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Suffering In The Shadows

Suffering In The Shadows

Sarah Percy, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

You watch from outside the ring as the once-innocent creature staring back at you stretches his lungs to take one more breath before they cave in like paper exposed to heat. The gash slashed across his fur continues bleeding across the dark, paved concrete, his fur matted with the syrupy liquid seeping ...

Gumball Machines and Growing Seeds

Gumball Machines and Growing Seeds

Kierigan McEvoy, Web Assignments Editor

December 6, 2019

He was seven. The just learning cursive, starting chapter books, still-into-Power-Rangers-and-wearing-mismatched-socks kind of seven. The second grade, still a kid who thought it was cool to climb to the top of the dome at recess, kind of seven. But something changed. No longer was he the little kid...

More than just books

More than just books

Sam Chen, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2019

Visiting the library is always a fun experience for me. Whenever I walk in, I’m greeted by a friendly librarian. I return the greeting, and go to find the book I’m looking for, and maybe grab another that seems appealing. It’s convenient, and the entire process of finding a book and checking it...

Point Made

Point Made

Robyn Ziegemeier, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2019

You’re in math class, rapidly writing down notes with your favorite pen, the tip gliding effortlessly on the paper. You’re on a roll, but when you finish, you realize you did the problem incorrectly and need to start over. Instead of being able to erase it, you restart off to the side. It seems small...

The Attitude of Gratitude

The Attitude of Gratitude

Kierigan McEvoy, Web Assignments Editor

November 19, 2019

Every fall when the leaves begin to change, the air grows a little crisper, and people a little jollier, my heart begins to lift a little. Now, I know that Christmas is right around the corner and that is truly what most people are looking forward to, but I for one enjoy the simplicity of the present. ...

A Blind Eye

A Blind Eye

Emma Clasen, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

I sit and listen to my mother. She is lecturing me again, telling me how I'm fine, that I'm like the rest of my generation; I just want a label. I try to fight back and explain no one wants a label like this. No one wants to struggle mentally. I want to explain every day is a struggle, and I don’t mean ge...

More Tricks Than Treats

More Tricks Than Treats

Essy Ingram, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2019

In an age where purchasing pumpkin-spiced dog treats is normalized, it is necessary to ask the question: Why? It’s understandable that a certain medley of fall-themed spices may be to your liking, but your dog couldn’t care less. In fact, chances are he or she will be inconvenienced by the excess...

Artists Unblock

Artists Unblock

Craig Eddy, Podcast Editor

October 25, 2019

After a long monotonous seven hours of school, sitting down for a nice relaxing break from the everyday struggle. Picking up the pen and tablet, pencil and paper, or any combination of the two, and resting with a nice drawing or painting… until the mind goes blank and the inspiration is lost. Yep, y...

Burned Out

Burned Out

Avery Olson, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

My favorite type of mail to receive as a kid was when the school district sent out my MAP test scores every June. With my advanced scores in English language arts, math, and science, my parents hailed me as some kind of child genius. As I’d find out, that sentiment would be reflected throughout my chil...

Soaked in Kindness

Soaked in Kindness

Emma Clasen, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2019

We become so caught up in ourselves, in our own mind and space. We forget to appreciate others, we forget how amazing it feels to give to someone and make them feel joy. The smallest things can make someone's day, week, possibly life.  The first day of school I noticed a girl in my english class. I ...

The Retard

The Retard

Natalie Walsh, Print assignment editor

October 7, 2019

“Who do you think you are?,” I said to the boy, bristling with pure anger. It had only been our first time speaking, but I already knew everything I needed to know about him. “What do you mean?” he laughed. He knew exactly what I was talking about.  “What makes you think it’s okay to mess ...

Celebrating Spooky Season

Celebrating Spooky Season

Kana Chung, Copy editor

October 2, 2019

Today marks the second day of October, which many people refer to as “Spooky Season”. There is an unexplainable infatuation that teens hold for the month in which Halloween lies, and I say it’s rightfully so.  One of the most attractive features of October is that it is placed shortly after...

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