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Started in 1893, The Echo has a rich history as an esteemed publication of student literay and art works. It is a important location of conversation and communion among writers, artists, and readers. The Echo seeks to publish innovative work by promising writers and artists and to expose members of the editorial board to the process of editing and producing a literary magazine.

The Paladin Network is Furman University's only independent student news network. Established in 1916 as a print newspaper, it has expanded its focus to provide creative outlets for members of the student body in addition to regualar newspaper reporting on campus news.

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Satellite Watchdog

By Alissa Xiao

abandoned dog
culled from the cold of мамочка’s stomach
in Moscow streets,
with vodka-muddy paws and a
rum-stained tongue rough from asphalt
easy to find and unlikely to be missed
unnamed dog,
hunter of flesh and bone
(a desperate form of violence)
you bear the sins of all street dogs
of dreaming for more.

in the cloying winters
your neck cranes to the sky in a howl
to a moon who has never listened
you prowl like the silver lining of a knife
Soviet scientists chose to use Moscow strays
since they assumed that such animals
(beasts hunters violators beggars)
had already learned to endure conditions of extreme
cold and hunger.

they gave you a name in exchange for the stars.

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