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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...

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...

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...