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

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 to explain this tremendous quest   The stage lights flash at my paralyzed body No char...

The Perfect White Christmas

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

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 the storm; Millions of snowflakes fall,  And are being pushed around Thirteen inches of snow pile up...

I Am

I am from shivering cold winters,where the snowmen towered over me
and the conifers grazed the sky.

Abby Marks, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2019

I am from shivering cold winters, Where the snowmen towered over me And the conifers grazed the sky. I am from puffy jackets And too many layers of mittens and socks To keep me warm.   I am from the cul de sac across the street, Where I learned to ride my bike And where the neighbors g...

It Was All Pretend

Jamie Cabezas, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Full of hardships, and misfortunes, It's hard just to face It shouldn't even matter but the memories are hard to erase   Our friendship became a disaster Everything I knew is gone You’ve shape shifted into a monster I thought you were someone to depend on   Th...

Dear Love

How can you love and hate? Photo credit: Pinterest

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Dear love,  How can you love and Hate?    you love to hate don’t you?   don’t worry though, i already knew.   Hate is an ugly person.    he is aggressive   he deprives you of self worth.    but it's an obsession that drives y...

Icy Blue

Winter brings the Icy blue, along with the chilling cold and the powdery snow. Photo by Google.

Emma Simmons, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Icy Blue, like your eyes Snow drifts Down       Down             Down Until it kisses the Earth Melting in the remnant heat Of a Summer trapped Frozen in the roots of a tree Under which we stand Feeling the warmth inside Despite the Icy Blue Which t...

Map

Maps can be metaphorical in several ways. One can track time, memories, places, and so many other entities with a simple piece of paper.

Marissa Dintino, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016

It is common knowledge to use a map when one is lost, but our map is lost itself.   Scribbles on several pages, and the pages spread across the floor, old paper torn at the edges.   Some say the map is unorganized, for who would have any desire to place it back...

The Things We Were Told

“Though you may drift far from where you came, Go as far as you may need, As long as you remember to come back home.”

Leilani Gibbons, Features Editor

November 7, 2016

At 4 am, When it's too late to go back to sleep, And it's too early to start the day, Remember the things you were told   Remember that your mother Called you pumpkin and peach With a sweetness that stuck like cavities Making homes in the cracks and tight spaces   Remember...

Dark Side of Life

This entire poem was made out of the lyrics on the album by Pink Floyd. Depicted above is a photo representation of the metaphor presented throughout the album, and on the album cover itself. The cover of the album displays a prism with light coming in to form a rainbow, but the underlying meaning in much more complex. Sanity is considered lucidity, insanity is considered to be lunacy, and the moon, in Spanish, is called luna. A person presumed to be crazy is called a lunatic. Therefore, the cover represents the dark (lunacy) and the bright (lucidity) sides of life.   The photo is a take on the cover with the rainbow, and utilization of the yin yang as a prism, but the overall meaning is of lucidity and lunacy.

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

Leave but don’t leave me Forget the sun Smiles and tears is all your life will be Balanced on the biggest wave You race toward an early grave   I’ve been mad for years Been over the edge I’ve been like the most of us It’s very hard to explain why you’re mad,...

The Uniform

Take no need to the man but the uniform he wears. For he, represents far greater things than this world

Connor Tennies, Sports Editor

April 15, 2016

I noticed the uniform and the heavy soled shinny black boots Not the man wearing them   I remember the clean fresh smell of a warrior, as they stormed into the house. Broken glass, ripped down hangings, a slashed sofa, a pulled curtain, A sudden maneuver to throw my brother’s bear...

Hibernation

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 I wake up from another sleep, I crawl outside and rejoice in the light. I see the trees, and I...

The Uniform

Take no need to the man but the uniform he wears. For he, represents far greater things than this world.

Connor Tennies, Sports Editor

March 22, 2016

I noticed the uniform and the heavy soled shinny black boots Not the man wearing them   I remember the clean fresh smell of a warrior, as they stormed into the house. Broken glass, ripped down hangings, a slashed sofa, a pulled curtain, A sudden maneuver to throw my brother’s bear...

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