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Beauty in Death

Kate Jennings, Feature Editor October 25, 2023

Growing up, according to my mother, I had always had a strange fascination with death. It wasn’t like I was always around death; in fact, I’ve only ever been to one funeral in my life, and I’m almost...

A rotten apple in the midst of good apples. Photo from Exploring Your Mind.

The Uglies

Kiera Walker, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

There’s always something ugly within us,  Even in the most beautiful of things. An apple could look red and crisp outside  But inside it’s bad and rotten. Sometimes we don’t even look...

Photo by Tim Bates on Flickr.

Captivating Sunflower

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor February 19, 2020

It is you I see Swaying left and right with every breeze Petals dangling Bees sampling Above, you are towering In the light, showering The sun shines for you in all you go through It...

 The clouds represent the calmness of the poem and the tone of the girl. (Photo from Pinterest)

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...

North Forsyth high school students, Claudia Dobson and Daphni Torres have their own take on the definition of beauty.

What Beauty Truly Is

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer September 26, 2019

Social media, once again, has started a negative impact on young girls. From life threatening diets to excessive amounts of make-up. The internet has been tarnishing girl's view of their bodies since social...

And every morning, the white wall would whisper, “Hello,” to the sun every morning. “You’re here,” the white wall would whisper, and smile.

White Walls

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer December 19, 2016

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...

Savvy Shields finally received her well-earned crown after all of her hard work in this competition. This photo was taken by Noah K. Murray from the U.S. News Associated Press, in Atlantic City.

Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields Steals the Show and Crown for Miss America

Lauryn Almand, Staff Writer September 20, 2016

On Sept. 11, 2016 in Atlantic City, NJ 52 contestants came together to compete for the ultimate crown at the Miss America Pageant. Savvy Shields from Arkansas impressed the crowd by performing a jazz dance...

Sincerely, A Girl Who is Definitely Not Ugly

An Open Letter to the Boy that Called Me Ugly

Noelle Walker, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 15, 2016

An Open Letter to the  Boy that Called Me Ugly: I am completely repulsed by what you thought gave you the right to do so. Not even to mention that it wasn't even to my face. What gives you the right...

“Everyone carries an insecurity, a chain around one’s ankle that seems to drag us further away from perfection. Some are self-induced feelings of inadequacy, but most of these insecurities have been explicated by others, making us feel inferior.”

Inferiority

Gracen Martin, Staff Writer May 18, 2015

To be inferior means to be lower in rank, quality, or status. It means to be less important, to be minor, secondary. Primarily used as an adjective, inferior is used to describe something that is of lesser...

When did our world come to this?

Struggle Is Just a Word

JoAnn Ahn, Staff Writer March 27, 2015

Big girls don’t cry, but yet, they do Why are there labels for me and you? The pain in our hearts no longer obtains a limit Little by little, how can we understand it? The struggles that...

“It was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure, for the linen is the righteous deeds of the saints” Revelation 19:8. Photo used with permission of Mikaela McCord.

The Princess Within

Rachel McCord, Staff Writer March 24, 2015

Cinderella. The very name elicits varying reactions among different people, and, while there are thousands of different interpretations, the general outline of each version is the same: The protagonist’s...

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28

All Who Are Weary and Burdened

Perri Rabbitt, Staff Writer March 17, 2015

I have felt down lately: mixed up, not myself. I have felt so many things at once that overflow and overwhelm me, and then I have felt nothing. In the midst of the whirlwind of frustration and blank minds,...

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