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300 Words: Anticipation

300 Words: Anticipation

February 19, 2019

July 2, 2018. A scream sounded from underneath the bathroom door, echoing out in a silent presence. She shook with happiness.  With disbelief. Joy. But Mrs. Kristina Chase didn’t know how excited she could truly be about her pregnancy. Only her best friend and husband knew that first day. It would stay quiet. Chase for years dealt with ...

300 Words: Mackenzie Kraft’s passion for raising her own livestock

300 Words: Mackenzie Kraft’s passion for raising her own livestock

February 19, 2019

When most students go home to take care of their dogs and cats, Mackenzie Kraft goes home to take care of her goats and chickens, her horse and cow. For the senior, this is just her everyday life. Six years ago, Kraft discovered her passion for raising livestock. After proving herself responsible to her parents, they let Kraft care for a few goats....

300 Words: ‘Na wè pita’

300 Words: ‘Na wè pita’

January 8, 2019

Sweat streams down her face. The humidity so extreme that the only outfit she owns is glued to her body. She cringes as she steps with bare feet on a sharp rock. She stands in front of a stick hut that looks as if it would collapse at the slightest breeze. Her son grasps her hand; holding on for dear life. She smiles ever so slightly, her lip quivering...

300 Words: Car keys

300 Words: Car keys

December 12, 2018

Anna leaves Community just like every other student hurrying to get home. She jumps into her teal Chevy Aveo racing to get out of the student parking lot and start her 17-minute drive home to begin the rest of her day. The only difference between her and her classmates are her thoughts on the drive home: One sharp turn of the wheel and I can end it al...

300 Words: Escape

300 Words: Escape

January 27, 2018

He made sacrifices for his children and later for their children. He survived so they could be happy.  He wanted a better life. He was trapped and wanted out. He escaped North Korea. When he was 16 he lived in North Korea with his parents and siblings in the year 1950 during the Korean War. He found the perfect opportunity to escape; becaus...

300 Words: The game of chill-seekers

300 Words: The game of chill-seekers

January 23, 2018

Finding time to relax during finals amidst the constant last-minute cramming and studying of subjects is difficult. Every student has or will experience some version of this struggle with stress at some point during their four years of high school - whether they like to admit it or not. The pleasure of cooling off after a long day of work or school i...

300 Words: An average student

300 Words: An average student

January 17, 2018

It was Youtube that inspired her to learn English so that she wouldn't have to read the subtitles for her favorite British YouTubers. Learn English, or continue to read Russian subtitles. The choice was easy.  But Olya Zherebkina didn't imagine the opportunities and experiences she would gain as a result. Today, having been selected as an excha...

300 Words: A figure skater

300 Words: A figure skater

December 28, 2017

The whisper of skates on ice, the feeling of flying, the momentum, the adrenaline rush. The spotlight is on Sandra as she weaves her own history into the ice, back and forth, left and right, leaping and landing. Sandra Yordy (10) cannot see the fans in the bleachers but she knows the fluidity of her program has caught the attention of everyone aroun...

300 Words: Hands

300 Words: Hands

December 24, 2017

Her hands are the first thing anyone notices. They are never steady; fingertips constantly finding new terrains to explore. Their favorite spot is the space behind her ears, where hairs will be tucked serially. Her hands shout to observers. They wear her anxiety like a cape, displaying it for all to see. Fear and hesitation try to hide in the r...

300 Words: Boy with the guitar

300 Words: Boy with the guitar

December 20, 2017

Any given day during fifth-hour lunch, he can be found leaning nonchalantly against the atrium wall near the far stairwell, quietly plucking the strings of his small guitar. Clad in glasses, a grey t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers, he sits secluded, but not invisible. Students and teachers glance his way, curious to hear the seemingly silent strumming....

300 Words: A new world

300 Words: A new world

December 14, 2017

1000 miles per hour. The rate at which Earth constantly rotates. One giant sphere in space, steadily orbiting one enormous ball of power. Astronomers argue we are only moving in a circle, repeating our path. Summer. Fall. Winter. Spring. Repeat. Philosophers argue that with every new season comes new changes. New climates. New landforms....

300 Words: New kid on the block

300 Words: New kid on the block

December 10, 2017

Every teenager finds their four years in high school to be a bit weird. Puberty. Relationships. Finals. But for senior, Adriana Kuilan, her experience at NCHS has been stranger than most. From the age of 5, Adriana attended military school where she trained to in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (the R.O.T.C). Adriana learned how to handle a gun: gun...

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