Creative writing club welcomes new club sponsor

Creative Writing Club Leader and Senior Kylie Gardner works on writing piece for the first meeting on September 12th. According to Gardner, the more members write, the better writers they will become

Hannah Glazier

September 7, 2017

Last year, Jerry Brickley, former Creative Writing Club sponsor, retired. As a result, Danielle Jansen will be Creative Writing Club’s new sponsor. “My goal is for the club to be a fun place for student interested in writing to come together, practice their skills and share their work,” said Jan...

Creative Writing Club to bring Valentines to Magnolia Springs

Creative Writing Club members write pieces pertaining to “Legacy.” All of these pieces, will be shared with members of the Senior Living Home in the coming month.

Hannah Glazier

March 10, 2017

Creative Writing Club members continue to prepare writing pieces pertaining to the theme of “legacy” for their upcoming project with Magnolia Spring senior living home. The final sharing date for the project is still undecided. “We’ve decided to broaden the event, so it is not just going to...

Turning the Page

Jerry Brickley, creative writing and English teacher, tells an animated story during his B2 Creative Writing class. Brickley is retiring after this school year after being at CHS for 27 years

Lin-Lin Mo, Student Section reporter

November 27, 2016

For the past 27 years, Jerry Brickley, creative writing and English 11 teacher, has lived with two professions: a teacher and a writer. Some Tuesdays he is a sponsor for Creative Writing Club, and for second period Blue Days, he is also a mentor to Grace Coleman and Laura Anderson, English independent...

Creative Writing Club Welcomes Guest Speakers

Ariana “Ari” Roberts and Bailey Clarke, co-presidents and seniors, lead a discussion about the club’s agenda. The club meets every Tuesday in Room E148.


April 1, 2015

This past week Creative Writing Club welcomed award winning author, Allison Lynn and plans to invite more guest speakers in the coming weeks. Lynn is a professor at Butler University where Jerry Brickley, Creative Writing Club sponsor and English teacher, takes classes. Lynn is the author of award ...

Creative Writing Club ends year with literary magazine, officer elections


May 14, 2014

The Creative Writing Club wraps up the year by releasing their literary magazine and deciding on next year’s leadership. The club’s literary magazine, Council of the Writing Gods, is compiled of pieces that the club members have made, and it will be available to them at the last meeting in Room E148...

Creative Writing Club to release literary magazine

Ari Roberts, secretary and junior, likes to work on her writing whenever she finds the chance. She is planning to be one of the club’s leaders next school year. NIDA KHAN / PHOTO


April 25, 2014

The Creative Writing Club is putting together a literary magazine composed of pieces by club members, and it will be available within the next few weeks. According to Ari Roberts, club secretary and junior, the magazine will include short stories, excerpts from longer writings, poems and plenty of artwork. Roberts is submitting a piec...

Creative Writing Club to welcome guest speaker Chris Forhan on March 11

Anna Bouillet, club member and junior, signs in during a meeting. Creative Writing Club meetings are held in Room E148 every Tuesday. NIDA KHAN / PHOTO


March 7, 2014

Chris Forhan, poet and Butler University professor, is coming to speak to the Creative Writing Club on March 11 in Room E148. According to Jerry Brickley, Creative Writing Club sponsor and English teacher, Forhan will be speaking about his writing process and giving advice to club members. Forhan has fou...

Creative Writing Contest Literary Magazine To Be Released

Rayah O’Rear, Creative Writing Club member and freshman, gets food before the meeting starts. Creative Writing Club meets every Tuesday in Room E148. NIDA KHAN / PHOTO


February 14, 2014

According to Jerry Brickley, Creative Writing Club sponsor and English teacher, the fifth annual Creative Writing Contest literary magazine, called Reflections, will be released within the next week. The magazine is comprised of all the entries to the contest. The contest had three categories...

Creative Writing Club works on fairytale pieces

Ariana “Ari” Roberts, Creative Writing Club secretary and junior, shares her ideas with the club. The Creative Writing Club is speaking about collaborating with the Comic Club. NIDA KHAN / PHOTO


January 29, 2014

For the next few weeks, the Creative Writing Club will be working on writing fairytales after school on Tuesdays. Members can choose to rewrite existing fairytales or create their own. They are planning on sharing their creations in the next few weeks. "Everybody is always welcome to come in and c...

Creative Writing Club literary magazine available

Kinza Abbas, president and junior, brainstorms ideas for upcoming events. She said the club is thinking about going to Butler University to share writing. NIDA KHAN / PHOTO


March 18, 2013

The Creative Writing Club has come out with the latest edition of Reflections, the literary magazine containing all the entries of the Creative Writing Contest that took place in November. Copies of the magazine are available in the English office, media center and Room E148. Jerry Brickley, Creative Writing Club sponsor and English teacher, said he has be...

Local author Dan Barden to visit Creative Writing Club

Kinza Abbas, president and junior, speaks to the club about adding illustrations to the literary magazine. The illustrations will be made by club members. NIDA KHAN / PHOTO


February 1, 2013

The Creative Writing Club is in the process of making arrangements for a local author Dan Barden to come and speak to members, according to Jerry Brickley, Creative Writing Club sponsor and English teacher. Barden, originally from southern California, teaches at Butler University and lives in Indian...

Ask the Expert: Knight Jerry Brickley


January 24, 2013

How did you become a knight? When I first started teaching here, King Arthur was in the curriculum so I knew they had a renaissance festival at the old Indiana fun park, it doesn’t exist anymore.  So I called out there, got a phone number, two guy came down, did a demonstration, and I got hooked. And I sta...