Ode to Earth

By Aysha Robinson Your spine stretches for ten thousand miles and your breath destroys the cities of men Your head scrapes the clouds and you heart spews fire, while your veins pulse and give life to every living thing There is no name for you. You are too big and unfathomable to be named. Yet … Continue reading

On Wrinkles

By Nell Smith They are the first sign, a slip of the tongue in speech, at the beginning of a story. They are at the close, echoed in the imprints on sheets, after life has slipped on. Do you remember the ripples in the water when the wind touches it, or in the sand dunes, … Continue reading

Lunar Eclipse

Nell Smith Somewhere in Oklahoma, pulled off of the highway on exit 88, we stood in the gravel of scrubby darkness. Heads full of ideas and inquisition hurrying through the night on our way East from the West. Near to nothing the grasses swayed unseen and we stopped to shiver where cities couldn’t steal the … Continue reading

Three Moths

Nell Smith During summer I spent many hours high between the rafters and stacked bales hiding away chewing pieces of hay and staring at the thick, brown barn spiders suspended like dark stars in the constellations of their webs. A moth twisted in turmoil as they strolled across their night ropes weaving their own kind … Continue reading


By Daniel Roca Just blackness if blackness can be a memory Ivory pupils Dropped jaw below the steering wheel The weight of bones uncurling across pavement Fracking atoms in a vacuum the way nails rattle in a tube


By Daniel Roca Long ropes of water hung off my face and rivulets slithered down my sternum and down my sucked ribs and down across my torso and along my thighs and spilled out through the gap between my toes toward the abyssal drain I shut my eyes and leaned — forehead to the tile … Continue reading

Mad lib-eration

By Angela Marcinik Write down a word for each number. Then fill in the paragraph below and read aloud to some friends. 1. Type of person      2. Adjective    3.Adjective     4. Adjective    5. Verb            6. Noun           7. Noun           8. Plural Noun           9. Adjective    10. Verb            11. Plural Noun        12. Adjective  13. Color         14. Noun        15. Something … Continue reading

Ask Erika

Dear Erika, I feel like there is a taboo on campus about making money, especially if you are not working a menial job or work-study position. How would you deal with working at a well-paying job or working for yourself? Would you tell your friends? Would you tell people you just met? Sincerely, Ballin’ Collin Dear … Continue reading

Prescott Film Festival returns for a double take

By Erika DeLeo Staff Writer What do The Beatles, the Bonneville Salt Flats, and a small, flying Dutch girl have in common? You can see them all on screen at the second annual Prescott Film Festival, a local event where national talent will converge in the high desert. About 50 documentary and narrative films will … Continue reading

Students strut their art skills in juried show

By Morgan Rosenberger Staff Writer Freshworks III, a Student Exhibition at Sam Hill Gallery, houses works ranging from photography, blown glass, screen prints to charcoal drawings. As an entirety, the art presents personal and social commentary. Many of the pieces reveal the artists’ vulnerability with a harrowing presence, while others strike the viewer with their … Continue reading