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The Yummy Neighborhood

The Yummy Neighborhood

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Halloween, Recent Stories

Lena lifted the box onto her thigh, shifting it a bit for a more comfortable grip. “Hey, do you need any help?” Kyle, Lena’s newly wedded husband, called out. “No, I got it, thanks,” Lena replied scrunching her face up with determination, gripping the edges of the box, and heading towards he...

Inseverable

Inseverable

Kamryn Mattison, Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under Halloween, Recent Stories

10 A.M., Halloween, The Thompson’s Kitchen “Jay, go get your brother from his room and tell him that breakfast is ready,” Mrs. Thompson demanded as she scrambled through the papers laying on the marble countertop. Just as Jay moves to get him, Zayden came running down the stairs, straight to t...

Dance The Night Away

Dance The Night Away

Ethan Lamont, Design Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Halloween, Recent Stories, Top Stories

“They never were fun,” a manic voice whispered, “the dances, they’re the wors—listen I’ll try to tell you more later, but for now, you didn’t hear anything from me.” That was all my senior informant could tell me before he ran away. Soon teachers rounded the corner and I decided to wal...

Déjà Vu

Déjà Vu

Grace Daniel, Reporter

October 9, 2018


Filed under Halloween, Recent Stories, Top Stories

A tall girl in her early twenties with brown hair was strolling through the vivid green, hundred-year-old oak trees that lined the cracked university sidewalks. She took a deep breath, sucking in the sweet summer air. She smiled slightly, her dimple creasing deeply into her cheek. Amber was bouncing...

The Shadow of the Past

The Shadow of the Past

Mallory Smith, Reporter

October 8, 2018


Filed under Halloween, Recent Stories

We walked slowly into the all too familiar hallways. After our three years here, we all went separate ways for high school. Chills ran up and down my spine, as I soaked in the view of Langston, our old middle school. One of the other girls, Sophia, looked around nervously, “I can’t believe we...

The Door That Leads to Nowhere

The Door That Leads to Nowhere

Allie Weber, Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Halloween, Recent Stories, Top Stories

"We wouldn't be moving anytime soon, they said," I thought to myself as I pulled my labeled boxes out of the UHAUL truck. "You can finish high school in Hartford, they said." Pulling the boxes labeled, Izzy's Clothes from the truck, I glared at my “new” house. “New” was pushing it; it was d...

Jessie’s Girl

Jessie’s Girl

Emily Fleming, Reporter

October 4, 2018


Filed under Halloween, Recent Stories, Top Stories

Everyday Rick had his normal routine; get up, shower, walk his dog, and last, but certainly not least, spy on his neighbors. He had known them since high school and had been in love with Jessie’s wife, Monica, from the moment he met her. He would secretly write songs in his room about what the two lovers ...

Forever Young

Forever Young

Ashlyn Athey, Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Feature Page, Halloween, Recent Stories, Top Stories

“Darling, you look absolutely marvelous.” His sister, Angelica, cried with delight as she pinned a crimson red rose to the pocket of his tweed suit. “Well, what can I say? It’s what the clothing machine picked out for the celebration,” he flashed a toothy grin at her as he attempted to squ...

Behind a Screen

Behind a Screen

Lauren Ervin, Reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under Halloween, Recent Stories, Top Stories

After pulling into a parking space in front of my apartment building, I cut off the engine and took a deep breath, trying to calm down after a long shift at work. I had just begun working night shifts at the hospital and my entire body felt weary and tired. Outside, rain began to fall from the dark sky...

The 24th Hour

The 24th Hour

Chelsea Evangelista, Reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under Halloween, Recent Stories

Car key. Locker Key. Another Key. Key that I found on the streets; still don’t know what it’s for. Someone’s house key. Red key-- My key? Yes. Hmm, usually takes me a lifetime to find mine. I firmly insert it in the door knob and twist it open. Alone again, I think to myself as I take my shoes of...

Five Stages of Leaf

Five Stages of Leaf

Ethan Lamont, Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Halloween, Recent Stories, Top Stories

(Best read to Beethoven’s 5th Symphony) The voice rung out in Autumn’s head: “Procrastination will make this a miserable experience.” This was the voice of Brett Fleming; it rung over and over again. The warm Carolinian summer had finally come to an end and the crisp cool fall had started sh...

The Girl in the Lake

The Girl in the Lake

Jasmyne Michaels, Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Halloween, Recent Stories

1600s She was going crazy in a world where crazy was not accepted. Her mind was a spiral of hallucinations and delusions; the lines of reality and fiction completely blurred. Long forgotten was a normal life for her and the daughter she had to care for. She had been already shunned by the village i...

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