Charcoal Landscape (artwork)

posted Dec 9, 2019, 4:49 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Katherine Alder
Posted December 6th, 2019

Atop the Powder Hill Observation Tower (a poem)

posted Nov 12, 2019, 4:43 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Abby Walter, Staff Writer

Posted November 12th, 2019

Atop the Powder Hill Observation Tower, overlooking Pike Lake, “Mary + Evan

Forever and Always With Love - 2005" is carved into the wooden rail,

inside an ever-fading chiseled heart, worn away 

by Mother Nature’s show, wind, and rain

plus a thousand hikers’ hands,

rubbing greedily at the wood.

Someone’s forlorn knife,

maybe Evan’s,




Then again,

there are much

worse places to be left alone

than atop a beautiful wooden tower,

an arm’s length from the glorious oaks,

closer still to the shimmering blue sky and crisp fall air,

smelling not of “Pumpkin Spice” and “Apple Harvest,” fake-fall hand soaps,

but instead, scented with real autumn: crushed leaves, cool rain and a touch of early frost.

Halloween Night (a poem)

posted Nov 1, 2019, 7:13 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Katherine Alder, Staff Writer

Posted November 1st, 2019

Halloween Night

The full moon shone brightly through the smokey grey clouds

The brisk winds ran its chilling fingers down every spine 

From it emanated a wordless disembodied shriek 

It wove around the trees 

Whose shadows reached out far across the ground

A cold rain poured down 

Splashing against the ground

The rain and cold had deterred some

But monsters still roamed the land

A menagerie of vampires, zombies, were-wolves, and demons

All creeping around in the darkness

Horicon Marsh (Photo Essay)

posted Oct 29, 2019, 4:30 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By Olivia Kreft, Staff Photographer
Posted October, 29th, 2019

Frost on boardwalk at Horicon marsh

Frost on bridge at Horicon marsh

Horicon Marsh

Photography hideout at Horicon Marsh

Mountain Road (artwork)

posted Oct 3, 2019, 8:08 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Katherine Alder, Staff Writer/Artist

Posted October 3rd, 2019

Twist (photo)

posted Sep 30, 2019, 7:22 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Olivia Kreft, Staff Photographer

Posted September 30th, 2019

Miss Nora (photo)

posted Sep 30, 2019, 7:21 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Olivia Kreft, Staff Photographer

Posted September 30th, 2019

Foggy sunset (photo)

posted Sep 30, 2019, 7:15 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Olivia Kreft, Staff Photographer

Posted September 30th, 2019

Autumma (a Poem)

posted Sep 17, 2019, 7:48 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Katherine Alder, Staff Writer

Posted September 17th, 2019


The cool night air brushed through the trees

Their leaves starting to turn

Vibrant summer green peeked through the gold, orange, yellow, and red

Not yet reaching their full potential a yin yang of color

Preceding the fireworks of color before they shed their coat of leaves

Hiding their beauty from winter's icy hands

Already a few leaves drifted through the air 

Scattered across the grass

Adding to the growing excitement of some as soon the rest would fall

Winter was coming

Detective Pikachu: mediocre movie of the summer (Movie Review)

posted May 31, 2019, 4:43 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Eddie Inchaurregui, Staff Writer

Posted May 31st, 2019

Hello Folks! Today we will be reviewing the movie Detective Pikachu.

This movie is about the disappearance of our main character’s father. In looking for answers, Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) stumbles upon the R serum, which makes nearby pokemon go nuts.  After finding a Pikachu, Goodman realizes that he can talk with Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds). After teaming up with his father’s pokemon to investigate for further information, Tim uncovers certain doom for both human and pokemon life.  Can Tim save the world? Find out in Detective Pikachu!

In all honesty, I’m not a Pokemon fan, and so many of the pokemon references were swept under the rug for me. But I soon found that the movie was spectacular to look at and admire. However, the plot seemed way too cliche. If I had a nickel for every time I heard of an evil protagonist attempting to expose a chemical across the city to mutate humans, I’d have some serious change.

Beyond the plot, the visual imagery generated by the artist was amazing. Watching a realistic pokemon move around was incredible. As far as themes, I don’t think there were any learnable messages. You have your goodie two shoes of a guy trying to impress a girl, but instead gets caught with his pants down-- literally.  More importantly he tries to find his dad who was taken. The ending also seemed really confusing as the villain wanted to fuse humans with their pokemon, which doesn’t seem so much like a bad thing. If anything, the true villains are the makers of the movie for such poor plot quality. And for a Pokemon based movie, this had little to no battles whatsoever.  If the directors really wanted, they could have gone somewhere completely different with the movie. This could have been possibly just as good as Marvel’s Endgame. Alas, another one to add to the pile of mediocre movies.

Overall, I give this movie a 4/10. I surely wouldn’t watch again. At least not for the plot. Art is admirable though.

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