#dangerouswoman

Ariana Grande. From her beginnings on Broadway at age 13 to her Nickelodeon fame that helped launch her now-uber successful career as a pop star, no one would ever think she would be thrust into the middle of an ages-old “religious war.” However, that is exactly what did happen. On May 22, 2017, a suicide…

#insertnamehere

Another day, another murdered teen. When will we wake up and push for stronger vetting on the people to which we relinquish near-complete authority? How can we push for regulation of people from other countries for fear of terrorist attacks yet we continue to ignore the acts of domestic terrorism that are regularly taking place on our streets?  To…

#themodernheroine

The modern heroine today is transcending the “tale as old as time” princess stories that have plagued our children’s books for centuries.  From Cinderella’s future being wrapped up in her Prince Charming to Snow White’s life being saved by her true love’s kiss, young girls have been given this narrative that a man must be…

#Woke

“Exhaustion was pressing upon and overpowering her. “Good-bye- because, I love you.” He did not know; he did not understand. He would never understand. Perhaps Doctor Mandelet would have understood if she had seen him- but it was too late; the shore was far behind her, and her strength was gone. She looked into the…

Peace to You

 by Moriah Claud Full Moon Introduction It seems that quite a lot of my writing lately can be filed under “fits of anger,” but where I would usually drag and drop it to the untitled folder where I keep all of my emotionally reactive ramblings, now is time for me to speak up. We all…

Not Since 1948

by Lance Umenhofer (Editor-in-Chief) Supermoon Tonight at midnight we open submissions for Waxing & Waning after months of planning and coordinating and thinking and brooding. We are all excited, beyond belief, especially since tonight exhibits the largest supermoon since 1948, a fitting astrological event to kick off this publication, as far as we are concerned….

The Ororborus

“On the Moon and the Sky and the Stars and You” by Lance Umenhofer (Editor-in-Chief) Waxing Gibbous Looking at the sky on a night-to-night basis can develop into a habit, something apart of you that becomes a part of you––there’s a certain feeling that occurs deep within you as the clouds recede and the light…