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Upper Atmosphere

Ashlin Watkins, Guest Writer

November 27, 2013

Filed under Creative Life

There will come a day where everything in my life stops. It’s not something to be unhappy about just something that’s inevitable. I sit in grass and look up at the sky and it goes on forever. As tears well in my eyes ...


Madison Fox, Guest Writer

November 25, 2013

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You feel so alone, you feel like no one is there for you, You feel so alone You feel like no one cares But don’t you know that I am there The days and the nights Through frights and delights I am there   You spend yo...

Scattered Phrases

Jocelyn Li, Guest Writer

November 22, 2013

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I have a box at home, that is filled with odds and ends. An old pink starburst wrapper. Bedsheet clippings with cartoon dogs sledding on them. Pieces of paper with a flurry of words on them - and handmade keychains. Tiny folded ...

True Love

Chase Stone, Guest Writer

November 20, 2013

Filed under Creative Life

I believe that true love is hard to find, but once you find it it’s a whole different feeling. The love most teens know is also known as puppy dog love and is very different from real love. Real love is passion not emotion;...

Where I’m From

Euan Franco, Guest Writer

November 18, 2013

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I am from abstract paintings made by my grandpa From taxidermied heads of deer hanging on the wall and old vinyl records I am from a two story house with tall red gates, wooden floor and a backyard full of vegetables. From ...


Garrett Telfer, Guest Writer

October 20, 2013

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It was hard to distinguish at the time whether the rabbit in front of me was truly a man. To even discover that he existed, rather than being a hallucination or dream was a milestone in itself. Before I say more I find it nece...

Sleep and Repeat

Sara Riley, Guest Writer

October 5, 2013

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Wake up, 5 a.m. No sleep, once again. Hair. Makeup. black pants, button up. Hair up. Out the door, 5:45 a.m. off to work. Open cafe. Start the coffee. Stock the tables. Wait. First customer, 8:35 a.m. Finally. ...


Haley Clifton, Guest Writer

October 3, 2013

Filed under Creative Life

The warm early summer breeze rustled the trees. Twilight was descending on the small backyard where the party was being held. Laughter seemed to be coming from every direction and a smile crept onto my lips as I looked at the peopl...

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