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It’s Okay to be Sad: An Open Letter to the Person Who Needs it

It’s Okay to be Sad: An Open Letter to the Person Who Needs it

Anna Anglin, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017

They say happiness is a choice. So, I used to wonder: Is sadness a choice as well? Happiness is a positive emotion, something I know you strive for. Happiness is laughing with friends, seeing your excited dog after a long day or hearing “your song” come on during a party. Happiness is a natural emotion...

On the Inside Looking Out

On the Inside Looking Out

Grace Hanks, Staff Writer

April 28, 2015

Perfect, Simple, Plastic.   Our pristine faces shining each time they come to play.   “Run, run, run, to your places” Mother is always screaming   “Don’t let them see” Father is always angry   “Wear your finest dress” Brother...

The Disappeared

The Disappeared

Grace Hanks, Staff Writer

December 19, 2014

Gone is the breath that once filled my lungs. Gone is the pain that once filled this cavity in my soul   Bright lights filling my mind cease to light the way Fiery blood once flowing through my veins stops cold in its tracks.   Gone is the wind caressing my face, only...

Tea

Tea

Caroline Duckworth, Design Editor

December 15, 2014

Her sadness was evident in the way she made tea.   She would let it steep for at least five minutes, so the leaves would release the bitter parts of their souls. Then she would add a spot of milk and a half-teaspoon of sugar to soften the strong taste. It was always a black tea, always a blue...

Yellow Flowers

Yellow Flowers

Meredith Pirtle, Staff Writer

May 12, 2014

Alone she walks the dusty vale; desolate, she gets by. At the peak of her emptiness, she catches sight of yellow flowers, Their saccharine scent is one of rarity. She welcomes them with a hopeful heart. Allurement and appeal find her again and she loses herself, Her yellow flowers still stand strong. Sickness...

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