Parker Denson, Grade 10

Some say that one is the loneliest number. 

I think two is worse.  

Two is one with more responsibility.  

Two is less time, 

Less energy, 

Less happiness.  

When you’re two you are just a lonely as one, 

Just a little bit more anxious, 

A little bit more obsessed.  

Everyone that’s one wishes they were two,  

And everyone that’s two will wish they were one, 


That’s just the nature of the game, 

Everyone wants what they don’t have.  


Travis Franklin, Grade 10

Heart Handles

Maggie Langloh, Grade 10

Early Birds

Reese Jeffrey, Grade 10

I wake up with the friend of continuity  

I even beat it by a few hours in the season of snow 

I break my fast with the radio of nature 

And sip dark magic with the groggy sky 


I look out the glass and see a haze 

A waking world not yet burdened with purpose of day 

Singing whirs as switches are flipped and keys turned 

And suddenly the sphere of life is awake 


1 ~Editor's Note~2The Dragon's Toe3George's 4Exotic Flavor5Paper Cutter 6Masked , Big Fish , A Plant , and Pass, Hit, Set 7The Stories of Colors 8The Lightning Monster9The Rainy Life of the Weather Named Stormy 10Tables, Reflection , Arachnid , and Distant Forest 11Discovery 12Etched Blossoms , Owl, City Scape , and Puppy 13Superior Species 14Those Butterfly Wings , Converse , Tunnel Vison, and A Cloud 15A Sea of Red 16Nebula Metro17Life of a Diary 18Flowers , Swan , Waves , and Grass 19The Dragon's Tooth 20The Girl in a Dress 21Burning Out , Blue Dot , A Southern Feminist's Manifesto , and Silhouette 22The Fire Kindling: Chapter 1 23The Perfect Student , Social Pressures , and The Perfect Student 2 24Patina Nightmare25Eventide26Creative Shutdown, Eye's Through A Looking Glass , Head on Collision , and Writer's Block 27The Road to the Championship 28Reconnecting With Nature , Eos , you were a summer thunderstorm , and Reconnecting With Self 29Senior Spotlight: Ava Muller, Photography, The Landing , Tranquil , One-eyed Flyer , Grief , Dreamer , Fractured , Breakin', Lost Lives , and Lilypads 30Senior Spotlight: Maggie Huffman, Digital Illustration , Nice to Meet You!, Exploration of "Circe", Surfs Up! , The Return of Morales , Companionship , Mandalorian , Ambush , Just Hangin', and The High Priestess 31Senior Spotlight: Jolie Stumpff, Poetry , Don't, Muse, Being a Boy , In Search of a Cosmos, Overstimulation , Wheels , and Final Moments32Playing Time Struggles, Head in the Game , Sky High , and Moment of Glory 33Pollination , Azure Afternoon , Creator of Color, and Elegant Emu 34One , Fido , Heart Handles , and Early Birds35Dedication: Katherine Berdy