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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald– Cinema Magic?

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald– Cinema Magic?

Ariel Gill-Ehrenreich, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The newest addition to the “Fantastic Beasts” movie franchise may have a handsome young Dumbledore, but other aspects of the film may be a punch-in-the-face to long-time Harry Potter fans. The whole “Fantastic Beasts” world takes place in the same universe as Harry Potter, even in the sa...

A vegan Thanksgiving

A vegan Thanksgiving

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

December 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Every year when the holidays approach, I find myself dreading meals with friends and family. Being a vegetarian who’s making an honest attempt to become fully vegan, I try to pass up animal products as much as possible. When everyone around you still eats meat, eggs and dairy, things can get a lit...

Merry Grinch-mas

Merry Grinch-mas

Karina Lazorchak, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Style

With the holiday season fast approaching and the weather getting colder, it seems like time to take out “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”, cuddle up on the couch and continue with my family’s tradition. This year may mark the beginning of a new tradition with the family-friendly, 2018 animated film, “The ...

News you can tolerate

News you can tolerate

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Each school class has a meme that could easily represent what’s going on among the students. The images take a satirical approach at presenting these generally dreary topics.   By this time in the year the freshmen believe they have become acclimated to the school, and they talk of middle school as if it is years behind them. In ...

Can’t stand it

Can’t stand it

Hannah Rosman, Editor in Chief

November 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Every morning, the bell indicating start of class rings and an administrator’s voice comes over the speakers, asking that the students stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance with them. Some students stand and mumble along, some stand silently, and some choose to not stand at all. In 1943 the Supre...

Words of wisdom

Words of wisdom

Hannah Rosman, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Top Stories

Go For It Dear Freshmen, Welcome and congratulations on getting through middle school! Regardless of your experiences during the past three years, things only get better from here. During high school, you will not only make new friends and grow as a student, but you’ll develop skills that will...

Jimmy Kimmel has yet to apologize for his questionable past

Jimmy Kimmel has yet to apologize for his questionable past

Julia Van Lare, Lifestyles Editor

July 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Top Stories

The episode opens on a busy street, with a young boy selling beer for twenty-five cents. The camera crew catches him marketing his beer to random pedestrians, some who ignore him and some who question him for his illegal behavior. He yells to one woman waiting for the street light to change, “This...

Cardi B good or Cardi B bad

Cardi B good or Cardi B bad

July 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Before Cardi B was the famous and talented female rapper she is today, Belcalis Almanzar was a club dancer from the Bronx who participated in a lot of gang activity, which is where she got her mental toughness and confidence that she uses in her music. Cardi B lived a difficult life with domestic viol...

TMI to IT Industry

TMI to IT Industry

Anika Bahl, News Editor

July 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Anyone who has even been taking the occasional peak at the headlines on any major news outlet in the last few months knows the meaning of the phrase ‘Cambridge Analytica’. It is the name of the company who, during the 2016 election cycle, gained access to the private information of more than 87 million Facebook users, which was later used to target them with digital advertisements. This leaves us, the generati...

Teens can’t kick their caffeine habits

Teens can’t kick their caffeine habits

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Students at the school are constantly being warned of the effects of abusing both illegal and prescription drugs. However, they almost never hear about the implications of being a regular coffee drinker. The differences between using drugs and caffeine may not be as far off as people believe, especial...

A Samsung a day keeps the Apple away

A Samsung a day keeps the Apple away

Luke Dangel, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Top Stories

With all the recent success and hype surrounding Apple’s iPhone 8 and the marvelous iPhone X, it is no shocker to see the public so consumed by some of Apple’s newer work. In the down time since the release of these power phones, some major contenders have entered the ring in hopes of encapsulat...

GlobalProtect doing more harm than good

GlobalProtect doing more harm than good

Abigail Presson, Lifestyles Editor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Top Stories

After computer re-imaging at the end of the 2016-17 school year, a new program called GlobalProtect was installed by Arlington Public Schools (APS) on all student Macbook Airs. The software is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) developed by Palo Alto Networks, and was designed to provide a layer of security ...

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