Exodus

While I do find beauty in metaphors, I think there’s something terrifyingly fascinating about being straightforward. Here, let me explain. In a metaphorical sense, these past four years have been to me as Apollo was to Daphne, as streptococcus pneumoniae is to the human body, as a chrysalis is to a caterpillar.   To be…

Kinder

Thank you. Whether you hear that often or not, you should know how thankful each and every one of us is for you. Sure, we may complain about the never ending homework and dull (sometimes) notes, but we deeply appreciate everything you do. You have dedicated your life to teaching us and making us aware…

Recipe For Disaster

Preheat the county to approx. 90 to 13 degrees farienheit. In a large bowl, blend together superior power, manipulativeity, senselessness, and “I have no idea what I’m doing but I am going to put on this suit and act like it anyway so I get money and votes.” Quickly add in a petite dash of…

Restrain

“Are you okay?” No. “Yes.” “Have you felt depressed lately?” Constantly. “Nope, not at all!” Do you have food?” I don’t even have food at home.” “Yeah, just enough.” “Are you doing well in school?” No. I’m failing classes. “Of course! School just gets easier and easier.” “Is there one person you are especially close…

On School

I, since the day I was born, am Mary Arden Stockdell-Giesler. My parents decided to call me Arden, and when I grew older if I wanted to go by Mary, then I could. Personally, I prefer Arden, even though it causes so much confusion in schools. On my first day of Pre-K, I was nothing…

High School?

These past three days have been unbelievable to me. I don’t mean that as “incredible”, nor do I mean it as “horrible”. I simply mean it as unbelievable. To those that do not know, I have very bad anxiety, and it can get the best of me at times. Sunday night, I could not be…