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Melanie Martinez is Back and Better Than Ever with New Album “K-12”

After four years of silence, singer-songwriter, Melanie Martinez, has released her sophomore album “K-12” and with it, a 90-minute feature film. The almost hour-and-a-half-long film offers breathtaking visuals and stunning choreography that flows perfectly with the music.

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2019

Musician Melanie Martinez has returned after a four-year hiatus with her new album and accompanying film, “K-12,” which was released on Sept. 6, 2019. The album highlights many of the struggles that kids face during their teenage years through a feminist's point of view. It also covers topics that t...

“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” Enchants Theaters Across America

Mackenzie Foy, who plays Clara, goes on a journey to find a key that will open the gift her late mother left her for Christmas, leading her to a world of four realms that she never knew existed. Photo from comicbook.com.

Abby Marks, Features Editor

November 16, 2018

Disney’s “Nutcracker and the Four Realms” took on the big screen on Nov. 2, acquiring a surprising mix of both positive and negative reviews. The movie captures the story of Clara and her journey to find the key to a gift that her late mother left her for Christmas. She believes what is insi...

High Anticipation for DC’s ‘Super Season,’ Releasing “The Flash,” “Arrow,” and “Supergirl” New Episodes *SPOILERS INCLUDED*

Cassidee Jackson, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

  From their Comic-Con trailers released two months ago to release set pictures, DC Entertainment is no stranger to surprising their loyal fans with updates for upcoming seasons. This includes their three separate teasers for ‘Super Season’ released through late August 2018 and early/m...

The Women’s Marches: A Year in Review

Taken from this Mashable article, this photo depicts the recently deceased Carrie Fisher in her iconic role as Princess Leia. Since her death, she has become a symbol of female empowerment and rebellion against oppression.

Noah Smith, Lit Mag Editor

March 8, 2018

On January 21, 2017, the very day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the largest public protest in American history took place. Upwards of 3 million Americans rallied in the streets of major cities including Atlanta, Washington, Los Angeles and many more--but it did not end there: protests...

Beauty and the Beast: Worth the Hype?

Belle swirls around the ballroom with her beautiful yellow dress. While it is close to the original, there were some sparkly details that were newly added to the dress.

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017

Warning: If you are unfamiliar with the story of Beauty and the Beast, watch the movie first! This article contains spoilers.   Rumors of a live-action rendition of a fan-favorite Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast, have been swirling around the internet since as early as January of 2015. Since then...

A Warm Welcome to The Gibson Co.

A Warm Welcome to The Gibson Co.

Leilani Gibbons, Features Editor

November 2, 2016

Just a short six minute drive from the school, located next to Browns Bridge Church, is a little boutique called “The Gibson Co.”, a hidden treasure of North Forsyth. This home away from home is filled with adorable knick-knacks, soaps, and art for sale, all of which are made by people in the community....

A New Album, A New Era

The 1975’s vinyl of their new album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, displayed in Urban Outfitters.

Leilani Gibbons, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

It has been 3 years since the 1975 released their debut, self titled album in August of 2013 and they recently released their new album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It on February 26th, 2015. Since their debut album, the band has grown exponentially in populari...

A Walk Through the Booth Museum

There are a variety of different amenities at the Booth Museum that add to a unique and interesting visit. (Photo taken by Sophie Bier)

Leilani Gibbons, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016

In the heart of Cartersville, Georgia, the Booth Western Art Museum makes its home. This museum is highly recommended by those who have visited it, and it is considered an alternative to the High Museum in Atlanta. In comparison, both museums are roughly the same one hour distance from Forsyth, and w...

Summer 2015 Movie Recap

Watch new movies as they come out in theaters near you!

Andrew Willings, Staff Writer

September 21, 2015

The summer of 2015 was incredible in terms of movies. There were fantastic movies that defied all expectations; however, with every great movie, comes a terrible one. One of the biggest blockbusters of the summer was Jurassic World, an addition to the Jurassic Park trilogy. Jurassic World follows a luxur...

R5: The Beginning of a Successful Career

This is a picture taken of R5 at one of their tour destinations. (Left to right: Rocky, Riker, Ross, Rydel, Ratliff).

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

September 8, 2015

R5 is a melodic pop rock ensemble that incorporates angelic harmonies and gentle acoustics to blend into a positive, upbeat melody. The drums and keyboard are audible, but not to the point that it overwhelms the overall sound quality of the piece. Instead, their parts are carefully thought out to make ...

The Nerd’s Eye View

The Nerd's Eye View

Alex Rodgers and Tiffany Lovell, Staff Writer

May 15, 2015

In this video Alex Rodgers and Tiffany Lovell will be talking about Ouran High School Host Club,  and Black Butler, in the first part of a three part series.

The Cautionary Tale of Terminator: Genisys

: After two great films, a mediocre one, and an abysmal fourth outing, Terminator is trying one last time to win audiences over with their fifth attempt.

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer

May 11, 2015

This is the year of sequels for movies, which is not a bad thing by any means. Avengers 2 and Pitch Perfect 2 are some of the major headliners coming to theaters this year, with Avengers 2 predicted to be the highest grossing movie of all time. However, we come to a sequel that people where excited for,...

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