yourself?” No! I’m not going to repeat myself anymore And I do belong here I’m America too I learned your language I didn’t have an

The Poetry of Everett Hoagland

THE BOTTOM LINE Lo, and behold! Our would be bold new president — nominated, campaigned for, elected by a mainstream political party, by a mainstream political process to head our (inter-) national mess — is neither a comrade, a messiah, nor magician. Not even the so-called American Dream in fruition. Heavens! Unprecedented. Imagine! Of all

Discovering Fiction: The Lost of Innocence in James Joyce’s “Araby” and Ernest Hemingway’s “Indian Camp”

Jacques Fleury Spare Change News Ah, Childhood, a time when our slates were clean and fresh like the morning dawn; a time when we saw life very much as we saw a new toy, something to be observed and explored. This innocence lasts up until that moment when, one day, everything changes; the tooth fairy’s

Three A.M. in Hell

Three A.M. in Hell By Andrea S. Gereighty Blood on the table bone on the wing tonight something evil covers the sky. The moon cross cut Drips with excrement, pus. The wind slices knives serrated, through us. Dehumidifiers hum song, hymn, prayer nothing can save us terrorism stalks there. Will we be hijacked cut down

Under the Cover of Night

Jacques Fleury Spare Change News The full moon permeates the darkened street where Chiro sprints to hide under the bridge, the rolling waves of the ocean muffling the footsteps trailing behind him. Exhausted from fear and the run itself, he leans against the wall to catch his breath as the hooligans pursuing him get close

New Chapter for Harvard Square Bookstand: $2 books give way to free book exchange

Julie Monrad Spare Change News Have you ever noticed the second-hand bookstand in Cambridge on the sidewalk in front of 1324 Massachusetts Ave., near Holyoke Street? Not just glanced and continued walking, but truly observed it? Next time you find yourself walking along Massachusetts Avenue, debating whether or not to enter Harvard Book Store or

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