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From Your Phone Screen to the Big Screen

From Your Phone Screen to the Big Screen

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

April 11, 2019

Since its rise in 2013, Wattpad has been providing young readers with an outlet to read their favorite books for free. Wattpad has also been a place for young writers to get their feet wet and gain a following. Anna Todd, New York Times Bestseller, got her start on the app. In addition to being a published writer...

Who is YUNGBLUD ? Artist Review

Who is YUNGBLUD ? Artist Review

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

April 9, 2019

Alternative music has become one of the more listened to genres of music in the last few years. Artists of the genre are putting out more meaningful music and caring less about the opinions of mainstream media. One of the several artists that have come to bat for alternative music is YUNGBLUD.  Or...

thank u, next by Ariana Grande: Album Review

thank u, next by Ariana Grande: Album Review

Alaysia Brown and Savannah Blades

March 20, 2019

Pop princess Ariana Grande endured a lot during the year 2018. From releasing her album Sweetener, to losing long time ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, and calling off her engagement to Pete Davidson. She went into 2019 with nothing but high hopes and determination. Only 5 months after the release of Sweetener...

The 10 best Movies of the 90’s

The 10 best Movies of the 90’s

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

February 13, 2019

Clueless (Teen Film/Romance)-Rich girl Cher (played by Alicia Silverstone) is the most popular girl in her school. She considers herself a matchmaker after getting two of her teachers together. She decides to help the klutzy new student get a makeover. When the girl becomes more popular than her, Cher r...

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Does the Movie Match the Book?

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Does the Movie Match the Book?

Chloe Blake, Print Editor

February 5, 2019

In April 2014, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Han was published and middle school girls around the world read this fiction romance book cover to cover. This one book soon became a trilogy and spent forty weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List. The book became a favorite amon...

The Most Slept on Artists of 2019

The Most Slept on Artists of 2019

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

February 4, 2019

ATEEZ- The new Kpop boy band debuted in October 2018. Previously known under the alias of KQ Fellas, they started their career with songs ‘Pirate King’ and ‘Treasure’. They followed up the singles with their first EP, TREASURE EP.1: All to Zero. In January 2019 they cropped their second EP, Tr...

Bullet Journaling For Students

Bullet Journaling For Students

January 29, 2019

Bullet Journaling is a creative way to plan your weeks, months, and years. They are just like normal agendas except every page comes blank and you fill them in yourself. There are light dots, grid formations, all over the pages to help with making straight lines. There are so many styles of bullet jo...

Sunset Season by Conan Gray Review

Sunset Season by Conan Gray Review

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

December 13, 2018

From YouTube to the music scene, Conan Gray is changing what it means to be a young pop artist. Gray began posting on YouTube doing covers and featuring a few of his own songs. In the beginning of 2018, he released his first official song titled Generation Why. After success with his first single, Gray r...

Chase Atlantic: The Future of Alternative

Chase Atlantic: The Future of Alternative

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

December 10, 2018

The new wave of social media has brought attention to all types of music. One genre that has been on the rise is Alternative/Indie Rock. One of the many bands leading the charge in the rise of the genre is Chase Atlantic.  Origins and Current Triumphs  The Australian based boy band is made up of brothers Mitchel and Clinton Cave and Ch...

Recently Released Albums

Recently Released Albums

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

December 10, 2018

A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships by The 1975: This band released their third and most controversial album. The speak on subjects like police violence, sexuality, and the meaning of love. Released on November 30th, 2018, this album includes singles: Love It If We Made It, Be My Mistake, Sin...

Billie Eilish: Next Big Thing?

Billie Eilish: Next Big Thing?

Savannah Blades, Reporter

November 26, 2018

Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, or as the world knows her Billie Eilish. The 16 year old girl from Los Angeles, California has been singing since she was a little girl. She’s always had a claim to fame since Finneas O’Connell, her brother, has been a songwriter in the recording industry ...

Wes’ Guide to MTG

Wes’ Guide to MTG

Wes McDowell, Graphic Editor

November 25, 2018

This is the first of many installments of my guide to MTG, in this first edition, I will be talking about a brief history on MTG and turns. From flying spaghetti elder gods to immortal goblins, Magic: The Gathering is a game of fantasy and fun. But What is Magic: The Gathering? Magic: The Gathering, commonl...