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Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Arts, Culture | 0 comments

Katie Hansen | Contributor   The Northern Folk can smell the snow today. It’s time to gather up the winter gear; They pull out their shovels to get ready. The Children are delighted snow is near!   The first of the white flakes begins to fall; Northern Folk rush to get their snow tires on. Frosty the Snowman is up standing tall. All signs of living vegetation, gone.   More than six months of winter is too long! They wish for the warmth and the summer fun! The cold weather does not seem to belong; Why can’t this frozen season be all done?   When winter ends the Northern Folks will say, I hope next year the snow does not...

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Doll

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Arts, Culture | 0 comments

Sam Wall | News Editor   my gums sliced and sewn back together write instead of speak or eat slamming a truck over my face again and again, somehow still unbroken, porcelain head numb   muscles struck by weakness limbs betraying synapses brain signals cut short spinal cord collapsing solidification of bone   a pile of flesh slowed by lethargy my skin begins to wither shrink, dried up and leather eyes blurry as morning fog   eyelid crash to eyelid lashes like cracks across my cheeks body devoid of moisture but tears all lost in vomit dry mouth aching   for a drink, for a pill; pain pain go away come again another way   I am set upon a shelf with all the other...

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The Beast

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Arts | 0 comments

Sarah Green | Contributor The night was cold and merciless. Wind tore through her flowing crimson hair. She could not stop. The footsteps got louder, Echoing through the woods. Darkness closed in around her frail form. Her head turned against her will As her eyes sought the beast. Branches clawed at her arms. Blood ran in ribbons past her wrists. She tripped on a concealed root, Tumbling to the ground. One cry escaped her throat Before it was too...

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Arts, Culture | 0 comments

Sam Wall | News Editor How did you spend your Halloween weekend? I went out for a wild, saucy evening at the Canfor Theatre, where the Northern Pride Centre held its annual showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. This cult classic from 1975 includes several traditions in public showings, such as throwing toilet paper, putting a newspaper on your head, snapping rubber gloves, and blowing a kazoo at the most opportune times. As well, each main character has a nickname, which the audience yells every time they come on screen; Brad is “Asshole” and Janet is “Slut,” while the audience yells “Boring” at the professor, and “Great Scott!” at Doctor Scott. It is also traditional for the audience to run down and do the Time Warp, following the directions given by the characters. The film also includes a...

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I Was a Poet, Once

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Arts | 0 comments

Sam Wall | News Editor I only know in moments of reflection the patience unlike our times poetry the art of rebellion to a culture of dis-ease So now I am a gardener because everyone has to eat yet I never threw those words away but planted them beneath my feet Up our walls those plants do grow because our soil is rich and deep down in our roots we know we are content to eat our own...

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Lands, Regrown

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Arts | 0 comments

Sam Wall | News Editor bodies are imaginary, like a ghost, see-through around the edges until we’ve felt them in every season of every continent blood boils, touch enough to blush skin draw blood vessels to surface below dirt painted necks we wrestle to our knees hit me so hard I finally land straight stand up erect fighting denim constraints pleased to meet your hands clothes overcome by grass stains blood stains hammer my chest with your fists make me flat on my back like wind blown grass flat like culturally burned lands...

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