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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...

How to organize your life

An example of organization is labeled folders.

Lexie Shumate, Reporter

January 28, 2020

A normal student’s backpack is a mess of crumpled papers, pencils quickly stuffed into pockets, and old food. Their room is often even more disorganized. With all the stress from school, it can be even more stressful when you come home to a room without any order.   Here are some tips and tricks to manag...

The power of the love language

The power of the love language

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

January 27, 2020

Love is quite possibly the strongest feeling any human may experience. We long for it, we search for it, we find it, and we lose it. The inner most part of all of us that craves understanding unites us and makes us one. Maybe losing love wouldn’t be so common if we took the time to understand how ...

Five shows to binge watch

Five shows to binge watch

Lexie Shumate, Reporter

January 14, 2020

Right now, teachers are assigning homework left and right, and projects are already due soon. School can be too stressful at times, so here are five shows to binge watch when you need to take a break.   A new addition to Netflix, Lost In Space follows the Robinson family’s journey to a new space colony. Unfortu...

4 Youtubers that push the envelope

4 Youtubers that push the envelope

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

January 14, 2020

Youtube has been a popular video streaming service since 2005. Since the first video was posted by Jawed Karim, the site has allowed creators to post content that fulfills them . . .as long as it falls within the community guidelines (https://www.youtube.com/about/policies/#community-guidelines).  From thi...

Ways to cope with depression or anxiety

Ways to cope with depression or anxiety

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

December 12, 2019

Depression and anxiety are silent killers of teens today. By 2025, suicide is expected to be the leading cause amongst people ages 10 to 21. Because of family dynamics, costs, and other often unknown factors, people struggling with these disorders are not always able to receive the help they need.   ...

Christmas gift guide

Christmas gift guide

Ally Blake, Reporter

December 12, 2019

The holiday season is here! Hot cocoa is being made and gifts are being bought. Although, the gift part can be a little tough.  A good way to figure out what to get for someone is to make a list of things that the person receiving the gift might be interested in.  For example, maybe find out what their favorite food is or maybe something...

Midterm exam study tips

Jenene Grover, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Exams, homework, and tests bombard students every step they take. Students in high school have exceedingly high levels of stress, and exam season just increases it.  One of the best ways to avoid being stressed as a student is to spread out your studying. If you only study the night before your exa...

8 minute makeup

NYX Makeup Palette.

Lexie Shumate, Reporter

November 22, 2019

You wake up. Your face is puffy and covered in sleep lines. You’ve still got your pore strip on, and somehow your eye bags look even darker than usual.   School is in an hour, and you’ve barely got enough time to eat some food, take a shower.  Worse, you’re going to have to skip makeup because there’s just not enough time.  A full face ...

8 by Marteen: Album review

8 by Marteen: Album review

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

November 22, 2019

  From posting covers on Instagram and Soundcloud to millions of streams across all platforms, Marteen is the modern-day music success story. He began his music career at the age of 13, posting his first cover on Instagram in 2014.  The Bay-area artist released his first full length body...

Falling Inn Love movie review

Ally Blake, Reporter

November 19, 2019

Falling Inn Love is a newly released romantic comedy (RomCom) on Netflix.  The main character, Gabriela, wins an inn at the lowest point in her life. This is after Gabriela’s boyfriend breaks up with her, and she loses her job.  Gabriela then travels to New Zealand to see her new inn. While she’s there, s...

Jonas Brothers comeback tour

Image from the Jonas Brothers tour

Taylor Matney, Reporter

November 8, 2019

The Jonas Brothers (Joe Bros) comeback tour hit Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena on September 10, 2019.  The Jonas Brothers band started as teenagers in 2005, unfortunately the band broke up in 2013. In March of this year, the boys came out with “Sucker.” They released the “Happiness Begins” album. Shortly after, the Comeback tour was announced.   Kevin, Joe, and Nick h...