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Yelling in a Quiet Neighborhood Review

Yelling in a Quiet Neighborhood Review

Amanda Mourelatos, Editor in Chief

October 23, 2020

Musical artist Jacob Adaam Kulick, who goes by Kulick, is a 28-year-old Pennsylvanian who began his solo music journey in 2017. Kulick is a small alternative/indie band that was introduced to me when I saw Andy Black live in Phoenix. He brought energy and music that didn't sound amateuristic at all, and ...

21 Savage’s ‘Savage Mode II’: Will It Flourish Or Flop?

21 Savage’s ‘Savage Mode II’: Will It Flourish Or Flop?

Malachi Hatfield, Reporter

October 8, 2020

21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s highly anticipated ‘Savage Mode II' album finally released Friday. This was a great start to October for 21 Savage fans (and rap fans in general) who have been waiting for this album for over four years. The first 'Savage Mode' album released in July of 2016. That...

First Presidential Debate: Why It Went So Wrong

First Presidential Debate: Why It Went So Wrong

Nathalia Valdez, Editor-in-chief

October 7, 2020

On September 29th the first Presidential Debate between candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump took place, and if you haven't heard... it was a complete disaster. The candidates where asked about the economy, the pandemic, systemic racism, past records, and voting through mail. Over all the yelling, arguing,...

The Underlying Misogyny Surrounding Fangirl Culture

The Underlying Misogyny Surrounding Fangirl Culture

Krystal Orehek, Reporter

October 6, 2020

When you hear the word "fangirl" you probably think of a bunch of girls screaming over their favorite celebrities. I can't say that this image is untrue, but the negative connotation that comes with it is a reflection of decades of belittling female interests. Whenever girls express interest in something...

Xenophobia Towards the Biggest Band in the World, BTS

Xenophobia Towards the Biggest Band in the World, BTS

Mei Dotzler, Reporter

October 2, 2020

Xenophobia, the prejudice against people from other countries, is a very prevalent issue in society today; more specifically, the active xenophobia towards K-Pop (Korean pop music) and BTS, the most popular K-Pop group within America. Despite its surge of popularity back in 2016, K-Pop continues to be...

Disposable Is SO Last Pandemic

All these masks were found on a beach in Hong Kong

Amanda Mourelatos, Editor in Chief

September 16, 2020

Due to the current pandemic, disposable gloves and masks are the hottest buy. Granted, I'd assume most people are more worried about staying safe, but our environment is suffering from this. Many people believe that since we're staying home, the environment isn't being affected as greatly. However, now...

Talent vs. Troll

Talent vs. Troll

Malachi Hatfield, Reporter

September 10, 2020

New York rapper 6ix9ine is known for his antics and "trolling" in the music industry. This often leads to him butting heads with other artists. The latest of these artists is Chicago rapper Lil Durk. Durk is a 27-year-old rapper from the South Side of Chicago. He's known for his songs 'Laugh Now Cry...

2020 VMAs Review

2020 VMAs Review

Krystal Orehek

September 9, 2020

The 2020 MTV VMA's, or should I say the 2020 Lady Gaga awards, took place on the night of August 30th. Ultimately, the show lacked a lot of flavor due to there being no real audiences and the performances being pre-recorded, I also question some of the award choices...there's a lot to cover, so let's...

The Dying Art of The “One Hit Wonder”

The Dying Art of The

Alexzander (AJ) Braaten, contributor

September 3, 2020

One hit wonder musicians and bands are great, there's just no other way to put it. How could you not love these musicians who've made careers off of one successful song, despite having years of hard work behind them? It's great to hear a new voice every once in a while instead of just listening to chart...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons, A Game Review

Animal Crossing: New Horizons, A Game Review

Paizley Nicole Wallace

September 2, 2020

Animal Crossing: New Horizons, being the 8th game in the series, is a social simulation video game that lets the player explore an open island, build their friendships with fellow island-goers, and decorate everything from bottom to top. Ever since the first game in 2001, Animal Crossing has always...

Can a leopard change its spots?

Can a leopard change its spots?

Mario Reynaga, Reporter

August 30, 2020

Have you ever wondered how the leopard got his spots? Scientists at Bristol University analyzed the markings of 35 wild cat species to understand the beautiful intriguing patterns.There are different ways to tell the difference between leopards like their nose color, scars,  and prominent spots elsew...

Should Sports Go Back To Play?

Image from Google creator : Victor Ruiz

Lia Ghirardi, Contributor

August 25, 2020

Should sports be able to resume play in the time of a pandemic? Some may disagree, but I think that sports should be able to go back. I myself play soccer and definitely want to go back to how things were. If I want to do anything in the future with soccer, that all depends on my playing in school...

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