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Graduation: More than just an arch of balloons

by Michelle Monroy

May 1, 2014

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As graduation approaches, I think about the brave souls who will pass under the arc of balloons with their friends and families watching them. One foot following the other, you’ll try to remember how to walk for this precious...

Beyond

by Sarah Gough

April 26, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, Daily Aztec Stories, The Back Page

How did life become this complicated? Reality is simply the culmination of the end results of the circumstances we’re put in, the decisions we make, and the passage of time ultimately alerting those decisions. And all...

Canvassing or Harassing

by Ellen Rex

April 24, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

It’s a beautiful Thursday evening on San Diego State’s gorgeous campus, and I’m exhausted from a long day of lectures, midterms, unnecessary human interaction and work.  All I want is some passion tea from Starbucks and...

Enjoy the struggle/You mean the world to me

by Sarah Gough

April 21, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

Enjoy the struggle I walked through a cemetery last night. Time became finite and simultaneously expanded into something beyond my understanding. I dreamt that the bulk of my life had passed by, As I stood in the back...

Frustrated but lubricated

by Chris Blakemore, Graphics Specialist

April 14, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

The location: my parents’ house.  The car: a 2002 Honda Accord.  The task: change the oil.  The problem: see location. For anyone who’s seen the television show “Arrested Development,” you’re familiar with how...

Staring in the face of defeat

by Sarah Gough

April 10, 2014

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

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

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

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

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

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

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

“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

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

“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

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

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

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

“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...