The Daily Aztec

Staring in the face of defeat

by Sarah Gough

April 10, 2014

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Silence is a strange companion It makes one’s thoughts fill the vacancy it creates. These six walls that contain me, At times they seem so distant So far away And I feel so incredibly small. But other times...

Everyone and no one

by Sarah Gough

April 10, 2014

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Illuminate my darkness with the spark of something clear Dissipate the hazy cloud that encompasses my thought, Flood me with a comfort that destroys all traces of fear And remind me of what I’ve long forgot.   Take...

A love letter to campus coffee

by Jamie Ballard

April 7, 2014

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Dear Campus Coffee, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. First, we have the elitist and corporate but oh-so-wonderful Starbucks. Starbucks, you provide me with something special. You’re who I turn to when I need a treat after a long day, and I’m willing to forgo the...

Gobbling governor games

by Max Saucedo

April 3, 2014

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“Ronald, look at me. Do you know why they pay me what they pay me?” “Davey, I swear it was just a harmless radio interview. It’s not like I was on television where you could see the sweat on my upper lip. Plus the governor...

Source Point sequence 15

by Max Saucedo

March 27, 2014

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“What does this solve, Faust?” Damon Wade asked. “In the short term? You dead, at the bottom of the Source’s main generator. Long term: Progress for the human race,” Faust whispered. “It can’t progress like...

Fateful circumstances

by Kara Fergason

March 27, 2014

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Our toes dissolved beneath the wet, encasing sand Two unfamiliar hearts cast shadows in the dark For reasons untold by a baffling universe My spine ached acutely, fervently for your hands To memorize its ridges, to...

Government hot air, on the air

by Max Saucedo

March 24, 2014

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“Welcome back to 98.3 CRK Radio. I’m your host, ‘Mayday’ Jane Cornett. Today I’m joined by the deputy governor, Mr. Ronald Avery. How are you, Mr. Avery?” “Jane, there’s no need for formalities, call me Ron. It...

Living the lively lake life

by Chris Blakemore

March 17, 2014

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It’s 6:33 a.m. I awake to a morning woodpecker. The bird, not the … never mind. I think I hear a squirrel clamoring across the top of my tent, or maybe it’s just the sound of someone’s labrador marking its territory all...

A heart’s perpetual fire

by Kara Fergason

March 13, 2014

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I felt everything and absolutely nothing, all at once. It was as if my entire life had been planned intricately to prepare me for this sacred, pivotal moment. Scars I seemed to have forgotten suddenly blared to life. They were...

The underage struggle

by Ellen Rex

March 10, 2014

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I love music. I love when I can feel the beat in my heart and feel as if the lead singer is singing just for me. I love music that’s so loud my ears start ringing. I love walking out of a concert and having to scream at the...

Our evening adventure

by Sarah Gough

March 6, 2014

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Tonight put on your Sunday best, My darling I’ll spare no expense. Please give me a reason to revive that little red dress Let time unfold naturally and we will see where it carries us Just you and I.   Let’s...

The secret life of a student superhero

by Fidel Cadena

March 5, 2014

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Elaine was never the best role model, but she certainly was one who would never give up. Many of her colleagues called her a complete klutz; there was never a day she wouldn’t trip on something or fall flat on her face. Still,...