The Daily Aztec

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...

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,...

The battle of a distracted mind

by Fidel Cadena

March 3, 2014

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How do they do it? How can my peers all focus on what this old teacher is droning on about? I can barely comprehend anything that comes out of his mouth, as if he’s speaking a foreign language. All this talk of numbers and lett...

Nail-biting adult anxiety

by Annie Beltran

February 27, 2014

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I recently decided I was an adult. Oftentimes an anxious adult who resorts to nail biting until scolded by another adult. Have you ever sat in the emergency exit row on an airplane? I have, and it was at that moment I started...

Source Point Sequence 14

by Max Saucedo

February 26, 2014

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Kenji’s eyes darted from the woman to the Asian man.  If his instincts were true, this man must be Source Point’s top dog, Agent Zhou.  For the first time, Damon Wade sounded nervous. “Can you take him?” Wade asked. “Depends...

In a reality far away

by Sarah Gough

February 24, 2014

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The noise from the TV is steady and distracting But it makes my head feel like it’s caving in.   I don’t know what this is, This aching insecurity, the uncertainty and unexplainable tears. I’m simply...

Picture day disasters

by Kara Fergason

February 20, 2014

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I’ve never particularly liked school picture day. As I wait in line with the rest of my class, my mind traces back to one particular morning in kindergarten, when I desperately needed to look like Barbie for my school picture....

Source Point Sequence 13

by Max Saucedo

February 19, 2014

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Alarms were blaring.  Someone had entered the building.  As Damon Wade and Kenji made their way down to the lower levels, they found themselves at a dead end.  Tapping a keypad, a service elevator compartment opened up.  Wade...