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How to stay fit in quarantine

Alex Garrott, junior, working out.

Andres Figueroa, Reporter

May 15, 2020

No matter how the media spins it, many families, students, and workers have been asked to remain inside their houses (or at least not out in public) during the Covid-19 outbreak. Humans are social creatures, so some might become sad during isolation, and others might become bored. Exercising is on...

Why go on a shopping spree when you can protect yourself for free with these DIY masks

Step 3 to make a mask.

Matt Taylor, Reporter

May 6, 2020

With the growing coronavirus pandemic, many are wondering what they can do to protect themselves. Don’t go out looking for masks when you can avoid the public and get masks practically for free. Making a mask may seem challenging, but it’s easier than you think. Thanks to the CDC, making a mask...

Hidden benefits of thriving music sub-genre

Hidden benefits of thriving music sub-genre

Andres Figueroa, Reporter

April 14, 2020

Music exists all around the world, with an overbearing amount of 1,264 genres of music that exist now according to The Guardian. Some of the most noticeable ones are: Rap, Country, Rock, EDM, and Pop. There are bound to be genres that are not given enough recognition to make an appearance, but there is...

P.S. I Still Love You movie review

P.S. I Still Love You movie review

Ally Blake, Reporter

March 18, 2020

WARNING SPOILERS: To All the Boys p.s. I Love You is a newly released original romcom on Netflix. It is the sequel for “To All the Boys I've Loved Before”. We left off from To All the Boys I've Loved Before when Laura Jean Covey officially started dating Peter Kavinsky. In To All the Boys p.s. I...

Locke and Key review

Locke and Key review

Lexie Shumate, Reporter

March 10, 2020

Locke & Key came out February 7th on Netflix. The supernatural horror follows the Locke family right after their father’s murder. They move into an ancestral home of the Lockes’ and discover there may be more to Key House than they thought.   The youngest Locke, Bode, starts finding keys that h...

15 fun spring concerts coming to Nashville

15 fun spring concerts coming to Nashville

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

March 6, 2020

As the spring months are approaching, so is concert season. The spring months are the best time to experience concerts whether they are outside or inside.   Concerts give you the ability to hear live music and dance around with people who have similar interest to you. Here are some concerts coming to th...

Bieber’s back . . . back again

Bieber's back . . . back again

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

February 28, 2020

After an almost four year hiatus from music, Justin Bieber has come back like he never left. While he was gone from the music scene, Bieber maintained a decent social media presence, still posting on his social media from time to time.   Bieber first hinted at his comeback to the music industry o...

Toxicity in teen relationships

Toxicity in teen relationships

Lexie Shumate, Reporter

February 21, 2020

A toxic relationship is a relationship characterized by behaviors on the part of the toxic partner that are emotionally and sometimes physically damaging. Teen relationships can be hard enough already without the struggles of toxicity. It’s not always easy to determine if they are toxic either. “One...

The star studded Super Bowl commercials of 2020

The star studded Super Bowl commercials of 2020

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

February 10, 2020

On February 2, 2020 the San Francisco 49ers faced off against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, the main event was not the game nor the half time show, but the commercial breaks. Every year companies go above and beyond in hopes to gain traction from impatient sports fans.  Olay- Olay decided to focu...

TPAC takes broadway hit to local stage

Playbill from Hamilton.

Taylor Matney, Reporter

February 4, 2020

On December 31st, the Hamilton cast performed at Tennessee Performance Arts Center (TPAC).  The play is about Alexander Hamilton’s life until his untimely death. It all starts him being nineteen, becoming General Washington’s right-hand man, his marriage, having children, and fighting in the American Revolution. The p...

Black Mirror: it’s not just about tech

Black Mirror: it's not just about tech

Zoe Vecchio, Reporter

January 31, 2020

If you don’t know, Black Mirror is a TV show written (mostly) by Charlie Brooker that currently releases new seasons on Netflix. Often compared to The Twilight Zone, it consists of episodes that each tell their own story while also working together to convey an overarching theme using a reoccurrin...