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U1 TrentHoagIand, Taylor Morrow, Drew Her-
bolich and Kellie Collins show pride in the class
121 Senior Angel Campos intensely gobbles
down the cafeteria food although his mind is on
other, more pressing matters.
131 Scott Perales, the Homecoming King and his
'Princess' share a tender moment between
M1 Denise Efaw and Terry Hutchinson have a
discussion over lunch.
K51 Seniors Tina Bommarito and Joy Williams
show that school spirit can triumph over hard
Campus Life 13
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The Time That Tries Men's Soul
It's five minutes before the bell
which will signal the end of class. A
fine sweat breaks out on your brow.
Five minutes. You begin to shift and
turn in your desk. For the first time
while in the room, you look at the
clock on the wall with contempt. This
clock that has always been your friend
in the past. This clock that usual-
ly ticks along at an
agreeable pace sud-
denly has a second
hand made of pure
shifts from the clock
to your desk. In the
past two minutes, the
desk, YOUR desk,
has gotten noticeably
smaller. It's confining
you. Trapping you like a
caged animal. Like a
wild beast with a poten-
tial for danger.
Three minutes left. The
sweat on your brow
thickens. The clock, which
was already trodding along
at an annoyingly pathetic,
turtle-like speed seems to slow down
further yet, putting you on the prover-
bial razor's edge.
Two minutes. Your eyes start to
follow the pokey second hand. You
begin calling out the seconds and put-
ting them into some macabre children's
rhyme. "Five, six, pick up sticks. . .
Nine, ten, go back again. . ."
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The desk squeezes even tighter and
your feelings of claustrophobia
deepen. As if in a dream, the past and
present meld together. Your mind
starts mixing memories of the past with
incoming signals, messing up
your child's rhyme
and blocking out reality.
One minute left. You feel your mind
slipping, going farther and farther
away. In your minds eye, you see a lit-
tle girl with the look of a pathetic child
who's been caught with her hand deep
in the cookie jar. The hand moves and
the cookie jar smashes to the floor. 'tl
didn't mean to break it,
mommy. QSOBJ I was only getting a
cookie for Rex." A voice comes
streaming back as if from far away,
"The road to hell is paved with good
intentions! ' '
Your desk starts to squeeze again.
You feel the chiseled
wood push in on your
chest. The metal bars
squeezing your legs in tight.
Your head starts to spin
in dizzy circles. You feel
Half a minute left.
Thirty seconds. The se-
cond hand slows
down again. You
fight back the urge,
the NEED, to cry.
The desk squeezes.
Your head spins
The desk. Your
head. It's all mov-
f ing too fast. Ten
seconds. It's wind-
ing to a blurred yet
Then, the noise quiets. You feel,
rather than hear, the steady 'tick-tock'
as it pounds in your head.
Nothing. No bell. Only silence.
Then the canned sound of the
rhythmic bell chimes into your world
You are snapped back to reality.
You breath a sigh of relief.
First period is over. You only have
five more to go.
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