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We were taught not to love.

That Funny Feeling

Grace Hutka, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

We were taught not to love. We were taught that all pairings were made based on necessity. The council of love makes all pairings based on genetics and who works together. Once a year, there is a ceremony...

Illustration of Death

Beauty in Death

Kate Jennings, Feature Editor October 25, 2023

Growing up, according to my mother, I had always had a strange fascination with death. It wasn’t like I was always around death; in fact, I’ve only ever been to one funeral in my life, and I’m almost...

A vehicle, presumably James’

Silenced Quandaries

Ava White, Staff Writer September 22, 2023

It was the worst accident I had ever been in, and that's saying a lot. I should have considered my poor choices, such as turning left on a red light. Maybe the worst option was not breaking when I realized...

The race to the finish line.

The Finish Line

Grace Hutka, Staff Writer September 17, 2023

We have worked so hard for this all year. We have grown as a team and as individuals. We finally made it to nationals. We hear our team get called to the stage. We freak out hearing that we have made it...

A meadow shows just how beautiful nature truly is
Photo source: Pinterest (Cidinha Meneghel)

Nature’s Beauty

Tori Harrill, Staff Writer January 30, 2023

The sun’s light and warm glow beamed down upon my face. I closed my eyes and took a deep breath. I witnessed the bright beams fade to small patterns dancing in the darkness of my eyelids. The air smelled...

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. 
Photo Source: Wayfair

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?
Photo Source: Verywell Family

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,...

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