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Twitter and the President: The Need for Professionalism

Twitter and the President: The Need for Professionalism

Donald Trump and his Unprofessional Behavior on Social Media
Maya Gasca December 3, 2020

Social media is so easy to use. With just a few clicks, people’s thoughts and opinions can be spread to all over the world. However, with this power, there’s also a great responsibility to use...

New Positions: A Review of Ariana Grandes New Album

New Positions: A Review of Ariana Grande’s New Album

Shelby Hansen November 30, 2020

Okay listen, I know Ariana Grande’s new album came out like two weeks ago, but it’s so good that I haven’t been able to bring myself to write about it until now. I needed a second to soak it all...

Peanuts and the Streaming Service Race

Peanuts and the Streaming Service Race

Where's the Great Pumpkin?
Maya Gasca, Editor November 4, 2020

On October 19, 2020, it was announced that “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” will no longer be shown on television channels like ABC. So, to watch this special, as well as other Charlie...

Eilish: The Road to Body Normativity

Eilish: The Road to Body Normativity

Billie Eilish wearing normal people clothes is not brave
November 4, 2020

Last week, paparazzi photos of 18-year-old singer Billie Eilish were released. Since then, people have started to pick apart her body shape and clothing: a tight camisole tank top and shorts that look...

Free Falling: A Review of Tickets to My Downfall

Machine Gun Kelly's poetic tribute to life and family
Sienna Grant October 19, 2020

Is the album phenomenal? No, but is it different from anything Colson has released? Yes, and that is what makes it a breakthrough. The album is overall punk-centric but presents hints of trap...

Taylor Swifts folklore album cover.

Song of the Fae: A Review on Taylor Swift’s “folklore”

Shelby Hansen October 9, 2020

As quarantine dragged on and on, and it seemed like we were never going to get out of the house, I noticed one thing that was a common annoyance in many teenagers’ and young adults’ minds: the lack...

A Letter From the Black Lives Matter Movement

A Letter From the Black Lives Matter Movement

Kenneth Montano September 28, 2020

A letter from a proud member of the Black community that is meant for people who are willing to listen to better their knowledge. To all who wish to learn more about aspects of the BLM movement.  The...

Karate Kickoff: A Cobra Kai Review

Landon Barron, Author September 28, 2020

  I went into watching “Cobra Kai” headfirst, not knowing what to expect. Given the name, I was initially under the impression that it was some kind of obscure warrior anime. To my surprise,...

Me with my horse, Scout.

Quarantine Blues

Travis Flippo, writer April 30, 2020

 In the quarantine, few things are on one’s mind. Usually from a 24-hour period, I do anywhere from one to three activities. I have since tried to vary my routine, bringing the grand total to around...

Here I am in front of the Bean, or Cloud Gate, on March 10, one day before the COVID-19 outbreak.

Life In the Time of Corona

This is what happens to a junior when a pandemic hits after spring break.
Shelby Hansen April 1, 2020

I was on a plane two days before the coronavirus breakout, on March 8. My spring break was planned to consist of a three-day trip to Chicago to tour Northwestern University, one of the top colleges I was...

New heroes take flight

New heroes take flight

Kenneth Montano February 28, 2020

Being a hero relies on too many factors to be able to truly define what it means. The Oxford Dictionary’s attempt to define it is “a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements...

Cats got my tongue: a review on Cats

Shelby Hansen and January 15, 2020

Cats was a movie that no one saw coming. Sure, we all saw the trailer, but no one was expecting a live-action of the popular Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Absolutely no one. After the horrific trailer,...

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