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Not every princess gets her perfect knight in shining armor. (Photo by Sarah Treusch)

My Not-So Knight in Shining Armor

Sarah Treusch, News Editor October 12, 2021

Our love was like the perfect rom-com movie. I was the younger girl: straight A’s, a good path to college, an athlete, a goody-goody. You were the older, edgy, bad boy who drove a fiery red Mustang....

Inner thoughts and anxiety clawing at her. 
Photo by: Lauren Geall

Clawing Anxiety

Kinley Waltman, Staff Writer October 6, 2021

I have a fear of having to perform,  It makes my emotions a thunderstorm.   The sensation within makes me ill,  The feeling leaves me fragile.   I attempt to speak with weak...

The empty, lonesome feeling one wakes up to as they attempt to hit the snooze button, wanting any escape from the true reality.
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An Escape

Tori Harrill, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

After losing everything, she gained it back. The victory was triumphant. Wrongs were made right. She turned to face her friends standing in a group; smiling faces applauded her for her success. After...

This piece is inspired by Ray Bradbury’s “There Will Come Soft Rains”. This is what I imagined happened before the nuclear holocaust. I changed some dates and names to make the short story more relevant. I also tried to keep his style of writing. Photo by: Catbus on DeviantArt

When Silence Fell

Cynda Allen, Editor-in-Chief September 30, 2021

At early dawn, a monotonous voice sang, Tick-tock, seven o’clock, time to get up, time to get up, seven o’clock!   Four pairs of feet slowly dragged across the hardwood floor, following...

Only a small desk near the window marked any sort of normal furnishing. The window itself had no glass to keep out the elements. It had old, wooden shutters that remained open, letting a bare amount of light in. Photo by: Shutterstock.

A Crown of Horns (Chapter Segment)

Dylan Brons, Staff Writer September 14, 2021

This short story is a part of a larger whole, in the process of being written. William and Ruby have just survived a catastrophic event that leaves Ruby reminiscing in the past, and they found shelter...

I am your dreams; I am your sorrow. Photo from Pinterest.

Dreams

Drew Bearden, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

Some say shoot for the stars Others just wait and pray   I am always what you long for  I am constantly causing you pain    I have a way of glory I have a way of ruining...

My mind often feels like it’s filled with ink or fog. However, I know that moments like these pass a given time. Photo from Pinterest

From Time to Time

Emma Simmons March 19, 2021

My room is a prison from time to time When it’s supposed to be a respite It only hurts every now and again And I promise I fight it the best I can With hobbies And friends And breaks. But...

Sophomore Megan Sing says that her favorite part of reading is that “it’s so peaceful and allows me to destress and take a break from the world,” and her favorite book is I’ll Give You a Dollar If You Consider This Art. Photo by Sarah Treusch.

Living Many Lives

Sarah Treusch, News Editor March 15, 2021

Over the years I have lived many lives I have worn the crown of a king And carried the burden of a wive I climbed the highest mountain And breathed the crisp air I swam with sharks Anxiety...

I sink into the earth The killer of innocence. Photo from Akupara Games, from the short film DAMIEN

The Killer Of Innocence

Jen Vincent, Literature Editor February 26, 2021

Upon a field of flowers, I stand The smell of pine fills my nose. I am nothing but a wasteland I turned my head. To see the flowers wilting.   Now it is winter,  The field is bathed...

Photo by Gaia on Bandcamp.

Society Unmasked

Cynda Allen, Opinion/Features Editor February 22, 2021

How boring it would be  To live in a society  Where people are afraid to be who they want to be. Like sheep, they are herded into one category, Following the first trend they see. Afraid...

Cab Calloway was the inspiration for Cab as a character and what he said along with other characters names. Photo from a 1942 Billboard Magazine.

Manhattan Jam

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

I was sent on a mission. I’ve been undercover for months; lucky for me werewolves are a bit forgetful. So, it was easy for me to infiltrate my way into their small Manhattan town. My name is Cabell Hastings,...

Could things have been different? Photo from Pinterest.

The Reality of the Truth

Melody Scott, Editor-in-Chief February 18, 2021

One thing that I have learned in life  Is that no matter how far you hide away from the truth It always comes forward at the most unexpected moments.   And just like two imaginary...

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