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The Cockatrice

The Cockatrice

Rachel Bybee, Midlo Scoop Staff

October 20, 2017


Filed under Creative Corner

The exhausted barn sat in the middle of nowhere, left to its rot and decay. It was perfect for cock fights and the bettors. Rooster against rooster, fowl against fowl. Entertainment fit for selfish, drunks, and those who wished to forget. Though the sport was illegal, it didn’t stop the drun...

The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow

Rachel Bybee, Midlo Scoop Staff

October 5, 2017


Filed under Creative Corner

In a field of wheat and sorrows, the crucified scarecrow watched the sky swirling with creams, grays, and tired blues. Among the dull colors, flecks of black flew in formation. A raven dropped, too low, knocking the scarecrow’s ragged hat to the diseased ground. The scarecrow cursed the raven, the...

A Way With Words

A Way With Words

Anna Chen, Staff Writer

September 23, 2016


Filed under Creative Corner

Out of the many different and interesting hobbies,  junior Emily Murray loves to write poetry. In 2014 as a freshman, Murray won the school-wide Write Now contest with one of her pieces. She has always had a knack for writing poetry and spends a great deal of time perfecting her craft. When and w...

Batman, Incorporated

Batman, Incorporated

Taylor Coy

April 13, 2016


Filed under A & E, Creative Corner, Visual Arts

  Taylor Coy drew piece, titled Batman: Incorporated. He say, "The inspiration that helped me draw this first in pencil then in Pen drew from Frank Miller's classic graphic novel, The Dark Knight Returns."  

Inception

Inception

Nola Thomas

April 13, 2016


Filed under A & E, Creative Corner, Visual Arts

Daisy once told me the rocks are stars. The sun is infinite emptiness eroding time and space, and we are but travelers finding our destination, our place, in a dying universe. And it was the wind that constructed the sky- an abysmal blue and billowing surface, veiling the black, au...

Run to Stand Still

Run to Stand Still

Marion Cline

April 13, 2016


Filed under A & E, Creative Corner, Visual Arts

Even as I hold my pen, I quiver. There’s an earthquake, a deep tremor, coursing through these dark blue veins. Frankly, I prefer thinking over writing, but when I’m too tired to think, when I feel the capillaries in my mind ready to burst, that is when I write. Writing has proven to be a physiological...

Winter Sundays

Winter Sundays

Nola Thomas

April 13, 2016


Filed under A & E, Creative Corner, Visual Arts

Every day, you’re living another life But I live a thousand   Watching the tail-swing of leaves dash in between spiraled oak trees And swoop down in an abundant stir Of leaves and gradual repertoire Of incandescent thoughts, alongside blue bloods, incandescent leaves Incan...

Masked

Masked

April 13, 2016


Filed under A & E, Creative Corner, Visual Arts

Do you know him? That boy in the back of your class The one who is too scared to talk to anyone, For fear of being laughed at? Do you know her? That girl who hides her tears behind her smile The one who never stops laughing, For fear she'll remember everything? Did you know he's tormented b...

The Grand Old Man

The Grand Old Man

Taylor Coy

April 13, 2016


Filed under A & E, Creative Corner, Visual Arts

¨Dedicated to my grandfather, John McDonald.¨ His soul made of silver, His heart made of gold, His mind still sharp, Reciting the days of old. Despite having entered the years of his twilight, His attitude's still charming, his jokes, quite the delight. For you see, he is the grandfather, ...

Bartholomew, The Cherry Tomato Plant

Bartholomew, The Cherry Tomato Plant

Julia DiMartino

April 8, 2016


Filed under A & E, Creative Corner, Visual Arts

It’s 9:48 pm; I can feel the liquid life aching through my micro-tubes encompassing my body. I set a pen on my lap and see it twitch with every beat that my drum stretched too tight dares to muster. It’s 9:54 pm, the telescopes through which show life, planted above my mountainous cheeks,...

Today I Have a Dream

Today I Have a Dream

April 4, 2016


Filed under A & E, Creative Corner

Today I Have a Dream… Azareese Ghattas I have a dream that bullies will understand that what they are doing is wrong. I hope that bullies today realize that they shouldn’t bully people just because they’re bigger than others. I have a dream that kids won’t be bullied based on their race...

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