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Done

Done

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Done Clocks are ticking Time is running out A rush of blood to the head occurs as I scramble to find reason in this madness I’m lost without you But you don’t seem to care You helped me pick up my broken heart Then you leave me to the wolves to have it shattered once again Only...

Clouds

Clouds

Morgan Champion, Poetry Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Literature, Showcase

There will come a time When the pain gets too painful When the commotion gets too loud When you feel too drained to move on.   Drained of tears Drained of happiness Drained of hope,   But there will also come a time When the clouds of sadness and grief Depart.   Darling, Until...

The Murder That Haunted

The Murder That Haunted

Kenya Espinoza, Staff Member

April 19, 2017


Filed under Literature, Showcase

The wooden floor began to sing an alarming melody, as I silently lay on my bed. A cool breeze danced into the room and began to nibble at my skin, making it jump. Strange figures began to form in the corner of my room. They stared and smirked as they noticed the fear consuming me. Hesitantly I arose...

A Letter to a Pessimist from an Optimist Who Thinks Like a Realist

A Letter to a Pessimist from an Optimist Who Thinks Like a Realist

Diana Rodgers, Web Editor

April 18, 2017


Filed under Literature, Showcase

I could tell you to smile, To let your tear stained face go dry, Because there is so much in the world to look forward too, To cheer up, Because the sun is shining high and the birds are singing out their heart song; But it’s not true. None of what I just told you is true. I could...

The World Spins Too Fast for Me to Keep Up

The World Spins Too Fast for Me to Keep Up

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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I struggle to decide if the significance of life outweighs its brevity as I stand in a crowded subway station, shoulders hunched and surrounded by people with different lives and families and late-night insomnia prayers. I can’t help but look at each person passing by and wonder what they’ve seen:...

A Fangirl Experience

A Fangirl Experience

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Literature

I feel the cold wind burn my face As I walk through the streets of Charleston. Constantly saying goodbye: To chances, To people, To unforgettable moments. Intersections are my directions, Turn left, Turn right, Cross the road and keep going straight. Signs tell me if I have...

Warmth

Warmth

Morgan Champion, Poetry Editor

March 7, 2017


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


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


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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


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


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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


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...

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