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People turn to art

During this time at home due to the coronavirus, everyone needs some form of entertainment to keep their mind occupied. Many people turned to movies and television to curb their boredom.

Ariel Gill-Ehrenreich, Managing Editor

July 3, 2020

When we think of who we should thank in times of hardship, the mind almost always immediately goes to first responders and people in the medical field. Of course, these people are the number one priority because of the skills they have been building all of their careers for a time like this, a world-wide...

Dealing with procrastination

Emma Stevens, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2020

Procrastination is very common in high school, for a number of reasons. While it’s something that people do and mention often, the causes and root of it aren’t often discussed. Furthermore, many people who struggle with procrastination have trouble finding a solution for it. The majority of students...

Don’t be clothes minded

Senior Holland Forsythe models her online-ordered Brandy Melville shirt.

Holland Forsythe, Social Media Editor

April 25, 2020

Nothing says treating yourself like a haul of exciting new additions to your wardrobe; however, buying new clothes can be expensive and with online shopping being so convenient, spending money on clothes only seems natural. Things get especially pricey if clothes are purchased from popular brands for...

10 wellness apps you should be using

Meditate, relax and take care of yourself using these apps

Anna Lai, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2020

Disclaimer: These apps should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice regarding your mental health. However, you can use these apps as a source of entertainment and relaxation. These apps are also not ranked in any particular order. 1. Headspace Available for: iOS and Android Price: Free for the...

Social media’s place in education

AP Psychology and Government teacher Mr. Kevin Phillips uses his school media account to post about his students, displaying their creativity. He allows them to follow the account.

Hannah Kennedy, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2020

Most anyone who has ever pulled out their phone during class to check their Snapchat, Tik Tok or Instagram has done so only to have it taken away by their teacher. What they may not know is that those teachers are likely on social media themselves, possibly posting about that very class. Although...

The saga concludes, for better or for worse

Talis Walker, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” was released on December 20, marketed as the conclusion to the nine-film saga that began more than 40 years ago. The intended audience was primarily those who had grown up with “Star Wars”, and to see the conclusion to the saga they had grown up with is certainly...

Alternatives to Valentines Day

Keyli Ruiz, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2020

Valentine’s Day, the holiday of love and romance, is almost here. On February 14, children and adults alike will shower their friends and loved ones with gifts that range from cards with endearing messages to chocolates and long-stemmed red roses. Valentine’s Day has become more about showing love...

Turning the tables on teaching

Turning the tables on teaching

Anna Lai, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2020

It is true that learning varies from person to person. Some students need to see pictures and charts in order to absorb information while others are able to get all the information they need by sitting down and listening to an hour-long lecture. There are around seven different learning styles: visu...

Behind the curtains

Senior Sarah Shaw works on the lights along the catwalk during a rehearsal. Shaw is the head of the lights department.

Talley Schroeder, Design Editor

January 20, 2020

In the dark, students work tirelessly in complete silence as actors and actresses perform on the other side of the curtain, careful not to disturb the performance. These students are managing responsibilities such as props and set, running strict time management and dealing with any last minute problems. ...

Lights, camera, camera, camera, action!

The newest iPhone model has a much larger camera that captures images in more detail.

Luke Dangel, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2019

If you have been haunted by the “back to school” signs at your local Target for the last couple of weeks, know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. September annually signifies the release of Apple’s newest technological creations. Although in past years there have been some underwhelm...

Spider-Man: Far from over

Spider-Man: Far from over

Luke Holland, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

After two painfully-long years since everyone’s favorite web slinger starred in a standalone Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film, Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, finally swings back to theaters in Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film introduced a new villain and developed existing characters, as well as establis...

Rotten Tomatoes Changes Their System

Rotten Tomatoes Changes Their System

Hugo Bell, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2019

Due to a number of controversial and toxic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, specifically for “Captain Marvel,” the website is taking away the general audience’s ability to rate films before they are released in theaters. However, this rule does not pertain to critics, who use the “Tomatometer” t...

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