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A Soundtrack for Senior Year

Music is my favorite way to break writer’s block, and my high school creative writing class is a testament to that with “Strangers” by Mt. Joy being the inspiration behind the protagonist of my short story.

High school represents a time when teens are trying to figure out who they are and what they want to be, and the creatures on Mt. Joy’s 2020 album “Rearrange Us” portray that through unique and strange designs. Creature designs by Steve Girard; Graphic created by Isabel Rinkenberger 

Styx Songs and “So Longs”

A song that was made our “class song” during our senior year of high school rang much too true at the end of the school year. It brought hope and peace to us in a way that other senior classes wouldn’t understand. No one expected our last year of high school to end the way it did, but that Styx song made it all the better.

A senior class gathers together for the last time before graduation, what they thought would be the last time ever. Nostalgia, confusion, uncertainty and sadness were all emotions felt at this moment, thanks in no small part to a global pandemic we were all trying to figure out. A song that we heard over and over this year was one we didn’t expect to ring true during this time. Photo by Allie Pruett

Love, A Sentimental Senior

Dear Freshman, you are about to embark on four of the most exciting years of your life, and I want you to hear this from someone who has recently watched them come to an end.

Photo by Liz Siegfried

After a late night practice her freshman year, Dani Jo Stevenson (far left) plays in the snow with her fellow MBU tennis teammates. Stevenson, who graduated in the spring, has written parting words to underclassmen and shared her wisdom as “a sentimental senior.”

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