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Warmth

Warmth

Morgan Champion, Poetry Editor
March 7, 2017 • 120 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

During the brief period of time between summer and winter, when the sun began to fade, and the first flurries of snow fell from the clouds, I stepped through the threshold of some mysterious place.   I can’t tell you exactly what day it was, or who led me there, but I can...

Photograph

Photograph

Abby Marks, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017 • 151 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

I remember that day, Fresh lake water Sloshing onto the shore. The sun glistening softly On the horizon. Woods buzzing with life, But ever so gently.   I remember that day, Sandy feet And sunburned skin. Flames dancing joyfully In the fire pit. Hammocks swinging In...

Seven Decades

Seven Decades

Jack Scott, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017 • 134 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

On a dreary afternoon in New York City in mid-April 2016, a man’s eyes opened for the first time in 76 years. The light of the hospital room was, while dim to others, nearly blinding to a man who had not seen light in over seven decades. It took a few minutes for his eyes to adjust, but when they did,...

What We Are

What We Are

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor
March 1, 2017 • 144 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

It is ink drying on a page And neatly folded laundry that describe me. It is bakery scents And two day t-shirts that represent you. Together, we are the perfect ratio Of seriousness and humor, Of neatness and disorder. I keep you straight; You mess me up.

Lunar Landing: The Hidden Files

Lunar Landing: The Hidden Files

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017 • 138 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

July 20th, 1969 20:17:40 They had been told that it was impossible, a fever dream, a fruitless endeavor. But now, after billions of dollars, countless hours, and a ton of luck, the United States had finally reached the moon. The space race was theirs. Neil Armstrong, the youngest of the three ...

It’s Okay to be Sad: An Open Letter to the Person Who Needs it

It’s Okay to be Sad: An Open Letter to the Person Who Needs it

Anna Anglin, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017 • 228 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

They say happiness is a choice. So, I used to wonder: Is sadness a choice as well? Happiness is a positive emotion, something I know you strive for. Happiness is laughing with friends, seeing your excited dog after a long day or hearing “your song” come on during a party. Happiness is a natural emotion...

Standing Tall

Standing Tall

Hailey Yarbrough, Co-Editor
January 25, 2017 • 163 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Make me like a tree, God,  To stand tall,  Defined among the crowd.  I want to bend with all the changes  And the blowing of the riotous winds, But bestow upon me the ability to remain strong, Remain untouched, and remain dauntless.  Dear God, in life’s tests and pressing issues, Please creat...

The Island Was Abandoned For A Reason

The Island Was Abandoned For A Reason

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer
January 25, 2017 • 152 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

The storm threw the ship violently back and forth. The pirates were in a frenzy, scrambling around like mice chased by a cat. After he retched over the port, one of the men noticed a distant island and pointed at it, shouting over the din of the storm to the rest of his crew. They clustered at the end...

Emily’s Editorial: The Ever-Changing English Language

Emily’s Editorial: The Ever-Changing English Language

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
January 25, 2017 • 315 views
Filed under Columns, Literature

After enduring multiple class periods filled with harshly mispronounced words and stilted sentences, I have grown to dread the daily reading of The Taming of the Shrew in my language arts class.  While Shakespeare is a wonderful writer and this particular play is no doubt entertaining, I cannot stand li...

Soar

Soar

JoAnn Ahn, News Editor
January 20, 2017 • 136 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

I want you to know something. You were made to fly, You were born with wings. They’re quite the beauty, actually, With colors so brilliant, so alive, so eager to shine. They long to fan out, to grow, To lift you up, and to renew your strength once again. They want to set you free- But you never l...

Standing Tall

Standing Tall

Hailey Yarbrough, Co-Editor
January 20, 2017 • 145 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Make me like a tree, God, To stand tall, Defined among the crowd. I want to bend with all the changes And the blowing of the riotous winds, But bestow upon me the ability to remain strong, Remain untouched, and remain dauntless. Dear God, in life’s tests and pressing issues, Please...

White Walls

White Walls

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer
December 19, 2016 • 182 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

In the kitchen, the walls were painted white.  There were golden knobs on wooden cabinets, dishes scattered over the granite countertop, the dishwasher taking a temporary sabbatical from cleaning plates and bowls. A light fixture hung solemnly over the tiled table with grace, and there was a bowl filled...

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