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Our universe is 13.6 billion years old, and I somehow had the luck to exist at the same time as you. (Photo from Pinterest)

I’ll Take You To Mars If You Promise To Sing Me To Sleep

Emma Simmons, Sports Editor January 21, 2021

Worlds apart, I cherish thy love and warmth you give Eternally, I swear, with the very life I choose to live Arrows sprang from Cupid's bow and set my coat aflame Requiting my fondness with his...

These fans of Lil Peep were featured in a post on the rapper’s Instagram, captioned, “Look at my beautiful fans awwwww.” It would be Lil Peep’s final post; the very same day, he would be found dead at only 21 years old as a result of overdosing on fentanyl and Xanax. (Photo from @lilpeep on Instagram.)

Xanax Rappers: Your Drug Addictions Are Not Beautiful

Holley Murray, Literature Editor May 6, 2019

“Running away from you takes time and pain, and I don’t even want to / So I’m getting high all week without you, popping pills, thinking about you.” An enthralled crowd in El Paso, Texas sang out...

Luke Perry born on October 11, 1996, died on March 4, 2019. He will be an inspiration for others and will always be known for being an amazing actor and person.

The Death Of Luke Perry

Jordan Fowler, Staff Writer March 29, 2019

 Coy Luke Perry died at the age of 52. He was taken to the hospital after having a massive stroke. After reaching the hospital and being in an unresponsive state, he was taken off of life support on...

President Bush was often referred to as the most successful one-term president. Sadly, the well-respected president died November 30 of this year at the age of 94.  (Photo credit: Eric Gay.)

41st President, George Bush, Dies At 94

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer December 17, 2018

“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...

A supposedly ordinary Friday takes a terrible turn. Can Eli make it through this day in one piece?

Fatal Friday

Ramya Raja, News/Sports Editor December 20, 2017

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,...

“Milk and Vine” is a book parodying the format of the popular book “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur. The collection contains 70+ Vines and original artwork to commemorate the dead platform.

A Postmortem for Vine

Noah Smith, Lit Mag Editor December 20, 2017

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...

He had promised never to leave her.  Now, as Lucy stands by the river, she wonders how he could have fallen back on those words.

Stiff as Granite

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor May 19, 2017

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...

Macy was always bullied by a single person and one day she decided it was time for it to end. Only she might have made the wrong decision.

The Murder That Haunted

Kenya Espinoza, Staff Member April 19, 2017

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...

She makes the tombstones smile and the graveyard whisper compliments. I’ve always tried asking them questions—“Is it something I should really be scared of? Is there really a God, or are these whispers ghosts or my mind? What’s the point?”—but she tends to just have chitchat. She’s always been better at chitchat. Photo used with permission from Leilani Gibbons.

Selfish God

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer May 23, 2016

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....

This picture accurately depicts Nate Shinkle at his death bed during standardized testing; this is how all of us students feel as well.

Standardized Testing is Madness

Jade Flack, Staff Writer May 11, 2016

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,...

Stars aren’t meant to be heard in the vacuum of space. They’re only meant to scream endlessly into the silent void.

An Infinite Cacophony of Light

Tinaye Gibbons, Staff Writer April 15, 2016

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...

To the darling girls, the dearest of boys;  Hear now of the Fox, whose clock now stops
Because he was a monster, for it was he that destroys.

The Fox on the Rocks

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor March 24, 2016

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...

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