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Prism

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Prism

Tips and Tricks: Writers Block

Tips and Tricks: Writer’s Block

Maricruz Trenado-Frias September 12, 2022

There is an argument about whether or not the thing we call writer's block is real or if we should even call it that. I don't think it is necessarily a mental block, but more so that our brains are stuck...

How to: Poetry

How to: Poetry

Maricruz Trenado-Frias August 28, 2022

As we get closer to the start of the school year, we are arriving at an exciting time, Prism submissions!!! Submissions are now open to students for the 2022-2023 school year. If you were not aware, Prism...

Black Poets

Black Poets

Christine Castles July 25, 2022

If you went to a high school like mine, you probably also experienced a drought of diverse writers in your education. And you may still notice a similar ubiquity of white male authors in assigned readings,...

Summer Reads

Summer Reads

Maricruz Trenado-Frias July 18, 2022

As someone who always had a book in their hand growing up, I always found the perfect one each time—bringing a book to any occasion, family parties, weddings, trips to the beach, or even to curl up and...

10 Ways to Use a Journal

10 Ways to Use a Journal

Katie Livermore July 1, 2022

To all my writers, artists, readers, and poets galore; this post is for you. This is for that moment when you’re roped into the journal section and purchase yet another notebook. You might plan to “fill...

Zane Russell: Wall in the Dark

Zane Russell May 4, 2022

The Garden of Glass I recall all those summers ago, summers ripe as this, seasons upon which I and my sister would prance amidst the flowering daisies of our grandparent’s oriental flat. We would...

2022 Provost Winner: Aanaa Felema (Poetry)

Aanaa Felema May 4, 2022

I’ve Stopped Trying To Make Celery Taste Good 1. I hear it in a pop song for the first time as a child— a vegetable is a vegetable and also a dead weight. I see it for myself when I’m slightly...

Prisms Short Form Poetry Contest is Back!

Prism’s Short Form Poetry Contest is Back!

Natalie Harris, Editor February 21, 2022

If you were following along on our Instagram last year, you might recall we started doing some short form poetry contests. We're bringing it back this term and we can't wait to see what you submit to us! You...

The Ellis Island cast during dress rehearsal to prepare for opening night. From left to right: Maia Barnebey as Mandolina, Savannah Taaggard as Fecha, Kyle Stockdall as Officer, and Vreneli Farber as Domenica. Not pictured here is Jax Kalberer as Nathan.

New Play to Premiere at OSU—Written by OSU Student and Prism Volunteer, Leah Kahn

Natalie Harris, Editor-in-Chief February 10, 2022

On February 10th, Leah Kahn will see the play she’s been working on for the last year come to life for a live audience.  Last winter term in 2021, Leah and I took the same playwriting class, taught...

We Made a Map of Our Favorite Indie Bookstores in Oregon!

Tosca Ruotolo, Editor November 23, 2021

Are you a fan of supporting small businesses? Do you love to shop at lesser-known, alternative bookstores? So do we! The Prism community has collected a list of our favorite indie bookstores across Oregon...

Cropped shot of a man writing in a notebook on his bed at home

Prompts to Help Break Art Block

Tosca Ruotolo, Darcy Pound, Gabe Reitzes, Editor and Volunteers November 15, 2021

As the submission deadline for this year’s edition of Prism approaches, we wanted to give you some art prompts to help spark inspiration! We’d love to see your pieces in the edition, so make sure you...

The Memorial Union peaks through the mostly green trees that have bursts of yellows and orange leaves. Theres a blue sky with only a few clouds in the background.

Things I overheard people saying on campus

Darcy Pound, Volunteer October 27, 2021

This poem was submitted to us during week one by Darcy Pound, one of our Prism volunteers. Pound captures part of the chaos that is transitioning from remote learning to a (mostly) in person experience...

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