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“Real” Americans

February 12, 2020 |

It truly is a blessing to live in such an amazing nation, flourishing with technology, medicine, entertainment, and education. The United States often goes underappreciated. Especially during this time period, society is connected in a way unimaginable when compared to … Read More

Lost

February 12, 2020 | | One Comment

Growing up, I was always aware of who I was. Although I was just this little girl to the rest of my family, I knew I had the power and strength to be “the man of the house.” I was … Read More

Two Hawks, One Nest

February 11, 2020 |

Hudson Catholic Regional High School is full of one of the most diverse student bodies in the country. We have all sorts of students here, from kids who live down the block, to kids who travel from Pennsylvania, to international … Read More

Fiction: “Spontaneous Robbery”

February 11, 2020 |

I’m currently slumped on my carpetless, hardwood floor. I sold my couch to pay for last month’s rent. My back hurts from sleeping on this cold surface every night. Not to mention I’m sick from yet another common cold. 

With … Read More

Poetry: “The Bald Eagle: America’s Reality”

February 8, 2020 | | One Comment

Have you heard the story about the bald eagle?

The bald eagle that flies ever so free?

Flying so close but barely touching the sea?

It wanted to be like a fish in the ocean,

But when it knew it … Read More

Fiction: “One More Night”

February 3, 2020 |

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following piece involves references to suicide that some may find upsetting or triggering. If you or anyone you know needs help, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-8255.

She hates her sister’s curtains, she … Read More

Poetry: “He Said”

January 23, 2020 |

He said,

there is too much,

For the both of us.

He said,

There is too little,

To be split.

The desire,

That also comes

With guilt.

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Poetry: “Blood, Guts, and Angel Cake”

January 23, 2020 |

By Paige Besante and Ra’saan Stevens

Housewife

Tonight I’ve soaked in cold bath water to hide every pore I bare.

The rose petals have lost their scent and I have rollers in my hair.

Cold air hits my skin and … Read More

Poem: “The Universal Weapon”

January 14, 2020 |

The echoes of the bullets firing shake a nation

As innocent and fulfilling lives are taken 

Bodies, prayers, and shouts all seem to pile up

For some people, this riles them up 

The cries of a mother holding her lifeless … Read More

Poetry: “I Still Miss You, Rufus”

January 14, 2020 | | One Comment

I Still Miss You, Rufus

Remembering when I was in kindergarten is hard

Besides all the parts when we used to play in the school play yard

Holding hands as we walk back up from lunch

Making friends whose names … Read More

Fiction: “Just Another Day”

January 13, 2020 |

My blaring alarm shakes me violently out of my sleep. I lazily slam my hand onto it to shut the damn thing up. I miss the first time and groan. I hit it repeatedly, still not opening my eyes, until … Read More

HC Tightens Safety Measures

January 13, 2020 |

As our school continues to prepare students and staff for the absolute worst, a mass shooting it may be one going on at this exact moment in the United States.

From 1840 up to this year, there have been … Read More

Poem: “Hands Up”

January 7, 2020 |

Put your hands up,

Mommy needs to help you put on your shirt.

Put your hands up,

Simon says so.

Put your hands up,

This is your favorite summer jam.

Put your hands up,

The teacher won’t let you answer … Read More

Where The Two Political Parties Stand on Guns

January 2, 2020 |

In our time in America, our country is divided on the issue of gun control.  Many are divided on their opinions on what should be done with our firearms. Many people throughout the country are wondering when an effective solution … Read More

Prose Poem: “Breaking News”

January 2, 2020 | | One Comment

“In Breaking News, today there has been a school shooting. 13 people have been killed and 24 people have been wounded.” On April 20, 1999, the nation felt the first wrath of horror. The students of Columbine High School thought … Read More