The Observer

Sounding Off

July 28, 2011

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By BRIAN MANGAN Contributing Writer Published: November 4, 2010 Skreeeeeeeeeemff… And everyone loads off A Bell rings: Stand clear of the closing doors please Chi-chi-chi-ka Chi-chi-ka Chi-ka Chi-chi-ka Chi-chi-ka   On the platform sit two She wears a shirt He wears a smile   Bua-bu-bu Cha-ka-bua, B...

Ellis’ Island

July 28, 2011

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By BIANCA LEGGIO Contributing Writer Published: November 4, 2010 Ellis could skate across forever, sometimes scraping.   Ellis felt it with his hand, rosied by a spangle of sterling stars, overflowing with tinkling.   Ellis thought that if he could manage things just so, he could remain in ...

Human Writes

July 25, 2011

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Fordham students and members of FCLC’s chapter of Amnesty International write about human rights. Published: October 21, 2010   By: Mario Weddell He felt moved by something so profound he couldn’t quite explain the extent of his excitement. Yet even in the dark he knew what the light meant. The...

Mind in a Daze

July 25, 2011

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By Jagpal (Sunny) Khahera Contributing Writer Published: October 7, 2010 And I’m doing it again, it never ends Came back to her after all this time, but it was bittersweet She has somebody, and jealousy seeps through my veins She has it all man, beauty and brains But when I saw her with him, felt like I got ...

Friend Indeed

July 25, 2011

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By Mario Weddell Features Co-Editor Published: October 7, 2010   When I think of the friend you are It is only in terms of a laxative superlative, Shittiest. Because obviously I’m there when you need me But when you don’t need me, I’m there. Piteous.   Then I write out of spite Shed light on the fight in my mind Keep th...

The Metamorphosis

July 25, 2011

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Minira Aslanova Staff Writer Published: September 23, 2010 Under the lilac tree, within the virgin bushes, lay a lanky body of about twelve. Feeding upon the solitude of the humble wind, the child’s thinly sliced limbs waved their way through the air imitating a bald eagle. Her awfully bitten nails cascaded the red drapery ...

#23

July 25, 2011

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By Evangelos Razis Staff Writer Published: September 23, 2010   Rust and metal, those chains on earth— Gates of polis or tracks in dirt? Hollow steeds with half-dinged hulls A pass through station, a look of dull, Blackened soil and mislaid tools For precious polis and all those fools...

Lost

July 23, 2011

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By HARRY HUGGINS Opinions Editor Published: August 25, 2010 The gutters that my Grandpa Fastened to the house of My dreams AND nightmares Couldn’t hold the rain that poured Like Jameson into my One last shot Glass I’m in college but I still Stay after class, Cleaning the erasers of my mind Dirtied ...

Animals

July 23, 2011

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By MARIO WEDDELL Features Co-Editor Published: August 25, 2010 One animal says I want to survive Another one says I must build a hive One animal says I just want to eat And the other one says I hope it’s not me These animals say I need to have sex Those animals say I have eggs to protect A d...

August Girls

July 23, 2011

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By LIZ BOWEN Editor-in-Chief Published: August 25, 2010 In the last, good hours of the summer, when the days began to droop like slumping shoulder blades, you and I were latecomers. We kept fading fireflies from jumping too early into their twinkling waltz; they needed you to lead their dainty feet to...

Condition

July 23, 2011

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By MATT PETRONZIO Literary Editor Published: August 25, 2010 Endless fields and urban streets Adorn the minds of sour poets— Fields that cover a corner of the earth So that we cannot fathom what a wall is, Streets that undulate through space and time And make us ponder the existence of god. Unidentified scars are in the hearts of man, Acorns and pinecones and pears In the eye...

Haiku For You

July 22, 2011

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Published: May 5, 2010 By MATT PETRONZIO Asst. Literary Editor Heart is made of glass Bare feet march on humble shards Mind is made of stone ______________________________ By GRACE WEISS Contributing Writer The Little Coochi Snorcher That Could can because This is not ISIS ______________________________ By REBECCA DECKER Contributing Writer Sl...