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Valor

Dylan Brons, Staff Writer May 15, 2022

Magic sparked in the elf’s hands as she realized she was outnumbered. The brigands encircled her, holding an assortment of their own weapons.   “Easy now,” she said in her own tongue....

Millie’s old cabin where her life changed completely.
Photo by Garden & Greenhouse.

The Forgotten Boy

Madison Lamons, Staff Writer May 10, 2022

The silhouette of a tall, scrawny man appeared in the distance walking towards the small cabin built along the mountainside. Millie had been inside, preparing breakfast, when she looked through the kitchen...

Coming to a theater near you. (Photo from Google)

Cut

Emma Simmons, Sports Editor May 9, 2022

There was a scuffling sound somewhere to my right, followed by a clack. I took a deep breath and counted to five before opening my eyes, finding myself looking up at a dark warehouse ceiling. The only...

The green streaks of electricity caused by the reaction.
Photo by Mercer R. Brugler.

The Test Chamber

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor May 6, 2022

It was the day of the test, and Joshua Matteson was running late. Joshua put on his radiation gear and ran to the test chamber. He had heard word of trouble in the test chamber, but he elected to let it...

Beware of the beast within. Photo by Morgan Maxwell.

The Day He Snapped

Kinley Waltman, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

At 11:43 p.m., it was silent. The only sound was the crickets chirping and the breeze of the wind slapping against the tree leaves. Carson’s heart was pounding as he hurried through the chilling woods....

From the start of school to the end, where did the time go? Photo from Pinterest.

Where Did the Time Go?

Tori Harrill, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

I open my eyes to the sound of my mother entering my room to stir me from my peaceful slumber. Hanging on my dresser is a perfectly pink dress paired with my glittered, light-up sketchers. She brushes...

A pilot along with a state-of-the-art exosuits intelligence has been shunned from the military. With the pilot unconscious, the AI seeks aid for the pilot, while oblivious to the court-martial. Photo by ArtStation.

Primary Directives

Dylan Brons, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

...Systems online… ...Recalibrating sensors… ...Pilot status - unresponsive...   I pushed myself off the ground, confused and dismayed. Glancing about, I didn’t like what I saw....

A 12-year-old girl wants to know more about the strange house on the outskirts of town deep in the woods. Photo from Pinterest.

The Anstine Family Murder

Cynda Allen, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2022

Period & Context: Around 1985. The main character is a 12-year-old girl who's curious about a house on the outskirts of town.   It was a dark, eerie Halloween night. Alone, I walked the...

Valentines Day? No thank you. Ill stick to staying single. Its all too cliché for me. Photo by RedBubble.

Valentine’s Day Is So Cliché

Kinley Waltman, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

What can I say? I hate Valentine’s Day, It’s too cliché for my taste, Couples holding hands, Couples kissing in public,  Do you have any self-control? Not everyone wants to see, The...

A storage cabinet similar to the one in the short story. 
Photo Source: Wayfair

Time Traveling Storage Cabinet

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor February 3, 2022

“So, you’re telling me that this is a time machine?” Teddy Montgomery huffed in disbelief.  His history professor tilted his head, “Perhaps.”   Teddy Montgomery and Anna Freeman...

Jamey Johnson plays at the Majestic Theater. Photo by: The Groovy Gringa.

Rewrite of “In Color” by Jamey Johnson

Brodie Mizer, Staff Writer February 2, 2022

I said, grandpa, what’s this picture here?  It’s all black and white, and it ain’t real clear  Is that you there, he said, yeah, I was eleven Times were tough, back in ninety-five That’s...

Straight A’s, the high school quarterback, and the “Small-Town Hero”; You would think he has a perfect life, right?
Photo Source: Verywell Family

The Story Behind “The Small-town Hero”

Madison Lamons, Staff Writer February 1, 2022

He was the small-town hero that everyone loved. The prestigious quarterback never lets anyone down. His grades placed him in the top 10 percent of his class. He seemed to have a perfect life and had many...

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