Laudan Payne

        Laudan Payne, senior, is happy to be spending her final year at OLu involved with the Humanities Academy. She enjoys all forms of art and expression because of the beauty of creating. When she is not  writing, Laudan is hanging out in her garden and reading poetry. 

                                                                More of Laudan Payne’s work:

  • The Significance of the Death Penalty In wake of the recent death of Brandon Bernard at the hands of the federal goverment via excuation, the rise agaisnt the death penalty has overtaken the media. It draws …
  • The Post-Halloween Damage from Cultural Appropriation Amidst a pandemic, what a person wears as a Halloween costume is not necessarily the biggest concern of 2020. However, for years the damage of cultural appropriation has been overlooked …
  • “A Senior Amidst a Pandemic” What’s it like being a senior during a pandemic? Well, I’ve been sitting at my desk for the past 8 hours or so, half listening to what my teachers on …
  • The Birth of Venus And there, bubbling in the shimmery blue waters of the cytheran sea, there arose a young woman, with twirling red hair and beauty unparalleled by any other. She rose through …
  • A Grown-Up Examination of C.S. Lewis’s The Magician’s Nephew “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.”- C.S Lewis, The Magician’s …
  • What Is It About Love? There is a certain beauty to your longing, How your heart flutters when you see the dewdrops kiss the roses’ lips  How each ray of moonlight is not simply a …
  • Letter to Junior Year Dear Junior Year,  I wish we had spent some time together over the summer. We could’ve talked over a milkshake at the Shake Shack, you could have let me listen …
  • Gardens of Heaven Like the bloody roses that sprang up from the tears of Aphrodite, my love for you is ever growing. The songs of Orpheus are no more beautiful than the melodies …
  • three am there is a breath of silence  a rushing moment a surge of fresh air  a stillness.  sudden movements followed by a flash of tranquility  understood by some, forgotten by others …

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