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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


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles, Reviews, Showcase

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...

Prom Makeup 2019

Prom Makeup 2019

Savannah Blades, Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles

It’s that time of year again: PROM! This can be a super exciting time for most Seniors, but at the same time, it can be quite stressful. Most teenagers spend loads of money on makeup and hair for prom.  Instead of spending a small fortune on Prom makeup, why not just do it right at home?  Subtle yet...

The Most Slept on Artists of 2019

The Most Slept on Artists of 2019

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles

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...

Sunset Season by Conan Gray Review

Sunset Season by Conan Gray Review

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles, Reviews

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


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles, Reviews

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


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

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...

5 Bands You Forgot About

5 Bands You Forgot About

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles

Bands are a critical part of American music, some of the biggest bands like ACDC have inspired a newer generation of music. Due to their influence, the standard that bands are held to have been amped. Just like solo artists, bands can die out or decide to disband due to creative difference. Here are...

What’s A King Princess?

What’s A King Princess?

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles, Reviews

Pop is one of the most listened to genres in music. Pop music is what’s played the most on radio stations, in public coffee shops, and in tv shows or movies. So when a new artist makes a break in the pop industry it normally wouldn’t create a lot of waves, that was true until King Princess.  ...

“No Rain, No Flowers” by Sabrina Claudio Album Review

“No Rain, No Flowers” by Sabrina Claudio Album Review

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editior

October 8, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles, Reviews

Over time music has changed drastically. The new generation of rap and pop music have completely flipped the original idealism of those genres on their heads. Through it all R&B has remained an all-time favorite due to the fact that the values in R&B music remain true throughout time, barley...

5 Fun Things to do on Fall Break

5 Fun Things to do on Fall Break

Savannah Blades, Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles

Fall is one of the most magical times of the year. It starts to get cold outside, leaves start to change, and it is also the opener for the most wonderful time of the year: hallowthanksmas (Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas).   Some people have a hard time finding out fun things to do during this time of year. Here are some family fun thi...

The Future of K-Pop: NCT

The Future of K-Pop: NCT

Alaysia Brown, Lifestyles Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

In the past two years K-Pop has taken Northern America by storm. Groups like BTS, SHINee, Got7 and BLACKPINK have paved the way for a newer generation of K-Pop. Disregarding the language barrier, these groups take on the challenging subjects of mental health, self-love, and relationships. One of the...

27 Ways To Stay Positive

27 Ways To Stay Positive

Sienna Phillips, Reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles, Showcase

We all go through rough patches in our lives when we need to be reminded how to stay positive. Here's a list of 27 ways to stay positive: 1. Surround yourself with positive people. Delete the negative people out of your life. Negative people are not worth your energy and emotions. 2. Be optimi...