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Sophomore Megan Sing says that her favorite part of reading is that “it’s so peaceful and allows me to destress and take a break from the world,” and her favorite book is

Living Many Lives

Sarah Treusch, News Editor March 15, 2021

Over the years I have lived many lives I have worn the crown of a king And carried the burden of a wive I climbed the highest mountain And breathed the crisp air I swam with sharks Anxiety...

I sink into the earth The killer of innocence. Photo from Akupara Games, from the short film DAMIEN

The Killer Of Innocence

Jen Vincent, Literature Editor February 26, 2021

Upon a field of flowers, I stand The smell of pine fills my nose. I am nothing but a wasteland I turned my head. To see the flowers wilting.   Now it is winter,  The field is bathed...

Photo by Gaia on Bandcamp.

Society Unmasked

Cynda Allen, Opinion/Features Editor February 22, 2021

How boring it would be  To live in a society  Where people are afraid to be who they want to be. Like sheep, they are herded into one category, Following the first trend they see. Afraid...

A bundle of roses.

“ok”

Sydney Jarrard, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

i’m not wanting to ruin this relationship  and i’m not wanting to cut you off but how can you expect me to be content in this friendship? when you know what i want, but continue to ignore...

How could they leave someone that loved them the most? What could have changed our outcome? Photo from Pinterest.

Young Love

Melody Scott, Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2020

How could you hurt  the person that loved you most?  When you used to hold them tight,  And never let them go   They were there for you When no one else was But yet, like a breeze They...

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...

 A blurred christmas tree taken to represent the blurred feelings conveyed in the poem. Photo by: Sydney Jarrard.

christmas carol

Sydney Jarrard, Staff Writer October 28, 2020

after everything, i kept the Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens on my nightstand for weeks.   it haunted me, reminded me of everything i lost and everything i wanted to have.   i...

Our minds must evolve as society progresses, or we are doomed as a species.

Evolutions

Emma Simmons, News/Sports Editor September 29, 2020

Every evolution is a revolution of the brain Voices morph together, collective volume of the strain Offer up our hands, constructed through the construct of time Like fractured pieces of prehistoric...

 For even in my dreams, I always find my way back to you.

8.16.20

Jen Vincent, Literature Editor September 28, 2020

I never worried when I would see you again.  although the fear of the world tearing us apart kept me awake, I never worried when I would see you again.  even through the heartaches.   you’re...

Oh, what power words are blessed with,
Capable of saving a life. (Photo from Pinterest)

Deep Ends

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer March 23, 2020

Oh, how I longed to exist unapologetically To step onto the cold grass, barefoot To see what lies beneath the word: “me” However, what I found cannot be simply put; But I will try my best...

Inches of snow on the perfect Christmas day.
Photo taken by: Mayah Talbot

The Perfect White Christmas

Mayah Talbot, Staff writer December 17, 2019

When I think precipitation,  I see heavy clouds; Snow clouds roll into the cold night; It’s the snow that makes you shiver.    A blizzard it has become;  The arctic winds of...

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