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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....

The empty, lonesome feeling one wakes up to as they attempt to hit the snooze button, wanting any escape from the true reality.
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An Escape

Tori Harrill, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

After losing everything, she gained it back. The victory was triumphant. Wrongs were made right. She turned to face her friends standing in a group; smiling faces applauded her for her success. After...

This piece is inspired by Ray Bradbury’s “There Will Come Soft Rains”. This is what I imagined happened before the nuclear holocaust. I changed some dates and names to make the short story more relevant. I also tried to keep his style of writing. Photo by: Catbus on DeviantArt

When Silence Fell

Cynda Allen, Editor-in-Chief September 30, 2021

At early dawn, a monotonous voice sang, Tick-tock, seven o’clock, time to get up, time to get up, seven o’clock!   Four pairs of feet slowly dragged across the hardwood floor, following...

Only a small desk near the window marked any sort of normal furnishing. The window itself had no glass to keep out the elements. It had old, wooden shutters that remained open, letting a bare amount of light in. Photo by: Shutterstock.

A Crown of Horns (Chapter Segment)

Dylan Brons, Staff Writer September 14, 2021

This short story is a part of a larger whole, in the process of being written. William and Ruby have just survived a catastrophic event that leaves Ruby reminiscing in the past, and they found shelter...

Story was inspired by The 104.7 The Fish Christmas Wish Program. Photo by: Unsplash.

A Christmas Miracle

Elizabeth Wood, Staff Writer December 3, 2019

On July 14, 10-year-old, Emily Marksdale was diagnosed with Leukemia. Emily’s life began to change very quickly. One moment, she enjoyed all things 10-year-old girls enjoy. She attended birthday parties,...

The mansion was built in the prime of the roaring 20’s in a time where everyone’s philosophy was “eat, drink and be merry,” and it was quite beautiful when it was first built. (Photo by: Grace Wood)

John Wolf

Grace Wood, Editor-in-Chief November 22, 2019

My car drove begrudgingly up the winding gravel road, leading up to my next photography assignment: an old mansion once owned by John Wolf, a prominent businessman in our town. For the past few months,...

A supposedly ordinary Friday takes a terrible turn. Can Eli make it through this day in one piece?

Fatal Friday

Ramya Raja, News/Sports Editor December 20, 2017

Sleep and drowsiness clouded his vision as Eli realized the time visible on the clock in front of him. He bolted upright, stumbled out of bed, and began scrambling for clothes. “I can’t be late,...

A knock at the door shook him from his stupor in front of the television, and as he stood, scraping his feet slowly along the floor, several bottles clinked in protest.  A man in a black suit stood waiting for him.

Trivial

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor May 19, 2017

Jerry was a fidgety man with a face that made people nervous to look at--not because it was intimidating by any means, but because of a characteristic twitching of the corner of his mouth at odd intervals....

The sun’s descent beneath the clustered buildings of Paris gave confidence to all night’s shadows, which huddled amongst the tattered scraps of paper and piled dust on the streets.  Amongst them, a man contemplates life and its overwhelming consequences.

Ode to Despondency

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor May 19, 2017

The sun’s descent beneath the clustered buildings of Paris gave confidence to all night’s shadows, even the most fickle in spirit, and they drew to huddle amongst the tattered scraps of paper and piled...

The Moon Landing is an event so shrouded in mystery, not even the United States Government truly knows what occurred that night. These files, written by pilot Michael Collins, are the closest we have to first hand information.

Lunar Landing: The Hidden Files

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer March 1, 2017

July 20th, 1969 20:17:40 They had been told that it was impossible, a fever dream, a fruitless endeavor. But now, after billions of dollars, countless hours, and a ton of luck, the United States...

He gazed longingly into the sea, waiting for the day when she would return to him.

To the Depths of the Sea

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer May 23, 2016

Waves came rolling in to break against the craggy shore.  He watched as they scurried back, only to gather themselves back up and ram against the rocks once more.  Straining his eyes, he looked as far...

The photo above represents the dark and the light. In the flourishing tree, the leaves are darker in certain places. It was intended to demonstrate even the brightest side of life has a hidden darkness.

The Choice

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer May 10, 2016

You are all alone in a tunnel, and all you remember, or know, is you must keep walking. The cave you reside in appears to be as black as night, with shadows an emptiness resembling a ghost town. The walls...

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