Through Lenses Unseen

Rachel Siegling In my childhood, I yearned for glasses, thinking they were a cool accessory. Little did I know, a “pair of glasses” wasn’t just a fun addition. Fast forward to my sophomore year during gymnastics season, a floater in my left eye led to an unexpected journey. My first thought certainly wasn’t “I can Read More…

Algo Historia de Mi

Doris Valladares Amador I will tell you a little bit about my story. When I was little,  I was with my parents one day in the afternoon, it was almost getting dark. I wasn’t feeling very well, I felt very tired and had a headache, so I went to my room and fell asleep. My Read More…

At the Last Minute

Alejandro Valdez Lopez I’m not going to get too complicated with this, so listen up.  We’ve all been in that situation at some point where we were in  the process of doing something but couldn’t do anything else.  Well that’s what I’m doing now. By the time the first person  reads this, this person is Read More…

A Bearded Dragon Story

Brogan Padgett One day in the fall, I stumbled upon a sick bearded dragon under a bush. I cannot explain the guilt/pity I felt for it. It looked pretty beat up, especially its foot. Without thinking too much, I decided to take it home and nurse it back to health. I set up a cozy Read More…

Beacon of Hope

Kaylin Bacquera My name is Kaylin, and at 15, I experienced a profound loss when my best friend took their own life. The pain was unbearable, and it sent me spiraling into a dark abyss of self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and depression and panic attacks. It felt like the world was closing in on me, suffocating Read More…

A Cat Saved My Life

Maya Darrell By the end of 2021, I had seen my rock bottom, my worst, my lowest. I was missing weeks of school in a bed that wasn’t my own, in a room that had become so familiar but far away from home. I was living my life in a daze, a slow routine that Read More…

Close Friends

Mathue Cass When I was younger, I moved back and forth between California and Colorado and switched schools every few years. This meant that I never had the same group of friends. This made me very depressed and shallow. That was until I moved to Morgan County, and now I have very close friends that Read More…

Don’t Go in There

Daniela Marin Many overlook this simple quote, “Life is a gift, never take it for granted.” I definitely did not realize how significant this quote was until a recent incident that could have taken a turn for the worse. It was a winter morning when my parents and I were out of town Christmas shopping. Read More…