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Volume 23, Issue 2015: Cats in Zanzibar (2014-2015 Issue)

Cats in Zanzibar

With every new generation it is important to look back and learn from those that have come before us, but it is also essential to redefine the new era on a personal level. Henry David Thoreau, venerated author and philosopher, concluded his novel Walden with the line, "It is not worth the while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar." Thoreau's sentiment was that a change of soul or purpose is more important than a change of scenery.

I speak for myself as well as a lot of other late-teen and twenty-something when I say that the change in scenery is more than a want, it is a call to our souls to see and experience distant places. That is why, "It is not worth the while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar?" took on a lot of meaning this year as it evolved to become something that was uniquely our own.

For us, it is really a question of the worth of a dream. In the context of curing diseases, traveling to Indonisia or Guam seems like a petty pursuit but, if we can gather those experiences and knowledge and use those to inspire us to put good and light into the world, is that not just as worthy of a pursuit?

What follows are the pieces and experiences of my life and the other authors' lives that we hope to inspire others with. We hope to not only be relatable but also to share some of our understanding with people that we might not ever meet.

Through the tireless efforts of Dr. Kim Knutsen and the other student editors of The Promethean, I am proud to present to you Cats in Zanzibar.

Raeann Bauer, Managing Editor

Issue

Photographs

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Alberta St.
Ashley Aczon

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Skyline
Katie Wartell

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Sea Turtle
Ashley Aczon

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Sunny Forest
Ashley Aczon

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Snowy Scenes
William Pynn

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St. John's Bridge
Kayla Suvak

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Beware of Doggies
Amber Reeves

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Ellie
Raeann Bauer

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Sabbastian
Kayla Suvak

Poems

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Soliloquy
Amber Reeves

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One Day
Katie Wartell

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Sonnet #2
Carly Shick

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The Voice
Samatha Pottinger

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I
Jalyn Gilmore

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My Names Is
Haley Bucher

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Tolkien's Treasure
Carly Shick

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The Prozac People
Renee Saucier

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Song Poem
Renee Saucier

Stories

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Drowning
Hana Whisman

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Nowhere to Turn
Blue Braun

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Dreams of an Enemy
William Pynn

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Faithfull Old Yeller
Missie Yamamura

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Bully
Peggy Wood

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Dog Jaw
Julia Vitells

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Trapped Breath
Blue Braun

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Making Magic
Kylie Johnson

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Bug
Raeann Bauer

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What Scared Me Most
Renee Saucier

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Home
Phuong Mai

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The Plane Ride From Hell
Autumn Ingrassia

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It Won't Be Long
Katie Wartell

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Why We're Here
Peggy Wood

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Apples
Eric Van Devender

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Destination: Bed
Carly Shick

The Promethean - Cats in Zanzibar

MANAGING EDITOR
Raeann Bauer

STUDENT EDITORS
Katie Wartell
Ashley Aczon
Kayla Suvak
Peggy Wood
Blue Braun
Amber Reeves
William Pynn
Renee Saucier
Jalyn Gilmore
Haley Bucher
Tyler Lamott
Renee Saucier

Cover art by Haley Bucher