Author

Arielle Cheshire

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Waking up in the morning is the finest joy. As I walk into the fresh cut meadow behind my house, I suddenly remember when I took him in, when I raised him as my own. He was a cute, innocent cub with a delicate brown shine of fur, wandering the forest without an owner. Most people  only adore dogs. I was always interested in something a little more dangerous. Mr. B, I call him. A well-suited name, for that is the most generous indeed. The sun shines over his wooden house, putting a smile on my face as a warm welcome. I admire the yellow paint that shines in the sunlight. Mr B. picked that color, the color of honey. I carry a metal bucket of fish that I caught earlier this morning. He sure loves his fish as it clangs in the bucket as I walk. As I approach…

Story by Arielle Chesire The same dream occurs in my head. A man with a deep voice is somewhere in the darkest part of my mind. He echoes the same three words in the distance: “ire, close, tree.” Opening my eyes, the surprise of it wasn’t unexpected. The same dream has occurred in my mind since I was a child. It started when I was ten. Now, I’m 23. Thirteen years of the same dream, not knowing its meaning or when it would ever end. If it ever ends, that is. I get out of bed unfazed and ready for my classes. I pass by a tree every day that fascinates me in the most curious way. Its bark shines in the light as it stands tall on the clean-cut ground. Out of all the trees around campus, this one acts like a brave soldier in a battlefield. Not crumbling…

This has been an exciting time for the movie industry. From the action-packed adventures of the Marvel franchise, to the intimate drama  “The Shape of Water,” came a movie that really takes the silver screen to the mind. With a 95 percent “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, “A Quiet Place,” starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, is an almost entirely  silent film that sends a powerful message to the viewing audience. What I liked the most about the film was the use of American Sign Language and imagination based on perception, while hiding within a world taken over by  dark, carnivorous creatures. John Krasinski, best known for playing Jim Halpert on the television show “The Office,” doesn’t just act as Lee Abbot, the father in this film — he also makes his directorial debut. For years, we have been given this perspective on how horror movies are supposed to be…

“Wicked” has been a well-known show on Broadway for the past 15 years with its ability to captivate audiences, young and old alike, (and inspire them) to “defy gravity” with the main character, Elphaba, as she breaks the rules of society in Oz. What I love the most about “Wicked” is how there is a meaning deeper than the story perceives throughout the play. The reason why this show has been famous for so long is because it is relatable to those who are outcasts in society. Elphaba grows up accepting that green skin through her strength against her father, who was not proud of his wife giving birth to someone who was green. Without even getting the chance to look at her, he made the decision to define her by skin color, not by the fact that she was his daughter. In fear of having another child with a…

Blankets of snow rest on the mountainside. Branches turned bare as the tree’s limbs withered away from the cool breeze. The wolves that guarded the mountain path lost their ways to survive the north as they ran out of food to eat, or shelter to keep warm. A new era beganas the sun rose above the mountains. Their leader was taken in as a child when her parents died. She was raised as one of their own, became the leader of the wolf pack and its mountains. Outsiders were forbidden on their grounds. It was a law that was created in memory of the foul hunter that shot her parents. That killed the only people she ever loved. One day, her silver wolves chased a man in furred robes down a woodsy path. He panted as his shoes scuffed the snow beneath him. His eyes searched for a place to…