Autumn

Featured Illustration: Lara Paulussen Splatter of maroon across the canvas Neighboring pine trees Tickling lush green bushes   Light playfully resiles from the trees Their silhouettes  Conceived In light autumn breeze   The cold is comforting Matching our despondence Instead of bright lights Stretching lips  Into smiles That take precedence    The hush of the…

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Heart Awareness

Featured Illustration: Shelia Liu Your heart  Centering your chest Could center more   The window to your soul The words that you let go   Perhaps the way you view the world Could all be the reflection Of the heart Ever so raw And without   Your mind’s protection   You could go far You could…

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Mental Health During the Pandemic

Featured Artwork: Nicole Hwang Due to the coronavirus situation, people’s mental health has depleted. Mental health relies on a person’s genes, biology, environment, and lifestyle. The environment and lifestyle for many of our global citizens have been disrupted, and we have become victims of its result. Our bodies and minds are trying to adapt to…

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A Letter On A Paper

Featured Artwork: Anna Parini He returns home With his buttoned shirt And maroon tie   He breathes it in And lets out a sigh His backpack slouching Descends to the side   And plummets down With a muffled cry   He can’t disclose it Can’t let his parents know He failed his test Can’t let…

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