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Letter From the Web Editor
The Aerie website started as a solution to keep the magazine alive during quarantine, but I am so grateful that the staff decided to keep it as the other half of Aerie. It has brought about so many new and exciting possibilities to expand on the magazine as a whole.
Letter From the Advisor
The inclusion of an advisor letter began with the creation of the web portion of the Aerie Experience. It was my idea. Boy, do I regret that decision! How do I tell the students of Aerie how fun and rewarding it was to work with them in a way that doesn't sound like every other time I've said that to a class or staff? But that's the thing -- each group of students creates their own "flavor". This year's staff was no exception.
Aerie: Spotlight was put together by brand new and repeating staff members. There were athletes, artists, and non-conformists on staff. There were classic and unconventional students on staff. It was a varied group. Sometimes, varied groups don't work out. This time it did. With beautiful results.
I would like to spotlight their efforts to work together and work outside of their comfort zones to produce the magazine. I am proud of you. I will miss you.
The opinions expressed in Aerie are those of the authors and artists. They do not purport to relflect the opinions or views of Fairmont High School or the Aerie staff. The designations employed in this publication and the presentation of material therein do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Kettering City Schools. The structure within these works is as they were submitted to us.
Authors & Artists in Order of Appearance
Saba Halabi ~ It's Okay to Leave Your Dog in a Hot Car
Kenzie Baker ~ Floral Flat
Toby McElwee ~ going home.
Eve Glascoe ~ Gold Coins
Ellie McCall ~ Gateway
Ellie McCall ~ City Rush
Eve Glascoe ~ Misty Coyote
Ruben Baker ~ Megalophobia
Marlee Gibson ~ Snared
Charlie Cute ~ Stolas' Grimoire
Joey Estes ~ Love
Georgia Sosebee ~ Natural Beauty
Ruben Baker ~ Generations
Jay Smith ~ Dear One Who Breaks My Defenses
A.M. ~ Development & Growth
Gabby Campbell ~ You
Emma Dietsch ~ 10 Things I Hate About Myself
Lily Rueckhaus ~ Double Vision
Kenzie Baker ~ Carved in My Heart
Kaia Williams ~ Who is She?
Lillee Vest ~ Take Me to Church
Anna Gustin ~ Raphael
Lily Rueckhaus ~ Safe Girl
Muntadher Hazaa ~ Guardian Despair
Natalie Rozier ~ lying.
Georgia Sosebee ~ enough
Anonymous ~ She is Not Enough
Hashim Al Samarrai ~ Summer Rain
Asha Horton ~ ὅλος (hólos)
Ella Gustin ~ A Place in My Heart
Gaberial Shaw ~ Joker Portrait
Toby McElwee ~ Chadrick
Kenzie Baker ~ Amanita Mugs
Reagan Daley ~ Pi Poem
Marlee Gibson ~ Recreation
Penelope Ericson ~ Experience
They tore down the old house last January.
those roads hold rotting leaves rushing into the
I am the same blood, sweat,
tears, bruises, smiles,
losses, late nights, early mornings,
bad grades, broken hearts,
terrible haircuts, new friends,
and love as the generations before me,
and those before them.
Dear One Who Breaks My Defenses
This thought breathes in me, how do we love without losing
I love you for all the wrong reasons.
Carved in My Heart
Who is She?
Who is she?
that girl is me
Sometimes, I try to lie
what is enough?
She is Not Enough
She is not enough.
A Place in My Heart
A place in my heart was given. It was out for someone to fill however they choose. It was there to give them comfort, warmth, so they could have someone who loved them. Anyone who wanted in could come in. I was naive. I was reckless with my heart.
You thought me to be inexperienced