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 Hills sink and shift direction like someones life.

Hills Go By

Maddie Lewis, News Editor January 23, 2024

  Hills go by  We wait in circles for the days to come We go round and round, and nothing seems to change  Her face is wrinkled and dry  At last her features have become bitter -...

Views at the end of a hiking trail in Fort Mountain State Park.

Photo by: Imogene Ragan

10 Things to Do This Summer

Imogene Ragan, Staff Writer May 15, 2021

With summer being just a few weeks away, many students and their families are planning their trips, camps and activities for the holiday. There are so many things to do and so many places to go that can...

I wake up from another long winter, and I step into the light. I have been waiting for this moment for so long.


Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer March 23, 2016

My life in the winter is still and cold. The ground and the walls are always so dark. I do this year after year, as I grow old. My whole life has been spent is this nice park.   As...

Wraith of the Riverstone Reel

Wraith of the Riverstone Reel

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor January 14, 2016

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...

Mother Nature sings a lullaby for her children


Raicheal Havins, News Editor November 20, 2015

Shadows dance, choreographed by flames. Smoke flicks up into the night, towards oblivion. The pyre, the gloom, the burnish. Sun and Moon struggle for dominance in the dawning sky. Clouds drift...

 “And everyone is smiling for me. No one’s crying. Everything is black but not in a scary way.”
Photo used with permission from Leilani Gibbons.

Glow-in-the-Dark Stars

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer October 20, 2015

My room is covered in glow-in-the-dark stars, and when I get scared of dying, I imagine myself being absorbed into a black hole and refuting existence. I imagine my body combusting into stardust so that...

“Wind blows softly through her sleek, dark hair...”

Golden-Eyed Paradise

Grace Hanks, Staff Writer April 24, 2015

Her touch is a sign, that she knows I am here. her smile is a reminder, of how much she cares.   Her laugh is a melody, like the tinkling of chimes.   Her love, her heart,...

You left me in a likeness of your image; growing and growing and gruesome. 
Painting by yours truly.


Savannah Keith, Poetry Editor April 17, 2015

Even in this hindering state A perplexed deal of corrosion I can still taste you, barley leaves With the traces of thyme and ocean. There is an itching in my fingers To their tip twined intercepts And...

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...

Clover sets out in search of happiness; she does not know where to find it, but she will do whatever she needs to do to finally be happy again.

Finding Happiness

Lea DiMatteo, Art Editor December 19, 2014

Clover was always a quiet person; she did not like to interact with people, and she did not like to be in one place for a long time. Her hair always fell right into place even though she never brushed...

The northern mountains of Georgia are a spectacular sight no matter what type of weather covers them. Despite the heavy wind, light cloud cover, and forty degree temperature, the view over Georgia still demands appreciation.

Cloudy Over Georgia

Ben Strube, Online Design Editor April 8, 2014

The world reaches far beyond the bounds that any word could capture.  Out there, out in the wilderness, or even just within the walls of a foreign, exotic city lay the answers to all of life’s struggles.

Lost Spirit

Bim Peacock, Staff Writer March 21, 2014

Let’s go play video games!  Let’s watch TV all day!  Let’s read a book about a pointless made up world similar to ours!  Let’s sit inside and rot away in the darkness! What has our culture...

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