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Quiet and Deafening Thoughts

Quiet and Deafening Thoughts

Alia Abbas, Reporter

November 12, 2019

It had been a long week. I flew from my small 751 square foot apartment in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah to Bradford County, Florida on Saturday. In the taxi to my hotel suite from the Gainesville Regional Airport, all I saw through the windows were correctional facilities and courts, and I was quickly o...

True Colors

True Colors

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

November 11, 2019

October always puts me on edge, as if the howl of the wind holds secrets. With the world being too cold to bear, people pull on layers to protect themselves. Darkness battles for more time, leaving daylight waning. Despite this all, I admire the variety of the leaves as they drift to the ground, findi...

The Skinwalker of Hakabay Mountain

The Skinwalker of Hakabay Mountain

Alexander Gray, Reporter

November 8, 2019

My name is Natalia Fullsworth, and I am currently with my father, Dan, searching for seven kids who have gone missing in Hakabay Mountain State Park. Along with searching the ground floor, we’re also putting up hunting cameras. So, in case we don’t find them in person, we can see them if they acti...

Something Inside

Something Inside

Mattie McConnell, Reporter

November 7, 2019

“Yes! Hello? My friend and I are at the Brinkham Research Facility. Please send help.” I cried into the phone. “There’s…something else here.”    7 hours earlier   I hopped over the rusty chain-link fence. A fray in my jeans caught on the top, causing me to land unsteadily.  ...

Burnt Out

Burnt Out

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

November 6, 2019

“Humans have always been afraid of what we don’t know. Aliens, zombies, and other paranormal activity strikes fear into the hearts of many, but I’ve thought about it, and we should fear ourselves more than anything. Most people you’ll meet are trying to take advantage of you or get something from yo...

7 Sins

7 Sins

Enoch Orozco, Reporter

November 5, 2019

The sky was full of clouds and rain, and Joyce could hardly see the road in front of her. Her son, Tommy, sat in the passenger seat, fast asleep. Joyce glanced at the notification on her phone and immediately called her husband.  “Nathaniel David Bluu! Now is not the time; it's your son’s ...

Out The Window

Out The Window

Allie Weber, Reporter

November 4, 2019

It was my house. My home. My safe place.  Beep Beep Beep Beep. I rolled over to check my alarm only to find the inevitable. The clock face read 6:30 AM, also known as my least favorite time of the day. I dragged my drained body out of my bed and witnessed my insufferable appearance in the ba...

Wake Up

Wake Up

Sarah Neal, Reporter

November 1, 2019

I met her in the field. She looks me up and down and opens her mouth. Her words sound like screeching bats flying out of a cave. Don’t wear boots. Don’t. You need to run, run, run, run, go, get out of there, running shoes. “Why am I running? What am I running from?”  She stares at me, her eyes cloudy lik...

All Alone

All Alone

October 31, 2019

Frenemy Halloween Bash

Frenemy Halloween Bash

Jasmyne Michaels, Editor

November 2, 2018

Nashville Nightmare

Nashville Nightmare

Emily Fleming, Reporter

October 31, 2018

Haunted houses, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches are all part of the Halloween Spirit. They are a lot of fun and a good way to spend time with friends and family.   “When October rolls around, one of my favorite things to do is visit haunted houses. I love everything about them, I even waite...

Til Death Do Us Part

Til Death Do Us Part

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

October 17, 2018

“And do you, Steven Meyer, take Angelina Finley as your lawful wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and cherish until death do you part?" said Reverend Daniel F. Smith. “I do,” said Steven Meyer. ...

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