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Songs BY MANNINO

Jacob Mannino, who graduated this week, has been composing music for years. He submitted the following two electronica compositions to The Argonaut. In honor of the Class of 2013 and the publication of The Argonaut in hard copy format, we invite you to take a listen! Just click on the links below: The Escape Artist  Forgotten [...]

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Walt Whitman Imitation: Section 43

(Poetry) BY DAVID PAUL ’13 I do not despise you teachers, My mind is the greatest of minds and the least of minds, Encompassing all thoughts ancient and modern, conservative and revolutionary, Believing that I will surpass you in time … at my own pace … in my own way, Rendering you more obsolete with [...]

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Sticks and Stones

(Spoken-Word Poetry) BY JONATHAN MCKOWN ’14 Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will always hurt you. Yes, I know that’s a twist but today our words form fists. For instance, gay, ugly, and fat. I wish we could bag these words and throw them away, But in the world today, my say [...]

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Phantom Grey

(Short Story) BY CLAY THOMPSON ’14 I don’t believe it ever stops raining here. The clouds alike, they all mourn here, collectively. I often criticize their therapeutic gatherings. They never seem to work. I tell you, every night they hover here, waiting for the wind to push them back into the day. They wail about [...]

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Sunday Dinner

(essay) BY KALEB GOSDIN ’16 The staccato of old feet could be heard across the hot asphalt parking lot, as church had been let out at McFarland Hill Baptist. Brother Billy stood in the lobby, where the two exits converged, handing out different flavors of Wrigley gum;  behind him, two ceramic bowls that once held [...]

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People

(Poetry) BY CHES GRAHAM ’14 All of them, none are lesser than the other, The carpenter, working with his aged oak molding a piece of culture. The teacher, with his outdated knowledge, trying to shape the minds of future generations. The gardener, with his dull tools, tending to the land, so that it might be [...]

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The Ballad of Iphigenia and Isaac

(Poetry) BY JON WARREN ’13 I hear the sound of sandaled steps. They climb their hill not once but twice, But cruelty ends the echoed march. Upon the hill waits sacrifice. Though divided by Time’s embrace, Their Father’s love is brought to test. What kind of God will point his hand, And then demand they [...]

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My Turn

(Rap and winning entry in the 2013 GPS/McCallie Got Talent) BY JULIAN NUNALLY ’13 How many of y’all out there listen to Kayne, and Jay-z When Ye made Jesus Walks, I thought he had gone Jesus crazy, But I quickly found out he was spiritually lay-z I used to call them farmers because they always [...]

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Sunday Christians

(Spoken Word Poetry and winning entry in the 2013 GPS/McCallie Got Talent) BY JULIAN NUNALLY ’13 The Preacher says: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; Do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 You mean to tell me [...]

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The Kingdom of Logs

(story) BY JEFFERSON TRUITT ’16 Part I: Conquering the Destroyer of Cities  When I was in the 1st grade I was the ruler of a very large kingdom. This kingdom could be built in a day, be it made on grass, dirt, concrete, or carpet.  There were many children that would build this kingdom with [...]

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