Archive for the ‘2008 — 1.1 (Fall)’ Category

Fall 2008 Fiction


20 Dec

Student Fiction

Desperate Measures
By Megan Neal

Kill Yourself
By Jennifer Williams

Perfect Heist
By Whitney Pemrick

MCC Faculty Fiction

Flasher Fiction
By Dr. Doug Ford, Associate Professor of English

Elektraphrog Staff Fiction

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

By Jonelle Cetin, Assistant Managerial Editor

Fall 2008 Poetry


20 Dec

Student Poetry

Blood Soldier
By Jennifer Williams

Brain Fuzz
By Nicole Badiali

Digging Deeper into Hell
By Jennifer Williams

I Am Alone
By Christy Speca

In the Life of a Tree
By Tatyana Sumakova

Just How Dangerous is an Open Heart?
By Coral La Rosa

Pen In Hand
By Theresa McMillan

Skipping Under Ladders
By Nicole Badiali

Storming Negativities
By Rebecca Varley

War
By Jennifer Williams

MCC Staff Poetry

October Chill
By Dr. Allen Culpepper, Associate Professor of English

Seeking
By Lynda Platone, Executive Assistant

Elektraphrog Staff Poetry

Bumps in the Road
By Sarah Ward, Editor

The Great Depression
By Maxime Poitevien, Publicist

Thread
By Glenn Banish, Assistant Managerial Editor

Fall 2008 Staff


20 Dec

Christy Hicks: Managing Editor
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Christy is a sophomore at MCC Venice. She will be getting her AA this December (08). Next semester, she will start at USF as a Literature major. She is an active member of Swamp Scribes, and is the president of the Progressive Club. Her hope is to be a college level English teacher some day.

Jonelle Cetin: Assistant Manager, Photography
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Jonelle is a journalism major. She enjoys photography, reading, bike rides, German beers, and karaoke. She aspires to travel the entire world.

Glenn Banish: Assistant Manager
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Glenn is a freshman at MCC Venice. He plans on getting his Associate in Arts degree in political science and then transferring to the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg. Glenn is also an active member in the History and Political Science Club. In his spare time, his life revolves around music, politics, family and friends. When not attending or participating in local, state, and national political events; he listens to, writes, and plays music, goes to as many concerts as possible, and spends time with his friends.

Sarah Ward: Fiction Editor, Head Proofreader
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Sarah has always loved poetry. She started to write a very young age and read to her sisters, who she claims, “frequently hated her for it.” Her daughter is the light of her life. Sarah is looking forward to hearing her daughter read, because reading is equally dear to her.

Sheena Chatterjee: Publicist, Proofreader
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Sheena was born and raised in New York City. She moved to Cape Coral, Florida three years ago to get her degree because it was impossible for her to focus back home. Music is her life and her number one passion. She listens to all kinds of music but, ‘worships’ hip hop, soul, and enjoys dancehall, Indian music, and reggaeton. What Sheena loves most, besides music, is fashion. She is loyal to adhering to trends of the season and her favorite European label is Burberry. Sheena has her own distinct, very unique and original style and has never met anyone who dresses like her. She also loves dancing, writing, and shopping.

Frank Ferrante: Event Coordinator, Chef
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Frank is a fun-loving chef from Queens, NY. He loves art, fishing, music and cooking. He’s working towards his degree in Art Education.

Vanessa McDonald: Poetry Editor
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Vanessa is a sophomore at Manatee Community College in Venice. She is a worship leader at West Coast Church and really enjoys anything that has to do with music. Eventually, she plans on pursuing journalism through a Christian cultural magazine.

Rheena Balan: Publicist
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Rheena is a freshman at Manatee Community College in Venice. She is an active leader in her youth group at West Coast Church and plans to pursue her Bachelors degree in graphic design.

Maxime Poitevien: Publicist, Assistant Event Coordinator
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Maxime, or Max, was born and raised in Miami, FL. Max enjoys writing poems in his spare time and writing rap lyrics when he hears a good beat. He is really good with people and enjoys editing other peoples’ work. Max says editing “makes me feel like a king. That’s just me.”

Brittany Hoffman: Editor, Publicist
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Brittany is a young girl with a big dream. Working towards her degree in journalism, Brittany’s dream is to expand her mind as much as possible and learn about cultures around the world from personal experience rather than from a textbook. After doing so, she wishes to bring the awareness of truth to her readers. Brittany hopes to assist in bringing people together in a world we can believe and strive in. She will write what is, and what she thinks the people would like to believe in. Brittany says, “The truth is dirty, but it needs to be brought up, and I will continue to dig my feet into the mud!”

