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“The Glass Wall” Poem

Jade Tonjes, Writer

November 9, 2017

Filed under Poetry

My dreams are so close, so close that I can almost grab them Grab them and live the happy life I desperately wish I could guarantee Every time I think of moving towards them, I hit a glass wall A wall called self-sabotage ...

“Just Don’t” ~A Poem~

October 27, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Poetry, Showcase

Don’t tell me (it’s wrong) Don’t tell me it’s wrong Don’t tell me the human experience is wrong. I won’t judge yours and please don’t judge mine. Any of us could combust at any given moment And oh, th...


Jade Tonjes, Writer

October 16, 2017

Filed under Poetry

Marks from my past Being brought back Thoughts that disappeared Coming back around to mess me up Making me believe it was all my fault The way things were left No feelings but anger And hurt hidden in fear Now...

Art Can Be Fun

Art Can Be Fun

March 2, 2015

Writer’s Workshop through the eyes of a non-writer

Emily Beiter

March 13, 2014

Filed under Edited, Entertainment, Poetry

When I first signed up for Writer's Workshop, I was pretty hesitant. I was scared about being thrown into a class where I didn't know anyone and thought I would have to write awful poems I would surely be embarrassed about. I...

The Feast DVDs

Brianna Cole, Editor

February 20, 2014

Filed under Edited, News, Poetry

Last November, students performed at The Feast which determined the solo performers for Louder Than a Bomb. DVD copies are being sold by Mr. Carter in room 12a for only $5. Grab your copy soon before they run out!

Out of Hand’s 1st Deadline

Jordan Hutchcraft, Writer, OOH Staff Member

December 3, 2013

Filed under News, Poetry

As many of you know, Out of Hand is the literary magazine here at West that publishes student artwork and writing. The members of the Out of Hand staff go through submissions sent in by students at every meeting held, but they ha...

I’m Still Hungry!

Jordan Hutchcraft

November 21, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Poetry

As many of you know, last Friday there was an event hosted by Starving Artists and Out of Hand called The Feast. The 1st Annual Feast was basically an open mic night for anyone who had poetry to perform, but The 2nd Annual Feast...

These Students Are Loud

November 21, 2013

Filed under News, Poetry

Fifteen students performed last Friday at The Feast, the open mic night that determined which four poets will be solo performers at Louder Than A Bomb. Louder Than A Bomb is a city wide spoken word slam that originally started...

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