BY PAIGE PEARCY
On a snowy Saturday at 8:45 a.m., Willie Oliver made the second trip of his life to the Cass Community Social Services building. He stood outside, underneath the red awning, in the line of people waiting to get inside when the doors opened at 9 a.m. Oliver has high blood pressure and like many of the people waiting in line with him, he couldn’t afford a trip to the doctor’s office.
BY JENNIFER CALFAS
Christopher had an idea. Shifting his weight from side to side in his desk, the third grader raised his hand, begging to answer a question.
BY PAIGE PFLEGER
The home of Matrix Theatre sticks out from its surroundings — it’s a two-story brick building that looks like the other storefronts should surround it, but it stands abruptly thin, tall and alone. Michigan Central Station looms in the background, long-abandoned and windowless.
BY THE STATEMENT MAGAZINE
The Statement magazine examines the stigma behind disordered eating.
BY TERESA MATHEW
Teresa Mathew traveled to London and Oxford for spring break to visit the land of her mother tongue. Scones, impeccably dressed humans and the world's most famous boy wizard.
BY ADRIENNE ROBERTS
LSA senior Kylie Miller is a resident advisor, a member of the Ballroom Dance Team and has a supportive group of friends. Miller also suffers from disordered eating. She has spent up to two dozen nights sitting in the bathroom for hours at a time, battling with herself, deciding whether or not to purge after a binge.
BY JOHN BOHN
In a society that demands things at ever-greater speeds — from text messages to medicinal cures — a theoretical discipline such as psychoanalysis, which asks of its patients to engage with their self histories of trauma and loss for an extended period, may be unsettling when first encountered.
BY RUBY WALLAU
Weight transformed into a number that I couldn’t stop thinking about.
BY MAX RADWIN
Slam poetry is a synthesis of those two mediums of art done poorly. It isn’t literature, and it really isn’t theatre.
BY DAILY VIDEO STAFF
Videographers worked with authors from The Literary Issue to recreate their pieces in multimedia forms.
BY STATEMENT STAFF
This year, The Statement’s Literary Issue attempts to introduce you to writing that uproots and imagines.
Here's a selection of pieces included in the issue:
BY LEELA DENVER
fat bunches v. sweet,
perfumed very sweet smelling cream-
colored kind of squat small
BY CARLINA DUAN
We write so we can remember. We write so we can press the eye’s detail to the page; so we can make and shift and save and carve. This year, The Statement’s Literary Issue attempts to introduce you to writing that uproots and imagines.
BY ALEXANDER BERNARD
BY AMY HENSON