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My Mother: a poem
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My Mother: a poem

By RUAA LABANIEH Staff Writer At times, I forget how much I need my mother. When life is good, and I am surrounded by a circle of friends, when school is as easy as ABC, and I’ve never felt happier. She’s there, of course, with her laugh lines and aging wrinkles. Invisible in my mind,...

Stumbling: a short story
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Stumbling: a short story

By JENNY BARDWELL Staff Writer Jess slumped in her chair, her fingers sliding aimlessly over the keyboard. It was her first day at her new job, and boredom was overcoming her. Her phone rang, slapping her out of her daze. Her fingers fumbled with the phone as she lurched upright in her chair. “Hello,” she...

[R]: a poem
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[R]: a poem

By: JOHNNY LIU Staff Writer I scream silently to myself. Bound by chains and restrictions, I cannot voice my thoughts aloud. Instead they are whispers, subdued and unheard. I see a bike, locked and tied. Bound to a tree, it cannot be moved. It stays there day after day, unchanged. The world grows as it...

Pause: prose
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Pause: prose

By CATALINA FERNANDEZ Staff Writer Her life has always been pleasant. The people around her have always smiled and laughed, for they have always enjoyed her presence. Her family life has always been pleasant. She has always been invited to social events and had a large group of friends. She has always excelled in school...

Futures: a poem
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Futures: a poem

  By: JOHNNY LIU Staff Writer One step, two step, three step, four. Step after step, always wanting more. Four years later, college grad Perfect wife and soon to be dad So when exactly did things get so bad? Shouting, screaming, neighborhoods burn. Yell some more, now it’s your turn. Child upstairs, shrieking cries Living...

Tis’ the season: UHS students get into the holiday spirit
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Tis’ the season: UHS students get into the holiday spirit

  By AKANKSHA SAH and BECKY SHANE Staff Writer With winter break coming up, students at University High School (UHS) are excited to be getting into the holiday spirit. Because of the diversity in the UHS student body, students are planning to celebrate the two weeks off during winter break in a variety of ways....

Here Comes Christmas: a poem
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Here Comes Christmas: a poem

Here comes Christmas. It’s right around the corner. Snow is falling down. People are decorating with big bright lights, which brilliantly shine throughout the town. I love spending time with my family in front of the gentle warmth of the fire. We cuddle around, drinking hot chocolate happily, as the sweet taste of the night...

Christmas in California: a poem
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Christmas in California: a poem

Once I lived in a magical place where winter took over my body and face. The world – in its beauty – was nothing but still with bright snow on every last mountain and hill. And life was a game between warmth and the cold. My fingers were soothed by the cider I’d hold. My...

A Flickering Memory: a personal narrative
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A Flickering Memory: a personal narrative

To most, Christmas represents a time at the end of the year to rekindle family ties by expressing affections and sharing stories in the midst of a bleak winter. As I was growing up, my family never made an effort to celebrate Christmas, so I was not strongly attached to the occasion. The holiday often passed us by...