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The road up to Anthony Greysons home during rainfall.
Photo by Protect the Harvest.

The Faceless

Dylan Brons, Staff Writer November 16, 2021

I write this in a moment of my own clarity; a time that I am not consumed by the fears of what has passed. I beseech you, then, spurn my writing. Get rid of it. Do not read any of those haunting words,...

Waves battle the currents and the opposing wind. Photo from Rare.us.

The Underlying Truth of Life

Drew Bearden, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

The heavy sunlight beams through    the varying blue-green waters   carrying the souls of the outcasted on their backs   Each minute rolling and rolling, more and more    Just...

A shattered glass’ reflection holds such truths. Photo found on Pinterest.

A Looking Glass

Jen Vincent, Literature Editor December 13, 2020

Oh my love,  A shattered glass’ reflection holds such truths. I’ve looked into the looking glass and found nothing awaits for me I must go now, into that nothingness.   I won't...

The dark clouds roll over a town as everyone waits for the clear skies to return. Photo from Dailymail.co.uk.

Perception of Rain

Drew Bearden, Staff Writer November 2, 2020

Perception of Rain    The Sky remains an interesting thing One day it is blue The next it’s grey When the sky is blue Everyone stays out to play   The sky remains quiet  Listening...

“The two were dark and light. Black and white. Yin and Yang.”

A Boy and His Bird

Grace Wood , Staff Writer December 20, 2017

There are two things to remember about for this story: it’s about an ill-fated boy and the bird. The boy had dangerous silver eyes, hair like a raven’s feathers and dark clothes which were strange,...

The shattered area around the heart resembles the damage that has already occurred, and can no longer be repaired. The heart is unscathed because through the hardships, there is still hope that everything will be alright.

Done

Lany Campbell , Staff Writer May 15, 2017

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...

The atmosphere had shifted so quickly that it nearly knocked the wind from Alonzo’s lungs.  He was vividly aware of each breath he took, and the sounds around him suddenly seemed amplified immensely.  The waves and the cries of the gulls crashed through his mind with rugged insistence.

A Misfortunate Excursion

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor October 14, 2016

Foamy green sloshed across the deck, propelled by the boat’s precarious tilting against the waves.  Rain pelted down as if eager to aid in the vessel’s destruction.  The wooden planks creaked worryingly,...

The photo above represents the dark and the light. In the flourishing tree, the leaves are darker in certain places. It was intended to demonstrate even the brightest side of life has a hidden darkness.

The Choice

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer May 10, 2016

You are all alone in a tunnel, and all you remember, or know, is you must keep walking. The cave you reside in appears to be as black as night, with shadows an emptiness resembling a ghost town. The walls...

Perhaps it was only a flash, a trick of weary eyes, but he was almost certain that he had seen something...wrong.

Other Side of the Mirror

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer March 28, 2016

The moon hung lazily in the sky, barely illuminating the sheer cliffside and dark pines far below.  Shadows posed in eerie battle stances, their forms grotesque as they shifted with the wind.  He had...

The road ahead of you may be seemingly empty and alone, but never lose hope. Stand up when you fall and keep moving when you cannot keep going.

In Oblivion

Rachel (Rae) Lee, Staff Writer January 27, 2016

There is so much soul And so much passion In so many beautiful things. Beautiful and dark. Trying to draw my feelings, They always end up dark And empty: One singular thing All...

People roam the streets of Downtown New Orleans, Louisiana enjoying the day before the afternoon storm.

Lower Ninth Ward

Erin Dickman, Social Media Manager February 10, 2015

Everything was calm in the outskirts of New Orleans. The weeds in between the cracked pavement were enjoying their day, standing tall, and the clouds lethargically lay out in front of the sun. Tiana enjoyed...

Delirium

Delirium

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer November 13, 2014

Lips stitched together by invisible thread, (his) words secluded, His (mind) is abysmal, dark and dank. His sanity (is) warped, twisted like the mangled arms of dead trees, Filled with the recesses...

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