Dr. Allen Culpepper: Professor
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Dr. Allen Culpepper advises Elektraphrog. He’s an associate professor at MCC and likes English literature and Italian coffee. His poems have been rejected by hundreds of literary publications, but the occasional exception has been made by Florida English; The Church-Wellesley Review; Children, Churches & Daddies (not at all the publication its title implies); and Cooweescoowee.

Fall 2008 Visual Arts


20 Dec

Student Visual Arts

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By Katherine Tjarks

Burnt Out
Burnt Out

By Brett Marillier

Cracked Out
Cracked Out

By Brett Marillier

Iron
Iron

By Katherine Tjarks

Mount Hood from Above
Mount Hood From Above

By Whitney Pemrick

My Son
My Son

By Glenda Barcome

Soul in Tree
Soul in Tree

By Glenda Barcome

Striking Parallels
Striking Parallels

By Brett Marillier

The Visitor in the Rose Garden
The Visitor in the Rose Garden

By Whitney Pemrick

Staff Visual Arts

Solitary
Solitary

By Lynda Platone, Executive Assistant

Elektraphrog Visual Arts

The Flood
The Flood
Hurry Through History
Hurry Through History

Think
Think

By Jonelle Cetin, Assistant Managerial Editor

Fall 2008 1.1


20 Dec

Student

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Machine

Photography by Katherine Tjarks

Blood Soldier
Poem by Jennifer Williams

Brain Fuzz
Poem by Nicole Badiali

Burnt Out
Burnt Out

Photography by Brett Marillier

Cracked Out
Cracked Out

Photography by Brett Marillier

Desperate Measures
Fiction by Megan Neal

Digging Deeper into Hell
Poem by Jennifer Williams

I Am Alone
Poem by Christy Speca

In the Life of a Tree
Poem by Tatyana Sumakova

Iron
Iron

Photography by Katherine Tjarks

Just How Dangerous is an Open Heart?
Poem by Coral La Rosa

Kill Yourself
Fiction by Jennifer Williams

Mount Hood from Above
Mount Hood From Above

Photography by Whitney Pemrick

My Son
My Son

Photography by Glenda Barcome

Pen In Hand
Poem by Theresa McMillan

Perfect Heist
Fiction by Whitney Pemrick

Skipping Under Ladders
Poem by Nicole Badiali

Soul in Tree
Soul in Tree

Photography by Glenda Barcome

Storming Negativities
Poem by Rebecca Varley

Striking Parallels
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Photography by Brett Marillier

The Visitor in the Rose Garden
The Visitor in the Rose Garden

Photography by Whitney Pemrick

War
Poem by Jennifer Williams

MCC Staff

Flasher Fiction
Fiction by Dr. Doug Ford, Associate Professor of English

October Chill
Poem by Dr. Allen Culpepper, Associate Professor of English

Seeking
Poem by Lynda Platone, Executive Assistant

Solitary
Solitary

Photography by Lynda Platone, Executive Assistant

Elektraphrog Staff

Bumps in the Road
Poem by Sarah Ward, Editor

The Flood
The Flood

Photography by Jonelle Cetin, Assistant Managerial Editor

The Great Depression
Poem by Maxime Poitevien, Publicist

Hurry Through History
Hagia Sophia

Photography by Jonelle Cetin, Assistant Managerial Editor

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Fiction by Jonelle Cetin, Assistant Managerial Editor

Think
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Photography by Jonelle Cetin, Assistant Managerial Editor

Thread
Poem by Glenn Banish, Assistant Managerial Editor

91428


19 Nov

Machine

By Katharine Tjarks

Blood Soldier


19 Nov

By Jennifer Williams

There, upon the sea of death
I saw the soldier come
Clad in the blood of those who fell
Upon his malicious sword
And in his eyes a frightful tone
Of dark deep cruel dreams
And by my word I swear to you
That as I watched him thus
He gazed at me with crimson eyes
And an overpowering strut
He came upon me within his rage
And knew me not to be dead
But before he gave his final blow
I quickly sliced his neck
And all the blood that he took
Fell back to earth again

Brain Fuzz


19 Nov

By Nicole Badiali

Dreamlike webs collect each day
Preparing for another grim reaping
In those hours I’ll lay jaded
Before I wonder if I’m even sleeping
Is it the nightmares I’ve been fleeing?
Or do these nice scares come stampeding
Bittersweet evenings with no real meaning
Story of my life when I’m not sleeping
Sleepless hours sizzle to my demise
This new power tickles at friendly ties
How do I cut loose these wicked highs
Fuzzy wuzzy brain, wishy washy eyes
Muddy, ugly rains pissing off my skies

Burnt Out


19 Nov

Burnt Out

By Brett Marillier

Cracked Out


19 Nov

Cracked Out

By Brett Marillier