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Let’s Stop Using the Term “Politically Active First Lady” – They All Deserve Credit

Let’s Stop Using the Term “Politically Active First Lady” – They All Deserve Credit

By Castalia Litos, School and Community Editor January 12, 2024

A first lady is defined by Oxford dictionary as “the wife or female partner of the president or other leader of a nation or state.” While a literal definition, it fails to address the scope of what First Ladies throughout the country’s history have contributed to the socio-political scene. Every...

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Trends Have Become Trendy

By Elaine Clarke, Opinion & Editorial Editor January 12, 2024

Ever scroll around on your phone and see something new that you don’t quite get the hype for? It might be a joke or new slang word, or maybe a weird piece of clothing or furniture that people can’t stop talking about.  Over the span of a week, you keep seeing this new thing and keep getting...

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Bad Reputation: How Taylor Swift’s New Billionaire Status is Not News You Should Be Shaking Off

By Elaine Clarke, Opinion & Editorial Editor January 5, 2024

Taylor Swift is now a billionaire, according to Bloomberg News who announced her new status late last month. Her net worth is almost $1.1 billion.  She is now one of just a few musicians, like Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Paul McCartney, who have achieved that status, and she has done so almost exclusively...

The Problem with Wes Andersification

The Problem with Wes Andersification

By Elaine Clarke, Art and Entertainment Editor October 27, 2023

Wes Anderson is an American director known for his particular style of filmmaking. From bright colors and quirky characters to wide camera shots with satisfying symmetry. Movies like one of his earliest films, Rushmore, or his most recent Asteroid City, are instantly recognized for their character and...

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Pro and Con: Promposals

By Elaine Clarke and Kacie Burns May 27, 2023

Pro- Elaine Clarke Promposals are a cute tradition associated with prom and the prom season. Despite the fact that many promposals lead to embarrassment or awkwardness between the prompopsal-er and the promposal-ee, they can often be sweet moments between two teens excited for the prom season. However...

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Being “Cultured” Is A Privilege

By Castalia Litos, School and Community Editor May 27, 2023

As music, film, fashion, and literature become increasingly more globalized and accessible, people around the world are absorbing various forms of media previously unattainable. As a result, I’ve witnessed a shift in the way we talk about enjoying art. No longer are there just subcultures everyone...

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AI “Art” Isn’t Art.

By Kacie Burns, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 3, 2023

In recent years (and even months), the public's notion of what AI can do has stretched drastically. From the writings of ChatGPT to Deepfakes of our favorite celebrities, artificial intelligence is now in the hands of anyone who simply Google searches for it. Over the past couple of months, AI art...

Fashion at the Golden Globes

Fashion at the Golden Globes

By Quinn Muller and John May January 13, 2023

LOS ANGELES, California - After a scandal resulted in the cancellation of last year’s Golden Globes, the event returned this year on Tuesday, January 10th. This is the 80th annual award show, and is a looser commemorative special, comparable to the Oscars.  Many red carpet looks stood out this...

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Overwatch 2 Review

By Tyler McGuigan, Writer December 9, 2022

How do you make an experience feel fresh and brand-new after six years? This was the challenge that video game developer Blizzard faced. Overwatch 1 was considered one of the best first person shooter videogames of 2016, winning the Game of the Year award that year and was available on Xbox, Playstation,...

The reinvented character Ghost, from an early mission in the game.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Review

By John May, Writer December 2, 2022

The video game Call of Duty has become a cultural icon over the past 15 years. One of our generation's defining traits is the rise in popularity of shooter video games. Halo, Counter-Strike, and Battlefield are all examples of games with colossal followings. While games like Counter-Strike remain beloved...

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Is Water Wet? – Affirmative

By Ethan Bromley, Opinion November 23, 2022

Over the course of human interaction and development, one question remains prominent in human discourse: “Is Water Wet?” The debate is in constant controversy, as the definition of “wet” is unable to bring any clarification over the issue. This is not just a question of whether liquid adheres...

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The SAT and ACT: Unaffordable and a Hindrance to Higher Education for Many

By Aidan Schneider, Opinion Desk Editor November 18, 2022

In the past year, colleges and universities have become increasingly test optional, no longer requiring SAT or ACT test scores to consider an applicant. In fact, nearly 80% of colleges and universities, public and private, will not require test scores in applications for fall 2023. This is welcome news,...

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