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The green streaks of electricity caused by the reaction.
Photo by Mercer R. Brugler.

The Test Chamber

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor May 6, 2022

It was the day of the test, and Joshua Matteson was running late. Joshua put on his radiation gear and ran to the test chamber. He had heard word of trouble in the test chamber, but he elected to let it...

A pilot along with a state-of-the-art exosuits intelligence has been shunned from the military. With the pilot unconscious, the AI seeks aid for the pilot, while oblivious to the court-martial. Photo by ArtStation.

Primary Directives

Dylan Brons, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

...Systems online… ...Recalibrating sensors… ...Pilot status - unresponsive...   I pushed myself off the ground, confused and dismayed. Glancing about, I didn’t like what I saw....

A 12-year-old girl wants to know more about the strange house on the outskirts of town deep in the woods. Photo from Pinterest.

The Anstine Family Murder

Cynda Allen, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2022

Period & Context: Around 1985. The main character is a 12-year-old girl who's curious about a house on the outskirts of town.   It was a dark, eerie Halloween night. Alone, I walked the...

A storage cabinet similar to the one in the short story. 
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Time Traveling Storage Cabinet

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor February 3, 2022

“So, you’re telling me that this is a time machine?” Teddy Montgomery huffed in disbelief.  His history professor tilted his head, “Perhaps.”   Teddy Montgomery and Anna Freeman...

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...

Expedited Expedition

Expedited Expedition

Dylan Brons, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

The first officer set his palms against the holographic display.   “Captain, there is a planet with a hospitable atmosphere and water here,” he said.   “Initiate a full planetary...

That feeling of confusion swells as one takes the hand of their once thought nemesis to dance.

Stolen Looks

Tori Harrill, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

I loathed him. His provoking smirk gave rise to the frustration in me. How could one person cause so much hatred? I loathed that smirk, yet I could not help but admire it. The way his face creased perfectly,...

Outside of Unity, with both human spaceships and Wraunai spaceships docked. Source: Fractalverse: Unity.

A Story of “Unity”

Dylan Brons, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

On Oct. 20, Christopher Paolini published an interactive story titled "Unity.” This story is set after the events of his most recent novel, "To Sleep in a Sea of Stars,” and follows a specialist...

The road up to Anthony Greysons home during rainfall.
Photo by Protect the Harvest.

The Faceless

Dylan Brons, Staff Writer November 16, 2021

I write this in a moment of my own clarity; a time that I am not consumed by the fears of what has passed. I beseech you, then, spurn my writing. Get rid of it. Do not read any of those haunting words,...

Her deepest fear of dolls coming to life comes true. Photo by: Ubuy.

Devil’s Twin Dolls

Kinley Waltman, Staff Writer November 10, 2021

Rosetta was in the backseat of a cold, grey Jeep.  It had been a wintery night on the way to her Mimi and Papaw's house. Since they took their last stop a while ago, Rosetta's father asked, ” Does...

Valerie and Aubrey at the bar as Jim sleeps behind them
Photo by: Tin Can Bros

Freeman’s Town

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor November 2, 2021

Connor Delaney’s car breaks down outside a dustbowl town called Freeman’s Town. The place isn’t on many maps and has a small population of less than a hundred and that holds a big secret. He walks...

Not every princess gets her perfect knight in shining armor. (Photo by Sarah Treusch)

My Not-So Knight in Shining Armor

Sarah Treusch, News Editor October 12, 2021

Our love was like the perfect rom-com movie. I was the younger girl: straight A’s, a good path to college, an athlete, a goody-goody. You were the older, edgy, bad boy who drove a fiery red Mustang....

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