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    Daughter to the Sky A non-fiction essay as lived by Cinnamon Spear I was born a daughter to the sky. Vast expanses overhead have become my breath. My family and I would sit amongst prairie hills studded with pine trees, consuming countless sunsets. You could see for miles and miles. The sky would flow from a crisp blue to a subtler shade of purple. Passionate pinks and oranges would come just out of that finally resting upon a vibrant yellow source. I caught myself thinking once, “This looks exactly like a painting.” Yet, I was quick to remember that such a painting could only be based on what was right in front of me since Earth is the original artist. The lower the sun slipped, the more intense the colors became until the horizon swallowed the sun and yellow turned to orange. Slowly, the pink and purple would disappear and you were left with a velvety twilight. I held onto those sunsets as long as I could before fully embracing the black, sparkling sky. The stars were my heroes. After a bad day, you could go outside and lift your head to the cosmos to see them shining for you. After a good day, you could do the same and they would be right there celebrating with you. As a child, I thought we humans should be more like stars, supporting one another no matter what. I loved that every person in the world, no matter their color,…

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    I first saw Emily Carr’s paintings in a book of great Canadian artists within the library of my Ontario public school. In this book was the painting created in 1935 called Scorned as Timber, Beloved as the Sky. This painting depicts a tall tree rejected as being too spindly for good lumber that is left standing in clearcut forest against the feathered shimmering sky. The painting had a unusually quality that depicts a place that was impossible to go, yet to surrounds Canadian’s everyday the…

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    October Sky is a movie by Joe Johnston that includes a character named Homer Hickam, a boy attending high school and has an interest for space and astronomy. This interest sparked from him seeing Sputnik launch into the sky. Although his dad doesn’t exactly believe in his interests, Homer still persists and follows his dream. That’s what our theme is-never give up on what you love doing. The start of his studies weren’t very easy. His first rockets went up a couple inches (at best), and his…

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    Draco is a constellation that is seen in the Northern Skies. He was first documented by a Greek astronomer by the name of Ptolemy in the second century. In Latin Draco means Dragon and the constellation is a presentation of the dragon Ladon that is the guardian of a garden with the help of the Hesperides in Greek Mythology (http://www.constellation-guide.com/constellation-list/draco-constellation/). The constellation is also said to flip as the year goes on. During the summer seasons it will…

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    The Sky Was Full of Stars but They Weren’t the Type of Stars You Can Make Wishes On- Sophie Rubenstein A screaming came across the sky. Celeste searched her surroundings but she could not find the star that had fallen. The random, chaotic killings of her fellow stars began approximately two nights prior. The murders shook her constellation to the core. The taking of a life was a human practice. Nothing so violent had happened in her hemisphere for nearly two-thousand years. By nature, Celeste…

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    Twinkle in the Sky In the dry cold desert one lonely night. A child by the name of The Curious One often questioned the origin or the meaning of everything he came in contact with. As he walked side by side his grandmother also known as The Wise One, he couldn 't help but notice the many things that shined so high in the sky. As he grew up over time he quickly picked up on the fact that the whole village seemed to ask his grandma for her advice. In his eyes she seemed to know everything, from…

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    In terms of the word Appalachia there are both positive and negative connotations. There have been many stereotypes made about the Appalachian region. The positive ones are uplifting and speak about the culture. While the negative one talk about stereotypes that can be seen as offensive today. One stereotype that hurt the Appalachian region is that of how the area lacks education. Outsiders of the Appalachian region tend to believe these stereotypes, and the life of an Appalachian tends to…

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    As stated by Sonny Hickam, “A rocket won’t fly unless somebody lights the fuse” (419). In the small town of Coalwood, West Virginia, everyday life is completely dependent on the coal mine that seems to consume all its citizens. The book October Sky by Homer Hickam, Jr. is a memoir that centers itself on a family of four making their way through life in the mining town. The family consists of Homer Hickam, the father who is the superintendent of the mine; Jim Hickam; the older brother; Sonny…

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    October Sky book by Homer Hickam was a true story about a boy growing up in a small coal-mining town. The book was first released in 1998. In this book, we have acknowledged that women in Coalwood were strong in the 1950’s, and were feminist before the term even existed. Feminism is a personal, social, political, and economical movement that shares a common goal for women’s rights. It’s been said that the term “feminist” did not take place until the 1970’s, but many women were feminist before…

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    The Eyes of the Ocean The sea, a luminous gray, spills across the bottom of the picture. The brooding sky, like an echo of the sea, spreads itself across the top portion of the photograph. Between the two of them, a town huddles in shadow. The viewer finds herself unable to look away from the photograph. There seems to be some dark truth in it. “Invisible Borders,” a color photograph by Mae Kelley, was taken from a boat about a mile off shore. The perspective captures a portion of the town that…

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