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The Comic Critic: Not just punching and kicking

The Comic Critic: Not just punching and kicking

March 9, 2017

When one walks into the theater to see the latest superhero movie or sits down on the couch to watch an episode of a superhero television series, they never expect something that will delve into real world issues or philosophical topics that leave them...

Reactions to Travel Ban

February 21, 2017

Two reporters share their stances on the travel ban enacted by the Jan. 27 executive order. graphic by Katarina Harrison

Discrimination is not defense

Katarina Harrison, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2017

On Jan. 27, President Donald Trump issued a vile, discriminatory executive order that, among other things, blocks travelers from seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States. This policy not only unjustly discriminates against people of certain faiths and origins, but also has caused a violent and divisive reaction within the country that is tearing apart our national pride and unity. The ban targets the seven Muslim majority countries of Iraq, Syria,...

President protecting the people

Emily Cosio, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2017

Eighty-seven killed. More than 400 injured. A truck plowed into Nice, France on July 14, 2016 during a national holiday celebration. This incident, as well as countless others, was committed by a member of ISIS. This is exactly the kind of attack that President Donald Trump’s travel ban will prevent. Keeping America safe has been a part of Trump’s campaign since day one and the travel ban is a big step towards this goal. Trump signed an executive order that imposed...

Do we have spirit? No we don’t

Do we have spirit? No we don’t

February 10, 2017

Where did all the spirit go? Girls weightlifting made states. The varsity cheer team made nationals for the fourth year in a row. Boys soccer made the district finals. Despite this, there was hardly a peep of support for any of them besides the...

The Comic Critic: It feels good to be bad

The Comic Critic: It feels good to be bad

February 1, 2017

From Scar in The Lion King to Voldemort in the Harry Potter series, villains are either tragic characters to sympathize with or they have the oxymoronic description of the person we love to hate. This could not be more true in the world of superheroes. T...

Trollhunters: the animated Stranger Things

Trollhunters: the animated Stranger Things

January 21, 2017

Who didn’t love Stranger Things over the summer? The nostalgic feel, the complex characters, and the discovery of a world that was just out of reach earned the show a vast amount of praise. Now, a new animated series that dropped on Netflix over win...

On the flip side: volume 3

Diego Sultan, Staff Reporter

December 21, 2016

While it may not always get attention, weird, creative music is released every year.  Some of these albums bend the rules of their genres, while others throw the rulebook out entirely.  This column was created to introduce people to something that might be a little outside of their taste, but is still a rewarding listen. Emotional storyline Kevin Abstract- American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story This new Kevin Abstract album is not perfect, it lacks a musical identity and a fourth of it seems like a Frank Ocean knock-off.  However,...

Cultural appropriation: the shade of it all

Cultural appropriation: the shade of it all

December 16, 2016

Picture a chatty white girl at a Halloween party wearing an American Indian costume off of a Party City rack that consists of a short brown dress the size of a postage stamp and a feather in her hair. “It’s okay because I’m 1/32 Cherokee,”...

Christmas not just for Christians

Christmas not just for Christians

December 7, 2016

Cities across the United States are dotted with wreaths, dazzled with colorful lights and drowned in red and green. Christmas songs are on everywhere, all the time, and the cooler weather is combated by the warm hearts of strangers who seem to be jus...

The Comic Critic: Marvel’s gotten Strange-er

The Comic Critic: Marvel’s gotten Strange-er

December 5, 2016

“Forget everything that you think you know,” is not just a piece of advice given to Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) by Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), but it also could be interpreted as a word of advice to the viewers of Marvel’s 14th film in it...

A tale of two parties

A tale of two parties

November 23, 2016

Now that the dust has settled and president-elect Trump has begun to pick his cabinet members, it is time for the left and the right to decide how they want respond from now until January. Our two editors, one a liberal and one a conservative, present...

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