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Woodlands of the Deer

Woodlands of the Deer

Nathan Smith, Staff Writer April 3, 2024

This is a fictional horror story. I set up my tent and started getting ready for sleep. It had been a long day of photographing wildlife, and I was ready to lay down. It was dark out, and I decided to...

Hows Your Mental Health?

How’s Your Mental Health?

Tatiaynia Johnson, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

Mental health matters a lot as it directly impacts our overall well being and quality of life. Just as we prioritize our physical health it is a crucial part of our life that we need to pay attention...

Charge of the Light Cavalry at Balaclava, circa 1880. Episode of the Crimean War (1853-1856). From British Battles on Land and Sea, Vol. III, by James Grant. [Cassell Petter & Galpin, London, Paris & New York, circa 1880]. Artist T.S.S. (Photo by Print Collector/Getty Images)

The Charge of the Light Brigade!: An Analytical Response

Branden Perez, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

The poem, The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson, is about honoring soldiers’ bravery and sacrifices in the face of adversity. The poem vividly captures the soldier’s unshakable courage...

A Students View: A Poem about School

A Student’s View: A Poem about School

Tatiaynia Johnson, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

In the halls, minds ignite Where knowledge blooms, a wondrous sight. Books whisper secrets, teachers guide. In schools embrace, dreams collide. Young hearts beast with eager zest, quest for...

Schools Should Not Control Students’ Self-Expression

Schools Should Not Control Students’ Self-Expression

Lennon Freitas, Staff writer February 28, 2024

The idea of school dress codes has been around since the beginning of education. From only boys uniforms in the 1890s to dress codes at James Lawson in 2024. The main controversy regarding the dress code...

What is Love?

What is Love?

Edwin Davis, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

Love is something hard to define For some it grows over time Others as soon as their eyes Land on that other. A sudden surprise For me the feeling is rather unique Love tends to puts...

Literary Analysis of Mirror by Sylvia Plath

Literary Analysis of “Mirror” by Sylvia Plath

Libby Young, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

Mirror I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions. Whatever I see I swallow immediately Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike. I am not cruel, only truthful‚ The eye of a little...

Power, Rebellion, the Battle against Hierarchy: Explore One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

Power, Rebellion, the Battle against Hierarchy: Explore One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Branden Perez, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a classic novel by Ken Kesey the delves into the lives of patients in a mental institution. The story follows the experience of a man named Chief Bromden, who is a patient...

Making the Most of Who You Are

Making the Most of Who You Are

Nathan Smith, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

Being who you are, doing what you enjoy, and picking a career that fits you as a person is a vital component to long-term happiness. Understanding and making use of your hobbies, traits, and skills is...

Image from: https://www.handicappedpets.com/blog/when-your-dog-needs-a-wheelchair

How Can Humans Help Disabled Animals?

Monica Felser, Staff Writer December 13, 2023

Have you ever seen a wounded animal on the side of the road? Would you be inclined to help it or find a way to? Would one’s answer vary with their definition of ‘wounded animal’? Many people often...

To be a woman

The Mind of a Teenage Artist

Lennon Freitas, Staff writer December 13, 2023

Hillwood Class of 2003, 9/11/2002

From Hillwood to Lawson

Lennon Freitas, Staff writer November 29, 2023

In 1959, Hillwood Junior High was opened on property owned by the H.G. Hill family. Though starting as a junior high school, Hillwood eventually became an ordinary high school with grades 9-12. Hillwood...

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