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Love of the Seasons Rhyme

Love of the Seasons Rhyme

Annabella Chaklos, Staffer

October 7, 2019

I’ve waited for you in all this time. I’ve longed for you through season’s rhyme. Through the cloudy smoke you appear. The blackness of my soul has been cleared. You were once a myth to all around me. But now you are as true as the sky, stars, or sea. I’ve waited for you in all this time. I’ve...

By Students and For Students

By Students and For Students

Amanda Charowsky, Expression Through Creativity Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2019

Murals are common at Pottsville Area School District.  The walls of the high school are covered in them—there are murals on every floor of the building, and each one was painted by members of the graduating class and designed to represent their four years. There’s also the mural painted ...

AP Art Summer Spotlights

AP Art Summer Spotlights

Amanda Charowsky, Harmonie Wotring, Catti-Brie Kunkelman, Jenea Maurer, and Lauren Kane

October 4, 2019

  Molly Lubinsky  Did your summer assignment have to be based on something or did you have certain guidelines you had to follow? There weren’t really any strict guidelines we had to follow. What we had to do was make a piece based on inquiry- so basically we had to ask a questio...

Using Creativity to Express

Using Creativity to Express

Amanda Charowsky and Samantha Woodford

September 27, 2019

Trapped. There is nowhere to go. No one to talk to. You need to speak your mind, but how? The judgment is too harsh. Expressing yourself in literature or even music can take off some of this pressure. But what about art? It’s not just a class in schools. It’s an escape. Madison Auman, grade 8, decided to submit her Starry Night painting. It was ...

Murder, They Wrote

Murder, They Wrote

Amanda Charowsky, Editor

May 20, 2019

When Miss Tracy James’ Creative Writing students walked onto the balcony of the auditorium, they entered the scene of a crime. Two cut out bodies were sprawled across the floor, blood splattered the balcony railings, and items were strewn across the seats. All of the essentials for a crime were i...

That’s What They Always Say

Amanda Charowsky, Editor

May 20, 2019

That’s What They Always Say By Amanda Charowsky She loved him. She loved the way he looked tonight, she loved his slow, relaxed movements. She loved the way his eyes reflected off the flickering lights of the chandeliers. She loved him, even with the way he was looking at her right now, as if he...

I Am Red

I Am Red

Annabella Chaklos, Staffer

May 8, 2019

I wander around the metal room, risers and platforms hung from the high ceiling. This place was highly industrial, but somehow completely empty. However empty, it had to be taken care of, cleaned, or polished. It’s chrome-like, and fresh. It smells metal, looks metal, and tastes metal. It was haunting,...

Writer’s Corner: Annabella Chaklos

Writer’s Corner: Annabella Chaklos

Amanda Charowsky, Editor

May 7, 2019

Annabella Chaklos has written several poems published here on  ETC. Though she’s published three, she has written more. Out of the ones written so far, Chaklos has five favorites. When it comes to inspiration, Chaklos said the type of poetry she writes is based on the mood she’s in while writing. “If I’m fee...

Art Meets History

Art Meets History

Amanda Charowsky, Editor

April 15, 2019

Art and history go hand in hand. For Honors Advanced Drawing, students created posters about the labor movement- which some of them were learning about in their history classes. The posters were then entered in the Jenifer J. DuBois Fabric of Unionism Art Competition, a competition showcasing the...

Our Very Own Fairytale

Our Very Own Fairytale

Amanda Charowsky, Editor

March 22, 2019

Fairytales are a building block. They help us learn to read, learn to write, and most importantly, they establish a common culture- fairytales and folktales are one and the same. Tales are retold over and over again- some dark, some whimsical. Twisted fairytales have become their own subgenre. “I don...

Howling Fear

Howling Fear

Annabella Chaklos, Staffer

February 28, 2019

I sit across from the ticking clock. My thumping heartbeat, it's supposed to mock. The wind howls outside and in my mind... My sanity is hard to find. There are constant whispers in my ear... Though the person speaking is not to appear. My body shakes from head to toe. My brain is...

The Vicious Truth

The Vicious Truth

Annabella Chaklos, Staffer

February 25, 2019

Every single day, they watch us like a hawk. We were given voices, but we aren't allowed to talk. All of us are placed into one long, straight line. We all must be perfect, not good, not fine. It's now getting foggy, and thoughts are ceasing. Why are all the dreams and creativity decreasing? However,...

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