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Combatting prejudice in the classroom

Combatting prejudice in the classroom

Delaney Rosenblatt, Staff Reporter May 10, 2022

I am an inherently political person. I care deeply about those in my community, state, and country, and have no issue speaking up about things I believe, or not believe, in. I am sure many, if not all...

As the second season of “Bridgerton” premiered on Fri. Mar. 25, fans and critics alike had a lot to say about Anthony Bridgerton’s attempt at finding a wife in the London Ton. Through the course of the season, the audience experienced the emotional high and lows of Kate and Anthony’s eventual relationship, leaving many to question whether season two lived up to the high standards set by Daphne and Simon’s story in season one.

“Bridgerton”: a royal letdown

Makayla Martindale, Sports Editor May 10, 2022

Premiering on Fri. Mar. 25,  the second season of “Bridgerton” was released after its long anticipated return to Netflix. From the costumes and romance to the drama and regality, this show follows...

Perpetuating cinematic violence

Perpetuating cinematic violence

Delaney Rosenblatt, Staff Reporter April 29, 2022

It seems as if impossible scenarios only appearing on the silver screen have seeped their way into our tangible world. Mass pandemics, books being burned and self-driving cars seemed almost fictional....

Released on Apr. 1, 2022, Sonys Morbius is an unfortunate waste of good characters. Most of the movie was weirdly paced, and was overall not an enjoyable experience for viewers.

A universal disappointment: “Morbius”

Julia Hubbell, Entertainment/Opinions Editor April 15, 2022

Released on Apr. 1, Sony’s “Morbius'' is the perfect movie to be released on April Fool’s Day. This film is a disaster from start to finish, leaving me with many questions that I honestly did not...

Junior Kylie Johnson runs away from a swarm of bees in fear.

Brantley bees should buzz off

Delaney Rosenblatt, Staff Reporter February 17, 2022

“My heart is lost; the bees have eaten it.” Author Charles Baudelaire has no comment on the aforementioned bees, but the students at Lake Brantley High School certainly have. Countless pep rallies,...

Rachel Balkovec, the first professional female baseball manager for the Tampa Tarpons, a low Class A affiliate for the New York Yankees, has been shattering sports stereotypes for years, as she initially became involved with the Yankees organization in 2019. Balkovec was hired as the first full-time female hitting instructor in the MLB for the Yankees farm system, which began her career in professional baseball and has allowed her to acquire significant success in pursuing her dreams to become a professional baseball manager. Her hard work and perseverance in a field dominated by men will hopefully inspire young women and girls around the country to believe in themselves.

Balkovec: breaking barriers

Makayla Martindale, Sports Editor February 7, 2022

Attracting about 2.7 million viewers during the regular season and 14.3 million viewers during the 2021 World Series games, baseball remains one of America’s favorite pastimes. With 120 Minor League...

COVID-19 has given holiday celebrations a significant change. As people consider the risks of the virus, it becomes difficult to travel far or invite others.

What is up with COVID holidays?

Julia Moon, Editor in Chief January 21, 2022

I admit, the winter holiday season of 2021 was kind of a disappointment. After the initial breakout of COVID-19 in the United States back in 2020, I had already expected that holiday gatherings such as...

The main three cast members, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, reminisce about their time working on the film series.

Why I will not be watching “Return to Hogwarts” anytime soon

Faith Shimick, News and Copy Editor January 14, 2022

On Jan. 1, 2022, HBO released the film “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts”. Since it has been 20 years since the release of the first Harry Potter movie, cast members decided to get...

Macaulay Culkin features as Kevin, the supposed protagonist of Disneys 1990 Christmas film Home Alone. While he may be advertised as a lovable hero, he is anything but.

Kevin McAllister is the real villain of “Home Alone”

Faith Shimick, News and Copy Editor November 26, 2021

At first, Disney’s 1990 movie “Home Alone” seems like a happy, lighthearted Christmas classic. It has everything a blockbuster childrens’ movie could want, from a great soundtrack to an action-packed...

Halloween Horror Nights is an event that occurs at Universal Studios between Sept. 3 and Oct. 31 that provides people with the opportunity to walk through up to ten haunted houses, ride roller coasters, and interact with performers all after hours. The 30th anniversary of Halloween Horror Nights lived up to its renowned position as one of the largest “scare-fests” in the world, as the performers went above and beyond many people’s expectations, despite the safety precautions put in place.

30 years of screams: Halloween Horror Nights

Makayla Martindale, Sports Editor October 25, 2021

As of this fall season, Universal Studios dusted off the cobwebs for the 30th anniversary of Halloween Horror Nights (HHN). My friends and I took full advantage of the chaos as the 15 of us took on the...

Beginning Sept. 10, Howl-O-Scream opened for its first frightening night at SeaWorld. While it was the parks’ first year hosting the event, Busch Gardens, a neighboring amusement park owned by SeaWorld, has been doing something similar since 1999.

Howl-O-Scream: The inaugural fear

Avery Ranum, Features Editor October 25, 2021

SeaWorld is not usually the first park I think of when I think “scary.” Neighboring parks, such as Universal which hosts “Halloween Horror Nights” and Walt Disney World which hosts “Boo Bash”,...

Halloween frights 2021

Halloween frights 2021

Makayla Martindale and Avery Ranum October 25, 2021

Halloween brings about a multitude of events that many people attend each year. The vast number of Halloween-themed events often create conflict regarding which provides the best scare experience.

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