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Collage Collection

by Asya Azkin, Class of 2022 I create handmade collages using recycled magazines, most of them from the 60s and 70s. I have always been fascinated with the color schemes and photography styles of that era, as well as sustainability in general, so I combine these two concepts to create upcycled collages.

Poetry & My Grandfather

by Annie Mahaffey, Prose Staff My grandfather and I love to talk about poetry.  When I was growing up, we didn’t always have much common ground to converse about. He was and is very kind, and interested in my school activities, and how my hometown football team was doing, but that was about the extent…
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A Body

by Alexa White, class of 2023

Three Poems on Being in Love

by Michael Bruebach, Poetry Staff I If you are early to rise, youmay witness the peak of small crested smile with daybreak;pillows frame her outline like clouds to the light You may be lucky enough to see reruns of sweet dreamsThrough groggy eyes rich with sleepAnd something maybe more peaceful.  If you are early to…
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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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The Vanderbilt Review 2020/21