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A Christmas Miracle

A Christmas Miracle

Elizabeth Wood, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

On July 14, 10-year-old, Emily Marksdale was diagnosed with Leukemia. Emily’s life began to change very quickly. One moment, she enjoyed all things 10-year-old girls enjoy. She attended birthday parties, sleepovers, went to church, she danced ballet and competed with the Sparks, her local gymnastic...

They say

They say

Imogene Ragan, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

She doesn’t exist they say, She will never exist they say, But she knows in her heart She will always exist. She’s crazy they say, She’ll always be crazy they say, And she knows she might be A little crazy. She doesn’t matter they say; She doesn’t need to matter they...

John Wolf

John Wolf

Grace Wood, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2019

My car drove begrudgingly up the winding gravel road, leading up to my next photography assignment: an old mansion once owned by John Wolf, a prominent businessman in our town. For the past few months, I have been capturing historical landmarks that have shaped this town to the small but grand communit...

The Goose and the Sword

The Goose and the Sword

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

The day was coming to an end; the world was quiet. I walked down the sidewalk as the streetlights lit the way home. The night was warm and light sounds of cars and insects filling my ears. I hummed a song to myself, nothing in particular just something to fill my head.    All of a sudden, I heard a clanking noise. I...

Foolish Girl

Foolish Girl

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

It has been in front of you your whole life.  Love doesn't exist the way you think it does.  Foolish girl,  You’re killing yourself over things like friendship.  You’re just a foolish girl,  For thinking anyone will save you from this endless pit.  (4 years later I read it back...

The Vessel

The Vessel

Melody Scott, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Loving and hating;  laughing and crying;  relationships and disconnections;  these things make up the vessel of life.    This “vessel” as I call it  isn’t always the easiest ride.  The ocean blue waves around me seem to Always crash and collide,  Its white seaf...

It Never Snows in Hollywood

It Never Snows in Hollywood

Peyton Stenander

November 5, 2019

The snowy south side of Chicago, a city section littered with shady money and powerful people. The people were the true heart of this side of the tracks; they shined brighter than the midnight  underground casino lights. At least that was true in their narcissistic minds. They deeply cared for themselve...

A Sea of Emotion

A Sea of Emotion

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2019

From the river Into the woods He drifted With a sea of thoughts that could not be lifted He drifted Feelings and emotions The waves of his mind came flooding in a chorus of voices He thought of all of his choices The moon was high Stars floated motionlessly in the sky All was silent Stumbl...

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Daphni Torres, News Editor

October 22, 2019

October: the month where ember leaves begin transitioning into warm colors, the same colors that whisper it’s cold breath into your ear. The blissful month makes its way onto my calendar, reminding me of the wonders of fall that come around every year. Halloween, hot coffee, and oversized cream-col...

The Best Quote

The Best Quote

Sarah Treusch, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Senior year is supposed to be the best year of everyone’s high school career because everyone is supposed to live it up while still knowing exactly what they want to be. It’s the year of lasts: last first day, last lunch, last parking spot, and last yearbook. Senior yearbooks are the ones that mat...

Across the Ocean

Across the Ocean

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

My world is so blue, Full of bright skies. My water always Running, hot when I tell it to be   The sheets that hug My plush mattress Smell like a fresh breeze, Soft and full of dreams That could come to be   I have never been scared, Truly scared for my...

To the Beach We Go

To the Beach We Go

Leilani Gibbons, Editor- in- chief

February 28, 2018

It has been years since the nights of lantern light and chilly sand molding under my feet. In these days, the summer nights held cooling sunsets and warm breezes that ran over your shoulders like a thin blanket, and the water rushed up to meet your toes as the colorful sky laid its head down and sank...

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