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Stiff as Granite

Stiff as Granite

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
May 19, 2017 • 65 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

She had fallen in love with him slowly, over the course of four squandered years.  He had loved her from the minute he saw her, and had vowed never to leave her, regardless of the reason. He had repeated that vow so many times that she had come to take it for granted, to take him for granted.  Now,...

The Murder That Haunted

The Murder That Haunted

Kenya Espinoza, Staff Member
April 19, 2017 • 74 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

The wooden floor began to sing an alarming melody, as I silently lay on my bed. A cool breeze danced into the room and began to nibble at my skin, making it jump. Strange figures began to form in the corner of my room. They stared and smirked as they noticed the fear consuming me. Hesitantly I arose...

Selfish God

Selfish God

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer
May 23, 2016 • 265 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

One of the differences between me and the person I love is that she has conversations with the sun and I have conversations with the graveyard outside my neighborhood. It makes for interesting chitchat. I’m sitting beside her having a picnic on the tombstones, and she talks to the sun and God and I...

Standardized Testing is Madness

Standardized Testing is Madness

Jade Flack, Staff Writer
May 11, 2016 • 213 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

As a sophomore student, I think I speak for everyone when I say: testing is hell. During these last few weeks of 2015-2016 school year, we are bombarded with pointless and redundant projects, essays, EOCTs, SLOs, and final exams. All these standardized tests are mandated for primarily one goal: to measure...

An Infinite Cacophony of Light

An Infinite Cacophony of Light

Tinaye Gibbons, Staff Writer
April 15, 2016 • 189 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

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...

The Fox on the Rocks

The Fox on the Rocks

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor
March 24, 2016 • 257 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

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...

Wraith of the Riverstone Reel

Wraith of the Riverstone Reel

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor
January 14, 2016 • 342 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Listen closely, dearest child, but surely not to me.  Listen to that breeze that blows every autumn from the hilltop, that catches your hat and plucks it from your feather hair.  It is not the wind that whistles among the streets, dear child; listen closer.  Yes, you hear it, do you not?  Hear the...

Cynical Skin

Cynical Skin

Asja Walker, Staff Writer
December 8, 2015 • 315 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

‘Everything will be fine’ That’s all they ever say The people who hold onto their flimsy beliefs That nothing is wrong with me I wish they could see who I really am Underneath my skin, the skin I loathe It traps me Pulling me so far down   ‘Nothing is fine’ If...

Wrongful Death? How Long Will It Take to Uncover the Truth

Wrongful Death? How Long Will It Take to Uncover the Truth

Diana Rodgers, Web Editor
December 1, 2015 • 238 views
Filed under News, Showcase

A tragedy occurred on Tuesday night in Marksville, Louisiana. Police opened fire on the Mardis family car after chasing them for reasons that are currently unknown, which resulted in the death of six year old Jeremy Mardis. He sustained five shots to the head and chest. His father was admitted to the...

Glow-in-the-Dark Stars

Glow-in-the-Dark Stars

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer
October 20, 2015 • 252 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

My room is covered in glow-in-the-dark stars, and when I get scared of dying, I imagine myself being absorbed into a black hole and refuting existence. I imagine my body combusting into stardust so that I can disperse into space. I imagine myself compressing the folds of my body into an orb of gaseous...

Path to Heaven

Path to Heaven

Jacob Blodgett, Staff Writer
May 8, 2015 • 434 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

Heaven: a shining place full of wonder and light, where souls enjoy the afterlife in peace and happiness. Around the world, cultures speak about a “heaven” with great rewards. In most, eternal happiness is guaranteed and enjoyed. In others, instead of going to heaven, souls are reborn over the course...

Journey Through the Underworld

Journey Through the Underworld

Jacob Blodgett, Staff Writer
May 5, 2015 • 339 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

The Underworld: a place of fire and brimstone where evil souls are thrown into its dark maw and punished for all eternity. Around the world, different cultures believe in different versions of the underworld that range from a solemn, wandering existence to a flaming landscape filled with demons waiting...

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