Fall 2021 Finals Week Haiku Contest: Celebrating the end of another semester
This semester has flown by, but these haikus written and submitted by students, faculty and employees let us here at the Catalyst look back on it fondly.

Fall 2021 Finals Week Haiku Contest: Celebrating the end of another semester

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Another semester has come to a close, and emotions are running high. Not only are students and faculty preoccupied with final exams and assignments, but this fall semester has marked something of a “return to normal” for New College—the resurgence of in-person classes, Walls, off-campus events and other hallmarks of the traditional New College experience. Join us in reading these haikus, written and submitted by students, staff and faculty and voted on by Catalyst staff members.

Top Three Submissions

“Life’s an Uno game

where gender is a wild card.

Play all the colors.”

Written by thesis student Anna Wright

“David Rohrbacher,

God of thunder wannabe.

David Thorbacher?”

Written by Professor of Greek Carl Shaw

“sanjam o snovi,

zove nas iz prošlosti,

dolje dalje je

(i dream of a dream,

calling to us from the past,

down deeper it is)”

Written by thesis student 23 Alejo, translated from Croatian

Honorable Mentions

“About a week left,

there is just so much to do.

But oh? A new show?”

Written by thesis student Kyla Hunter

“Online ordering

Most certainly brings boxes

Overflowing trash”

Written by Shelia Foley, Coordinator of Custodial Services for Physical Plant

“I’ve made many friends

Survived many assignments

Finally at peace”

Written by third-year Gaz Miller

“You paint your story

And begin to see your strength.

I’m touched, and so proud.”

Written by Dr. Emily Smith, Postdoctural Fellow, Counseling & Wellness Center (CWC)

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