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Murder, They Wrote

Murder, They Wrote

Amanda Charowsky, Editor

May 20, 2019


Filed under ETC

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


Filed under ETC

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


Filed under ETC, Poetry

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


Filed under ETC

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


Filed under ETC

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


Filed under ETC

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


Filed under ETC, Poetry

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


Filed under ETC, Poetry

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,...

Painting and Peace

Painting and Peace

Amanda Charowsky, Editor

January 26, 2019


Filed under ETC

Peyton Skoraszewski, grade 7, does many art projects outside of school, such as painting and drawing-- along with projects in Miss Alyssa Palina’s art class. Skoraszewski enjoys art because she thinks it’s fun to do and the outcome is pretty. She also uses painting as a way to express herself. Th...

It’s All Abstract to Me

It’s All Abstract to Me

Amanda Charowsky, Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under ETC

Sixth grade students in Miss Alyssa Palina's art class worked on projects demonstrating the techniques used in abstract art. Abstract art is a genre of art with the purpose of going outside art's traditional customs and values. What was your favorite abstract technique to use? “I like the pointillism, because I feel like it makes it look better and more spread out as you go along.” ...

Tag, You’re It

Tag, You’re It

Amanda Charowsky, Edtior

January 10, 2019


Filed under ETC

Fifth grade student Emmett Kraft spends his free time making graffiti art. Graffiti is colorful and vivid art, typically done on sidewalks, streets, walls, buildings or train cars.    What drew you to graffiti? Why do you enjoy doing it? I feel like it’s the only art I’m good at. I feel like when I passe...

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