Date of Award

Spring 5-11-2015

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW)



Committee Chair/First Advisor

Linda Neimann


Aaron Levy


No one woke up in the morning and decided, yes, I’m going to take something that isn’t mine. It usually starts with a thought. That thought taps into desperation, which causes the imagination to run wild. When Aqua suggested to us that we take what we wanted, at first it didn’t seem like stealing.

If only the world had been kinder to us. If the world told us the truth about how cold it was and you are nothing until you prove something, maybe we wouldn’t have done it. If we had the virtue of being patient, perhaps we could have worked our way up to the top. But we didn’t. We were sick of life and everyone who lied and said, “Just work hard.” As if working hard in college wasn’t enough. As if going from internship to internship kissing ass and sending resume’s was just a waste of time and took no effort. Did it occur to the big businesses in the world that want all this experience that in order to get it, we needed a chance? The same chance it took them to get started.