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    Born to Run

    by Krista Ruesch Shirtless on my tippy toes, six years old, I stood in profile and stared at the long scar extending from my armpit, reaching around the side of my chest and spreading out across my back. I faced the mirror and the smooth, flat scar stretching down the center of my chest, from the collar bone to the bottom of my rib cage. I turned back and gazed at that mystery scar on the side of my chest and started to feel scared and upset. I started calling my mom, who rushed in the bathroom, sensing the panic and urgency in my small voice. I pointed at the…

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    Welcome Back to the Turnagain Currents!

    Hello dear reader, and welcome to the Turnagain Currents. Whether you’re new to the website or are returning, we hope you enjoy your visit. The Currents are a student-run media outlet that contains creative writing, photography, student essays, editorials, and more. We, the editors of the Turnagain Currents, built this website from scratch first semester of last year, and spent the second semester adding content to what we had created.  At the end of the school year, we released a print edition of the publication, which will happen annually. It was a great start for the Turnagain Currents, and a solid foundation for us to build on to. After a…

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    Editorial: It’s Time to End the War on Drugs

     by Garrett Okonek      “We owned a tortilla factory for generations, but a few years ago drug related violence grew and families who owned businesses started receiving threats,” says APU sophomore Paula Cerda, who hails from a town on the southern tip of Texas, only a five-minute drive from Mexico, where her parents grew up. “This is typical of cartels; they threaten families with kidnappings and murder, and if these families do not turn in a percentage of their profits to cartels, those threats are carried out. My uncle, father, and aunt decided that they would not succumb to the threats of inglorious criminals and took matters into their…

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    Welcome to the Turnagain Currents

    Hello, welcome to the Turnagain Currents. This is an Alaska Pacific University student-run blog featuring student-generated content. Here you will find featured essays from APU classes, creative writing, editorials, and news about events impacting the APU community. There are also sections for photography, information about the APU Nordic Ski Team, and ASAPU, our student government. The Turnagain Currents will serve as a way for the APU community to express themselves and become a more connected, informed place. The Currents will also be a way for students to advance their writing skills. Writing is important because it allows a person to share their thoughts, ideas, hopes and dreams in a way…