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TYGR is the student art and literary magazine for Olivet Nazarene University.

[Historical Muse] Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: "A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul."

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Olivet Nazarene University


Bourbonnais, Illinois


poetry, short stories, artwork, photography, paintings, drawings


Art and Design | Creative Writing | Fiction | Graphic Design | Illustration | Nonfiction | Photography | Poetry


Table of Contents

Lemons -- Alyssa Lytle

Borders -- Elizabeth Borsom

I Love You -- Sarah Brubaker

Jen -- Peter Kershaw

Observation -- Elizabeth Graper

Untitled -- Hayley Forrestal

Chance Encounter -- Yvonne Daniels

Notre Dame -- Megan Campbell

“Christina’s World” by Andrew Wyeth -- Annastacia Hughes

The Wonder of Fall -- Christina Joy Berliner

Loosey Goosey -- Rachel Small

Reawakened -- Emily Volling

Powerlines -- Michelle McFadden

Hope's Doorway -- Keitha Wickey

Untitled -- Valerie Wiegman

Playing Heart -- Elizabeth Borsom

Pappy Don’t - Katherine Ufkin

Jump -- Michelle McFadden

Blake -- Ogden Curtis

Greater Love -- Deena Drake

Corrie after Corrie ten Boon -- Corrie Wessman

The Wealth of Anne Prank -- Krystal Moench

Alone -- Arissa Beck

Lack of Me -- Brad Thorp

The Secret Earth -- Annastacia Hughes

Kodiak, Canadian Lynx -- April Elliott

Let’s Play -- Ogden Curtis

Dear Father Hear My Story -- Abigail Gandhi

Selling Apples -- Sarah Brubaker

From the Deli -- Peter Kershaw

Useless Answers to Useless Questions -- Lyra Schweiger

Josiah -- Arissa Beck

My Story -- Annastacia Hughes

A Tired College Student’s Plea -- Katherine Ufkin

Self Portrait -- Alyssa Lytle

A Note from the Editor -- Leigh Sullan

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TYGR 2008:  A Magazine of Literature & Art