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August 27, 2019

In the past, before we had the technological capability to make potent medications artificially, the only form of medicine available to us came from plants. The practice of using plants and natural ingredients to make medicine is called Herbology, and it is from this t...

November 30, 2018

“The Modern Arizona Scene” is the current state of Arizona’s art, music, and books. This art is uniquely ours--art that springs up from the desert, from the Grand Canyon, from the border, from the Colorado River. The identity of Arizona is ever elusive, a place in betw...

November 29, 2018

This past summer, I had the amazing opportunity to study abroad in Mérida, México. Mérida is located in the Yucatán peninsula, which is the furthest country southeast in México. While there, I attended classes, as well as spent time in the city learning the culture. Th...

November 19, 2018

After hopping off a bus in the small town of Drumnadrochit, a friend and I stood awkwardly huddled together on a cold February night in the Highlands of Scotland. We looked from her phone and up to the house in front of us, checking and then rechecking that the address...

November 6, 2018

Throughout my time as a student here at Northern Arizona University, I have often heard guest speakers and alumni challenge students to take risks during their time in school, such as to try new experiences and to have fun with them. And so for my last semester at NAU,...

October 10, 2018

The first dead body I ever saw was my grandmother’s.

She passed away after years of suffering caused by a stroke while another one would eventually end her life. I remember her as vibrant and truly devoted to her family, but lying in her oversized casket, she looked sm...

November 11, 2017

Haiku is one of the most well known forms of poetry. Most people know that it originated in Japan, but Haiku is only one of many forms of Japanese poetry.

The language itself is the source of one major distinction in Japanese poetry. Western poetry focuses mainly on rhy...

October 21, 2017

There's nothing worse than negative stereotypes and bad reputations taking over the minds of the masses, thanks in large part to one-sided representation by the media. Writers who know better play a large part in helping to deconstruct these negative views, whether the...

October 18, 2017

 

The Northern Arizona Book Festival held multiple book and poetry readings, workshops, and panels over a diverse number of topics through October 6th-7th and October 12th-14th, 2017. Saturday the 14th was a full day set aside purely for discussions and celebrations of...

October 13, 2017

Possibly the most iconic American shop known across Europe, experiencing Walmart for the first time as a jet-lagged and slightly bewildered Brit lives up to the hype. A building of pure Americanism, the lit up letters standing tall over the shop seem to blare out the n...

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