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MAY 2019

Mud MAGAZINE

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Dear graduates, A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR May is a time of change, and in Mud, we want to honor the uncertainty that lies in the future ahead. As graduation happens inevitably, we're overcome with fear, anxiety, or even indifference of the next step. It's human, it's normal, and it's real. Yet, I've always believed that the beauty of the future is not knowing what will happen, and being okay with that. In this issue, our writers captured the feelings that arise from an important ending, and capitalize on the prospect of a new beginning. I urge you to do the same. Hanna Wise, our feature for this month's Beyond the Player (an authentic, beautiful, and raw piece written by Emily DeGennaro), says on her piece: "I'm not just a body floating through life, I have a mission."

I couldn't agree more. Be excited about this future because you have a purpose for yourself, for others, and for the greater of this world. Hear me loud and clear: you are the future, and the future looks good.

Good luck, HĂŠctor GutiĂŠrrez


CONT -ENTS

MAY '19


10 Dear graduates beyond the player: hanna wise

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moving on: poetry collection train to nowhere

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SOMEDAY WE'LL TALK ABOUT NIGHTS LIKE THIS. SIX YEARS

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BRIDGING THE DISTANCE PLAYLIST

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deAR coLl I loved college! It’s definitely a time of my life that I always love remembering. That being said, DO NOT DWELL ON IT. Whether you know what you’re “doing” with your life, or not, do not allow others to make you feel like your best years are behind you. College is awesome, but the best time of your life is NOW.

Stop doing what others want you to do! Eat healthy. As a former college athlete, I realized that

Plain and simple; this life

falling into unhealthy habits can be easy once you stop

is yours and nobody else’s.

exercising every day. Your body will continue to change,

Own it.

and that’s okay. Just make sure you’re eating balanced meals, working out whenever you get a chance, and sleeping as much as you can. This advice also applies to college students, but I think it’s rarely thrown at us in adulthood that it can be forgotten.


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egE gRad Go out of your way to make friends. In real life, you don’t just become friends with your neighbors, or the folks you work with. It takes time to make meaningful relationships, but by trying you’re already one step ahead.

Please make sure healthy, consensual, safe, and pleasurable sex does not end after college. In fact, find yourself mature partners that don’t need two swigs of their beer to open up to you. Even when graduation feels like the end of everything fun,

Whether it is someone who you always see at your local coffee shop, or your co-worker who eats lunch at their desk everyday, branch out and make some friends. Believe me, it will pay off

it’s not.

when you’re older.

Wash your sheets, don’t leave dirty dishes for too long, and invest in good insurance. Save more than you spend. And for God’s sake, please be a fucking nice person. We’re all facing our own battles.


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Hanna Wise BEYOND THE PLAYER

Story by Emily DeGennaro Photography by Héctor Gutiérrez


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POETRY COLLECTION

Moving On


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This is New Beginnings


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untitled


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ROMANTICISM


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Dear 18


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NIKOLAS KAKALETRIS

“Why is this place always so f***ing busy?”

3:00.


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3:15.

3:30.

3:45.


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someday we'll talk about nights like this. meg keane


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someday we'll talk about nights like this sweaty bodies in a frat house cheap liquor in a water bottle forbidden kisses in a stairwell we'll talk about the friends we made the parties we hardly remember the ones we wish we could forget we'll talk about the heartbreaks we experienced the stupid fights we picked the crying we did we'll talk about the songs we loved the jokes we had the stories we told someday this will just be our shared story a story to tell our kids about about what not to do about us being cool once about how to create a family from a group of strangers


6 mud + story

Samantha Ronan

years


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With the date March 28th quickly approaching, it becomes harder to not think about where I was emotionally at this time six years ago.

March 22, 2013 March 15, 2013


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March 28th, 2013.

Hope, Faith, Courage. Forever.

Samantha Ronan

March 25th, 2019


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BRIDGING THE DISTANCE playlist


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Alleyways

Suburbia

I miss those days

Happy home

Sex

Reforget

Fresh roses

Love


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