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How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?

Many of today’s tasks are done by technology such as schoolwork, communications and entertainment.
November 18, 2020

Our entire society runs on technology and the use of computers and smartphones. This generation has spent their entire lives applying technology in everyday functions, such as schoolwork and entertainment....

Fall People are Actually Insane

It’s time to crown summer as the ultimate season. Photos from Pinterest. Collage by Jen Vincent.
November 4, 2020

Let’s be honest here. No one likes sitting out in the cold with layers upon layers of jackets on. No one likes waking up to see no sunlight, dead trees and cloudy skies. And let’s be really honest,...

Why You Need to Vote

The famous Uncle Sam photo urging people to vote with a twist. The face of a baby is portrayed to show how voting influences future generations. Photo from aiga.org.
November 2, 2020

Everyone should vote. Let me say that again, EVERYONE SHOULD VOTE. It is in the foundation of our democratic republic that we as the people should vote. Here’s what people do not understand: if you...

Halloween Is the Best Holiday

Jack-o’-lanterns in a field for Halloween. (Photo by WCPO)
October 30, 2020

There are so many holidays to celebrate in the USA every year such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and so many more, so, which one is the best? Whether it’s watching movies, hanging out with friends,...

Can 2020 Get Any Worse?

Photo Caption: There has been a variety of natural events and disasters that have occurred throughout 2020.

Photos by: 
Top: scitechdaily.com
Left: usatoday.com
Right: npr.org
Bottom: who.int.
October 28, 2020

In January, the coronavirus pandemic began. Many people lost their jobs and homes and the economy crashed from the loss of jobs and businesses closing.  In February, wildfires spread in Australia which...

Obscure Music Artists: Why We Should Praise the Unknown

Elliot Moss performing one of his songs, “Best Light.” He has less than 500,000 listeners on Spotify, compared to the 6.1 million listeners of a different band, The Weekend. (Photo from Google)
October 23, 2020

Drake, Shakira, Taylor Swift and Eminem are all names that most everyone can recognize, even if one does not listen to their music. But what about Elliot Moss, Scotty Sire, Lily Kershaw and Sufjan Stevens? With...

Marilyn Manson Delivers Remarkable New Album, “We Are Chaos”

American rock artist, Marilyn Manson, released his 11th in-studio album “We Are Chaos”. With a total of 10 songs on it, Manson experimented with new sounds and blended them into his unique style of music.
September 30, 2020

Brian Warner, aka Marilyn Manson, dropped his 11th in-studio album “We Are Chaos” on Sept. 11. For this album, Manson teamed up with record producer and country singer-songwriter, Shooter Jennings....

Is Having an After School Job Worth it?

Lily Jackson (an alumni who graduated in 2018), Justin Cole and Zachary Barnett (sophomores), and Kierra Jacobsen (junior), work at Pizzeria Azzurri.
September 30, 2020

Summer 2020 was a bit on the boring side. Students had to stay inside and were not able to go to the pool, go on vacations, and other normal summer activities. The thought of having a job crossed my mind;...

Why Paul Matthews Didn’t Survive in “The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals”

Left to right: Kai Shabman, Karlyn Wallis and Cheyene Hencley’s reaction to Paul Matthews death.
Photo by: Kai Shabman
September 30, 2020

“The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals” was made by Starkid Productions and has one of the most shocking endings I have ever seen. When a meteor hits Hatchetfield, infecting people to make them sing and...

Netflix and the Infamous Rabbit Hole of Movies

Netflix and the Infamous Rabbit Hole of Movies
May 3, 2020

It’s no secret that Netflix is notorious for it’s “too much” appearance. As soon as you open the app, thousands of shows, documentaries, movies, and more are shoved down your throat. It’s...

Imagine There’s No Hollywood

This is a picture from the famous video up for discussion today. Gal Gadot uploaded this to her Instagram, but not without receiving strong backlash from fans and critics alike. Photo By: Gal Gadot
April 30, 2020

Celebrities are NOT relatable. I know this may come as a shock to many of you, but yes, we do not live in a home worth millions of dollars. We have a budget, a stressful life, and families to take care...

Yungblud Throws a Corona-Proof Virtual Concert

Many shows have been either canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus. English musician Yungblud has been coming up with new ways to keep his fans entertained throughout this global pandemic.
April 30, 2020

British pop-rock artist Yungblud bounced into action when his upcoming international tour was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In just 72 hours, he put together his own digital concert with...

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