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The lone star trying to obtain friends by shining bright.

The Glow Is Still Bright

Kinley Waltman, Editor-in-Chief April 24, 2024

In the dark night, a lone star shines, With a soft glow, it silently whines. In the big sky, it feels so alone, Longing for a friend to call its own.   Amidst the twinkling, it holds...

The sunset

Prettily, Feebly

Iris Chiofolo, Opinion Editor April 15, 2024

My jacket smells like you. It clings to the fabric like a child’s fingers on a lollipop. I walked up the cracked sidewalk to your house, sandwiched between two dull, lifeless ones. The Robin’s...

 A sunset combined with the colors of pink and orange.


Maddie Lewis, News Editor March 28, 2024

A sour taste plunges into my mouth when I see you  Like I’m about to throw up and exert all of our secrets.  I glare at you with stones in my eyes  You look back, but I’m flustered  Pink-cheeked...

2022 First Four March Madness Game

The Madness of March

Jackson Blackwell, Staff Writer March 25, 2024

The ball is tipped Scripts will be flipped The tournament has begun Every team strives to be number one   Top teams will fade History will be made Unpredictability looms The winner, no one will...

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...

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