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Top 5 Elton John Songs

Top 5 Elton John Songs

Alais Alzaga, Media Arts Editor

September 11, 2019

With the release of "Rocketman" a rockumentary on the life of Elton John, I started thinking about which of his songs were my favorite.  Elton John is one of the most consequential artists of the past 52 years. His unique mix of sounds truly changed the music industry. As the decades pass, legendary...

Is The `Granny State Law` Necessary?

Is The `Granny State Law` Necessary?

Alex Herman, Reporter

September 10, 2019

We've all heard of nanny cams, right?  Those hidden video cameras inside of teddy bears or plants to spy on babysitters and make sure they don't abuse the infants they are supposed to be taking care of?  Well have you heard of the 'Granny State' law? As of mid 2018, there have been five states including...

Dave Chappelle’s Controversial Special Not So Special

Dave Chappelle’s Controversial Special Not So Special

Brendon Davis, Reporter

September 10, 2019

Dave Chappelle's new Netflix special, "Sticks and Stones," has been receiving backlash due to the controversial jokes the comedian has made. The title is based off the saying, "Stick and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." In the special, Chappelle made jokes about the victims ...

Censorship – A Waste of Time

Censorship – A Waste of Time

Amanda Mourelatos, Editor in Chief

September 9, 2019

Censorship is the coverage of profanity or exposed image in books, film, music, etc. Why do people feel the need to use censorship, though? In music, curse words are often censored. On cable television, movies are censored from profanity. Film and photography has nudity censored. Different forms of media...

It’s Harmless, What Could Happen?

It’s Harmless, What Could Happen?

Maddy Pena, Reporter

August 29, 2019

Recently a study in the journal radiology proved that the claimed to be"harmless" vape pens are constricting blood vessels. Vape Pens have always been advertised as the healthy alternative to smoking, which for the most part they are. But the sad reality is that they're not as healthy as advertised....

Goodbye CDs, Hello Streaming

Goodbye CDs, Hello Streaming

Andy Mourelatos, Reporter

August 29, 2019

We live in a world where you can listen to any music you want, wherever and whenever with just a few clicks. Even more people than ever can listen to music and discover new songs and artists from all across the world. This is all thanks to the internet. The new digital age has brought with it access...

Jordan Ford’s Top Ten Unpopular Opinions

Jordan Ford’s Top Ten Unpopular Opinions

Jordan Ford, Reporter

August 26, 2019

Recently I've seen this trend going around on social media about people's unpopular opinions, so I decided to write my own. Black Ariel: There has been a lot of controversy going on about Disney casting black female actress Halle Bailey for Ariel in the live action 'The Little Mermaid.' And I ...

Students Encourage Parental Involvement to Get Conference Back

Students Encourage Parental Involvement to Get Conference Back

Emma Walrath, Reporter

August 22, 2019

After weeks of teachers and students being unsure of the future of conference period, Principal Estrella stated in an email to parents, “After several discussions and two faculty surveys, we decided to go with the following option.  For the time being, each teacher will designate a conference time with...

Land Of The Free?

Land Of The Free?

Maddy Pena, Reporter

August 20, 2019

The freedom to be and do whatever you want, if only it was true. America was made on the dream that we were going to be a country of individuals united under the freedom we all share, meaning you could have nothing in common with the people you meet, but that's okay.  And you may not have any common...

America’s Vicarious Trauma Epidemic

America’s Vicarious Trauma Epidemic

Winta Tekle, Reporter

August 14, 2019

In the wake of the week-long onslaughts of mass shootings in America, I began to ponder: is America traumatized? A loaded statement, I know. But look to recent events unfolding, and then look within yourself and how they've manifested. Panic spread like wildfire August 7th in Times Square where people...

Chance The Rapper’s New Album

Chance The Rapper’s New Album

Jordan Ford, Reporter

August 13, 2019

During the summer, Chance The Rapper released his new album The Big Day.  Hearing the news that he released a new album was amazing. I was very intrigued in this album since Chance has not released an album since 2016, although earlier in the year he released a song called 'GRoCERIES' featuring Tis...

Interviews, Photographs, and Deadlines, Oh My!

Interviews, Photographs, and Deadlines, Oh My!

Amanda Mourelatos, Reporter

August 12, 2019

Imagine a hopping newsroom with high school students, some who have never done anything journalism-related before, and some who have been involved with their journalism classes at school. Everyone typing away, snapping photos, and going in and out for interviews. Editors are conversing with their peers...

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