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Same name, different story: Aly Terry

Same name, different story: Aly Terry

Jack Rintoul, entertainment editor

August 23, 2017

Poetry She stands in front of a sea of vulnerable ears waiting to hear her truth. Drifting into her words, she closes her eyes. When she is on stage, no one can touch her. She is invincible. But it has not always been this way. Before she did poetry, Aly Terry was lost. She was lost when she moved...

“Dear World”

“Dear World”

Sha'Diya Tomlin, features writer

May 4, 2017

"Dear World", a poem written and performed by Sha'Diya Tomlin, is about growing up in America as a black child. It is a young black girl's letter asking for acceptance. https://youtu.be/0uezu3zMIhg

Power of the spoken word

Power of the spoken word

Lany Borella, Features

March 7, 2017

During her freshman year in Mrs. Leatherberry’s English class, Aly Terry wrote a poem for the unit they were working on. She had heard a little bit of poetry prior and seen a few slam poetry videos, but nothing beyond that. When Ali Terry shared her poem, Leatherberry told her to go to K-word and sit...

Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest

Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest

Hannah Cohen, social media editor

January 4, 2017

The annual Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest for High School Students of 2017 is beginning with the new year in preparation for the reading in early May. This contest, sponsored by the St. Louis Poetry Center, requires these guidelines: Participants must be high schoolers living within 100 miles o...

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