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Rot

Rot

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017 • 114 views
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 • 313 views
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 • 361 views
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 • 352 views
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 • 321 views
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 • 1,491 views
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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