Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 6:26pm
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sometimes i want to step out of my skin

& sleep forever in that silver pot

as if i were those bones you boil each day

hovering over the kitchen stove

cheeks flushed with early morning

at least then i’ll smell like home

instead of an imitation

garnished with green onions & basil

sans tendon

sans tripe

sans heart

a health-conscious broth sitting pretty

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 8:43pm
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I don’t like Taylor Swift.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 5:50pm
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I am a dancer.

I worry what you hear when I say that is I like dancing. Which to be fair, I do. I love going to Brown parties and busting out all the latest Bollywood moves, or trying to see if my muscles remember the motions from long ago ballet classes, or trying and failing to imitate those cool K-Pop routines.

But that’s not what I said.

I said, I am a dancer.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 5:56pm
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The steady melody of the flute holds hands and dances with the consistent beat of the bassoon as they traverse across the canvas of several continent

Each note speaks for a different culture

A different people

A different tongue

The clarinet responds with its translation of the flutes call and is joined by the gentle laughter of the French horn

Each instrument’s voice rings true with a different accent

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:03pm
GOT7

“Sweet talk to me, babe

It’s magical

Sweet lullaby.”

These are the few English words in GOT7’s latest song, “Lullaby,” which has earned its seventh win, making it the K-pop boy group’s most awarded song to date. Though I don’t possess any knowledge of the Korean language, the song’s vocals, beat and production are pleasing enough for me to keep on repeat. As I walk across campus, I am miles away from South Korea, yet GOT7 keeps getting closer to fans around the world.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:01pm
MiC logo

When Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and Honey” was first published, it sent the literary world into an uproar. While many praised Kaur for her short, easily digestible poems, many others were firmly against the new trend of “Instagram poetry.” It seems to be there’s no middle ground in Kaur’s case — but that’s not what we’re talking about today. I believe poetry collections about and written by women of color should be celebrated, and these are just a few more suggestions to add to your shopping list.

 

Melissa Lozada-Oliva — “Peluda”

 

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 12:27am
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Like a lioness

Shielding her cub

With the length

Of her limb,

 

I shield them

 

They are one of mine—

Beaten and battered,

Weary and wilting—

I protect them

 

Do not confuse me

For the “pitiers”

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 6:23pm
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Who has the right to say the word nigger?  

Not nigga, with an a, but nigger. Hard r.

If you’re Black, at this point into the article you’re probably enraged this word is being published in a news article. If you’re white, you’re probably just plain uncomfortable. You can rest assured though, because the writer of this article is also Black, which makes this okay. Or does it?

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 5:24pm
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Finally, a happy ending for Black women that has nothing to do with a man. We’ve seen all the stereotypical portrayals of Black women in media.

We’re angry. Too loud, too crazy.

We’re single moms. Lacking father figures and males in supportive roles.

We’re side chicks. Too freaky and too needy to be wifey material.

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 5:20pm
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Interracial relationships haven’t been something accepted in America for a long time at all. It was only legalized about 50 years ago with the landmark Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court case, during which a Black woman and a white man took their wedding vows in Washington, D.C., but then moved to Virginia, a state that banned interracial marriage.