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Emma Simmons, Sports Editor May 9, 2022

There was a scuffling sound somewhere to my right, followed by a clack. I took a deep breath and counted to five before opening my eyes, finding myself looking up at a dark warehouse ceiling. The only...

A 12-year-old girl wants to know more about the strange house on the outskirts of town deep in the woods. Photo from Pinterest.

The Anstine Family Murder

Cynda Allen, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2022

Period & Context: Around 1985. The main character is a 12-year-old girl who's curious about a house on the outskirts of town.   It was a dark, eerie Halloween night. Alone, I walked the...

Expedited Expedition

Expedited Expedition

Dylan Brons, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

The first officer set his palms against the holographic display.   “Captain, there is a planet with a hospitable atmosphere and water here,” he said.   “Initiate a full planetary...

That feeling of confusion swells as one takes the hand of their once thought nemesis to dance.

Stolen Looks

Tori Harrill, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

I loathed him. His provoking smirk gave rise to the frustration in me. How could one person cause so much hatred? I loathed that smirk, yet I could not help but admire it. The way his face creased perfectly,...

Not every princess gets her perfect knight in shining armor. (Photo by Sarah Treusch)

My Not-So Knight in Shining Armor

Sarah Treusch, News Editor October 12, 2021

Our love was like the perfect rom-com movie. I was the younger girl: straight A’s, a good path to college, an athlete, a goody-goody. You were the older, edgy, bad boy who drove a fiery red Mustang....

A cup of green tea to resemble the tea they shared during Annie’s visit
of the short story.

A Cup of Green Tea

Imogene Ragan, Staff Writer September 30, 2020

Sandie Crest examined the odd-looking rock in her hand and felt overwhelmed with a mix of negative emotions. She wondered why this particular rock looked different than the rest while pouring rain started...

To the Beach We Go

To the Beach We Go

Leilani Gibbons, Editor- in- chief February 28, 2018

It has been years since the nights of lantern light and chilly sand molding under my feet. In these days, the summer nights held cooling sunsets and warm breezes that ran over your shoulders like a thin...

The next few days are the same, thinking about the trees and dirt outside, thinking about God, thinking about finding a new job, thinking about her. Some days she comes home and when it’s sunny outside, I’m on the ground and she’ll sit beside me. We’ll talk about our day and write words into the dirt before going inside to wash our hands and make dinner.

Rot

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer May 15, 2017

Romanticism exists in soil. Decayed and decaying and will decay. Pieces of God are underneath dying grass with flecks of something holy and poetic in the pollen and leaves. And there’s dirt underneath...

There are so many books being released in 2017! Which are you most excited for?

The Top 10 Most Anticipated YA Books of 2017

Bella Angell, Staff Writer May 10, 2017

There were many great Young-Adult books released in 2016, but even more are being released in 2017! They range from LGBTQ+ contemporaries to sci-fi and fantasy. These books are released throughout the...

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...

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....

Her soul formed the sketch of a bear in the sky, the name of Ursa Major, her soul dotted in stars on the dark span of the sky.

MUD OR MAN

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer April 27, 2016

Leaves weaved into her hair, grass looking piercing but feeling soft, laced around delicate fingers, a celestial body that belonged among the stars lay nude among the imperfect earth that was dented with...

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