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Brittany Wortham, the 2015 Poetry Out Loud winner.  Photo by: Ashlynn Payne

The ‘Caged Bird’ Stole the Show

Last Thursday, seniors Brittany Wortham and Gayle Yoder battled it out in a Poetry Out Loud competition to see who would be continuing to the county level. Wortham, after performing ‘I Too” by Langston Hughes and “Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou, was victorious.   “Going against Gayle was hard because she’s one of my friends and we both knew going […]

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The Seniors Speak Out Loud

The Seniors Speak Out Loud

The large stage glows under the lights, and suddenly, it’s the students’ turns to shine. Taking turns, each senior English student must verbally present poetry to their classmates. Thanks to senior English teachers Emily Scott and Brian Vanderlaske, this has become an annual event. Spoken word poetry, as defined by nelson-atkins.org, is poetry specifically designed to be performed. Students in […]

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Art by Melanie Langness

A Comparison

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Art by Melanie Langness

Comma

It’s bravely holding back tears after falling off the bike, An insignificance It’s stopping on the edge of the diving board before plunging in for the first time, A hesitation It’s discovering a warped and melted easter egg from three years ago, A continuance The fear of walking into a brand new school with curly pigtails, Learning The fizzling friendships […]

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A Contrast

A Contrast

There are two types of people in this world The first kind is hardworking Cocky and condescending Success heavily sought They know what they want But at least there is ambition   There are two types of people in this world The latter is a commonality This sort thrives on apathy Ambivalence unbridled Complacence unrivaled But at least there is […]

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Art credit to pixshark.com.

At Last

Born into a cage of white blocked walls   Left to navigate the rushing river of the halls.   A new species   Feeling overwhelmed with unease.   The first year unexacting, growing   Young still, not knowing.   New feathers grew in the last year of real youth Focus sprouting Ideas in the face of impending truth.   The […]

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Lament of the Lonesome

Lament of the Lonesome

Have you ever drowned in your own mind? Ever been locked up, forever inside? But it’s by your own charisma that you must abide   A wallflower surrounded by ferns The inner minds of others are hard to discern With enough distractions, it’s awfully hard to learn   Now, sit back, in a lackadaisical haze Physically there but mentally dazed […]

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