Tag Archives: Emily Jo Scalzo

Homeless Man, Purdue University

He’s been there for years. Everyone knows him. We try not to look, but he’s there. He’s the one unchanging feature of campus. We ignore his, “Spare a quarter, miss?” He doesn’t fault us for this, and his eyes hold … Continue reading

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My Reason for College, 2003

In the early hours of the morning I reluctantly exchange the warm comfort of my bed for the frigid air of winter. I trudge to class through a kaleidoscope of gray shivering despite the warmth of my coat. The wind … Continue reading

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