Dear readers,

In this issue we present a variety of pieces, from poetry festival fish to a report on the Portland Black Film Festival. Read Guananí’s investigation into what life is like for a transfer or non-trad student (1). Claire contributes a short story on rotting bodies (3), and Leilani brings us a poem (4), all followed by an artistic rendition of a fish (6). Guananí gives us an insight on This Must be the Place (7), and Martha takes us along with another stunning poem (8). Catch up on the fifth annual Portland Black Film Festival with Jilly (9). Last but not least, Miss Lonely Hearts offers her much-needed love advice (10). We know it's been a long couple of weeks, but here at The Grail we send you the best wishes to stay strong until spring break!

Anton, Claire, and Guananí

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