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Oh, to be a kid again with no worries except when the next big wave is coming.

Oh, to be a kid again

Kinley Waltman, Editor-in-Chief February 13, 2024

  In the soft glow of twilight, I find myself wandering back, To the days of bare feet and endless summers, When time was a concept foreign to me.   No structured routines,...

 An Ode to the Older Sister

An Ode to the Older Sister

Grace Hutka, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

I raise a glass to my older sister  for the wisdom and strength she holds  I hope she knows I miss her oh how it is to have the greatest sister in all of the worlds  her smile is like the...

Grandfather Clock at C.R. Smith Museum

Through the Years

Jackson Blackwell, Staff Writer January 25, 2024

Through the years you go We are born into the world that we know We don’t remember our very first years In the blink of an eye, that time disappears Making friends that you may keep forever Hopefully,...

Monkey’s living in a world of just them

The Monkey Tree

Kinley Waltman, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2023

In jungles green where branches sway, Mischievous monkeys come out to play. Their chattering chorus fills the air, A lively dance, beyond compare.   With tails that swing and eyes that...

“Ships on a Misty Morning” by Ivan Aivazovsky

Death’s Doorstep

Iris Chiofolo, Opinion Editor November 28, 2023

the objective is merriment, a lifetime of frustration. what is the point? if not for infatuation.   it bears repeating of our frail mortality, the most minuscule choice ends...

Home is not always a building, it can be a person too.


Cilla Fulwider, Staff Writer October 30, 2023

Here I stand all alone In the place I used to roam When I get a call from the phone Wishing that it is was from my home   Home is someone that you meet Who makes your life feel complete Deep...

Staring into the sunset is the perfect break.

I Need a Break…

Rohani Nguyen, Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2023

You need a break A break from school A break from work  You just need a break   But, that doesn’t just happen Life doesn’t stop just because you want it to There is no pause...

A picture of a clock ticking describing that time waits for no one

Time Waits For No One

Kiera Walker, Staff Writer October 21, 2023

Life is fading  It is fleeting  It is transient  As much as people try they cannot ignore it   I never thought  I would see someone who I live with  Grow in two months right...

 Chaos around a growing tree.

Silliness All Around

Kinley Waltman, Editor-In-Chief October 18, 2023

In a world full of chaos, just you and me, Unhinged and wild, let’s be carefree. With laughter and silliness, we’ll roam, In our fun-filled world, we’ve found our home.   No worries,...

Braves honor the flag during pre-game ceremony

‘23 Braves

Jackson Blackwell, Staff Writer October 18, 2023

Well they got close, but close doesn’t cut it They couldn’t swing the bats last night one bit We had a good run to end up with nothing During the regular season that team was something   I...

“Gathering Storm” by Ivan Aivazovsk

Farewells In Spring

Iris Chiofolo, Opinion Editor September 12, 2023

your glances are poison, staining my heart, the longer I linger, the harder to depart.   your hands are like fire, singing my skin, none of this you may know, my animosity...

A person, seen as a bug. Photo by Gracie Zimmerman

A Bug’s View

Gracie Zimmerman, Literature Editor April 10, 2023

Drowning in sorrows, Awaiting tomorrows.   Each day passing, Missed opportunities flashing.   Walking past previous images, Of a girl who faced many damages.   Regrets...

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