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Tabitha Evans

Tabitha Evans

Morgan Champion, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 8, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

When I was young, I was a big believer in imaginary friends. First, there was Margret, an imaginary old lady who gave me the best imaginary butterscotch I had ever tasted. Then, there was was Anne, an imaginary little girl who was about my age at the time. She would skip down the sidewalks with me at...

Sands of Time

Sands of Time

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

By pouring their derision upon anything we did And exposing every weakness I got a strong urge to fly   Does anyone else in here feel the way I do? Wrong! Do it again!   There must be some mistake I didn’t mean to let them take my soul   I feel like I’m...

Do You Like My Hot Chocolate?

Do You Like My Hot Chocolate?

Kayla Salemi, Opinion Editor

December 10, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Do you like my hot chocolate? Wrapped together in a fluffy blanket, The warmth seeping into the palms of my hands. Frozen fingers enjoying the company of the heated mug, A myriad of white mountains float in the sea A steaming chocolate sea Then I will ask again, do you like my hot chocolate? The...

Together

Together

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

I was once one half of a whole. We were always in perfect sync. Never one without the other, Every move was made together, But our time finally ran out.   We were viewed as one being Because we were so close. Everyone knew us as together, But we had to say goodbye.     I...

Cynical Skin

Cynical Skin

Asja Walker, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

‘Everything will be fine’ That’s all they ever say The people who hold onto their flimsy beliefs That nothing is wrong with me I wish they could see who I really am Underneath my skin, the skin I loathe It traps me Pulling me so far down   ‘Nothing is fine’ If...

Amelia Wilmer

Amelia Wilmer

Natalie Wilson, Associate Editor

December 1, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Casey Blank ran the tip of her finger down the edge of her Sunday paper.  There was something elegant to be found in Casey’s big ears and narrow chin, and her hair curled in a way that the earth seemed to agree with. Her eyebrows crunched into the top of her nose as she analyzed the grooves etched...

Leo

Leo

Savannah Keith, Poetry Editor

December 1, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

I idolize her fly-aways Like sylphs, Banding on a vibrant dull. A lion's song, a kingdom come, A crown of soot and soil. I adulterate her cupid's bow A psyche, Bending on a serpent whim. A hierophant, a curtsy laugh, A perfect image of her and Him. I captivate her Isis-build Like pillars, Resting o...

Life in No Particular Order: A Collection of Haikus

Life in No Particular Order: A Collection of Haikus

Leilani Gibbons, Staff Writer

December 1, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, Literature, Showcase

First, you pass away your soul will leave this green earth, and it is peaceful   Then you graduate. School was only some short years now you’re on your own   Before you know it, you are taking your first steps a kid on the move   You will start to age looking back on a great life, a wo...

“Her One, His Only”

“Her One, His Only”

Tiffany Lovell, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

These moments are those I must transcend Yet the happiness ceases to end With the pallor of my skin Upon yours through thick and thin I needn’t worry about tomorrow Because your love is nothing borrowed Etched into my heart is your name in pen Permanently grazing your words upon...

“Being a Swimmer”

“Being a Swimmer”

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Being a swimmer means more than simply playing a sport, it means participating in something larger than yourself, where dreams can be created or crushed by a fraction of a second.   Being a swimmer means making unforgettable memories with lifelong friends it means encouraging and...

Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Suppose that a student drops a pen on the ground while in class. His teacher, a person who obsesses over cleanliness, berates him. She tells him how careless his pen-dropping habits are. The kid is nearly driven to tears, and he leaves class in a foul mood. He spends the rest of the day this way, sparking...

The Great Loss: A Boy’s Story

The Great Loss: A Boy’s Story

Nazmeydi Maldonado-Perez, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

He was once jubilant; He danced with glee. Now all that happiness has gone free, Like the leaves in the autumn flow as they please. With one single bullet it all begun The only strength left became love. The love for his family, His desire to be by their side. He lives with the...

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