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41st President, George Bush, Dies At 94

41st President, George Bush, Dies At 94

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, World

“Some political people do lie all the time, and step over their friend to achieve the objective themselves. But I’m one who believes that one’s word of honor is about one of the most fundamentally important things there is.” George H.W. Bush George Herbert Walker Bush was born in Milton, Massachuset...

Fatal Friday

Fatal Friday

Ramya Raja, News/Sports Editor

December 20, 2017


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Sleep and drowsiness clouded his vision as Eli realized the time visible on the clock in front of him. He bolted upright, stumbled out of bed, and began scrambling for clothes. “I can’t be late, not again,” Eli muttered to himself as he stumbled out the door without grabbing a bite to eat. Eli...

A Postmortem for Vine

A Postmortem for Vine

Noah Smith, Lit Mag Editor

December 20, 2017


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

The year 2012 brought the news of a death total of 2,000 in the Afghan war, the reelection of Barack Obama and the birth of the social media platform Vine. Vine was founded in the summery sweet June heat of 2012 with one simple idea: six second looping videos. Users would have the ability to film anything...

Stiff as Granite

Stiff as Granite

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

May 19, 2017


Filed under Literature, Showcase

She had fallen in love with him slowly, over the course of four squandered years.  He had loved her from the minute he saw her, and had vowed never to leave her, regardless of the reason. He had repeated that vow so many times that she had come to take it for granted, to take him for granted.  Now,...

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...

Selfish God

Selfish God

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

May 23, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

One of the differences between me and the person I love is that she has conversations with the sun and I have conversations with the graveyard outside my neighborhood. It makes for interesting chitchat. I’m sitting beside her having a picnic on the tombstones, and she talks to the sun and God and I...

Standardized Testing is Madness

Standardized Testing is Madness

Jade Flack, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

As a sophomore student, I think I speak for everyone when I say: testing is hell. During these last few weeks of 2015-2016 school year, we are bombarded with pointless and redundant projects, essays, EOCTs, SLOs, and final exams. All these standardized tests are mandated for primarily one goal: to measure...

An Infinite Cacophony of Light

An Infinite Cacophony of Light

Tinaye Gibbons, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Stars are not meant to be heard. Endlessly floating, Surrounded by dust and emptiness With oblivion awaiting them. Stars speak their own language. Elegantly phrasing, Beckoned by thoughts and avidness With billions listening in. Stars see pinpricks of flashes. Swiftly decaying, Observed by regard a...

The Fox on the Rocks

The Fox on the Rocks

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor

March 24, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

The Fox strolled in, bound down by chain The rabbits and rats, thrushes and cats Cried high for blood, for such to fall like rain.   Slammed the gavel of stone, the Stag Magistrate “Silence your shouts!  Quiet your snouts! All rise for the hearing, the Fox vs. the State!”   He...

Wraith of the Riverstone Reel

Wraith of the Riverstone Reel

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor

January 14, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Listen closely, dearest child, but surely not to me.  Listen to that breeze that blows every autumn from the hilltop, that catches your hat and plucks it from your feather hair.  It is not the wind that whistles among the streets, dear child; listen closer.  Yes, you hear it, do you not?  Hear the...

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...

Wrongful Death? How Long Will It Take to Uncover the Truth

Wrongful Death? How Long Will It Take to Uncover the Truth

Diana Rodgers, Web Editor

December 1, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

A tragedy occurred on Tuesday night in Marksville, Louisiana. Police opened fire on the Mardis family car after chasing them for reasons that are currently unknown, which resulted in the death of six year old Jeremy Mardis. He sustained five shots to the head and chest. His father was admitted to the...

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