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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...

Bohemian Rhapsody: The Life and Legacy of Queen

Bohemian Rhapsody:  The Life and Legacy of Queen

Maddy H. '21, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion/Review

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a must-see movie best viewed in a theater with the music shaking your seat. The story focuses on Freddie Mercury and the struggles and successes of his band, Queen, going solo, and being diagnosed with AIDS. The movie includes many popular songs by Queen, including “Bohemian Rh...

The Blair Witch Project: My First Horror Movie

The Blair Witch Project: My First Horror Movie

Maddy H. '21, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Review

The Blair Witch Project is a thrilling horror film perfect for any horror movie fans. As kids grow up, Halloween becomes a time for scary movies rather than candy and trick-or-treating. I have avoided horror movies in the past, but at age 16, I decided to watch my first one, The Blair Witch Project, dire...

The World of ‘Trench’

The World of ‘Trench’

Esosa E. '22, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion/Review

Twenty One Pilots’ new album, Trench, is a creative, different mixture of music, that has fabricated its own musical style. After taking a yearlong hiatus, the duo, drummer Josh Dun and singer Tyler Joseph, finally released the album on October 5th. Trench reached number one on the US iTunes Charts and...

The Reality of ‘Never Again’

The Reality of ‘Never Again’

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

Never again. How many times will we hear those words until it is true? Will each of our communities, each of the people we hold dear have to experience loss at the hands of bigotry? Never again, just one more time. And again. And again. Saturday, Oct. 27, eleven lives lost. A shooter gunned down elev...

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