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“Free Guy” isn’t a good movie, it’s a great one

Julia Moon, Editor in Chief September 14, 2021

As a casual gamer myself, NPCs (Non-Playable Characters) can range from being the best helper to being the worst character in the game. One might even think that if the character were playable, they would...

Free viewers from the train wreck of “Free Guy”

Faith Shimick, News and Copy Editor September 14, 2021

In the world of steadily increasing theater premiers, “Free Guy” seems to welcome viewers with a sense of adventure and an ever-rarer originality. The movie, produced by 20th Century Fox, which is...

Taylor Swift’s 8th album folklore was released on July 24. Its companion album evermore was released Dec. 11.

Swift’s new era

Avery Ranum, Staff Reporter April 9, 2021

I cannot say I was surprised on Mar. 14 when Taylor Swift won the 2021 Grammys’ album of the year for her 8th project, folklore. I was even sporting my beige hoodie with the album's cover on it in support....

Former President Donald Trump gives a speech to workers at a manufacturing plant in Mich. after signing the United States- Mexico- Canada Agreement, a replacement for NAFTA. Although most of his speeches do not result in violence, Trump draws people in with his words, and taking advantage of that could lead to violence, like on Jan. 6.
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The danger of powerful speech

Faith Shimick, Staff Reporter January 15, 2021

The most powerful people in history always have big audiences and most of the time, are also talented speakers. Most celebrities may have the former, and therefore influential power, but it is often political...

The 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas features the holidays Christmas and Halloween. Many wonder what time of year is appropriate to watch the Tim Burton classic.

The Nightmare Before Christmas: scary or merry?

Julia Hubbell, Staff Reporter December 3, 2020

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the story of Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king, losing interest in the spookiness of halloween, and trying to recreate Christmas within Halloween Town....

Effects on Mental Health from Twenty-Twenty

Effects on Mental Health from Twenty-Twenty

Ashley Weston, Staff Reporter October 14, 2020

No one was prepared for the events that occurred in twenty-twenty. Everyone had to adjust and adapt as the world was changing before their eyes. Each experience from this year is different and because...

The information shown above is from taxfoundation.orgs 2018 Tax Brackets article. In it, the breakdown of how much a single person pays based on their income is detailed.

‘Progressive’ is not the right word for the tax system

Faith Shimick, Staff Reporter October 12, 2020

In 2018, Americans earned about 11.65 trillion dollars. The IRS took around 1.54 trillion dollars from 154 million tax returns. This amount of money seems great for the government’s purse, but what really...

Seattle Storm player Breanna Stewart smiles during her game against the Dallas Wings on Aug. 19, 2018. Before 2020, this was one of the last WNBA games she participated in, due to the injury she sustained while playing in Russia in 2019.

Gender Disparity: A Constant Foul for Professional Basketball

Grace Stoker, Sports Editor October 9, 2020

If you have been paying attention to sports during these last few months, you would know all about the National Basketball Association (NBA) Bubble and the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)...

On Sep. 4, Disneys streaming service Disney+ lists Mulan as a premier access movie.

Two movies, different releases

Julia Moon, News Editor October 6, 2020

Since the start of COVID-19, the release dates for many movies and films have been delayed. For months well-anticipated films had yet to show official releases, and under the circumstances, theaters were...

The student section cheers on the varsity football team on Thursday, Sept. 17. Face masks were encouraged in the stands, but social distancing was not enforced. The varsity football team suffered a narrow loss against Lake Mary High School and the final score was 15-14.

How safe are sports?

Grace Stoker, Sports Editor October 4, 2020

On Aug. 31, following the approval of the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA), the county announced that sports teams were officially allowed to practice for their upcoming games. According...

The loading screen that displays which role a person plays. A person can either become a crew mate or an impostor.

An impostor among us

Angelina Jonkaitis, Entertainment Editor October 1, 2020

A game unlike any other, “Among Us” is a multiplayer survival game about tiny astronauts. You are assigned a role: impostor or crewmate, and based on that role you must either survive or destroy anyone...

Students in Mr. Kupffers third period class are quite close during COVID-19. This is just part of working out the setbacks during the pandemic this school year.

Quarantined But Not Sick

Rylee Malloy, Staff Reporter September 30, 2020

Quarantine is a new thing we have to deal with this school year. It creates a mix of many emotions as the time slowly passes. From the perspective of a student who was quarantined as a result of contact...

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