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Crying Wolf: Society’s Tendency to Minimalize Mental Illness

Crying Wolf: Society’s Tendency to Minimalize Mental Illness

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
May 9, 2017 • 67 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

It seems to be a constant in our society these days, with teens muttering, “I’m going to kill myself!” after getting a bad test grade, brushing off their neatness as “just my OCD acting up again,” labeling other students as “autistic” or “retarded” for little reason.  Often, these...

A Letter to the Closed-Minded

A Letter to the Closed-Minded

Kayla Salemi, Opinion Editor
March 28, 2016 • 285 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Dear Society, Who do you think you are? The burdens you put on young people’s mind will cause this world to self-destruct. I was walking down the hallways when a Muslim girl walked passed me, yet I did not think anything of it until I heard people gasp behind me. I heard one person whisper, “She’s...

The Chains of Adolescence

The Chains of Adolescence

Tiffany Lovell, Staff Writer
February 17, 2016 • 317 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Freedom, an idea presented and yearned forever since the dawn of time by every human being. It is not free, it is not given, but it should be something that everyone can have no matter the circumstances. In today’s generation, the definition of freedom has become warped and stretched into something...

American Psycho Earned a New Spot in my Heart

American Psycho Earned a New Spot in my Heart

Erin Dickman, Staff Writer
May 5, 2015 • 262 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

I never knew how it would feel to be an emotionless, psychopathic murderer until I read Ralph Easton Ellis’s American Psycho.  The main character, Patrick Bateman, haunts the reader’s mind as he blends into the typical, superficial life on Wall Street, yet he needs something more; he craves a new se...

We Are Classified By Our Color

We Are Classified By Our Color

Kayla Salemi, Staff Writer
May 4, 2015 • 276 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

We are shamed because of our skin You act like it’s a deadly sin We are written down, simple words in history Although there is no mystery From where we came But who is really to blame We are classified by our color Not allowed to love another Our wild curls, our poofy hair But...

Struggle Is Just a Word

Struggle Is Just a Word

JoAnn Ahn, Staff Writer
March 27, 2015 • 384 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Big girls don’t cry, but yet, they do Why are there labels for me and you? The pain in our hearts no longer obtains a limit Little by little, how can we understand it? The struggles that we face are becoming massive We all crave acceptance, attention, yet still remain passive   Shaken...

The Face of Heroism

The Face of Heroism

Julie Day, Staff Writer
March 27, 2015 • 780 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

A hero is not defined by the ability to save the world; a hero is measured by someone’s bravery and strength to fight for another person’s tomorrow.  The definition of a hero is something personal and should be an individual choice everyone must make for themselves. With a world full of roads...

Elegance is Dead

Elegance is Dead

Hailey Yarbrough, Sports Editor
December 9, 2014 • 271 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

  The world is a garden, Green, lush, and fruitful. Through many centuries, The gardeners invented a word to define the flowers: Beautiful. In the eyes of the cultivators, Beauty is many things: From the delicate white daffodils, Fiery orange marigolds, Deep blue delp...

Hinder

Hinder

Morgan Franklin, Staff Writer
May 12, 2014 • 1,010 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

In the world, shots fired. Not small shots, but deadly Detrimental shots. They Tore entire lives up. These were not gun shots or Military bombs, but They were shots of control. New orders. New routines. New rules to oblige to. True love did not exist, And families were split. Only one thing...

O Common Sense, where art thou?

O Common Sense, where art thou?

Jacob Blodgett, Staff Writer
February 20, 2014 • 955 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

When someone asks, what is common sense, most would say it is knowing the difference between right and wrong, hot and cold. In a way they are right and yet they are wrong. Common sense is about knowing how to use problem solving and basic information. Should I take the hall packed with shuffling students...

Living in North Georgia

Living in North Georgia

Sam Perryman, Staff Writer
January 22, 2014 • 2,070 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

Georgia is one of the most magical states in America. The wide range of climates and terrain give it beautiful scenery no matter which region you find yourself in, and the communities of genuinely happy southerners are surely the some of the most interesting in the South. In the northern half of the Peac...

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