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Interface Elizabeth Zhong

June 13, 2017
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  The tall, old tree towers over us. Its branches fan out overhead, protecting, filtering sunlight. Heads are bowed. Hands scribble furiously. Pencils scratch lightly. Soft murmurs break out among students.   To our right, workers in their bright excavators rumble down the dark road. Disrupting. On the side of life, time flows, people...

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Tommies and Jerries by Aiden Zhang

June 13, 2017
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I stroll down the ramp underneath the tower for the Atlantic Theater. The polished stone is hot to my touch. Fountains blast high into the sky.   Eyes closed, I turn around in London, Luftwaffe planes blot out the sun. Bombs rain upon the banks of Thames.   I stand before a curved wall,...

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Chapter 1 by Jiming Xu

June 13, 2017
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Dark gray smoke suffused the forest air, making me feel lucky that I had a gas mask on. The visibility got worse and worse as my team and I trotted towards the colossal horror. It’s orange and red body was dozens of feet tall, constantly flickered about. The beast moved forward at a discomforting...

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Senses by Elyz’sa Weathers

June 13, 2017
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Butterflies in my stomach, hands shaking like my phone when it vibrates, my head is swirling with thoughts that consume my mind: Did they do him justice? Is this going to make me think of him? Is this what he would’ve wanted?   Saltwater clouds my senses as I walk in. The wind kisses...

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The Journey by Lizzie Strehle

June 13, 2017
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  White on white aligned as one rows and rows with all names carved in between.   Each footstep leads to another tear another flower another “thank you.”   So much is said in the silence.   I hear your name for what feels like the thousandth time.   Although now, it is different....

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Life by Zoe Sodickson

June 13, 2017
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The gravel crunches beneath my feet as I walk up to Dana’s bench and feel my heart fall.   She was then the age of my sister now, only three years old, on a plane never arriving at her destination.   The age of my sister– can’t read, can’t write, can’t even ride a...

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