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Nashville

by Julia Nahley, Art Staff Hey guys! My name is Julia Nahley and I am a senior double majoring in Studio Arts and Economics at VU. I am part of the art staff at TVR and have loved being involved in such a creative group of people that can celebrate the work of students passionate…
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4 Love Stories, Summer 2020

by Eric Ponce, Prose Staff, Class of 2022 Rapture David Estrella. Mexican-Jewish, really wonderful cultural intersection, with the different attitudes of both peoples—mix of confused infatuation with and crippling fear of death, a veiny, gimcrack pride, a litany of complexes, not all of them detrimental to his well-being and general success, a demonstratively suppressed sexuality—and…
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Faces Lined with Love

By Amber Yun, Layout Editor They say that all it takes to fall in love is to look into someone’s eyes for four minutes straight.  I’m not much of a romantic, but I’ve tried Dr. Aran’s fast track to love on a few different occasions. Whether it was to satiate my cynical curiosity or actually…
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Marlon Brando

by Alexander Mills, Class of 2023 My grandfather once took me to see Elia Kazan’s A Street Car Named Desire  He was a Hercules in stature  and a Hollywood stunt-man in profession  It was at the local Birmingham cinema  We sat four rows from the back and he devastated two large boxes of milk dudsin under forty seconds …
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The Broadest Possible Book Recommendation List!

By Grace Billman, Layout Editor Here it is: Books you read as a kid! As “adults,” we’re constantly recommended books to further our learning and personal growth and to expand our understanding of some hot button issue – which is great! Except when it’s exhausting. Sometimes, you don’t want your reading to feel like more…
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Art From Memory

by Catherine Sheehan, Art Editor If you know me well, you probably know that memory recall isn’t one of my strengths. Family trips, personal milestones, sentimental moments, and last night’s dinner are memories that I lose track of all too frequently. I’m not too sure why that is, but I’d like to think it’s because…
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How To: Find Home (Corona Edition)

By Laiba Fatima, Prose Editor When school ended prematurely in early March, my boyfriend and I decided to stay through the end of the semester until he bought himself a flight back to South Korea three weeks later. In all fairness, it was a decision we had made together after I had inspired in him…
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Three Poems On Appalachian Spring

By Kelly Morgan, Poetry Editor Low Place By The River This, I believe, is spring —spring in the mountains, with silver bells and unfurled rhododendrons;dog hobble on the ground, spilling over itself;pine needles white under the sunlight;big arching sycamores above. All that I am grew first from here.From the naked winter trees that soak up…
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Fun With A Magazine

By Emily Kopec, Editor in Chief More than I like actually reading, I like buying books. So here I am, recommending a book I haven’t actually read yet: Factories of Knowledge, Industries of Creativity by Gerald Raunig. In this book, Raunig draws parallels between factories and universities, asserting that the role of the university is…
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Summer, 2011

By Darius Cowan, Managing Editor This is a piece about when summer actually felt like summer instead of whatever this is. This weird period of Zoom meetings and cancelled plans, and staring at the same walls every day. When the black boy with the brown eyes and leaves in his hair and face splattered with…
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We are now accepting prose, poetry, and art submissions to our 2020/21 magazine!