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Kayrix Kayrix2018 1868 Perhaps she will overcome it, but more likely the fear and anger and pain will distract her from school. She’ll drop out, and have a child of her own. Desperate to survive she might stay in an abusive relationship just to avoid being out on the street, and so the sick cycle will continue. The city has many names. They read like a list of broken promises and shattered dreams, each with its own reputation for drugs, and violence, and police brutality, and everything else that makes our sheltered “members of high society” shiver in revulsion. The name doesn’t matter: Detroit, Newark, Chicago, Compton, New York. These places are all the city. It is the same situation repeated time and time again, just with new faces and a new skyline in the backdrop. Muhammad Ali once said “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” For far too long, people have gazed at the city from afar. They have floated, seeing the butterflies and the beauty of our skyscrapers. They talk about crime with euphemisms, always avoiding the gruesome and unpleasant truths of reality. However, for those living in the city, there is no such luxury. These events are the irrefutable facts of life in the inner city, and this is the bee’s sting.

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KAYRIX: St. Benedict's Literary Magazine - Spring 2018  

KAYRIX is the name given to the literary magazine published annually by the students of St. Benedict's Prep. While our goal is to publish a...

KAYRIX: St. Benedict's Literary Magazine - Spring 2018  

KAYRIX is the name given to the literary magazine published annually by the students of St. Benedict's Prep. While our goal is to publish a...

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