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

Jen Vincent

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...

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...

This is a small collection of haikus. Photos from Canva.

A Small Collection of Haikus

Imogene Ragan, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Flowers So many colors Scattered around the Earth Mother Nature’s art   Winning Cheering all around Holding a shiny medal It is like a dream   Puppies Tiny balls...

Waves battle the currents and the opposing wind. Photo from Rare.us.

The Underlying Truth of Life

Drew Bearden, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

The heavy sunlight beams through    the varying blue-green waters   carrying the souls of the outcasted on their backs   Each minute rolling and rolling, more and more    Just...

The clock is a circle, the clock is a square, the clock can be found anywhere. Photo by: Paladin.

The Clock

Micayla Peters, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

The clock is a circle The clock is a square The clock can be found anywhere   Up and down Left and right The hand will spin so hang on tight   Day and night it never ends The...

My absolute worst fear picturized. The McDonald’s ice cream machine is BROKEN! Photo by Sarah Treusch.

An Ode to the McDonald’s Ice Cream Machine

Sarah Treusch, News Editor January 21, 2021

My stomach yearns for the McD’s ice cream, Should I act upon these desires;should I go? I give in; I must taste my sticky dream, Quick to my car, the quest began too slow. I’ve arrived,...

Our universe is 13.6 billion years old, and I somehow had the luck to exist at the same time as you. (Photo from Pinterest)

I’ll Take You To Mars If You Promise To Sing Me To Sleep

Emma Simmons, Sports Editor January 21, 2021

Worlds apart, I cherish thy love and warmth you give Eternally, I swear, with the very life I choose to live Arrows sprang from Cupid's bow and set my coat aflame Requiting my fondness with his...

he recreation of the Roman Empire burning allows for anyone to see that even the empires we think were so great still fell by fire; one of the most beautiful destroyers of society. 
Photo from: belloflostsouls.net.

An Empire

Sydney Jarrard, Staff Writer January 19, 2021

It’s mesmerizing how a complex, unique structure can fall at the mere lick of a flame. The bonds between stone and mortar are strong throughout centuries of downpour, sunlight and age; however, a catastrophic...

A bundle of roses.

“ok”

Sydney Jarrard, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

i’m not wanting to ruin this relationship  and i’m not wanting to cut you off but how can you expect me to be content in this friendship? when you know what i want, but continue to ignore...

Photo by Reader’s Digest.

Christmas Cheer

Cynda Allen, Opinion/Features Editor December 15, 2020

Mistletoe was hung up high While snow fell down from the sky The snow hit the ground without a sound It spread Christmas cheer all around   Stockings dangled above the fireplace Kids...

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