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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,...

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...

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...

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

Justin Bieber released a new single titled “Yummy.” He and his marketing team are desperately trying to get it to number one, but they just can’t.  Source: medium.com
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...

Is the Reverse-Flash Back in Action?

 Nash is talking to his hallucination. The guy in the hat is the hallucination and the guy on the wall is Nash. (Photo from the CW.)
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...

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

This is a collage of the movie posters from each “Jumanji” movie. Old to New; Right to Left.
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...

Billie Eilish: the Savior of Pop Music

Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O'Connell pose for a feature shot at Rex Features. (Photo credit: Rex Features.)
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...

Social Media: Is It a Friend or Foe of Today’s Society?

Peyton Stenander and Chasidy Culpepper (freshmen) give their opinion on how society is nowadays. Photo by Melody Scott.
December 10, 2019

From “Yee Yee” to “Ok Boomer,” society is embracing every trend and saying with complete ease. However, as each meme is being welcomed and integrated into society, some people have different thoughts...

“Good Omens:” Ineffable Book and TV Show Differences

The Good Omens TV poster with all characters and important details.
November 15, 2019

The “Good Omens” book came out over 20 years ago and the show came out in May of 2019. Naturally, people began comparing the two. There are some very different elements to the book compared to the...

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