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How to Win Valentine’s Day: Gifts to Get the One You Cherish

How to Win Valentine’s Day: Gifts to Get the One You Cherish

Quillen McKinney, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

February, the month of love. When those who are single suffer terribly in their loneliness, and those who are fortunate enough to be dating gaze deep into each other’s eyes, confess their love and struggle to plan the most romantic night of the year.  But one cannot have a good night without a good gift. Theref...

What’s the Big Deal About “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”?

What’s the Big Deal About “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”?

Quillen McKinney, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

There are few things in the world that truly unite people. Thanksgiving, puppies and Netflix original movies, such as “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” are a few examples. This movie phenomenon, a flawless example of a teenage romcom, has been a smashing box office hit. The movie, based off th...

I Remember.

I Remember.

Anna Anglin, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Monday. She remembers his face so clearly Like a swift breath of air Except the air was not fresh No, it was a breath of cigarette smoke Life threatening, cloudy, yet she kept coming back for more   Tuesday. She remembers when they spoke The words flowed out of his mouth...

Rot

Rot

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Romanticism exists in soil. Decayed and decaying and will decay. Pieces of God are underneath dying grass with flecks of something holy and poetic in the pollen and leaves. And there’s dirt underneath my fingernails, and I taste it when I chew them. I exist at the same time with things and creatures...

Amelia Wilmer

Amelia Wilmer

Natalie Wilson, Associate Editor

December 1, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Casey Blank ran the tip of her finger down the edge of her Sunday paper.  There was something elegant to be found in Casey’s big ears and narrow chin, and her hair curled in a way that the earth seemed to agree with. Her eyebrows crunched into the top of her nose as she analyzed the grooves etched...

Upside Down Flips My World Upside Down

Upside Down Flips My World Upside Down

Natalie Wilson, Features Editor

May 7, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Winding viewers up with its out-of-this-world conceptual science and phenomenal film filter, Upside Down by Juan Diego Solanas is a movie that, once started, cannot be interrupted to even get up to go to the bathroom. Critics rave over the flattering colors and ground-breaking plot, saying it could be...

Falling Off

Falling Off

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

May 7, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

In the spring, we took a trip to the mountains, except that it was not so much a trip as it was a complete, tumbling, dangerous fall, and it was not so much the mountains as much as it was a moderately tall hill. We thought it was a good idea because we were high, and that’s explanation enough. We...

Theia

Theia

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

May 5, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

  It’s hard for me to think in color. I’m used to the dreams now. I’m sixteen years old, and I can still remember the nightmares I had when I was a little kid, where the monsters were black with even blacker eyes and I was engulfed in the sheets that were soaked with sweat and u...

Together Through the Rain

Together Through the Rain

Maddie Highland, Staff Writer

April 30, 2014


Filed under Literature, Showcase

A slight breeze shakes strands of my hair loose from the tight grips of the hair bow and my ruffled bikini top dances with them. A small dribble of ice cream leaks down the flaky cone. The air is alive and full of buzz as people chatter and laugh on the pier. Down the boardwalk, a man and his son reel...

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