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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 ...

Tasteful Entertainment

December 19, 2019

It is 2 a.m. and you have just completed your studying for the night… sort of. Your hunger has built up for hours, and of course there is nothing in the fridge. You open Snapchat, definitely for the *first time* that night, and scroll. Passing the ...

Is there such a thing as too much skater boy?

Is there such a thing as too much skater boy?

December 19, 2019

Jared Tyler is the coolest boy in school, a heartthrob skater that could have any girl he wants. He skates to school on his board every day and carries it around so everyone knows that he’s a fan of “Rick and Morty.” With his shaggy hair and stylis...

I wan Baby Yoda

I wan Baby Yoda

December 19, 2019

After listening to the “Baby Yoda” Tik Tok sound for the twentieth time, it just becomes a part of life. Sending over eighty “I wan fuit gummy” memes to someone you barely know no longer seems that crazy and the Instagram explore page seems to...

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

December 18, 2019

I counted down the days until break, impatiently waiting for the trip north to see relatives. The time finally comes, and while my family and I pack our suitcases and load the car, it hits me. I am trapped with my family in a metal box on wheels. There will be n...

“Frozen II” keeps it cool

“Frozen II” keeps it cool

November 27, 2019

With crashing waves, Earth Giants, and chaos with the four spirits, “Frozen II” has a lot to unpack. It sets up an unexpected storyline,  drastically different from the original blockbuster released six years ago. The sequel is action-packed, an...

“Let it Snow” adds cheer to Netflix’s queue of holiday films

“Let it Snow” adds cheer to Netflix’s queue of holiday films

November 21, 2019

A story partially centered around the theft a keg stand, and a squad of airhead dancers clad in pink sweatsuits sounds like an awful teen movie, one found in the deep dark pits of Netflix recommendations. However, when joined by a teacup pig, an attr...

Our Take: There is help for those who need it

Jessica Maldonado, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2019

Not only is high school a time of growth and self-discovery, but it is also a time of experimentation and for some this means experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Teenagers indulge in this world for several reasons: peer pressure, escape, self-medication, academic or performance pressure, coping with anxiety, depression and even media influences. The availability and the use of drugs and alcohol in high school are high. By graduation, 70% of students will have tried alcohol,...

Turtlenecks: the best way to ward off vampires

Turtlenecks: the best way to ward off vampires

November 8, 2019

You are in a dark alley, and a man has been following you for the past four blocks. His pale skin looks ghostly in the moonlight, eyes as red as a freshly bloomed rose. There is no doubt in your mind that he is a vampire. You reach the end of the alley ...

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