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Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Noah Hutchinson

February 7, 2011


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After 15 days of no technology, I shaved off my waist long beard, ate the venison I killed with my bare hands the night before for breakfast, and crawled out of my cave and back into the modern world. No, not really. People heckled me for the entire two weeks about using lights and living in a house,...

In The Kitchen With Noah

In The Kitchen With Noah

Noah Hutchinson

December 14, 2010


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Iced sugar cookies. A staple of yuletide spirit and holiday cheer. The smell from those warm, sugary, homemade treats is second only to scented pine cones in terms of bringing about Christmas spirit.But, not everybody has found their inner pastry chef yet. Never fear, it takes very little effort to pop...

The Privilege of Freedom

Kenzie Floyd

December 8, 2010


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Jiwon Na paused as she picked out her clothes for the school day. She chose skinny jeans, boots, a designer sweater, and jewelery. Fashion to her wasn’t just what she was going to wear for the day-- it was another way she could express herself. Jiwon was finally getting used to having the privilege...

Sleeping in Class

Curtis Zachry

November 29, 2010


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Laura felt her eyes grow heavy, her head tilted down, and the sound of the teacher’s voice grew softer and softer. Soon she was fast asleep at her desk, dreaming of anything but the Algebra II lesson being taught by Mrs. Sylvia Holland. “I sleep at least a few minutes in every class. I can basically...

Putting a thumb down

Putting a thumb down

Sarah Smith

November 24, 2010


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Physics teacher Rene Norton walks into a room and closes the door behind her. She stands in front of a camera and takes her “mugshot.” Then she proceeds to place each finger on a digital scanner so her fingerprints will forever be on record. No, Mrs. Norton hasn’t just commited a crime. She’s...

Sleep Deprivation

Jordan A. Pickett

November 22, 2010


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As the teacher broke off her lecture, the classroom fell silent. Everyone followed her eyes to the desk in the far row. She tacitly walked to the desk’s side and gently put her hand on the girl’s shoulder. Kelsey had fallen asleep again. A student falling asleep in class is a common occurrence in...

Keeping up with tomorrow

Mark Northam

November 22, 2010


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Sophmore Josh Breitfeller walked into the house and threw his backpack onto the table. After having a short snack he went into his room and got onto Halo Reach. Fealing bored playing alone, he texted one of his freinds asking him to get on and play. The reply sent Josh into momentary shock as he read...

Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride

Jordan Pickett

November 22, 2010


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The animal bucks, slinging its passenger forward. Momentum takes control, and senior Hayden Frank's gut meets solid muscle. Quit was nowhere in the midst of the arena, Hayden was not giving up. "You just have to ride through the pain," Hayden said. "Your adrenaline kicks in, and you just got to...

One Saturday night, three different people

Kenzie Floyd

November 18, 2010


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Freshman Jenna Elkins laid in her sleeping bag and felt her eyes open wide as she heard something that sounded like footsteps. Elkins woke up her brother and told him to listen. He heard it too and got up to find out what was making the mysterious sounds. After walking around the entire house and making...

Monica Smith

Marissa Strebeck

November 17, 2010


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Monica Smith wasn’t planning on teaching chemistry. In fact, she originally worked toward being a pediatrician as a Premed major. “I wanted to teach when I was younger,” Smith said, “but my fifth grade teacher told me that I was too smart for that, that I needed to be a doctor.” However,...

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