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A holiday celebrating love and romance, Valentine’s Day has become associated with imagery of hearts, the colors red and pink, angels, and flowers.

Cupid vs. consumerism: the reality of Valentine’s Day

Annaliese Long, Section Editor February 14, 2023

For as long as humans have inhabited the earth, one fact has remained undeniably true: everybody loves love. It has served as the inspiration behind the majority of our civilization’s most beloved novels,...

College applications arent as easy as everyone else says they are. The amount of stress that they induce is unimaginable.

College applications: the bane of my existence

Marcela Maya Escalona, Section Editor January 31, 2023

If the idea of senior year is not already stressful enough, imagine having to start college applications right when you get back to school, while having no clue how to do them, and no idea of what’s...

Films in the same series are typically released within a few years of each other. However, the trend of waiting longer between film releases is becoming popular. This tends to leave the audience with a subpar second installment, using the anticipation as a quick cash grab instead of trying to produce a high quality film.

Long-awaited sequels threaten the quality of films

Julia Hubbell, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2023

Sequels are a staple in the film industry. Building off the backs of the original work in hopes of expanding a cinematic universe. And while sequel installments are typically highly anticipated by the...

The sunshine state lives up to its name year round even during the winter season.

The bitterness of Florida winters

Trinidy Kev, Staff Reporter January 17, 2023

Dec. 21 marks the first official day of winter, however this is hardly the case for those in Florida. For residents of the sunshine state, the traditional winter season is non-existent due to the absence...

As this years holiday season comes to an end, many are left disappointed with their high expectations, anticipated lack of stress, and attempt to travel with family. The 2022 holiday airline backups were more pronounced than usual, leaving many travelers entirely frustrated, often stranded, and ready for the season to be done.

Holiday travel: worth the hassle?

Makayla Martindale, Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2023

Whether watching the iconic “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” or Lifetime’s “Snowed-Inn Christmas”, holiday movies centered around the idea of traveling are some of the most popular....

Senegal vs. England Quarterfinal at the 2022 World Cup, where England won 3-0.

Qatar world cup 2022: was it worth the wait?

Nairie De Gregory, Staff Reporter December 20, 2022

Less than a month ago the 2022 World Cup in Qatar came to a close with Argentina lifting the Cup in front of millions around the globe. It is no secret that this World Cup has been filled with controversy...

Released on Wednesday Nov. 23 this show gives many chills and thrills.

Wednesday: The world through Wednesday Addams

Amelia Galliford, Staff Reporter December 10, 2022

This Thanksgiving season was an exciting one. Not just because of the delicious apple pie and sweet potato casserole, but because there was a new television series coming out that I had waited for with...

On Oct. 29, homecoming was hosted out on the Patriot Grassy Green. Students packed the dance floor listening to music as strobe lights flashed.

Why you should ho-go to hoco

Avery Ranum, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2022

This year, I am a senior in high school. Many of the activities I have participated in have become my last: my last first day of school, my last football game, and more recently, my last homecoming. Although...

One of the most recent movies to feature a big-time star of the music world in its cast, Dont Worry Darling generated some controversy with the casting of singing phenom Harry Styles in one of the leading roles. Despite the skepticism from certain audience members regarding Styles acting ability, the movie garnered lots of publicity and earned $19 million at the U.S. box office for its opening weekend.

From stage to screen: do singers belong in movies?

Annaliese Long, Features/Entertainment/Opinions/News Editor November 1, 2022

There seems to be a phenomenon spreading throughout Hollywood where no one can settle for one kind of stardom – if a celebrity has conquered one realm of the entertainment industry, they must conquer...

Period pieces are a perpetually dominant force in the cinema costume sphere. Year after year they  fill the Best Costume Design category at the Academy Awards, and ten of the last twelve winners of the award have been historical films.

How important is historical accuracy in costume design for period pieces?

Annaliese Long, Features/Entertainment/Opinions/News Editor October 24, 2022

Jeans and t-shirts for the 2000s, a flapper dress for the 1920s, frilly collars for the Renaissance – the general ideas of how people dressed throughout previous times are pretty well-established. When...

iOS 16 allows users to Undo Send and Edit their text messages.

iOS 16: optimal personalization, major disappointment

Abby Roberson, Staff Reporter October 13, 2022

Sept. 12, marked one of the year’s most highly anticipated days for iPhone users: Apple’s release of iOS 16.  Every year, people wait excitedly for Apple Inc. to release a new model of their iOS operating...

Orlando City Soccer Club playing in the U.S. Open Cup final (on 09/07/22). The Lions fought hard during the game, and throughout the entire tournament to hold up the trophy at the end of the night.

Orlando City SC: a journey to the top

Nairie De Gregory, Staff Reporter September 19, 2022

Orlando City S.C. is Orlando, Florida's pro soccer team. Currently 5th place in the Eastern Division of the MLS (Major League Soccer), the Lions clawed their way to the top of one of the biggest soccer...

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