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“Lover” or Hate: Taylor Swift’s Newest Album

“Lover” or Hate: Taylor Swift’s Newest Album

Alexandra Rozmarin

September 23, 2019

For over a decade, Taylor Swift has dominated the pop charts, and over a decade, she has influenced the lives of young girls. Like the time I got bangs in kindergarten because Swift had bangs, disregarding the fact that my face shape does not suit the hairstyle. Her seventh and most recent albu...

Pinker Perspective

Pinker Perspective

Betty Nguyen

May 29, 2019

Editor’s note: This article contains spoilers from the movie “Legally Blonde” (2001).   M y entire junior year has personally been, to say the least, challenging. Going into junior year, I felt more unconfident in myself than I ever had in my life. I often doubted myself as a person because of the ju...

Eggcellent Ravioli

Eggcellent Ravioli

Thomas Kamm

May 13, 2019

Senior Thomas Kamm first learned to make egg yolk ravioli when he watched MasterChef on FOX. Check out the video to watch him prepare the dish at home in his kitchen. Step 1: Pasta Ingredients 95 grams of flour per egg (recipe scales well) Preparation Measure flour and create a we...

Behind the Bars of Society

Rafael Castillo

May 1, 2019

Nathan Feuerstein, a Christian rapper, had a mother who struggled with and died from a pill addiction. His parents were divorced and his father was physically abusive. He grew up in Gladwin, a small town in Michigan and at a young age, he began rapping under the pseudonym NF, utilizing music to escape h...

Aw3_Inc | Episode 4

Aw3_Inc | Episode 4

Geraldo Castro and Joe Shem

April 12, 2019

The fourth episode of Aw3_Inc has been released, where Joe Shem and Geraldo Castro discuss Fallout 76's new updates, the leaked MK11 Roster, THQ Nordic and 8Chan, Anti-Vaxx in Plague Inc, Windows Lite, and the Death of the PS Vita. ...

Aw3_Inc | Episode 3

Aw3_Inc | Episode 3

Geraldo Castro and Joe Shem

April 12, 2019

The third episode of Aw3_Inc has been released, where Joe Shem and Geraldo Castro discuss Ubisoft's mistake, Operation: Burnt Horizon, Apex Legends, and Fortnite. ...

Prom Styles On Point

Prom Styles On Point

Betty Nguyen, Reporter

April 11, 2019

Raps Beyond the Hardships

Rafael Castillo

April 10, 2019

Kevin Burgess, who goes by his stage name, KB, lived in one of the worst areas of Florida. His parents divorced when he was eight. He faced depression and suicidal thoughts when he was in his teenage years and used drugs to cope with his emotions, putting him in even deeper trouble. He then heard the Gosp...

More Than an Expectation

Rafael Castillo

April 5, 2019

If I were to say murder, you would say it is not a joke. If I were to say rape, you would say it is not a joke. If I were to say drugs, you would say it is not a joke. So why do we listen to rap songs filled with such messages? Many would claim that they don’t listen to the lyrics, so it’s OK. ...

One Foot Closer

One Foot Closer

Chelsea Nguyen

April 1, 2019

Editor's note: This review includes spoilers for Five Feet Apart. Cystic Fibrosis: a genetic disease that affects respiratory system organs, mainly the lungs. The first trailer of Five Feet Apart was released on Instagram and YouTube on Nov. 4, 2018, and I screamed internally because I reca...

Life of…

Life of…

Grace Pham and Mya Mowatt

February 17, 2019

Hosts Grace Pham and Mya Mowatt interview different people who have experience with music in the new podcast series, “Life of….”. Grace and Mya invite rapper Nathnile Zemene, also known as Yung Frendi, and dive deep into his life producing music in “Life of… A Rapper," including the latest...

Fortnite: An International Success

Akhil Vemuri, Reporter

February 15, 2019

Sitting at the computer screen, furiously concentrating on the battle at hand, is a familiar sight for many of us. Over the years, online video games have become an integral part of modern culture. Even the controversial esports community has begun to skyrocket in popularity during the recent years with te...

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