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Standing Tall

Standing Tall

Hailey Yarbrough, Co-Editor

January 25, 2017


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


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


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


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


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


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...

“Forty-Five: Fifteen”

“Forty-Five: Fifteen”

Natalie Wilson, Co-Editor

December 19, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

The generators above whirred into silence. Dark settled around the city, enveloping every life in a shivering cold. Rain slit through the air. It stole the breath from the children, and wood burned to fight its wicked sting. Clatters of windows being pulled shut filled the street, and the street after...

As Seniors In High School

As Seniors In High School

Diana Rodgers, Web Editor

December 19, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Life gets bolder. The weather gets colder. We grow older. As seniors in high school, the weight of the world seems to rest on our shoulders.   Words grow sharper. Nights get darker. The world becomes starker. As seniors in high school, our worldviews become clearer.   The...

An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

Lauryn Almand, Staff Writer

December 19, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

The sound of leaves crunching, wind blowing The taste of freshly made pumpkin pie, and perfectly baked turkey - We all have something that excites us or makes our mouth water in anticipation During the season.   Greetings and thank you’s echo through each family room Excitement,...

How to Find Literature the Speaks to You

How to Find Literature the Speaks to You

Morgan Champion, Poetry Editor

December 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Literature

One of the most beautiful and underrated forms of entertainment in the world today is literature. Perhaps its lack of unpopularity is because our population is far too busy to pick up a good book in the hustle of their daily lives. Perhaps schools are not encouraging students to read for pleasure as...

A Collection of Poetry

A Collection of Poetry

Noah Smith, Opinion Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

The following are three poems that I have written. They all follow a central theme of love; however, I always try to keep my creative writing ambiguous in order to allow more people to relate to it. My personal favorite of these three is definitely Sunday Morning, but I hope you enjoy all of them!     The Road I Ta...

Map

Map

Marissa Dintino, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

It is common knowledge to use a map when one is lost, but our map is lost itself.   Scribbles on several pages, and the pages spread across the floor, old paper torn at the edges.   Some say the map is unorganized, for who would have any desire to place it back...

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