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I sink into the earth The killer of innocence. Photo from Akupara Games, from the short film DAMIEN

The Killer Of Innocence

Jen Vincent, Literature Editor February 26, 2021

Upon a field of flowers, I stand The smell of pine fills my nose. I am nothing but a wasteland I turned my head. To see the flowers wilting.   Now it is winter,  The field is bathed...

Photo by Reader’s Digest.

Christmas Cheer

Cynda Allen, Opinion/Features Editor December 15, 2020

Mistletoe was hung up high While snow fell down from the sky The snow hit the ground without a sound It spread Christmas cheer all around   Stockings dangled above the fireplace Kids...

Greedy children tell Santa what they want for Christmas without care for Santa. They only care about the gifts.

Santa’s Seasonal Depression

Sarah Treusch, Sports/News Editor December 12, 2020

Every year millions of eager children visit their local mall, anxious to sit on Santa’s lap so that they can tell him what their Christmas list entails that year. The kids who don’t go see Santa at...

Varsity swimmer Julia Wickman practices her fly in the warm up pool with other freshman Lauren Fields. They each take turns swimming a lap before they swim their next event, the 500 freestyle.

Boys and Girls Swim both take home Third Place last Saturday

Sarah Treusch, Staff Writer January 16, 2020

At the Aquatic Center, the Swim Team placed third for both boys and girls against seven other schools on Jan. 11 beating out Denmark and Lambert. The swimmers have been working diligently for upcoming...

Winter brings the Icy blue, along with the chilling cold and the powdery snow. Photo by Google.

Icy Blue

Emma Simmons, Staff Writer December 13, 2019

Icy Blue, like your eyes Snow drifts Down       Down             Down Until it kisses the Earth Melting in the remnant heat Of a Summer trapped Frozen in the roots...

This year, Saint Nicholas announced that he will no longer be traveling around the world to hand out presents. He claimed that everyone is so ungrateful nowadays and that people need to do more giving rather than receiving.

Santa Quits Christmas This Year

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer December 22, 2018

On Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, Saint Nicholas--commonly known as Santa Claus--stated that he would be quitting Christmas. At 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Nicholas stood in front of his home at the North Pole,...

During the brief period of time between summer and winter, when the sun began to fade and the first flurries of snow fell from the clouds, I stepped through the threshold of some mysterious place.

Warmth

Morgan Champion, Poetry Editor March 7, 2017

During the brief period of time between summer and winter, when the sun began to fade, and the first flurries of snow fell from the clouds, I stepped through the threshold of some mysterious place.   I...

Residents of a North Forsyth neighborhood awoke to a pleasant surprise of snow on Saturday morning.

Winter Report — Massive Snowstorm Shakes up East Coast

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer March 1, 2016

On the weekend of January 22nd, a major blizzard swept through the East Coast, dumping snow over 60 million people, all the way from Massachusetts to Georgia. Shepherdstown, a city in West Virginia, got...

Notice that the chocolate is labeled premium. Indulge in the sweet chocolate, and love it. My hot chocolate may or may not be in this box.

Do You Like My Hot Chocolate?

Kayla Salemi, Opinion Editor December 10, 2015

Do you like my hot chocolate? Wrapped together in a fluffy blanket, The warmth seeping into the palms of my hands. Frozen fingers enjoying the company of the heated mug, A myriad of white mountains...

Christmas is a joyful and beautiful time of the year when people like to drink hot chocolate and wait for a White Christmas. There are many opportunities for Christmas events in the North Georgia area.

A Not-So-Boring Christmas

Bella Angell, Staff Writer December 8, 2015

We all like to stay home with a cup of coffee, a blanket and a classic Christmas movie. However, we all eventually get cabin fever and feel the need to get out of the house. There are many things to do...

“Love through the air in the winter, Cherry petals.” This piece was drawn using both lead and colored pencils.

Twas’ the falling snow that began the tale

Grace Hanks, Staff Writer December 18, 2014

Twas’ the falling snow that began the tale Fluttering now; Swooping, Arcs of Soft, Sweet, Color. Hands braided Like roots, Strong, Passionate, Underneath Scattering...

Christmas in the Country

Christmas in the Country

Rhiannon Martin, Staff Writer December 16, 2014

During a tree trimming break, kick up your boots with this Southern seasonal sample and prepare for this upcoming holiday. The Christmas mood is a seasonal feeling, but some traditional songs can get boring...

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