Creative Corner

Elizabeth ChaversOctober 1, 2019
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8min125

You walked away today

I keep waiting for your call

I thought this was love

Do you miss me?


I saw your name on a text today

They asked where you’ve been

When I’ll see you again

Do you miss me?


I saw your photo today

As I scrolled through my feed

You were smiling like a fool

Do you miss me?


I thought of you today

We used to sit in that booth

Now the coffee shop is lonely

Do you miss me?


Our song came on 

I guess the radio doesn’t know

My heart hurt a little

Do you miss me?


The movie was good

Sharing popcorn with myself

Who knew it felt like this

Do you miss me?


Long walks on the trails

Only my thoughts for company

My heart is heavier than my feet

Do you miss me?


The party was fun

But I felt out of place

Single in a crowd of couples

Do you miss me?


I went to your work

What was I thinking

You weren’t there to see

Do you miss me?


The reunion was nice

My sister showed off her ring

No one asked about mine

Do you miss me?


One day I’ll move on

My heart won’t have cracks

Love will find me once more

Do I miss you?


Blind dates aren’t so bad

I was nervous, he was kind

I think we’ll go out again

Do I miss you?


He asked for my hand today

A ring on my finger

A song in my heart

Do I miss you?


I stopped waiting for your call

I’m don’t miss you anymore

I found who I was looking for

I hope you miss me now.



Karlee IhdeSeptember 10, 2019
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5min102

Are you looking for fun-filled activities to do this fall? Of course, you are! As we are all settled into our dorms and our class filled routines, we feel the need to take a breather and have some fun! Below are 10 things to do this fall before the snow flies!

1. Visit an apple orchard!

Apple Orchards are the perfect spot to wear jeans and a cozy sweater while finding fresh, delicious apples and other goodies! Visiting an apple orchard can be an awesome spot to bond with new roommates or to catch up with old friends!

2. Visit a Pumpkin Patch 

Similar to the apple orchard, there will be tons of activities and things to see! While you are there, be sure to grab a few pictures to post or for a new profile picture! 

3. Tailgate a football game

Are you looking for a time to hang with friends? Have lots of good laughs and memories to look back on once you tailgate a football game! 

4. Carve a pumpkin

After you visit that pumpkin patch, be sure to carve your pumpkin! If you didn’t bring knives with you to college, take a permanent marker and draw your image! Be creative, be spooky! 

5. Get spooked in a haunted house

Grab some friends and take a night to visit a haunted house! A good freight is always a good time! You can never scream or laugh too much! 

6. Drink apple cider! 

You can never go wrong with a hot cup of apple cider for a drink! This warm, fall drink will leave your mouth watering and wanting more! 

7. Eat pumpkin pie! 

Or any pie really! In the fall, there are plenty of delicious desserts and other foods to relieve the sweet tooth! Plus, it will leave your kitchen smelling delicious! 

8. Rewatch your favorite Halloween movies 

Grab that cup of apple cider, your favorite PJs, and a bunch of Halloween movies! Scary or not, there is always time to sit down and relax! 

9. Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving 

While most will be going home for Thanksgiving, be sure to have a Friendsgiving with your friends here! Find someone to bring to necessary foods or even just your favorite Thanksgiving foods and have a feast! Remember to think about what you are thankful for! 

10. Start Christmas Shopping 

Once late fall is here, shopping deals are here and you can get an early start on the Christmas gifts for your loved ones! 


Emma OlsonApril 17, 2019
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1min267

1.) Your mind is your greatest enemy.

2.) Over-thinking made me lose everything.

3.) Why don’t I recognize these walls?

4.) One less person games kill them.

5.) All I can do is try.

6.) Trying never seems to be enough.

7.) Goodbyes last forever in sad moments.

8.) “I love him,” “No you don’t.”

9.) Even flowers wilt after some time.

10.) Some pain you can’t work through.

11.) Smiling hides the pain I feel.

12.) Music drowns out all the screaming.

13.) Reading transports me through different lives.

14.) I’ve learned I can’t cry anymore.

15.) The beeping of the machine stopped.

16.) I never got to say goodbye.

17.) Loving someone is life’s greatest adventure.

18.) He’s the highlighter, I’m the pen.

19.) Acting helps me practice for life.

20.) I just want to see you.

21.) Sadness drowns me, happiness is gone.


Emma OlsonFebruary 26, 2019
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3min268

I look in the mirror at the strings which surround my head. Each string is either black or white, but they all have a different color which matches with the emotions behind each string. From the many years I’ve seen them, I’ve somewhat figured out what the colors mean. I’ve noticed, as well, that after every choice I make a new string appears. Typically, black is the bad choices I have made and the white are the good choices. I focus on my eyes as I finish my morning routine before I get ready to leave the house.

I put my earbuds in and turn some music on. This is the only way for me to drown out the sounds coming from everyone else. It’s annoying, but it gets me through the day. People leave me alone because of it, I don’t mind, anyone who gets to close causes the colors and noises to get louder. I always put on sunglasses before I step out into the world for another day of school and work.

My playlist is on shuffle, and today it decided to play one of the sad songs I have on the playlist. I’ve noticed that my mood makes certain strings appear more bright. It’s scientifically proven that music affects a person’s mood, which holds true for me. A person walks a little too close and a low hum starts to push past my earbuds while the purple surrounding various strings glows a little brighter than the others. Purple, it seems is sadness. I duck my head a little lower and continue walking towards my goal. This is my day to day routine.

This ability is a curse, I can see right through anyone who gets to close. It’s hard to drown out the sound and it almost drives me to insanity. So I stay away from everyone. Not that they can get close to me anyways. These padded walls keep me safe from everyone except myself. So I sit wallowing in my emotions and hope for the day I can escape the world around me.



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