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Elegia
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Elegia

By PETER BOTA Student Contributor My Name is Marcus. My once-gleaming blade, now caked with rust, was yours. Master, what happened to you on these Aegyptian shores? Your heroic heart pierced by traitor’s steel! Your skillful tongue and swift mind, a hunter’s trophy. The battles we fought, the foes we slew, The loot we gained,...

Santa’s Cookies
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Santa’s Cookies

By NAOMI OH Staff Writer Santa is almost here, Rejoice in the sounds of bells. I count the days on my fingers Until Santa is here! I asked for a present, a few too many. But I’ll repay the price With cookies and milk, For Santa is here!

Snowfall
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Snowfall

By NAOMI OH Staff Writer Ice crystals drift across the wintry sky, Snowflakes filling the grounds like white sand. Cold breezes bite the tips of noses, And feet are frozen still. Children come out to create angels, Building snowmen with sticks. Shovels are brought out, To clear the snowy roads.

Christmas Lights
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Christmas Lights

By NAOMI OH Staff Writer Driving past houses one by one, I look out through the window. Red, Green, Blue, Yellow Blink like shining stars. Festive lights hung on roofs, Snowmen sitting in the snow, Reindeer all nodding. Christmas is in the air.

Winter
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Winter

By ARIYANA ASH Staff Writer I gaze into my smooth mug And study the creamy hot chocolate, Still swirling around from the spoon that stirred it seconds ago. The marshmallows slowly deflating Put images in my mind of a white snowball, Perfectly round, Melting in a child’s mittened hand As it is flattened down, Ready...

The Inspection
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The Inspection

By MILES HUNTLEY-FENNER Student Contributor Writer’s Note – This short story takes place in a fictional world with imagined continents, peoples, and cultures that are inspired by, but are not to be confused with those of Earth. Preface – This story is a description of Pölish efforts to create biological and chemical weapons of mass...

Walls Come Down
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Walls Come Down

By KARISSA NASS Business Manager Walls were already built, nothing I could do, Would not let anyone in due to fear. No lights to be found, these feelings were blue, My barriers went up with feelings so near, A glimmer of hope was needed for change. My voice made it seem it was coming down,...

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Sitting At My Desk

By VANESSA TIAN Sports Editor Sitting at my desk, Counting down the minutes, “I want to go home,” I think, I don’t want to learn about paintings that are romanesque. Drumming my fingers on my desk, Counting down the seconds, “This is a great work of art,” the teacher exclaims. “This painting is so picturesque!”...

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Bread and Oranges

By ARIYANA ASH Staff Writer My daughter’s favorite foods are bread and oranges. I always found this to be such an odd and unappealing pairing. Personally, there is nothing appetizing to me about biting into a hunk of yeasty bread and following it with a tart burst of citrus. My daughter always had interesting tastes,...