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New iPhone SE Unveiled

Apple has unveiled its new iPhone SE. (Nicholas West / The Talon New)

Nicholas West, Reporter

May 18, 2020

Due to Covid-19, Apple was unable to host an event and instead released their new iPhone SE on April 24 through a press release. This phone is the second iPhone Apple has made in their SE series, the first coming out back in 2016. The main selling point of the SE is putting new technology in the shell of ...

A Look at the Xbox Series X

Microsoft just announced the release of the new Xbox series X (Image used with permission from Microsoft)

Billy Mykel, Reporter

March 22, 2020

It has been a long standing fact that, in the world of video games, PCs have been dominating consoles in terms of cost and performance in recent years. With higher fps, processing power, and storage, the relevance of consoles seems to diminish by the day. In light of this however, Microsoft has just ann...

‘1917’ Blows Audiences Away

1917 amazes audiences with stunning cinematography and  plot. (Photo courtesy of Universal)

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's albums

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

The latest installment in the Star Wars film series premiered on December 20, 2019. (

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

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

Olaf, a popular animated character from the Frozen franchise is in the newest sequel (Artistic rendering by Jon Hopper) .

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

Audiences can find several comparisons between characters in the novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and trees themselves. (Ashlynn Roberts / The Talon News)

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

The Disney enterprise entertains audiences through theme parks, media and now digital-streaming services. (Trinity Flaten / The Talon News)

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

Critically-acclaimed author Malcom Gladwell's book The Tipping Point discusses the causes and effects of epidemics. (Sarah Crowder / The Talon News)

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 recently released new items and upgrades to old products at their Apple Special event. (Creative Commons photo,

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

The literary world mourns the loss of Pulitzer Prize winning author Toni Morrison. (Sarah Crowder / The Talon News)

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...

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