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The Liquidation
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The Liquidation

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. The sleep-deprived men of Alpha Company’s first platoon awoke to the familiar sound of Warrant Officer Rodska’s booming...

Shipwrecked
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Shipwrecked

By ARIYANA ASH Staff Writer The boy was stationed on the deck of the ship, gazing off blankly into the waves. He was exhausted of seeing the same body of water, repetitively churning away and splashing against the side of the boat. He had grown up by the sea, a lone survivor on the same...

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Sleepless Studying

By NAOMI OH Staff Writer The bright luminescent circle outlined by the pitch vast Calls us through our windows to close our eyes. Endless work and cups of coffee pile on top of the next The clock reads past twelve and tells us to rest. But we ignore and refuse to say goodnight Due to...

Party of Four
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Party of Four

By KRISHAN PATEL Copy Editor After a long day of killing, The Horseman comes to rest. He sorts out his party’s billing, And orders pizza for his guests. War comes first through the door, Famine and Pestilence follow. The Fourth Horseman welcomes the corps, Now his home is no longer hollow. War puts on a...

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Vines

By ARIYANA ASH Staff Writer Vines, Sweat rolling down my face. Lungs burning, I reach, I reach for anything that I can. Some appreciation, some confidence, Some love and somebody to accept me for who I am. All of the different parts of my life: my struggles, my past, my coping abilities. The vines swing...

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Trapped

By NAMAN BHUSHAN Student Contributor I’m writing haikus Because I am really bored End my suffering Ben has me trapped here Writing haikus endlessly Help help help help help Roses are red Tigers are predators I’m definitely not trapped By the newspaper editors Roses are red My grandpa is old This walk-in meat freezer Is...

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Archie’s Adventure

By NAOMI OH Staff Writer   Late one night on Christmas Eve, Archie couldn’t wait to wake up next morning. While Archie was sleeping, he heard strange noises from his closet. He wanted the sound to go away, so he got up from his bed and opened the closet. He couldn’t believe his eyes when...

A Cat and Sparrow: a poem
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A Cat and Sparrow: a poem

By DARRIUS ESTIGOY Staff Writer A plane of clear melted sand Separates the creature From the world and its wonders. No longer would the beast Know the pinpricks of winter air Nor the exhausting fragrance Of flowers a-blooming, Entrapping the mind with Visions of springtime a-coming. From his window perch, Eyes like a hawk, He...

Past Food: a short story
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Past Food: a short story

By DARRIUS ESTIGOY Staff Writer Every day, around lunchtime, I like to take a break and take a small stroll down the street to get some food. The walk itself isn’t much to write home about. Imagine your standard affluent southern California semi-urban development and you’ll know what I mean. That’s unimportant. What is important...

A I, S II: a historical tête-à-tête, the sequel
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A I, S II: a historical tête-à-tête, the sequel

By DARRIUS ESTIGOY Staff Writer Lights up on Servant and King Louis XV. Servant: Your royal highness, You’ve received a letter. Louis XV: From the ambassador? That man’s too sore. Must we start there? I simply couldn’t bear- Servant: It is pressing business. The quicker read, the better. Louis XV: If you must insist, I...