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‘1917’ Blows Audiences Away

‘1917’ Blows Audiences Away

Trinity Flaten, Co-Writing Editor

February 5, 2020

1917 was released on Christmas and has mesmerized viewers everywhere. The movie follows Lance Corporal Schofield (George MacKay) and Lance Corporal Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) during World War I. It begins when the two lance corporals are given an unimaginable task: crossing enemy lines and no man's...

Tyler, the Creator Creates Waves with Music

Tyler, the Creator Creates Waves with Music

Sam Mykel, Junior Reporter

January 31, 2020

Tyler Okonma, better known by his rap name “Tyler, the Creator,” is an American rapper, producer, designer, and influencer. He’s been making waves in the media ever since his days in the hip-hop group “Odd-Future.” Tyler started the group with rappers in Los Angeles. The group rose to star...

Latest Installment of Star Wars Falls Short of Expectations

Latest Installment of Star Wars Falls Short of Expectations

Nicholas West, Junior Reporter

January 8, 2020

Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker premiered Dec. 20, 2019, and left audiences star struck. This movie is the last episode in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, and the ninth installment in the series. The film starts out with Kylo Ren flying to a sith planet known as Exegol where the Emperor has been hidi...

Weird Christmas Traditions

Weird Christmas Traditions

Emma Campbell, Junior Reporter

December 11, 2019

How many students decorate their houses with a Star Wars theme or print out a picture of trees for their walls? To get into the Christmas spirit, we asked students what their weirdest family Christmas traditions are. Here are a few funny and cute ideas from students around the school.  

Frozen Two Icy Letdown

Frozen Two Icy Letdown

Emma Campbell, Junior Reporter

December 9, 2019

People are going crazy over Frozen Two, acting like it is nicer than ice. Released an entire six years after the first movie, Frozen Two was excitedly awaited by young children and parents alike. Its 2013 predecessor made more than $1 billion. Its sequel is already well on its way to surpassing t...

Growth in Spirit

Growth in Spirit

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

December 5, 2019

Betty Smith wrote A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and planted a piece of her heart and soul into the beloved classic. Since her novel was published, many readers have been touched by the heart-rending story and the unique world of its own. Betty Smith reimagined her childhood in Brooklyn and poured her hear...

Why Disney+ Is Worth Melting For

Why Disney+ Is Worth Melting For

Ashlynn Roberts, News & Social Media Editor

December 2, 2019

Some things really are worth melting for, and Disney+ is one of them. After its official launch on Nov. 12, Disney+, the newest digital streaming service, gained 10 million subscribers in its first 24 hours. Similar to rival companies, users have the option of paying a monthly or annual fee in exchange for unlimited movies and television series. However, what has ma...

The Gladwell Epidemic

The Gladwell Epidemic

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

October 8, 2019

Malcolm Gladwell is a supereminent non-fiction writer and journalist. He has written many insightful books that include elements of psychology, human nature, and science, with entertaining examples. His colorful writing explores unique theories and ways of understanding the world that gives readers a...

Apple Unveils New Products

Apple Unveils New Products

Nicholas West, Junior Reporter

September 13, 2019

Apple officially unveiled its fall 2019 line of products on Sept. 10. Along with new products, Apple is offering new services this year for its users. They’re introducing a new Apple Watch, finally giving a revamp to an older product for a great price, making some great updates to existing products, a...

Beloved Author Leaves Her Mark

Beloved Author Leaves Her Mark

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

September 12, 2019

Toni Morrison died a month ago on Aug. 5, but the literary world still laments the loss of a true artist.   Morrison’s literary contributions include The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, Jazz, Paradise, and her most notable novel, Beloved. Her books delve into what it means to be an African America...

Mixing it Up at Sonic

Mixing it Up at Sonic

Ashlynn Roberts and Jaclyn Harris

July 24, 2019

Sonic is known for its flavorful hamburgers, delicious tater tots, and one-of-a-kind drink combinations. According to  Sonic commercials, the fast food company proudly serves over 168,000 drink combinations. But how strange can these drink combinations be? We spent an afternoon sampling some of Sonic's...

Travel Tips for Summer Vacations!

Travel Tips for Summer Vacations!

Jordyn Tarrant, Graphic Design/PR

June 5, 2019

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