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  • Poetry > Free Verse
    My life has always been rocky, For I am a stone you see, Yet the days are far from boring Because I call home Washington D.C. I have witnessed so much more, Than any ordinary rock, Since I am part of something majestic, A structure called the Capitol. I have always had a great view, And...
  • Poetry > Sonnet
    The sweet and gentle rocking of a wave, My eyes are captured by the clear blue sea, Treasured moments my heart will always save, Ocean scents fill my soul with endless glee. I feel this magic when I choose to sail, A choice I desire to make each day, My routine life seems like a stifling jai...
  • Fiction > All Fiction
    One day, a beautiful snow-white horse named Bakari stood tied to the post where his Master had had left him for perhaps the hundredth time. In the distance, he saw a pack of zebras grazing freely on the plains. He admired their glossy black stripes from afar. Bakari desperately wished his white b...
  • Reviews > Book Reviews
    At age sixteen, Melba Pattillo was faced with what at first appeared to be a typical teenage task: going to school. However, in Melba’s case, this experience was far from ordinary. The place Melba would be attending in 1957 was Little Rock Arkansas’s Central High School. She, with eight othe...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    SCUBA diving, A portal to the world unseen, Magic below the surface, One that few have ever seen, Yet to go below beneath the ocean’s waves, Requires much work above the sea. Pounds and pounds of equipment, Was it heavier than me? Charts and data with unfathomable names, Struggling to f...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    From cheetah fast to sloth slow, From a Ph.D. right back to nursery school In just one simple move, Trading in skis for a board. A simple change from, Two to one, So simple in math, But on snow, A risky move. Strapping in, The click click click, Unfamiliar to my mind, Feet locked do...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Yesterday. You came to say you’d be right back, Just going down to get us a loaf of whatever, Would return before dinnertime, you said, A habitual task of no great consequence. You came in for a hug, But I turned away, Too busy with my seven-year old friends, Insolence my signature for...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Music, The rhythm of every emotion known to mankind, Every genre takes me to a mystical world, Creating deep thoughts and feelings, Otherwise forgotten in everyday life. Rock, The heartbeat of music, Fierce drums and screeching symbols, Guitar solos, passionate and elaborate, And the bass...
  • Nonfiction > All Nonfiction
    As I watched the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, I realized that this was the first time I could remember the decade changing from one to the next. After all, I was only five years old in 2000. I thought about all the transformations I had gone through during that time and was amazed at how far I...
  • Reviews > Book Reviews
    What would you do if one day you were told it was your job to save the world? That's what happens to fourteen-year-old Matt Freeman in Raven's Gate by Anthony Horowitz. After a problematic childhood in which he loses his parents in a car crash, Matt finds himself in custody for a crime he didn't i...
  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
    I have never been one to turn down a challenge. I’m a daredevil, the type of teenager who spent last summer backpacking in the mountains and deserts of Oregon. During the winter, I love skiing down the steepest slopes the sport has to offer. So, when I arrived at the high ropes course at my sch...
  • Reviews > All Reviews
    When my teachers announced that we would see The Blue Man Group during our trip to Boston, I was filled with anticipation. Living outside of Broadway’s home in New York City, I hear about a lot of theater and have seen my fair share. Yet, I had never seen The Blue Man Group and had wanted to go ...
  • Fiction > Historical Fiction
    “The deed has been done, the battle almost won. The day has been long, but the victory will be strong,” Taylor chanted inside his head as he marched across the top of Bunker Hill. He couldn’t stop thinking that he was fighting in one of the most critical rebellions against the British so far...
  • Reviews > Movie Reviews
    There’s usually nothing worse than adults trying to portray what it’s like to be a teenager. When friends of my family took me to see the Broadway musical “13” as a birthday gift, I was polite but skeptical. However, the show, with its cast of teenagers, renders a realistic chronicle of even...
  • Nonfiction > Memoir
    Were human beings really designed to stay under water for hours at a time, with only an air-filled hunk of metal between them and a watery grave? I was about to find out. It was time to learn to scuba dive. I have always wanted to try it, because scuba fits right in with my enthusiasm for extreme...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
    The three pillars of support That hold up our nation Have started to crumble No time for procrastination We've got to rebuild Redesign and restore To make the pillars Even stronger than before Barack, the architect, has agonized Over the blueprints and plan Carefully choosing contr...

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