Non-Binary Alphabet

A tale of a non-binary kid told through the English alphabet for the sake of:  a) showing the world through the eyes of a shapeshifting person;  b) keeping it short and sweet (before it goes off...

The Story of Boy

Illustration by Rachel Lee. Boy was depressed mainly because his mother and father had decided to name him “Boy.” As a seven-year-old, Boy ran away from home, but he only made it to the next-door...

The First Day of Spring

The first day of spring is always the same. It’s something we don’t experience where I’m from. Here, when the cold finally subsides, it’s like a physical rebirth. It is that college-on-the-east-coast experience that...

Comfortably Modern

“Just remember, once the gas starts flowing, count backward from 10 nice and slowly,” the voice said.   “Ten…” His eyes darted around the room, trying to get one last look at his surroundings, but the room...

Tired Old Rebel

in endless march a floating child very last vestige of the embryonic army the powerful march of history violates your soil infiltrations of nests of thieves murder is committed with impunity on your fragile neck scars left by a carnivorous animal the U.S. colonial yoke this...

‘Identity in a Pot’ and ‘Do Do Don’t’

Identity in a Pot I brought my earthen pot to the other side of the world only to find that this side is a blind spot it must not enter. My brown earthen pot is loud against the white...

When You Hate Your Gallatin Concentration (And Everything Else, Too)

“Dad, I promise the $70,000 a year is worth it.” Story by Pamela Jew, Under the Arch Managing Editor Illustrations by Sophia Di Iorio, Creative Director Chapter One I have a lot of jokes about going to Gallatin. I’m...

Sunflowers

“I'll meet you by the car in five,” I say, rushing through the door. We're late to a cemetery service for my godfather. The florist's corner shop looks cozy and inviting in the midst of...
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