“She tipped her head, and the world twisted on its axis.” (Zach Hauptman)

Four Trees for a Name by Zach Hauptman Firsts are powerful. They’re seeds devouring the last of their nutrients to grow towards sunlight. They follow patterns laid out by the lines of the universe--a riot of roots that grow into flowers, the first thorn on a blackberry bush precisely placed, even when the thorn pierces …

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Short Story by Kendra Lindemann

Okay By Kendra Lindemann Grass smells different in the morning than in the afternoon.  Alexandra lay with her back to the sun and her feet flipped up, the slight flare to her jeans catching on the wind.  Before her was a necklace and the warm, vaguely damp grass.  She played the necklace over in her …

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Weekly Feature Editor #2: James (Jesse) Crawford

Mirror By James Crawford I. I can’t speak for the mirror, standing outside, I am inside & different, and why question anything anyways if it’s the room that thinks we live our lives strange. a tiny apartment, a kitchen, & a closet is emptied of items that might suggest — a couple is living, taking …

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Rejection Letters Sent to Famous People

It's not easy receiving that cursed rejection letter in the mail, and often times it's no easier for a publication to decide not to publish your piece.  No matter if you ever receive a rejection letter from us or any other publication.  It certainly doesn't mean you lack talent, drive or a great career in …

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Introducing the Editors for Spring 2014

Introducing our team of editors for the Spring 2014 issue of Forum Magazine!  These are the people who, thanks to your contributions and the help of the graphics department on campus, are able to put together this fantastic magazine every semester. Katerina Argyres General Editor Katerina Argyres is currently enrolled in CCSF and SF State. …

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The Ambivalent Protaganist

by Casey Baker Recently, Huffington Post published an article (link:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/claire-fallon/great-male-protagonists-w_b_4044741.html) naming a few male protagonists from famous novels that no one would really wish to befriend if they existed in the real world. While the piece is an interesting, rather pro-feminist examination of generally brutish male characters, it leaves out an entire gender and examination therein. …

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