My Fear is afraid:

of Alarm Clocks because the numbers one through nine are formed with the same dashed panels, burning the fluorescent, merciless truth into stubborn retinas.   of Sleep, of citrus-induced nightmares; he drinks midnight fruit juice to increase productivity and panic attacks.   of losing himself like keys, of becoming the wrong pattern of sharp like … Continue reading My Fear is afraid:

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My Sadness Starves (a prosey sort of poem)

My Sadness spends too much time at the vanity with baby wipes and sharpened kohl and too-sparse eyebrows to afford breakfast; she is a full sort of empty anyway and will not be spoon fed chocolate pudding with plastic cutlery, will burrow into the couch cushions until I give up. We watch the 6 am … Continue reading My Sadness Starves (a prosey sort of poem)

Music Therapy strikes a chord at Gull Lake

Should one travel down the Social Studies hallway during 5th block Monday or Tuesday, they may detect some singing, strumming, or drumming (or all of the above) drifting out of Mrs. Harrison’s room. At this time each week, students arrange chairs into a circle and await the arrival of Mr. B, who will serenade them … Continue reading Music Therapy strikes a chord at Gull Lake

Symphonic Band stuns with ones at Festival

Saturday March 11 brought with it the MSBOA Band and Orchestra Festival at Harper Creek, in which both the Gull Lake Concert and Symphonic bands would showcase their hard work--with pride, of course. They did indeed do Gull Lake proud, as the Symphonic Band came away with a score of one in all categories--the best … Continue reading Symphonic Band stuns with ones at Festival

Desk Profile: Mr. Minehart reveals reasons behind his overflowing desk

The teachers of Gull Lake do not, as some might expect, maintain their desks as sterile surfaces for grading purposes alone. Instead, most are absolute conglomerations of high school artifacts, spilling over with a combination of decor brought from home and that accumulated from students. In any case, the contents prove interesting indications of the … Continue reading Desk Profile: Mr. Minehart reveals reasons behind his overflowing desk

Tasha Harrison’s class attends Annie at Miller Auditorium

Thursday, February 16 marked Tasha Harrison’s special education class’ long-anticipated field trip: the 7 p.m. showing of Annie at Miller Auditorium. Students and chaperones first met at 5 p.m. in . Harrison’s room, dressed for the theatre and already filling up on Twizzlers. Once all attendees had gathered, the kids piled into 3 cars (driven by … Continue reading Tasha Harrison’s class attends Annie at Miller Auditorium

Inaugural protests kick off the resistance

The Inauguration of Donald J Trump as President of the United States on January 20, 2017 inspired a wealth of action in Washington D.C. Though many came to witness the Inauguration itself, protesters were out in droves, attending various approved events and marches. While some unapproved, more violent forms of protest took place, planned events … Continue reading Inaugural protests kick off the resistance

Pink hats march on DC–and the world–in historic Women’s March

January 21, 2017 saw the voices of more than 2 million women (with at least 470,000 in Washington D.C. alone) and allies across class, country, color and creed raised to a fever pitch in defense of their fundamental rights. Harmonizing in chants of “Show me what democracy looks like; this is what democracy looks like,” … Continue reading Pink hats march on DC–and the world–in historic Women’s March

Vintage and thrift shopping grows in popularity among students

Surrounded by a menagerie of goods ready to be consumed today and discarded tomorrow, students nevertheless are turning to Salvation Armies and local vintage shops. With growing concern over the ethics of the fashion industry, some are motivated by morals. Others cite the importance of cost efficiency or of being environmentally conscious Most are in … Continue reading Vintage and thrift shopping grows in popularity among students