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MUD OR MAN

MUD OR MAN

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer
April 27, 2016 • 237 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Leaves weaved into her hair, grass looking piercing but feeling soft, laced around delicate fingers, a celestial body that belonged among the stars lay nude among the imperfect earth that was dented with ridges and the impurity of dirt. Her arms stretched out delicately, skin unsullied by mud or man....

The Forest

The Forest

Noelle Walker, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 21, 2016 • 229 views
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The wind howled through the trees and I shivered. It was not from the cold. Ahead of me was a forest, filled completely with darkness. With trembling fingers, I grabbed my elbows to give me something to hold onto and forced myself onward. "You don't have to do this, you know," Elise's voice...

Dark Side of Life

Dark Side of Life

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer
April 15, 2016 • 240 views
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Leave but don’t leave me Forget the sun Smiles and tears is all your life will be Balanced on the biggest wave You race toward an early grave   I’ve been mad for years Been over the edge I’ve been like the most of us It’s very hard to explain why you’re mad,...

The Uniform

The Uniform

Connor Tennies, Sports Editor
April 15, 2016 • 231 views
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I noticed the uniform and the heavy soled shinny black boots Not the man wearing them   I remember the clean fresh smell of a warrior, as they stormed into the house. Broken glass, ripped down hangings, a slashed sofa, a pulled curtain, A sudden maneuver to throw my brother’s bear...

An Infinite Cacophony of Light

An Infinite Cacophony of Light

Tinaye Gibbons, Staff Writer
April 15, 2016 • 189 views
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Stars are not meant to be heard. Endlessly floating, Surrounded by dust and emptiness With oblivion awaiting them. Stars speak their own language. Elegantly phrasing, Beckoned by thoughts and avidness With billions listening in. Stars see pinpricks of flashes. Swiftly decaying, Observed by regard a...

Other Side of the Mirror

Other Side of the Mirror

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer
March 28, 2016 • 251 views
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The moon hung lazily in the sky, barely illuminating the sheer cliffside and dark pines far below.  Shadows posed in eerie battle stances, their forms grotesque as they shifted with the wind.  He had not noticed until then how cold the night was, how unwelcoming.  Even the silence, usually so peaceful...

The Fox on the Rocks

The Fox on the Rocks

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor
March 24, 2016 • 255 views
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The Fox strolled in, bound down by chain The rabbits and rats, thrushes and cats Cried high for blood, for such to fall like rain.   Slammed the gavel of stone, the Stag Magistrate “Silence your shouts!  Quiet your snouts! All rise for the hearing, the Fox vs. the State!”   He...

A Child’s Greatest Fear

A Child’s Greatest Fear

Nazmeydi Maldonado-Perez, Staff Writer
March 24, 2016 • 224 views
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I don’t like when the room goes dark, Neither does Teddy. Everywhere I look I see eyes looking at me. I cover my eyes so I don’t have to see them, But I can still feel them. I can still hear them. They scare me. I hide under my blanket, But they still don’t go away. When...

The Moon

The Moon

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer
March 24, 2016 • 265 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

  She was like the moon. The only constant thing about her Was that she was constantly changing. Sometimes she was full, Those were the best of times, But other times, She disappeared inside herself. Though she was beautiful and radiant, In every sense of the words, She...

Hibernation

Hibernation

Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer
March 23, 2016 • 271 views
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My life in the winter is still and cold. The ground and the walls are always so dark. I do this year after year, as I grow old. My whole life has been spent is this nice park.   As I wake up from another sleep, I crawl outside and rejoice in the light. I see the trees, and I...

So Many Things

So Many Things

Megan Hoffman, Staff Writer
March 22, 2016 • 245 views
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There are so many things I wish I could relate her love to.   I’d like to tell you how her love Was deep And warm And full of soft kisses, But that would be too cliché   She exuded sweetness, Like a holographic heart But she held tight to me With razor...

Egyptian Myths Are Still Alive Today

Egyptian Myths Are Still Alive Today

Tinaye Gibbons, Staff Writer
March 22, 2016 • 178 views
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Sekhmet is an animal on the battlefield. She guns down every enemy she sees, smiling when they look at her with fear. And when she returns she makes sure everyone has their wounds checked. As she heals in ways that the doctors can’t. Bastet works in an animal hospital. The cats all flock to...

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