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Anywhere North

Anywhere North

Holley Murray, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017 • 91 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Your veins have begged you to run since the first beat of your heart. It’s a call you can’t ignore forever, but after three hours of driving toward Anywhere North Of This God-Forsaken Place, trees turn into looming soldiers lining the highways with their guns pointed at heaven, finger...

Ode to Despondency

Ode to Despondency

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
May 19, 2017 • 453 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

The sun’s descent beneath the clustered buildings of Paris gave confidence to all night’s shadows, even the most fickle in spirit, and they drew to huddle amongst the tattered scraps of paper and piled dust on the streets.  Huddled, too, against the back of a young man, barely upon the age of eight-and-ten,...

A Letter to a Pessimist from an Optimist Who Thinks Like a Realist

A Letter to a Pessimist from an Optimist Who Thinks Like a Realist

Diana Rodgers, Web Editor
April 18, 2017 • 87 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

I could tell you to smile, To let your tear stained face go dry, Because there is so much in the world to look forward too, To cheer up, Because the sun is shining high and the birds are singing out their heart song; But it’s not true. None of what I just told you is true. I could...

The World Spins Too Fast for Me to Keep Up

The World Spins Too Fast for Me to Keep Up

Holley Murray, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017 • 59 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

I struggle to decide if the significance of life outweighs its brevity as I stand in a crowded subway station, shoulders hunched and surrounded by people with different lives and families and late-night insomnia prayers. I can’t help but look at each person passing by and wonder what they’ve seen:...

As Seniors In High School

As Seniors In High School

Diana Rodgers, Web Editor
December 19, 2016 • 178 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Life gets bolder. The weather gets colder. We grow older. As seniors in high school, the weight of the world seems to rest on our shoulders.   Words grow sharper. Nights get darker. The world becomes starker. As seniors in high school, our worldviews become clearer.   The...

A Collection of Poetry

A Collection of Poetry

Noah Smith, Opinion Editor
December 7, 2016 • 180 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

The following are three poems that I have written. They all follow a central theme of love; however, I always try to keep my creative writing ambiguous in order to allow more people to relate to it. My personal favorite of these three is definitely Sunday Morning, but I hope you enjoy all of them!     The Road I Ta...

The Things We Were Told

The Things We Were Told

Leilani Gibbons, Features Editor
November 7, 2016 • 196 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

At 4 am, When it's too late to go back to sleep, And it's too early to start the day, Remember the things you were told   Remember that your mother Called you pumpkin and peach With a sweetness that stuck like cavities Making homes in the cracks and tight spaces   Remember...

Us

Us

Jack Kern, Staff Writer
May 26, 2016 • 319 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Time goes by, bringing some, and leaving far too many. Life creates to watch its creation flourish. Life is the novelist, and Time is the passionless publishing company, telling Life that what it has made is not enough and denying its work, a piece entitled, “Humanity.”  Life nurtures and cares...

Fragile

Fragile

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer
May 23, 2016 • 339 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Everything was perfect, But only for a moment. It couldn’t last Because no beautiful thing can.   It was a delicate thing, Fragile, as if made of glass, And it cracked Right under his fingertips.   All at once, Everything shattered. In the glass cascading...

#BookLivesMatter

#BookLivesMatter

Alex Rodgers, Web Editor
May 10, 2016 • 279 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

In modern day society, books are often looked at as things of the past, forgotten with all of the life lessons that they contain. Books, especially the older ones, hold complex themes that are glanced over and often taken for granted in this era of technology. Written word is a dying art, so the messages...

Don’t Say It If You Don’t Mean It

Don’t Say It If You Don’t Mean It

Kayla Salemi, Opinion Editor
April 27, 2016 • 244 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Love: an intense feeling of deep affection.   “I love you,” said an 11 year old boy that has barely hit puberty. He is staring at himself in the mirror, searching his barren chest for even a mere nub of hair sprouting out before bed time. He is maybe 5’3, and his voice still cracks occ...

The Chains of Adolescence

The Chains of Adolescence

Tiffany Lovell, Staff Writer
February 17, 2016 • 302 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Freedom, an idea presented and yearned forever since the dawn of time by every human being. It is not free, it is not given, but it should be something that everyone can have no matter the circumstances. In today’s generation, the definition of freedom has become warped and stretched into something...

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