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Olivia Rodrigo performs a track from her newest album, GUTS.

Olivia Rodrigo spills her guts… again

Kingston Lareau, Staff Reporter April 8, 2024

After her touring in 2022 for her album “SOUR”, Olivia Rodrigo dropped her sophomore album titled “GUTS” at just 20 years old. The album contained popular songs such as “lacy” and “vampire,”...

Fans showed major support for Grandes seventh studio album, which skyrocketed in popularity.

Eternal Sunshine: an album worth remembering

Leila Amirkhosravi, Staff Reporter March 12, 2024

Ariana Grande has had her position as a pop princess cemented since 2013. Her vocals have a light and cloudy tone that helps all her tracks make you feel like you’re floating. Her music genre has evolved...

Avatar: The Last Airbender is a series for everyone to enjoy. Depicting phenomenal acting and accurate portrayals of scenes from the original show, this show is guaranteed to leave viewers in awe.

“Avatar: The Last Airbender” was an elemental hit

Sammie Jo Clark, Section Editor March 12, 2024

On Feb 22. Netflix released the long-awaited live-action adaptation of the beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender (ATLA) series, featuring the beloved Avatar Aang (Gordon Cormier) and his journey to master...

 Epic’s new album “The Circe Saga” hit number one album of any genre on iTunes and passed a million streams in less than a day.

“The Circe Saga” the most ‘Epic’ musical

Amelia Galliford, Section Editor March 9, 2024

There has been an overload of news about the music industry in recent months, from Taylor Swift winning another Grammy and announcing her new album “The Tortured Poets Department,” to the release of...

Mean Girls Musical Movie: fetch or far fetched?

‘Mean Girls Musical Movie’: fetch or far fetched?

Gauge Spurlock, Staff Reporter March 7, 2024

The long-awaited ‘Mean Girls' musical-movie hit theaters on Jan. 12th. A combined adaptation of the iconic 2004 movie and hit Broadway musical of the same name, the film grossed 66.4 million dollars...

Travis Scotts Circus Maximus tour was a great show that produced over $80 million.

Travis Scott fans finally find “Utopia”

Kingston Lareau, Staff Reporter February 13, 2024

On Aug. 31 Travis Scott superfans fought Ticketmaster to obtain admission to his “Circus Maximus” tour. Five months later, the Orlando show was full of surprises, new and old songs, and shock for everyone...

Trolls Band Together was a phenomenal feel-good movie that I would highly recommend to people of all ages.

“Trolls Band Together” leaves fans in- SYNC

Sammie Jo Clark, Section Editor February 2, 2024

On Nov. 17, DreamWorks released a third addition to their popular “Trolls'' franchise, “Trolls Band Together.” The movie followed Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) as they embarked...

Wonka was released on Dec. 15, and grossed $553 billion against a budget of $125 million.

Wonka: a movie riddled with pure imagination

Leila Amirkhosravi, Staff Reporter February 1, 2024

On Dec. 15, the immensely anticipated “Wonka” movie made its way to the big screen and captivated audiences of all ages in the process. The film is a prequel following the younger version of the famous...

The new Hunger Games movie, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, was released to theaters on Nov. 17.

The newest ‘Hunger Games’ movie is catching fire

Amelia Galliford and Nyla Black January 14, 2024

One of the most popular young-adult book series, “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, recently received a film adaptation of the fourth book, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”. Released in...

The novel and film both utilize a rich, evocative setting to convey the storys emotional depth.

The beauty in the tragedy of ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Elias Andreopoulos, Staff Reporter January 8, 2024

“Killers of the Flower Moon” (KOTFM) was a book written by David Grann and published in 2017. It tells the story of the Osage tribe and the heart-wrenching betrayals that are spurred by humanity’s...

All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey was released on Oct. 28, in 1994, and has been a seasonal favorite for many. It has been a top Christmas music hit for multiple years, and will become a classic as time goes on.

Mariah Carey: Christmas queen or Christmas scene?

Sammie Jo Clark, Section Editor December 18, 2023

The start of the holiday season is found everywhere in late November and early December; with the weather growing colder, the hustle and bustle of shoppers, decorations all over and the noise many would...

Prior to its cancellation, Scream Queens received mixed reviews. Fans appreciated the campy take on horror, while critics saw it as too messy and ridiculous. To this day, the show has retained a cult following.

Why ‘Scream Queens’ deserved better

Annaliese Long, Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2023

‘Scream Queens’ aired on Fox Network from Sep. 2015 to Dec. 2016. Following a sorority tormented by a serial killer, the show masterfully blended comedy, horror and satire and was, in my opinion, one...

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