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The Goose and the Sword

The Goose and the Sword

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer

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 myself, nothing in particular just something to fill my head.    All of a sudden, I heard a clanking noise. I...

To the Beach We Go

To the Beach We Go

Leilani Gibbons, Editor- in- chief

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 blanket, and the water rushed up to meet your toes as the colorful sky laid its head down and sank...

Seven Decades

Hans woke up from his coma to find a world radically changed from the one he left in 1940.  Photo Source:

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

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 not seen light in over seven decades. It took a few minutes for his eyes to adjust, but when they did,...

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.”

JoAnn Ahn, News Editor

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, mysterious feeling was stirring in the spring air. What the world didn’t know at the time was that...

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.

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer

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 pointed at it, shouting over the din of the storm to the rest of his crew. They clustered at the end...

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.

Leilani Gibbons, Features Editor

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 and replaced with better, more effective words. But not just any word; no, there is one word in particular...


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

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

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 black with even blacker eyes and I was engulfed in the sheets that were soaked with sweat and u...

Rescued Five Days after a Car Crash

Isabella Higgins, Staff Writer

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 side surrounding the highway.  A missing person’s report had been filed on Hopkins and authoriti...


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

Jackie Busche, Staff Writer

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, I screwed things up. “Guys, let’s go do something. I’m bored,” I informed my two friends. “Let’s...

A Waging War

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

Morgan Franklin, Staff Writer

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 her veins, and It felt hot like a volcano preparing to erupt. She took deep breaths, in… out…...

Morning Madness

Bathrooms turn into a hectic wasteland after a morning of pure craziness.

Isabella Higgins, Staff Writer

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 in her eyes.  She could feel the glares and snickers of the spectators as they watched on and did...

A Near Demise

An ordinary day may become one’s last.

Bim Peacock, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013

Death is a cold and mysterious figure.  One minute he is inches from seizing a soul, and the next he vanishes back to his shadowy home, leaving his victim winded and clinging to life.  Millions of people all throughout the world have sparred with death, and those that survive always bear the greatest...

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