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5 Ways to Beat Boredom

Elizabeth Secor, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

Who else is bored during quarantine? Here are a few activities to do while stuck at home. Bake something A few things that can be baked easily are warm gooey cookies or even a delicious cake. If you do not have the traditional cookie ingredients like oatmeal or chocolate chips, do not worry, there...

Big Mouth Returns For Season Three

Talia Dave', Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2019

The iconic cartoon Big Mouth is coming back to Netflix this Friday and people could not be more excited. The raunchy comedy has fans all over the country preparing for the big release. In February, the directors released the “first” episode of the third season to keep fans at bay. The episode was...

Homecoming Mums: The Texas Tradition

Haley Derdiger, Associate Editor

October 2, 2019

Living in the Lone Star State, homecoming is a huge time for high school students. Everyone knows it is not just the football games and dance, but the homecoming mums, as they have broken through to the Texas culture.  The homecoming “mum” originated from chrysanthemums, after it became the unoffici...

Beverly Hills 90210 Gets Rebooted After 29 Years

Haley Derdiger, Associate Editor

September 4, 2019

The rumors are true, Beverly Hills 90210 is back. The 90’s show that captured teens by the heart had made a reappearance on TV this year. Here is everything you need to know about the shows reboot. The Past Beverly Hills, 90210 ran on air for 10 seasons from 1990 to 2000. The original series...

Spider-Man Leaves the MCU Causing a Stir

Elizabeth Secor, Staff Writer

August 27, 2019

The internet is buzzing with the news that Spider-Man is swinging away from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Avengers Endgame painted the picture of Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Spider-Man being the next heads of the Marvel phase era. Spider-Man Far From Home left us with the idea that Spider-...

Rejecting the False Dichotomy Surrounding Social Media

Shreya Mapadath, Staff Writer

August 27, 2019

Stories of morning routines that begin not with the sound of an alarm, but with the artificial light of a phone screen and scrolling through notifications are often the beginning of arguments about how social media has irreversibly transformed our culture for the worse. People view it as a major contr...

“You” Gaining Popularity Since Joining Netflix

Isabelle Yuen, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019

“You” was almost unheard of before December. The then Lifetime series gathered about 650,000 viewers per episode when it first premiered, according to producer Greg Berlanti. He is also responsible for “Riverdale” and “Arrow.” In today’s television industry that number is close to nothing....

Rockstar’s ‘Red Dead Redemption II’ is a historic game

Avery Klatsky, Senior Editor

January 18, 2019

Eight years after the release of the famed Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games released the prequel to the first game, Red Dead Redemption II (RDR2). The game features Arthur Morgan, a gunslinger in a band of outlaws run by Dutch van der Linde. Throughout the game, Morgan and the gang go from cit...

OPINION: Tell your Kids the truth about Santa

Isabelle Yuen, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

“Santa is not real.” The phrase that breaks the whimsical hearts of children. A traumatic moment they will always remember for the rest of their lives, the moment they stopped believing in Santa Claus.  Hopes and dreams are shattered with just those four words. But all of this can be avoided if p...

OPINION: Keep the Myth of Santa Claus Alive

Talia Dave, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

For many, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Kids look forward to presents, stockings and leaving those crumbly cookies and milk for Santa. If Buddy the Elf believes in Old Kris Kringle, little kids should too. Parents should let their kids believe in Santa and keep the joy of believing a...

Delicious Snacks and Treats to Eat This Season

Juliette Uncovsky, Associate Editor

December 13, 2018

Here are some holiday treats that you should make this winter.

The Rise to Stardom of Rapper Sheck Wes

Noah Karesh, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

Twenty Eighteen has been one of the biggest years in recent history for rap music. Songs by artists such as Travis Scott, Juice Wrld and Drake have become wildly popular and dominate the Billboard Hot 100 chart for weeks on end. There has been one song in particular however that has become one of the bigg...

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