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To the Beach We Go

To the Beach We Go

Leilani Gibbons, Editor- in- chief

February 28, 2018


Filed under Literature, Showcase

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

Seven Decades

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Literature, Showcase

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

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

JoAnn Ahn, News Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

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

The Island Was Abandoned For A Reason

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017


Filed under Literature, Showcase

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

Ode to Wild

Leilani Gibbons, Features Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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...

Theia

Theia

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

May 5, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

  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


Filed under Friday Links, Showcase

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...

Cliché

Cliché

Jackie Busche, Staff Writer

May 16, 2014


Filed under Literature, Showcase

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

A Waging War

Morgan Franklin, Staff Writer

April 8, 2014


Filed under Literature, Showcase

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

Morning Madness

Isabella Higgins, Staff Writer

December 13, 2013


Filed under Literature, Showcase

“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

A Near Demise

Bim Peacock, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Features, Showcase

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...

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Emma Franklin, News Editor

December 3, 2013


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

The Disney princesses are the bread and butter of the Disney Company, but these princesses have been attacked for teaching some unsavory lessons about love and what a female is supposed to be. Surprisingly it is the older princesses, rather than the newer, that have come under fire. Snow White, Cinderella,...

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