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Valentine’s Day Around the World

Valentine’s Day Around the World

Kenya Espinoza, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

February, the month where love and cupid fly around carelessly. In the United States, the day of love is celebrated on Feb. 14 and is many times celebrated by showering significant others in gifts. This fact, however, changes in different countries. Every country that celebrates this special day;has...

How to Win Valentine’s Day: Gifts to Get the One You Cherish

How to Win Valentine’s Day: Gifts to Get the One You Cherish

Quillen McKinney, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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February, the month of love. When those who are single suffer terribly in their loneliness, and those who are fortunate enough to be dating gaze deep into each other’s eyes, confess their love and struggle to plan the most romantic night of the year.  But one cannot have a good night without a good gift. Theref...

Adam Levine and Travis Scott’s Halftime Show Left Many Disappointed

Adam Levine and Travis Scott’s Halftime Show Left Many Disappointed

Ella McCook, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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After artists such as Rihanna, Cardi B and Pink denied the request to perform at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show, pop band Maroon 5 and rapper Travis Scott were asked to perform and accepted the offer. Fans had high expectations as Maroon 5 has many new hits, as well as old hits, that fans could no...

You Will Fall in Love With These Top Three Valentine’s Day Traditions

You Will Fall in Love With These Top Three Valentine’s Day Traditions

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2019


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Ah, Valentine’s Day – a day filled with love and happiness. On Feb. 14, the hallways of North Forsyth High School (and most likely every other school) will be bustling with students carrying roses, chocolates, stuffed animals, jewelry and similar gifts. There are many different ways to spend Valenti...

Does “Mary Poppins Returns” Live Up to the Original Movie?

Does “Mary Poppins Returns” Live Up to the Original Movie?

Sallie Kate Worley, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


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*SPOILERS AHEAD*   "Mary Poppins Returns" hit theaters on Dec. 19 2018, and it became a practically perfect favorite for all of the musical-lovers of the world. However, before the movie came out, there was scrutiny from fans of the classic questioning whether the sequel would be able to ...

Where Did the Great Movies Go?

Where Did the Great Movies Go?

Holley Murray, Literature Editor

February 3, 2019


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Recently, I saw one of the worst movies I have ever seen in theaters. Anyone who knows me knows I will be the first in line to see whatever new psychological thriller is out, so when I went to see an evening showing of “Escape Room,” I was completely ready to be - well, psychologically thrilled....

Top Five Prom Dress Shops

Top Five Prom Dress Shops

Kenya Espinoza, Staff Writer

February 3, 2019


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With the start of a new year, prom season approaches quicker and quicker. Many students have already started their search for the perfect outfit to wear on the special night. Though it is exciting shopping for a new gown to wear, it is a very extensive process because many times it is difficult to f...

Read 5:32 p.m.: The Frustration of Read Receipts

Read 5:32 p.m.: The Frustration of Read Receipts

Anna Goellner, Literary Magazine Editor

February 3, 2019


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You have something really important to say. Maybe you are scheduling a dinner or asking a friend if they like your potential prom dress. You sent your crush a Snapchat ten minutes ago, and you looked pretty great in that picture. Maybe you are in an argument via texting, and your comeback was just too ...

New Year, New Books: Top 10 Anticipated Young-Adult Books of 2019

New Year, New Books: Top 10 Anticipated Young-Adult Books of 2019

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2019


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What is a better way to ring in the new year than visiting the local Barnes & Noble to pick up some new YA releases? While many book releases have already been announced (and some are still waiting to be announced), there are 10 that bibliophiles CANNOT stop talking about. Here they are in chronol...

President Trump’s Twitter Account Has Officially Been Confiscated

President Trump’s Twitter Account Has Officially Been Confiscated

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


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On Thursday, Jan. 27, Twitter released a statement officially announcing that Donald Trump’s account had been removed and that he was banned from ever making an account on the social media outlet ever again. The reason given was that they were “done up with the president being mean and rude o...

Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch

Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch

Abby Marks, Features Editor

January 26, 2019


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“Black Mirror,” a Netflix original series, has been a thought-provoking favorite for all TV lovers across the nation. Unlike most shows, “Black Mirror” does not have a cohesive storyline--instead, each episode is a completely new story with new characters and a new dilemma to overcome. The sh...

Three Disney Live-Action Remakes Being Released in 2019

Three Disney Live-Action Remakes Being Released in 2019

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

January 26, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Disney has been making live-action movies since the ‘50s, but in recent years these movies have started blowing up. From “Cinderella” to “The Jungle Book” to “Beauty and the Beast,” Disney has been remaking it all. In 2014, Disney announced that they would be remaking the beloved movie ...

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