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Overcoming Nerves To Face The Needle

Overcoming Nerves To Face The Needle

Megan Percy, Web Editor-In-Chief

January 8, 2020

“Will it hurt a lot?” “Will I feel weird after?”  “How long will it take?”  I sat in AP Lit, asking these same panicked questions repeatedly, as my peers effortlessly entered their names into a spreadsheet for a time slot to give blood. My friends and teacher answered my questi...

Power Off

Power Off

Kayla Reyes, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 5, 2020

Each morning, after turning off the alarm that so horrendously blares and startles me into consciousness, I unlock my phone and browse various apps, not quite ready to fully awaken and prepare myself for the day ahead. When I do finally exit the comfort of my bed, I play some music and continue to look...

Finishing the Race Together

Finishing the Race Together

Ty Nedungadi, Staff Reporter

January 1, 2020

As I approached the block ready to swim the 100 back, multiple feelings were coursing through my veins. This was the very last race that I would swim, ever, in high school. This was the last GAC’s that I would swim in, and the first time I was seeded 6th place in a race. There was a lot of pressure...

Take Me Back to the Little House

Take Me Back to the Little House

Rachel Vrazel, Social Media Editor

December 26, 2019

When I was very young, I remember my mother reading me the “Little House on the Prairie” books as a bedtime story, a series detailing the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, a young pioneer girl who lived in the 1800s.  Every night as she tucked me and my sister into bed, she would sit by the do...

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...

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