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Students slam down prose on NE Campus

By Amy Estrada/reporter

The NE Campus English department hosted its annual Poetry Slam with about 50 people Oct. 12.

Students read their poems based on the theme “Speak the Dream.”

Certain individuals were hand-picked to judge their peers. Judges held up a green, red or yellow card representing a point value at the end of each poem.

NE student Rose Abraham dressed in a butterfly costume to help interpret the idea behind her poem.

“This is based on a real dream I had,” she said. “And in this dream, I was a butterfly.”

At the end of her poem, Abraham stopped and asked the audience to say the last lines of her poem aloud with her.

The room shouted “and we could fly as happy, happy butterflies” while moving their arms up and down as if they were flying.

NE student Barry Williams received a round of applause for his poem in which he used nursery rhyme characters to speak out real-life issues.

Williams used Humpty Dumpty to explain life insurance and Little Miss Muffet to explain the dangers of texting while driving.

Audrey Defferari, a dual-credit student from Southlake’s Carroll High School, attended for the first time.

She said if she were on campus more, this type of event would be one she would be interested in attending again. 

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