Creative Works

Explore our collection of student-submitted poems, short stories, photography, and more.

Cartoon #6

Enjoy this week's cartoon, Cartoon #6, by Madi Rapella.

Escapism

You don’t know how long you’ve been here, but you know that it’s been a long time. The days all blur together. You stopped counting...

Questions & Arachnids

When I think about fear, I think of my irrational fear of spiders If fear is the natural reaction to moving closer to the truth like...

The Crag (?? – 2018)

Crag—A small cliff, or the term for a climbing area. The crag holds a special place in my heart and in the heart of many...

The Human Vaccuum

Enjoy this week's cartoon, "The Human Vaccuum" by Madi Rapella.

The Faux Chef

Enjoy this week's cartoon, "The Faux Chef" by Madi Rapella.

Monterey Weather

Enjoy this week's cartoon, "Monterey Weather," created by Madi Rapella.

Mount Vesuvius

Enjoy this week's cartoon, "Mount Vesuvius," created by Madi Rapella.

Photos by Nancy Smith

Author Biography As you can tell, I mostly enjoy taking photos involving nature. I love going to new places and discovering brief moments in nature...

No Parking

Enjoy this week's cartoon, "No Parking," created by Madi Rapella.

Growing Pains

Responsibilities. Rent is late. No money in the bank, Got an empty gas tank. Midterms Essays Boyfriend Job─ Trying to breathe in between sobs. Don’t grow up too fast, they say. Now I see...

Real Love

Late at night, when he closed his eyes, that’s when his imagination really felt like it belonged to itself. This made it hard for...

Ghosts of Summers Past

The thought of August is too bitter-sweet As my mind drifts back to those too few days To the thought of you no one can compete Smiling,...

Untitled Poem

For as long as I can remember I knew I was different than the average human race member Being told since day one To stay ahead and...

Untitled Poem

In the eyes of denial It's no good to be wild Because it makes one a child But when one releases that vibrating growl Shaking the souls Of all...

Untitled Poem

Sometimes it's sad to see The affects my dreams play on me Suppose to be smart and strong When all I've come to learn and feel Is weak...

Lazy Lovers

My lover’s rhythmic heartbeat hums in my head Gentle sunlight begins to lay itself across the bed The young, morning air caresses my cheek And revives my...

Time outside

Monterey County and the surrounding areas—Big Sur, Santa Cruz and San Francisco—boast some of the most tranquil outdoors along the California Coast. Spending time...

Free to Fly

March 20th was the first day of Spring. The flowers began to bloom, He started to feel a sting. The butterflies flew into his room. They gave him...

Chasing Aurora

A blanket of a thousands stars flicker above There is a gentle hum of nature buzzing in our ears Layers upon layers attempt to collect our...