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Hollow Aches

Hollow Aches

Kamryn Hannigan, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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The earliest memory I have of the woman who gave birth to me is not even of the woman herself. I remember the stench of smoke better than I do her homemade cookies, and I remember the silent tears that made cold trails down my cheeks and off my nose, better than I do her embrace. I remember the bright ...

Person Behind the Panic

Person Behind the Panic

Brinley Koenig, Feature Editor

December 4, 2018


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I walk into the waiting room and grimace. A man fiddles with an e-cigarette and a lady smothered in tattoos engulfs the seat below her and a teenage girl drips in black clothing. They are the kind of people I would avoid on the street or in the hallway. But I am one of them. In the fall of 201...

Desensitized America

Desensitized America

Jazmine Necessary, Editor in Chief

November 30, 2018


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I walk into my house, children run around and play. Crafts dry on the dining room table. A normal craft night for the children of my church and family. I walk into a room where a group of children play with cars, their ages ranging from 3 years old to 6 years old. A normal scene in suburbia. My oldest...

Exceeding Expectations

Exceeding Expectations

Kathryn Pedroza, Editor In Chief

November 19, 2018


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I prayed for this year to be different. I remember I sat in my church a few days before the first day of school and begged God to make this year so unusual. To make it such a drastic change from any of the others. I sat there, waited and thought of all the possibilities of how my life could change for t...

Pushing for Results

Pushing for Results

Jada Gantt, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


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I will participate in just about anything to help me get in college. I focused on what colleges thought of me. I participate in JROTC, Newspaper, and a step team. I take advanced-level core classes which overwhelms me. I took JROTC my freshman year. This past May, we had an award ceremony where ...

Finding Home Across the World

Finding Home Across the World

Sarah Akande, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


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I stayed in Boston for two weeks in the summer of 2013, and I fell in love with the environment, the colleges and basically everything. As a joke, I told my father I wanted to leave Nigeria and live in America forever. I did not know he would take my trivial comment seriously. My father signed up to part...

Life On Autopilot

Life On Autopilot

Jordyn Folsom, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


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Every day I am consumed with thoughts that keep me up at night. Did my bedroom door click? I have urges to check the door each night, among other things. Nothing seems right unless I do it twice. When I wake up in the morning, I am in a rush to leave my room how I like it. My right leg bounces in clas...

Life on the Sideline

Life on the Sideline

Jaden Mckinnon, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories, Sports Columns

Last year, Coach Sam asked a few girl basketball players to help out during spring football. I originally signed up to get community service for AVID, and an excuse to drag my best friend to do something with me. I thought I would bring the coaches something once in a while and run the scoreboard. T...

Wasted Times

Wasted Times

Cameron Dudzinski, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


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Growing up, alcohol surrounded my life. As a child, I thought nothing of it. My mother would drink a glass of wine, and my father would drink several cans of beer. To a child, it looked normal for parents to behave this way. The television programs I watched showed adults drinking and led me to think of it as...

All Summer Long

All Summer Long

Micaih Thomas, Entertainment Editor

September 17, 2018


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I spent this summer finding myself. I spent a lot of time in traffic. Looking at the cars clustering together while coming to a halt. Looking at how they imitated my life and human mortality. Looking at the blue and red lights blinking and ready to burst. I learned to spend some nights by myself whi...