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Factory Reset

2020 has been crazy, with the Coronavirus, protests, the election,  U.F.O. sightings, and so many strange occurrences. It would be nice for everything to go back to normal. Photo by: Elizabeth Wood
October 30, 2020

I glance up to the sky. “Nothing,” I sigh to myself. I glance down at my watch and the screen lights up reading 1:45 a.m. I tilt my head back and look up at the sky again. This past year has been crazy...

The Goose and the Sword

The Goose and the Sword
November 22, 2019

The day was coming to an end; the world was quiet. I walked down the sidewalk as the streetlights lit the way home. The night was warm and light sounds of cars and insects filling my ears. I hummed a song...

To the Beach We Go

To the Beach We Go
February 28, 2018

It has been years since the nights of lantern light and chilly sand molding under my feet. In these days, the summer nights held cooling sunsets and warm breezes that ran over your shoulders like a thin...

Seven Decades

Hans woke up from his coma to find a world radically changed from the one he left in 1940.  Photo Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbNEeAAiIKk
March 1, 2017

On a dreary afternoon in New York City in mid-April 2016, a man’s eyes opened for the first time in 76 years. The light of the hospital room was, while dim to others, nearly blinding to a man who had...

A Close Up of One of Journalism’s Own: Snodgrass Edition

“Everyone likes different flavors, some like it salty, some like it spicy. I like mine doused in humor.”
February 1, 2017

It was seemingly another simple Tuesday on April 25, 2000; the weather was “not too hot, not too cold- all you needed was a light jacket.” –Miss Congeniality. As the light breeze picked up, a new,...

The Island Was Abandoned For A Reason

“A loud snap came from seemingly nowhere in particular and faded to an echo.” Art by the-big-foot on Tumblr.
January 25, 2017

The storm threw the ship violently back and forth. The pirates were in a frenzy, scrambling around like mice chased by a cat. After he retched over the port, one of the men noticed a distant island and...

Ode to Wild

Junior Sophie Bier (left) tells peer Noah Smith (right) an intense story in which she uses the word “wild” to describe the situation. The adjective wild is an extremely useful word that is often overlooked and not given credit for its value.
January 25, 2017

Out of all of the adjectives available in the vast English language, there are a plethora that are exceptionally overused. Fun. Great. Bad. Good. All are examples of words that need to be pushed aside...

Theia

It isn’t a matter of trust but a matter of knowledge, and I’m a bit of a know-it-all.
May 5, 2015

  It’s hard for me to think in color. I’m used to the dreams now. I’m sixteen years old, and I can still remember the nightmares I had when I was a little kid, where the monsters were...

Rescued Five Days after a Car Crash

May 19, 2014

Kristin Hopkins, mother of four, was found severely injured and dehydrated on May 4th in her totaled vehicle where she reportedly had been driving home on April 29th at night, and drove off the mountain...

Cliché

The setting sun had shone through the dearly departed trees, and the light bounced off the dozens of still shiny tombstones.
May 16, 2014

If I hadn’t complained, none of it would have happened. We would have just stayed where we were. All of us would be happily intact, still playing computer games in Damon’s bedroom. But, like always,...

A Waging War

ocean calls to the young girl, and she answers in triumph.
April 8, 2014

Sand wiggled its way between her pale, painted toes, and Seagulls screeched from the air above. The waves were calm and quiet, while Her thoughts were painful and loud. The blood flowed in...

Morning Madness

Bathrooms turn into a hectic wasteland after a morning of pure craziness.
December 13, 2013

“You’re such a loser!  I can not believe I was your friend for so long!” Jessica shouted at Cadence across the hall.  Feeling low, discouraged, and ashamed, Cadence stared at Jessica with tears...

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