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A thought-provoking insight on the concept of time

Samory Senh, Assistant Editor

April 19, 2017

What is time to a fool like me... What is it you think you see Give it a moment You too will believe Believe in the illusion of liberation The walls of Hume's fork It is the warmth of the star that caresses your skin The rhythm of the nearest track that drowns your ears It is the sweetness to...



Jarata Jaffa, staff writer

April 18, 2017

  How do you feel when you wear makeup? Did you feel good? Did you feel pretty? Does it make your confidence go from 0 to A1? Now, why do you wear makeup? Had I asked myself all these questions at the age of 13, I would have put the brush down and said "stop! You’re pretty just...

Lets Join Forces.

Lets Join Forces.

Elie Francoise, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017

  Do you love writing? Do you love interviewing people? Are you a communication major looking to gain experience in the writing industry? If that's the case then the Advocate's got you covered. By joining forces with the Advocate, you will be making one of the greatest decisions in your...

A Classy Take on Crêpes

A warm egg delight.

Jarata Jaffa, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017

What could be better for a college student than a cheap, filling, delicious, and convenient meal? Nothing. That's why I think the Original Pancake House is the right for college students. As an avid customer, I absolutely love this place. It's close to campus and the food is filling and inexpensive....


(photo: Isabel Rockwood)

Isabel Rockwood

April 3, 2017

Steam shot out of the black kettle along with a high-pitched squeal that echoed throughout the apartment. I saw the steam hitting the eggshell-white wall behind the stove and condense into droplets, then build, until they gathered and ran down in streaks. I stood there, my palm gripping the handle of...

The Eye’s In the Devil’s Scheme

The Eye's In the Devil's Scheme

Samory Senh

March 30, 2017

I’ve walked this abyss for millennia Perplexed by the sanctions placed on these prisoners of society Shackled to fear of uncertainty Sentenced to silence by the concept of morality Blindfolded by the demon of orthodoxy None of them could see . . . Neither would they belie...

Panorama, Advocate’s New Creative Writing Column

Panorama, Advocate's New Creative Writing Column

Samory Senh

March 7, 2017

The Advocate's new creative writing column! This year, The Advocate has found a way to allow individuals to share and express themselves to the community in a simple yet reasonable fashion. Panorama will be a column where numerous creative writing pieces will be shared on a weekly basis...

Institutionalized Insanity

Institutionalized Insanity

Daniel Sharivan

March 3, 2017

Controlled with “I’m not good enough” and I’m not proud to admit it, institutionalized, I keep trying to forget it, so what? My mind is really distorted; I find nothing but trouble in my life. Unfortunate, I believe in a dream. This orphanage we call education is quite a routine. False perceptio...

Review of Paladar Latin Kitchen

Strawberry cheesecake at Paladar Latin Kitchen (photo: Jarata Jaffa)

Jarata Jaffa, Entertainment Section Director

February 1, 2017

Paladar can be summed up in 7 words: a party any time of the day! The warm welcoming of the smiles on the employees and the speed at which they sat me down foreshadowed an awesome dining experience. This restaurant is relatively new and has been open for only two years. This is an east coast food...

Treasures In the Void


Samory Senh

February 1, 2017

The pinnacle of fear lies in the sight of the sea of ignorance Upon which we are blinded by its piercing glimmer Deafened by its monstrous tremor it is, and always will be, the greatest terror Because within it, is the uncertain, the irrational Within it lies the cold, the reality of both...

A Recount From My Experience at the Women’s March on Washington

A view of the crowd stretching for miles (photo: Sara Monterroso)

Sara Monterroso

January 24, 2017

I had never attended a protest before and knew this would be impactful in some way. What I wasn't expecting was that more 2 million people across the world would be joining me. On Saturday, Jan. 21st, men, women, and children took on the Women's March on Washington, and in several other cities around...

‘You’re white’–The Cultural Struggle of Ethnic Stereotypes

Illustration: Samory Senh

Samory Senh

January 24, 2017

Oreo, possibly the most blatant term utilized to describe an African-American who does not fit the stereotype or more importantly, an African-American who behaves "white." Sure, when said jokingly, I can jump up and down and giggle in amusement, but it has to stop. Although I am an American, I tend...

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