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This was the chart made by Mori to illustrate the spectrum of the uncanny valley. 
Photo by Masahiro Mori.

Why the Uncanny Valley is the Scariest Form of Horror

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

The uncanny valley is a terrifying concept that can unsettle anybody. That’s why it’s such a good way to portray horror and to really get under people’s skin. But first, what is the uncanny valley?   The...

A photo of a Juul being held out. The little thing that some kids would give everything for— throwing away their relationships, health and success. Photo by Getty Images.

Vaping is the Dumbest Thing You Can Do

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

I do not think words can properly describe the apathetic idiocy that must coalesce with someone to birth a vape addiction. Not only must one defy all logic and ignore the countless studies that prove the...

This picture perfectly encapsulates the fear-mongering and censorship involved in cancel culture. No one has the ability to speak out. Photo By: Teacher College, Columbia University.

Cancel Culture Has Gone Too Far

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer February 27, 2021

How is it okay for someone to be fired for their beliefs? How is it remotely okay if they were fired with no hope of finding a new job anywhere because every person who’s hiring doesn’t want their...

A representation of how genders were seen in the eyes of the law before President Biden passed his bill called the Gender Discrimination Order.
Photo By: Intellectual Take Out

Women’s Equality No Longer a Concern to Government

Sydney Jarrard, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

When the fifteenth amendment was passed, African Americans jumped for joy. Finally, they would be able to vote. However, women were denied the right to vote because they were considered the “fairer sex.”...

Tennis is a great way to produce endorphins for happiness and for feeling accomplished. Photo by Bleacher Report.

Why Tennis Is The Best Sport

Emma Kimball, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

When asking the average student in high school about their favorite sport, they might say something like baseball, football or cheer leading. But not many will say tennis, despite it being the most entertaining,...

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The cover photo with Mono and Six surrounded by various creatures and puzzles in the game. You can even see The Teacher in the background.

“Little Nightmares Two” Game Review

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer February 14, 2021

“Little Nightmares Two” came out on Feb. 10, 2021, almost four years after the first game, “Little Nightmares,” which was released in April of 2017. The second game had a lot to live up to after...

Is Money ‘The Root Of All Evil’- Or ‘The Blessing In Disguise?’ Photo from Ministry Matters.

Can Money Really Buy Happiness?

Emma Kimball, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

It's not unknown that we live in a society that values and prioritizes money and wealth. Growing up as children we are taught the value of money through our schools and families, and most adults would...

A still from the movie

Why DC Movies Keep Failing

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

Being a fan of Detective Comics these days is not easy. The comic industry itself is dying, and from where the television and video game side of things stand,  they are largely neglected compared to other...

Experimental hip hop artist Lil Darkie released his album “Swamp.” With a total of 22 tracks on it, he combines a mix of different music genres, leaving each song with its own unique twist. Album art by Lil Darkie on Instagram (@lildvrkie).

Lil Darkie Ends 2020 With A Bang, Releasing “Swamp”

Cynda Allen, Opinion/Features Editor January 12, 2021

Digital animator and experimental hip hop rapper Lil Darkie dropped his “Swamp” album on Dec. 24, 2020. Unlike some of his contemporaries, Lil Darkie isn’t afraid of combining other genres of music...

A screenshot of what Xen’s Lair looks like in the “Black Mesa” remake.
Source: Alec Denston

Why “Black Mesa” Remake Is Better Than “Half-Life”

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer January 12, 2021

“Half-Life” is a game (released in 1998 by Valve) made for Microsoft Windows as the first of eight other “Half-Life” games. In the first game, you play as MIT scientist Gordon Freeman. After an...

As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to spread throughout the United States, what were the overall effects of it on people’s mental health? Photo from Vector Solutions.

Was Quarantine and the COVID-19 Pandemic Detrimental to People’s Mental Health?

Melody Scott, Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2020

On March 13, 2020, daily life as many people knew it would completely change. Once busy streets became vacant as individuals quarantined and stayed home amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. With the shell shocking...

Christmas joy this year may be a little different due to our shortened time. Photo from Office Holidays.

Christmas Break Should Be Longer

Emma Kimball, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

Let's be honest, school breaks are either way too long or way too short. Christmas break is one of those breaks that is usually two weeks long. However, the school system has a habit of making the break...

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