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How COVID-19 could affect education and learning

How COVID-19 could affect education and learning

by Sonali Menon, Reporter

May 27, 2020

Students filled the hallways in excitement at the end of the school day March 6 as they said goodbye to their teachers and friends. Wishes such as "Have a good spring break!" filled almost every corner of the campus. Students’ faces were plastered with smiles as they anticipated plans for a week of...

Wholesome, heartfelt film: “The Half of It” review

Wholesome, heartfelt film: “The Half of It” review

by Joelle Tindal, Reporter

May 21, 2020

As the end of the (very weird) school year approaches, a combination of postponed movie release dates in theaters and an increased amount of time at home creates the ideal environment for binge-watching on streaming services. Netflix, thankfully, is adding new content: most notably, “The Half of It” May 1.  “The Half of It” is a story about love. Not romance, as I thought it would be based on the m...

Impact of teen fictional dramas on today’s youth

Impact of teen fictional dramas on today's youth

by Isis Martin, Reporter

May 13, 2020

The show highlights tribrid (part werewolf, witch and vampire) Hope and twin witches Lizzie and Josie as supernatural teenagers in Mystic Falls. Aside from the fact that werewolves, phoenixes and vampires do not exist, Legacies presents an unrealistic representation of how teens should navigate intim...

Life in lockdown: Domestic abuse crisis during social isolation

Life in lockdown: Domestic abuse crisis during social isolation

by Joelle Tindal, Reporter

May 5, 2020

Since the lockdown period for numerous cities in the U.S. took effect in March, law enforcement agencies across the country have reported a rise in domestic violence calls. Due to the threat of physical violence posed by some people to the ones they live with, victims of domestic violence are in need of u...

Shades of purple: Guide to understanding domestic abuse

Shades of purple: Guide to understanding domestic abuse

by Makayla Herron, Copy and Online Editor

April 29, 2020

Walking out of my room, I found my mom watching TV on the couch. From the way she sat on the couch to the outfit she wore, I felt like I was looking into a mirror. Much of my taste in fashion, mannerisms and outlook on life can be attributed to her. Parents’ personal attitudes and behaviors influen...

Senior insists COVID-19 “just the flu” while in critical condition (Satire)

Senior insists COVID-19 “just the flu” while in critical condition (Satire)

by Andrew Cox, Advertising & PR Manager

April 28, 2020

As paramedics brought senior Justin Milton into an ambulance to receive treatment for a life-threatening case of COVID-19 that had given him shortness of breath and a high fever, Milton objected to the fuss made over the illness. “It’s basically just the flu, bro,” Milton said. “I don’t understand w...

Politicization of COVID-19 leads to healthier future

Politicization of COVID-19 leads to healthier future

by Juliette Roberts, Copy Editor

April 16, 2020

Before the first cases of COVID-19 began appearing in America, climate change, immigration laws, gun control and many other partisan issues took up the bulk of the political climate. Now the danger surrounding COVID-19 has cleared all other conversations out of the way to become the primary issue of ...

Student journalism remains stronghold in time of crisis

Student journalism remains stronghold in time of crisis

by Gracie Warhurst, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2020

With a constant stream of news available every hour of every day during a pandemic, there are an infinite number of sources with varying qualities to rely on. Not every school knows the best way to reach their students, whether it be through parents or social media, but informing the student body is n...

Marking Evolution: The Weeknd’s New Chapter

Marking Evolution: The Weeknd’s New Chapter

by Myh Seyoum, Reporter

April 7, 2020

Abel Tesfaye — known by his stage name, The Weeknd — started releasing music somewhat anonymously on YouTube in 2011 and quickly gained attention from indie music listeners. Since then his following has grown immensely and he currently has the most monthly listeners on Spotify of any artist in the world. His recent 14-t...

Much-needed island getaway: “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” review

Much-needed island getaway: “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” review

by Akie Kasai, Reporter

April 3, 2020

From the random Animalese babblings of the villagers and other characters to the consistent cartoony art style that a passionate fan base loves, the Animal Crossing series is one of Nintendo’s most successful franchises with “Animal Crossing: New Leaf” selling over 12.45 million units, making ...

Shades of purple: Guide to understanding domestic abuse

Shades of purple: Guide to understanding domestic abuse

by Makayla Herron, Copy and Online Editor

February 27, 2020

In addition to Heart Awareness Month and Black History Month, February also marks Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAPM) and is dedicated to bringing awareness to teen dating violence as well as educating students on how to stop abuse before it begins. Every year takes on a different...

Wading mind deep in time: Tame Impala’s insightful new album

Wading mind deep in time: Tame Impala’s insightful new album

by Myh Seyoum, Reporter

February 27, 2020

Everybody knows the indie personality stereotype — that person who thrifts their clothing, spends all of their time on Twitter and flaunts their “underground” taste in music, including artists like Rex Orange County, Clairo and Frank Ocean (who are actually very popular). Tame Impala, another alternative group, is often mentioned while making f...