Bird Graveyard short story contest submissions

For The Bird Graveyard Short Story Contest, there were plenty of submissions that made the most of an unorthodox prompt, which required contestants to select an image from the @birdgraveyard instagram account and write a story around it. Here are some of the best: https://www.instagram.com/p/BuUy-clFF0v/?igshid=1c15lwsjvhsb5…

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Poems and Photos from Valentine’s Day 2021

In celebration of romance during times of COVID, the Catalyst opened submissions from current students for poems and images of love. He is my favorite poem Though he remains unwritten Too personal for paper Too intimate for ink Anonymous Third-years 23 & Tony Is it…

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Submission: Working From Home

Submitted by Anna Wright It is difficult to work from home.There is little incentive to put on clothesOr get out of bed just to sit in a sunken chairOr eat I am depressed. And anxious,As if there are little cameras here watchingAnd I have to…

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Spooky six-word story contest

One never knows what lurks in the dark corners of New College nights. Sometimes, short doesn’t mean sweet… The Catalyst received a plethora of submissions for spooky six-word stories from students, staff and faculty. Our staff voted on our favorites. Congratulations to all of the…

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Op-Ed: Why Quizbowl is a sport
Photo courtesy of NCF Quizbowl The Quizbowl team posed at the Early Fall Tournament.

Op-Ed: Why Quizbowl is a sport

Submitted by Carlos Gonzalez I was one of many stunned by the announcement of an online NCF merchandise shop. While some chose to tease the shop for its offering of NCF-branded golf balls, apparel and barbecue equipment, I want to draw attention to the NCF…

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Poetry submission: “Melt with me”

Submitted by Ra Cohen ('14) CW: adult themes I’m oft at a loss due to candyfloss thoughts dancing about in my mind. All fine and dandy... — until I get randy.Once wet, they suddenly unwind. Candyfloss thoughts pleasingly or teasingly intrude on my writing seemingly unceasingly.Crosswords in bed... Generous…

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Poetry by Samantha Krell

Poem submitted by Samantha KrellNational Poetry Month 2020 Help Us, Oh God, To Understand What did you do for food?      A.   sewed; a stitch for every cent      B.   prayed arms folded aching    knees      C.   a woman should not…

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Poetry by Becca Hadwin

Poems submitted by Becca HadwenNational Poetry Month 2020 Rework my depression is a stack of cardboard boxes that shelter me from grief's downpour. i build them up, make them intricate and shit, i drift into unfeeling. no guests stay long in my soggy, moldy home,…

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Poetry by Anna Wright

Poems submitted by Anna WrightNational Poetry Month 2020 Agrobacterium tumefaciens interactions with Mangifera indica Young mango plant Young growing seed Push from the tumbling mess of weed And gain the sunshine, gain the air- Gain the microbe -but beware! There lurks one special microbe here…

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