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Do something worthwhile

Jessica Maldonado, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2020

Glaciers have melted, forests are being burned and animals are trying to keep up with the mess humans have caused due to our desire for a more modern and consumerist society. There is trash and plastic waste engulfing our oceans and intruding in wildlife’s homes. We are endangering life on Earth, and it is deteriorating the time we have here. We all know this, but not enough is being done to fix it. While all of this is concerning, refusing to use the plastic straw is...

Our Take: Florida’s prepaid refund leads to more opportunities

Jessica Maldonado, Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2020

In an attempt to tackle the high tuition costs and expensive college resources such as books and online resources, parents can start early and gather money for their child’s college education. Through Florida Prepaid College Plan, families can pay in advance for college with a payment schedule that makes it more affordable. This program affects and benefits many Florida families, even more now since the state announced on Jan. 13 that there will be refunds for Florida...

P.S. I still love the sequel

P.S. I still love the sequel

February 14, 2020

While Valentine’s Day was created by Hallmark to sell cards, Netflix recognized it as the holiday for rom coms. That is why releasing “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” two days before the holiday was a great move. The “To All the Boys...

Me, myself and I

Zoey Young, Print Editor

February 10, 2020

It’s Friday night, and you are getting ready to go out with friends for a couple hours of fun. You put on your best outfit and pose in the mirror, when you realize you actually have no desire to carry through with plans dawns; staying home immersed  in a sea of junk food and blankets sounds much more appealing.  While friends and family can make great company,  thoughts and maybe a good book or movie to keep you company can prove healthy for your soul. Even going ...

The devil’s ice cream

The devil’s ice cream

February 8, 2020

If you travel deep enough into hell, all the way to Dante’s ninth layer, you might run into the devil’s home office. There is a lot in there; a couple souls in a jar, gel pens that dry out as soon as you open them, a pitchfork, college-ruled pape...

Putting the funk back in funky fashion

February 5, 2020

You are staring at your closet, trying to pick out an outfit for your best friend’s 17th birthday at the local skating rink. You want to look cute (quirky even), but all you can find are skinny jeans and joggers. Then you remember your college sister ...

Our Take: Focus on positive change that defines our decade

Zoey Young, Print Editor

January 30, 2020

  As the 2010’s inches forward to its demise, we look back on the questionable music released (looking at you “Starships” by Nicki Minaj,) shows that defined our childhood, and the now-outdated technology that would entertain us for hours.  Moving into the age  of never-ending, outrageously priced Apple products, the gradual presence of Amazon in our day-to-day lives, and the rise of influencers and Instagram models, the past ten years have been substan...

Love for “You” season 2

Love for “You” season 2

January 17, 2020

New York City and Los Angeles are known for stereotypes about the people living there. In season two of Netflix’s series of “You,” book enthusiast Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), makes the move from New York to California following the events of last se...

New year, same goals

Alexis Madlang, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2020

When we hear someone say, “New year, new me,” our common response is along the lines of, “Ugh, you are not going to change.”  Just because it is a new year does not mean you are going to be a different person, regardless of how many resolutions you make. There are memes created every year to mock those who think they can change overnight.  Creating New Year's resolutions is not a bad thing however. It shows character and that you want to change yourself fo...

Toss a coin to your Witcher, for his performance

Toss a coin to your Witcher, for his performance

January 15, 2020

Winter break is the best time to binge watch shows and Netflix knows this, consequently scheduling a buffet of new series to be released at the end of December. One of many was the fantasy drama series “The Witcher,” which takes the audience on a t...

Volunteer outside of the holidays

Charlotte Mansur, Online Editor

December 27, 2019

When we think of volunteering, we picture crowded food pantries and homeless shelters  filled with towering stacks of cans waiting to be distributed. People are packing boxes of food and scruffy men wait patiently with blankets draped around their shoulders.  While this image might be accurate, it is not the case year round. The holiday season is a time of goodwill and kindness where people are more encouraged to help those in need. As great as it is to donate food ...

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