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An eerie landscape distorted by dense fog.

One Does What They’re Told

Ava White, Staff Writer March 18, 2024

If I sit and think hard enough, I can remember the day the sun set. Foggy, yet still warm, the weather proved resilient to the beams of the sun, trying to reach my young mind. One does not think about...

Straight A’s, the high school quarterback, and the “Small-Town Hero”; You would think he has a perfect life, right?
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The Story Behind “The Small-town Hero”

Madison Lamons, Staff Writer February 1, 2022

He was the small-town hero that everyone loved. The prestigious quarterback never lets anyone down. His grades placed him in the top 10 percent of his class. He seemed to have a perfect life and had many...

 For even in my dreams, I always find my way back to you.


Jen Vincent, Literature Editor September 28, 2020

I never worried when I would see you again.  although the fear of the world tearing us apart kept me awake, I never worried when I would see you again.  even through the heartaches.   you’re...

Teenagers are constantly struggling with trying to look perfect. This causes negative self and body-image which honestly isn’t helping their struggle.

Negative Body and Self-Images Are Not Helping Anyone

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer February 26, 2019

Imagine yourself looking in the mirror to see your reflection and not being happy with it. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many teens everywhere. Body image is how and what a person thinks and...

“Now she can handle the pain. It is the little voice in her head that reminds her of how long she’s handled it that haunts her.” - JmStorm

I Remember.

Anna Anglin, Staff Writer November 9, 2017

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...

“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” –Mother Teresa

The Warmth of Another

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer September 24, 2015

I feel alone.   Surrounded by friends who love me With a passion that glows As bright as his forest green eyes When his face lights up in laughter.   Yet I can’t help but...

Many people deal with anxiety on a daily basis. When it first makes an appearance, it seems insignificant, but over time, slight nerves grow into severe anxiety.

Expanding Anxiety

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer December 15, 2014

It started out small, Nothing too bad. But it should be long gone by now.   It’s gotten much worse, I can barely stand it. It’s not just nerves anymore, It’s a constant,...

Pale, thin, ghosts of their former selves…

The Mirror

Jacob Blodgett, Staff Writer October 31, 2014

The mirror was cracked. It bothered her. A line snaking along the side, unnoticed then suddenly veering into view. It was ugly. To her eyes, it was an abomination of the sickest nature. Her mother said...

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