The Paladin

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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By Kayla Burrell

I whisper your name like a prayer into the winter night.
The cold wind carries it away,
A wish that seems far off
But that I hope for still.
The still snow reflects the starlight,
Sparkling and bright, full of life,
Like your eyes, your smile, your soul.
I wish when I say your name that I might
Warm your hand with mine one day
As you carry me with you through the frosty air
Amid the flakes of falling snow;
That I might look beside me
And see your eyes reflect the stars like diamonds,
See your smile approach mine until our lips meet,
Minds numb, a wave of warmth engulfing us
As we forget the frozen night.

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