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Volume 28, Issue 1: The Last Torch (2019-2020)

The Last Torch

In September, we did not know that this edition of The Promethean would truly be the last. Riding the wave of Blue Apocalypse,>/em> our editors sat in front of each other composing a pool of possible themes. We wanted a title that captured the loss of the College of Arts & Sciences at Concordia University – Portland.

We were still present, learning, and generating beautiful work, despite mourning a gaping wound. We wanted to remind those around us—and even ourselves—that the literary heart of this university still burned with passion, talent, and perseverance.

When I suggested The Last Torch to our staff, the titular myth of this journal played through my mind. Prometheus stole fire from Zeus and gifted it to mortals, seeing mankind’s weakened, vulnerable state. It was a gift, requiring sacrifice, and resulting in great reward and great punishment.

I did not know that this title would become entirely ironic.

As we continue to experience disruption and uncertainty moving forward, I counsel us all to remember this: fire may devastate and destroy, but it can also be used to light the way. May we use our talents to similarly break down social barriers and uplift, leading this fractious community out of darkness and towards a better future.

On behalf of Dr. Kimberly Knutsen, my Assistant Managing Editor J.C.G., our team of student editors, and all of our valued contributors, I am blessed to present to you the 2019-2020 issue of The Promethean: The Last Torch.

Issue

Essays

Photographs

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Summer Nights
Pablo Alvarado

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Somewhere Only We Know
Pablo Alvarado

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Symbiosis
Samantha Persad

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Crossbridge
Jayden Kasai

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Tulips
Griffin Allegretti

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spoOky
Dana Hardy

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Tired
J. C. G.

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Heron
Samantha Persad

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Colder Nights to Come
Pablo Alvarado

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Colors of the Wind
Pablo Alvarado

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Grouper
Michael DiPietro

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broken memories
Eldanabi Delgado

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Chasing Trails
Pablo Alvarado

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Witches for Justice
Samantha Persad

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Resistance
Samantha Persad

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Purple River
Jayden Kasai

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Rainbow I / Rainbow III
Lily Rose Knutsen

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Spring Brings Me Hope
Bailey Fjelstul

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Ladybug
Dana Hardy

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Peaks Isle
Michael DiPietro

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Industrial Rise
Michael DiPietro

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Toadstools
J. C. G.

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Light
J. C. G.

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Buildings
Griffin Allegretti

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Frozen Blooms
J. C. G.

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Equal
Samantha Persad

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Sunset Symphony
Eldanabi Delgado

Poems

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Map
Angelyka Cava

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Real Love
Karish Pangilinan

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the door shut
Anonymous

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Crappy Father's Day
Brooke S. Ohren

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Unheard
Kristin Rothell

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Tweet to Give Thanks
Concordia Community

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Fix Yourself?
J. C. G.

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in His image
Brooke S. Ohren

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Slumber
Angelyka Cava

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Medusa
Brooke S. Ohren

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Person
Micah Beukelman

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Purple Citrus
Micah Beukelman

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Butterfly Moth
Micah Beukelman

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forestsounds
Micah Beukelman

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Sostenuto
Micah Beukelman

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The Zipper
Micah Beukelman

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Rice
Bryce Nishida

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Tweet to Your Last Kiss
Concordia Community

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Shortcake Dream
Micah Beukelman

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Shoes
Kristin Rothell

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Crime and Punishments
Micah Beukelman

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Ni Una Más
Montserrat Caro

Stories

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It
Lily Rose Knutsen

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a date
Sara Katie Rogers

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Based On A True Story
Angelyka Cava

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La Vache
Henry Knutsen

Cover:
Small Fire
© 2020 Bailey Fjelstul, J.C.G., & B. Weyandt