One two, check. The microphone cracks as third year emcee, Denise Jolly, abandons any attempt to use it and shouts into the crowd for two more judges to come forward, preferably unbiased people who “aren’t either friends with or fucking” the slam poets. Sierra Nevada College’s Patterson Hall is packed with students, locals, and contestants all anxiously awaiting the seventh annual Tahoe Slam Poetry Competition to begin.
The sand in the hourglass falls faster, as the final moment approaches. With less than two weeks left in the semester, most would assume the pressure is on for the 2013 Sierra Nevada College Valedictorian. Not so much for 23 year-old Anna “Anza” Jarschke.
Senior Molly Allen was selected out of 502 submissions to be a part of the 47th annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) student show.