Violent Caring

Violent Caring

 By Olivia Grubisich  On an acre of land in a quiet neighborhood where mature oaks shadow the road, my house acts as a buffer between the sidewalks of suburbia and the adjacent forest preserve. This January morning, the yard looks peaceful under a blanket of white...
Skin Deep

Skin Deep

By Haley Ware It’s no secret the ivory trade has been historically responsible for the brutal poaching of African elephants. After China banned all trade in ivory at the beginning of 2018, conservationists hoped for decreases in demand for ivory, and life has indeed...
Life in the Dead Zone

Life in the Dead Zone

 By April Wendling In an abandoned village in northern Ukraine, not far from the town of Pripyat, Mother Nature has taken back what was once hers. At the entrance, like many other empty villages in the area, a stone is painted with the town name and the number of...
Your Friendly, Neighborhood Coyote

Your Friendly, Neighborhood Coyote

 By Amber Volmer I don’t remember the first time I heard the eerie, piercing yips of the coyote. Maybe it was when my father built a chicken coop at the end of our backyard near the wood line. I was charged with collecting eggs, their warm, hay-crusted surfaces...