Marooned An Online Magazine for and by Communication Majors


School Bells to Wedding Bells – by Mandy Manoski

“You had sex?! With her?!!” screamed Rebecca at Michael, the boy who was supposed to be hers.

It wouldn’t have been that big of a deal. People cheat, right? That’s what high school’s for, trying new things, new people. Live and learn … that’s what everyone says.

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Student Life

Jackknifed – by Christina Lippincott

I saw a cowboy cry. Not some 1950s Roy Rogers cowboy on an AMC rerun, but a real cowboy in real life. Real tears.

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To Quit or Not to Quit – by Abi Nicholas

Junior Sarah Straub sits in the library with her hair pulled back in a ponytail, sporting a pair of sweatpants and a practice jersey. With a highlighter in one hand and a coffee in the other, she concentrates on an upper-level history book while four other schoolbooks lie strategically sprawled across the table. 
It’s 8:30 in the evening, and Sarah, a C of C women’s soccer player, still hasn’t changed out of her workout clothes from the morning.

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Personal Essay

A Lesson in Forgiveness – by Ashley Lewis

April 16, 2007.

Virginia Tech.

Even uttering one of these two phrases brings a quiet and eerie hush over crowds. 

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