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Poet Rudy Francisco gave performances of slam poetry in between taking questions Thursday night, in a town hall hosted by the Resident Student Association. In addition to reciting his poetry, Francisco talked about his becoming a poet, activism and his experience as a Black man.

Rudy Francisco speaks on poetry’s political power at RSA town hall

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Writer April 9, 2021
Francisco has published five books of poetry revolving around the politics of race, class, gender and religion.
Alex Dolinger, a first-year psychology major, shares her mental health story at Stay Spoke Poetry Night in Nordy’s Place. (Photo by Roger Tu | Staff Photographer)

Students speak out about mental health

By Amanda Finney | Staff Writer October 19, 2017

Emiola Jay Oriola said he’s not native to writing poetry — and he didn’t used to like art — but in the eulogy he wrote for his father’s funeral, he found that a poem came out. “It was very...

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