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Five Feet Apart: An Unoriginal Concept

Five Feet Apart: An Unoriginal Concept

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

May 7, 2019


Filed under A&E, Opinion/Review, Top Stories

“Five Feet Apart” is a classic romance between two teenagers with cystic fibrosis that premiered on March 15, 2019. Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson star in the so-called love story of the year, directed by Justin Baldoni. While you may shed tears, you might be brought back to an all-too-fami...

The Best British Entertainment Americans Are Missing out On

The Best British Entertainment Americans Are Missing out On

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Review

I feel some responsibility as one of the few representatives for Britain in this school. As a card-holding, British citizenship-carrying, senior about to go to university in London, I would not be able to sleep at night without alerting my peers to some of my favorite (or favourite?) bits of British...

What is so Perfect about Perfect Attendance?

What is so Perfect about Perfect Attendance?

Olive D. '19, Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Review, Student News

Do you ever just have those days when can’t get out of bed, need a personal day, fighting a bad cold and just don’t have the energy to get up for school? I know have. Senior skip day, one of the senior rituals that most look forward to, was not even a thought for these students. They stayed dev...

Are You Facebook Friends With Malia Obama?

Are You Facebook Friends With Malia Obama?

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Review

If not, you shouldn't know what she posts. The Daily Mail and many other news sources released a story about posts on Malia Obama’s private Facebook account in which she criticized Trump. That is not journalism. The Society of Professional Journalists, or SPJ, has a Code of Ethics by which ev...

Looking on the Bright Side of Divorce

Looking on the Bright Side of Divorce

Emily M. '22, Reporter

February 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Review

My parents are divorced, but my family is not broken. I’m not living the Disney Channel teenage dream, either, but I consider my family life to be pretty stable. Having divorced parents has been difficult over the past nine years, but it has brought surprisingly positive effects and ultimately made me ...

Did The “Unbreakable” Series Remain Unbreakable Or Did It Shatter With “Glass?”

Did The “Unbreakable” Series Remain Unbreakable Or Did It Shatter With “Glass?”

Caitlin B. '19

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Review

In the words of Elijah Prince, "This is not a cartoon. This is the real world. And yet some of us still don't die with bullets. Some of us can still bend steel. I've been waiting for the world to see that we exist." Who is "us?" “Glass” is the third movie of a series, following “Unbreakable”...

Having a Concussion During Midterms

Maddy H. '21, Reporter

January 22, 2019


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

Imagine everyone at school is getting ready for midterms and waiting for winter break, just trying to get through the week, but not you. You have a concussion. You must wait to take midterms and make up work you missed from the last few weeks. As your friends excitedly prepare to go on break, you’re dreading ...

“Bandersnatch”: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure That May Leave You Wanting More

“Bandersnatch”: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure That May Leave You Wanting More

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2019


Filed under A&E, Opinion/Review

Black Mirror fans are a particularly eager bunch. So when “Bandersnatch,” the newest installment of Charlie Brooker’s series was released on Dec. 28, 2018, theories and comprehensive flowcharts quickly filled the Internet, opinions varying wildly. The premise of the standalone film is simple: a...

Why the College Board Owns My Soul

Why the College Board Owns My Soul

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

It’s not uncommon for one friend (or several) to fall into a seat at the lunch table proclaiming that taking AP classes was the worst decision of their young lives. Dramatic teen angst aside, I have to wonder: If taking Advanced Placement classes makes everyone so miserable, why do we keep subjecting ourse...

Are Vacations Worth it During the School Year?

Are Vacations Worth it During the School Year?

Olive D. '19, Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

Sometimes a vacation is all we need to relax and get right back on track, but during the school year, vacations can bring students even more stress. For some students the mention of going on vacation fills them with excitement, whether they go to Florida, Punta Cana, Spain, South Africa, or the Poconos. B...

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Review

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Review

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion/Review

The second installment of the Fantastic Beasts series was released Nov. 16, 2018. However, “Crimes of Grindelwald” was not met with quite the same excitement as the first one. Why? Audiences fell in love with J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. This was thanks to thre...

The Power of Music

The Power of Music

Esosa E. '22, Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion/Review

Music has power. Whether listening to a classic Hannah Montana song bringing me a wistful feeling of nostalgia or bopping to a friend’s chill playlist to get me focused, music changes me. It possesses the strong ability to easily influence the emotions, behaviors, or thoughts of a person of any age...

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