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The Next Voices: Here. Literary Magazine

By Mia Timlin As the screaming voices of screens, social media and technology get louder and louder, it’s becoming more important teenagers find those carved-away spaces where imaginative development takes place. When it comes to teenagers, more often than not, productivity just for the purpose of creating is widely disregarded. The message that it’s not […]

The Next Voices: Central Academy Press

By Trinitee “TeeTee” Johnson “You get to write about things that matter to you.”  Ms. DeWitt said this phrase on day one in journalism when I first joined the Central Academy Press staff. My first thought was, “Oh, wow,” and I was not sure where to even start. Society does not always want young people […]

On the Cusp: Sydnie Edwards

Exciting, scary, wild, free: there is something magical about the momentum of the moments when we’re almost there. In the not-quite-ready, but almost, we defy the pressure to change while we live the just before, in transition. It is difficult and exhilarating, sometimes discouraging and also invigorating.  Here, four local women tell us about a […]

On the Cusp: Janet Wigfall

Exciting, scary, wild, free: there is something magical about the momentum of the moments when we’re almost there. In the not-quite-ready, but almost, we defy the pressure to change while we live the just before, in transition. It is difficult and exhilarating, sometimes discouraging and also invigorating.  Here, four local women tell us about a […]

On the Cusp: Anchal Dimri

Exciting, scary, wild, free: there is something magical about the momentum of the moments when we’re almost there. In the not-quite-ready, but almost, we defy the pressure to change while we live the just before, in transition. It is difficult and exhilarating, sometimes discouraging and also invigorating.  Here, four local women tell us about a […]

On the Cusp: Clara Bogenpohl

Exciting, scary, wild, free: there is something magical about the momentum of the moments when we’re almost there. In the not-quite-ready, but almost, we defy the pressure to change while we live the just before, in transition. It is difficult and exhilarating, sometimes discouraging and also invigorating.  Here, four local women tell us about a […]

Letter to My Self at 20: Erin Urhahn

By Erin Urhahn   Dear Erin Urhahn, I  was once a girl in second grade who desired so fully to be grown up. I would toddle in my mother’s closet, flipping through the clothing, admiring adulthood. This was me when I was only seven years old. Now, eight years later, I’m the same girl, with […]

retrospekt: a photo shoot

Photos by Aaron Eisenhauer Words by Mia Pohlman Handwriting by Gary Rust II Models: Janika Roberts, Brianna Justine and Jo Rodgers Clothes and accessories: Annie Laurie’s, Atelier, Prospect Vintage, Smash Designs and J Renee Boutiques, all in Cape Girardeau Special thanks to Emily Vines and Josh Sellers for opening their home to us for the […]

Museum of Me: Janika Roberts

Our Winter 2020 model Janika Roberts’ top-five most-treasured possessions. 1. Skateboard. I started skateboarding around age 13 and try to skate everyday. 2. Monster can. I drink Monster a lot from being tired most of the time. 3. Candle. I always have a candle lit in my room. I love the woods and pumpkin spice […]

Museum of Me: Brianna Justine

Our Winter 2020 model Brianna Justine’s top five most-treasured possessions. 1. Starbucks apron. I’ve wanted to work at Starbucks since I was 15 years old. I applied and applied and almost gave up. After COVID-19 hit, I decided to give it one last try, and they finally hired me on! It’s a great company to […]