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Free Falling: A Review of Tickets to My Downfall

Free Falling: A Review of Tickets to My Downfall

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 in tracks all I know, ex’s best friend, and can’t look back, featured on the deluxe edition. Mo...

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

Taylor Swifts 'folklore' album cover.

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 of newly released music from their favorite artists. Staying at home is already hard enough, but w...

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 term "whitewashing" was originally used in the 1990's to describe the systemic racist act of glossing over Blacks in history and in Hollywood. ...

Karate Kickoff: A Cobra Kai Review

Fans tv trae lo mejor para ti del mundo del cine y la televisión; cargada de mucha emocion con las series del momento, Disney Bia.

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, it couldn’t have been anything further than that.   Cobra Kai is a series that focuses on the adulthood of...

Quarantine Blues

Me with my horse, Scout.

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 ~4ish different things to do per day. The act of keeping even the most healthy members of society l...

Life In the Time of Corona

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

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 looking at, and then a nice trip down to Port Aransas, Texas. However, I wasn’t able to truly partic...

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 or noble qualities.” The factors listed in this definition are too vague to pinpoint what i...

Cats got my tongue: a review on Cats

Cats got my tongue: a review on Cats

Shelby Hansen

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, most people immediately ruled that they were not going to see this movie. Except me because I sometimes e...

Set the stage, little redhead

Daddy Warbucks and Annie join together to perform

Kayla, Writer

January 7, 2020

The fine arts theatre program presented their production of the classic 1982 dramedy film, Annie. Based on the “Little Orphan Annie”, this play has brought the lovely redhead to life. Starring senior Calysta Kemp as Annie, the play begins with the band and choir in a harmonizing song to introduce...

Your Brain on Red Ribbon Week

RRW poster spotted at Gilliland Elementary warning the students of the dangers of wearing pajamas to school

Travis Flippo, Gonzo Journalist

November 6, 2019

Across the Americas, kids everywhere are led into their beliefs of obedience with a nationwide celebration of Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is a weeklong awareness program set in October every year to campaign against drug abuse. It began in 1985 and has spread to elementary schools across the nation. I, a...

Open for business?

Open for business?

Shelby Hansen

October 31, 2019

Since the school opened, students have not been able to leave campus for lunch. This is for a variety of reasons such as student safety and security, lack of student responsibility and possibility of skipping classes. Closed campus is a district policy, and it has always been part of the district’s ...

K-12 Review

K-12 Review

Kayla, Writer

October 1, 2019

On September 6, 2019, pop-singer Melanie Martinez released her 2nd album K-12, along with a featured film she both wrote and directed. The film and album are directed in a way that truly captures the essence of the underlying corruption and struggles within schooling systems. With the use of theatrics and d...