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An Ode to Summer

An Ode to Summer

Allie Weber, Reporter

May 31, 2019


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school is kinda hard. it makes students mega stressed. we’re happy it’s done.   exams are coming. are you ready to take them? I’m certainly not.   summer nights are warm filled with friends, night swims, and food. make the most of it.   perfect beach days are: sunkissed hair and sa...

Drive!

Drive!

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

May 30, 2019


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A car stopped at a small gas station in the middle of the countryside in Georgia. The driver got out and paid for gas. The man went into the convenience store and bought a pack of sunflower seeds and a soda. He paid for his items and went back to his car. Then the driver removed the nozzle and returned...

The Bridge

The Bridge

Ashlyn Athey, Reporter

May 28, 2019


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It was 1962 And his eyes were brilliant blue. If he didn’t do this now, There would be a result most foul.   She was standing in front of him Imploring on a hopeless whim. Perhaps one day he would know That his life was more than a reckless show.   He was standing on t...

The Sky is Ours

The Sky is Ours

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

May 28, 2019


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There is a quote from Rob Siltanen that I love. He talks about the outcast, the ones who don’t fit in society, and how their individualism drives the human race. We adapt, we change, and we grow. All of this is necessary to move forward. When I saw it, I thought it was made for me: a small town dreame...

No Thanks Netflix

No Thanks Netflix

Emily Fleming, Reporter

May 27, 2019


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It was just a normal Friday night around 11 p.m. I was cuddled up with my dog on the couch binging my favorite shows on Netflix. Suddenly, the actress in the show stared  directly into the camera. She started to talk about how cute my dog is. “Are you talking to me?” I whispered panickedly. “Hunny...

The Evil Duckling

The Evil Duckling

Kamryn Mattison, Reporter

May 21, 2019


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There once was a duckling named TyTy. TyTy was a very hungry duckling and his favorite hobby was to eat. Whenever his friends would find him, TyTy was eating or stashing away a snack where no one else could find it. When he was not eating, TyTy loved to boast to other creatures about being a duck; h...

Merry Deathmas

Merry Deathmas

Kamryn Mattison, Reporter

December 28, 2018


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December 25, Blightton County Prison, 12:00 P.M. “We found him Gary. I’ve already booked him and sent him into his cell. I put him in Cell 209 with Jay Gallager,” said detective Warran, walking into the prison office. “Great! He is going to be put away for a long time. He deserves it fo...

A World Without Christmas

A World Without Christmas

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

December 26, 2018


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It was the twenty-fourth of December. Snow fluttered down from the grey clouds above. Horns blared from the cars on the crowded street. People were desperate to get home. There was nothing special about this night, it was still cold like every other night and people were still grumpy and ready to get h...

The Blue People: A Mini Mystery

The Blue People: A Mini Mystery

Ashlyn Athey, Reporter

November 27, 2018


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The snow-white flowers were blossoming with utter beauty on the Alpine slopes as tufts of snow drifted from the dull sky. The icy wind was howling and thrashing on the windows where my companion and I sat cozily on the oversized plaid checkered chairs in the downstairs lobby of the Mon Ami Hotel. I w...

What Survived the War

What Survived the War

Ashlyn Athey, Reporter

November 20, 2018


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He woke slowly from his slumber and wearily eyed the faint slit of sunlight that was intruding its way through his dark blue curtains. He sighed and rolled off the bed onto his numb feet, carefully trying not to wake up his wife. Quietly, he tread across the wooden floor to the children’s room. He fe...

The Green-Eyed Monster

The Green-Eyed Monster

Ashlyn Athey, Reporter

May 29, 2018


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It was in the bitter, bleak night when the moon was a large icebox lemon pie, covered with wisps of grey meringue, when she heard the rattling on her door. At first, she tried to solace herself by saying it might just be a figment of her imagination, perhaps the wind, but then it happened. The moani...

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