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Former Texas High student discusses relation to terrorist plot

Former Texas High student discusses relation to terrorist plot

Story by Raga Justin, editor in chief

September 15, 2016

What were those three men who sauntered into a Kinko’s on a muggy Florida day three weeks before 9/11 thinking? Were they nervous? Apprehensive, in any way? Did they perhaps think of the people whose lives would be forever affected by what they were about to do? Did they think of their mothe...

A vacant spot

Leah Crenshaw, Mary Kaye Crenshaw (mother) and Claire Taylor (grandmother) hold a picture of Leah's uncle. File photo.

Story by Raga Justin, editor in chief

September 14, 2016

Leah Crenshaw is thirsty. So she groggily gets herself out of bed and shakes the sleep from her eyes. She makes her way to the stairs and inches down them slowly, carefully, trying not to wake anybody up. Except her mother is already up, sitting on the couch in front of the TV. Ghostly blue light plays over...

I’ll see you again

Heirlooms to commemorate the death of Beverly Curry in the September 11 attacks sit on table.

Story by Raga Justin, editor in chief

September 13, 2016

“Just think of a world, a world without tears, where man can live for a million years, with never a grief, an ache or a pain, and never a thought of dying again. Think of a world without bloodshed and strife where no man shall dare take another man's life. Where man until man will unite in peace a...

The day that defined a presidency

Dan Bartlett points to news footage of the World Trade Center towers burning on September 11, 2001, as President George W. Bush gathers information about the attack from Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida. Also pictured are Director of White House Situation Room Deborah Loewer, directly behind the President, and Senior Adviser Karl Rove, far right. Photo by Eric Draper [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Story by Raga Justin, editor in chief

September 12, 2016

He strides forward determinedly, purposefully-but not so fast as to arouse suspicion-toward the man in the chair. Then he leans over and whispers two sentences. A mere two sentences, comprised of 11 words that are so momentous, he enunciates each one with razor-sharp precision, feeling their weigh...

A fading memory

A fading memory

Story by Raga Justin, editor in chief

September 11, 2016

Idly, he turns on the television. His backpack slung over a chair, he kicks off his shoes, and he keeps his ears perked for the back door opening. He’s in third grade, but already he knows how to stay alert for the sounds of Mom coming home from work. Any minute now, she’ll enter that door, and h...

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