Month: November 2017

Smashing the Zone

Smashing the Zone

There are so many things to smash: the patriarchy, an ex’s teeth, or even car windows like Beyoncé in Lemonade. “Smashing The Zone” centers on Bella Martin as she attempts to shatter the perhaps most intimidating zone of all: the comfort zone. Today I’m going […]

Animalia

Animalia

Over the years, I’ve had experiences with all sorts of animals, big and small. Some encounters were hands on, others were just observed from a distance. Through this blog I will be focusing in on specific animals, and my adventures with them. My name is […]

Back Write Corner

Back Write Corner

Struggling to write a poetry or prose piece? Don’t worry, just look in the back WRITE corner! Here I will go through tips I’ve curated from my experiences and what I’ve learned from critiques and class. Happy writing! Alright, so you have your idea for […]

One Word: Feminism

One Word: Feminism

“One Word: Feminism” is a biweekly blog by Hayley Garcia that explores feminist concepts through the eyes of Dulaney students and staff. Boys and Feminism When I googled boys and feminism, the results varied. Starting with “how to raise a feminist” and ending with “man […]

Echinocactus

Echinocactus

You can describe me as a cactus; I’m not flourishing with pigmented petals, Or enveloped in a multitude of leaves, But I’m pleasingly simple. What I appear to be truly doesn’t define my whole, My real potential resides within me. I’ll guard even my weaknesses […]

Solanum Tuberosum

Solanum Tuberosum

Sprouting out from the dank, old sod, you grew, The babe of nurturing Mother Nature, A starchiness that makes hearts feel anew, Tawny brown hues complete its portraiture. Not exclusive to the Irish people, The rich culinary necessity, Restaurants the church and you: the steeple, […]

The Great Unknown and Me

The Great Unknown and Me

Thalassophobia first came to me at 6 years old, when the Atlantic Ocean was swallowing me whole. My hibiscus print swimsuit and L.L. Bean rash guard couldn’t protect me against the wicked currents that thrashed me around in Ocean City. My mother stood on the […]

Sweet Seasons

Sweet Seasons

“Sweet Seasons” presents a satisfyingly sweet way to get through the year with weekly baking projects centered around holidays and seasons. Get a feeling for what baking is really like through commentary before you dive in blind and ruin your oven. (Sweet Seasons is not […]

Queer and Beyond

Queer and Beyond

“Queer and Beyond” is a series focusing on the LGBTQ community. Its content spotlights LGBTQ activists, organizations, artists and writers, while additionally including personal opinions and information about current issues. Follow Grace on her quest to spread awareness and positivity for the LGBTQ community. In […]

Favorite Colors Can Change

Favorite Colors Can Change

Neon colors were loud. They attracted the eye and demanded to be seen. I was quiet. I kept in a corner any color that tried to escape me. I did not deserve to be looked at. Pastel colors were soothing. They took the harshness out […]

COY CANDLES

COY CANDLES

The edge of my bed, dry fingers dance through a flame. Tiny candles after long days make tired brains tame. Scented eucalyptus with vanilla, or whatever you may desire. Lighting the wick with a match creates the most soothing of fire. Pull the drapes, flip […]

Yellow

Yellow

Yellow, I suppose that describes me well Yellow can be happy, a bright cheery sun in the morning A well timed joke, a smile to make your day A firefly in August midnight Yellow can also be ugly, an artist’s garish mishap Sticking out awkwardly […]