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Justin Bieber’s New Song is Anything but “Yummy”

Justin Bieber’s New Song is Anything but “Yummy”

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

Justin Bieber has made a recent comeback into the spotlight of fame. The 26-year-old singer released a new single titled “Yummy,” and to no surprise, people didn’t like it. It took a team of six writers to compose Bieber's song and yet somehow they made it worse than “Baby,” his first hit ...

Is the Reverse-Flash Back in Action?

Is the Reverse-Flash Back in Action?

Amber Cabezas, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

The Flash, season six, has many twists and turns that make you eager to watch more. This CW TV series is about a guy named Barry Allen who gets struck by lightning, causing him to go into a coma for 9 months. He wakes up in a place called Star Labs where he meets Cisco, Kaitlen, and Dr. Harrison Wells...

FFDP Releases Incredible New Album “F8”

FFDP Releases Incredible New Album “F8”

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor

March 15, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 28, American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch (aka FFDP or 5FDP) dropped their eighth in-studio album “F8.” With a total of 16 songs on it, this record has to be by far one of their best ones yet. They added some new sounds to their new album but still managed to make th...

The Raider Station Refresh Is on Its Way to the Hub

The Raider Station Refresh Is on Its Way to the Hub

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor

March 2, 2020

There is yet another beverage shop on its way to North Forsyth High School. It is called the Raider Station Refresh, and it will be placed inside the Hub. Unlike the Raider’s Roast, it’s main focus is on drinks like teas, sodas, and juices. They will serve coffee but will also have an entire menu f...

Should the School Year be Year-Round?

Should the School Year be Year-Round?

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

I am currently in my sophomore year of high school, and I think that after 13 years of torture, I am entitled to voice my opinion of the current school schedule. Ever since I was in kindergarten, I wondered why we did not start school in January and finish in December. To me, it sounded a lot better ...

Does Alien Life Exist? I Think so and so Does NASA!

Does Alien Life Exist? I Think so and so Does NASA!

Amber Cabezas, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

In 2003, NASA launched its Spitzer Space Telescope into space. The telescope spent 16 years studying the universe in infrared light until it ended its mission at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. NASA ended up finding another solar system 40 light-years away. They call this system The Trappist-1...

Why “Jumanji” Two and Three Are Better Than the First

Why “Jumanji” Two and Three Are Better Than the First

Jamie Cabezas, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

The first “Jumanji” movie was released on Dec. 15, 1995. It is about how a board game comes to life when two young kids play it after finding it in their new house. Starring celebrities like Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black, the second “Jumanji” (“Jumanji: Welcome to the J...

Billie Eilish: the Savior of Pop Music

Billie Eilish: the Savior of Pop Music

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

MTV Video Music Awards winner of best record of the year, the best song of the year, and best new artist of the year all by the astounding age of 17. Billie Eilish takes the music industry by storm.  With her debut album titled, "Don't Smile at Me,"  the song “Ocean Eyes” hit the charts of Bil...

How and Why Youtube is Going Downhill

How and Why Youtube is Going Downhill

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

I have practically lived on YouTube for the past five to six years of my life (a fact that I am not very proud of), and I struggle to correctly describe my frustrations with the current state of this site. Youtube used to be an excellent social media platform where you had the right to say what you w...

Pros and Cons of Raising Legal Vaping Age to 21

Pros and Cons of Raising Legal Vaping Age to 21

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor

January 27, 2020

High schoolers all across the country have given way to society’s norms and surrendered to underage vaping within the past few years. About a month ago, President Donald Trump gave his stamp of approval on raising the purchasing age of tobacco products from 18 to 21. This law will go into effect at...

HSMTMTS: Why Ricky Is the Better Boyfriend (Spoilers)

HSMTMTS: Why Ricky Is the Better Boyfriend (Spoilers)

Jamie Cabezas, Staff Writer

January 25, 2020

“High School Musical The Musical The Series” is a new television show exclusive to Disney Plus. It is about a group of teenagers who practice their roles in their high school’s remake of “High School Musical.” The main characters are Nini, E.J, and Ricky. In their rendition of the play, Ni...

The End of An Era: A Recap of the 2010s in Entertainment and Beyond

The End of An Era: A Recap of the 2010s in Entertainment and Beyond

Cassidee Jackson, Features Editor

December 16, 2019

Different decades in popular culture have given way to innovative creations and interesting trends throughout the years. As an example, the 1990s brought scrunchies and plaid, the 2000s introduced denim-on-denim fashion and autotuned songs, but the 2010s spawned.... not much, in actuality. Although ma...

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