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XXXTentacion takes genre leap with album ’17’

XXXTentacion takes genre leap with album ’17’

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2017


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Despite the turmoil currently surrounding his personal life, Jahseh Onfroy, otherwise known as XXXTentacion, has managed to release several chart-toppers in this, his first year of fame. The Florida teen started his career off on SoundCloud as part of Ski Mask the Slump God’s group, Very Rare. Eventually,...

“It” is a worthwhile adaptation

“It” is a worthwhile adaptation

Amiyah Gonzalez, Assistant Editor

September 11, 2017


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“It” is an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name. It follows the lives of seven children, deemed the Loser’s Club, dealing with the pressure of growing up, school, bullies and a demonic being that exploits fears, most often taking the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown. While the...

Noname’s ‘Telefone’ both entertaining and innovative

Noname’s ‘Telefone’ both entertaining and innovative

Scout Perryman, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2017


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Noname’s “Telefone” is the artist’s first mixtape. Noname, who also goes by Noname Gypsy made a splash in the rap community by being a feature in Chance the Rapper’s hit mix tape “Acid Rap” The recorded landed on the number one spot of Rolling Stone’s 10 best mixtapes of 2013. Since...

Thirteen Reasons Why last seven episodes recap and review

Thirteen Reasons Why last seven episodes recap and review

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 28, 2017


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  Warning: This review contains a profound amount of spoilers as I do a play-by-play of my emotions through each episode. You have been warned. Do not read on if you don’t want things spoiled. Do not blame me.  Dang Hannah, back at it again with those tapes. (I know. That was bad.) Anyway. This is...

Netflix’s Thirteen Reasons Why first six episodes recap and review

Netflix’s Thirteen Reasons Why first six episodes recap and review

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 28, 2017


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Warning: This review contains a profound amount of spoilers as I do a play-by-play of my emotions through each episode. You have been warned. Do not read on if you don't want things spoiled. Do not blame me.  The official synopsis of the book Thirteen Reasons Why is "Clay Jensen returns home from ...

“Never Let Me Go” is an intriguing must-read

“Never Let Me Go” is an intriguing must-read

Amiyah Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2017


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The titillating novel “Never Let Me Go”, by veteran author Kazuo Ishiguro, was a 2005 dystopian novel. The novel opens with the British character Kathy, who talks of a world divided by carers, donors and the ‘normals’. Kathy grew up at a school named Hailsham, a fictional school based in England. In...

’12 Angry Jurors’ production interesting and professional

’12 Angry Jurors’ production interesting and professional

Lacey Gregory, Associate Editor

March 27, 2017


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Under the direction of Bill Gasper, this years’ Spring Play was an adaptation of “12 Angry Men” retitled “12 Angry Jurors” due to the mixed gender of the cast. The storyline centers around the jury in a trial of a young man accused of murder. Juror 8 (senior Madison Crees) served as the...

“Semper Femina” gives perspective on female relationships

“Semper Femina” gives perspective on female relationships

Hannah Norris, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2017


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Throughout her nearly decade-long career, British folk musician Laura Marling has seen many evolutions. Her latest album, “Semper Femina,” lands her in one of the most intimate, constructive places she’s been to yet. Released on March 10, the album freshly delivers views on female relationships...

“I’ll Give You the Sun” is both intriguing, inspiring

“I’ll Give You the Sun” is both intriguing, inspiring

Kara Brooks, Editor

February 22, 2017


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The novel “I’ll Give You the Sun”, written by Jandy Nelson, is a critically acclaimed novel that has won a large number of awards. It centers around twins Noah and Jude. Jude is an adventurous, bold girl and Noah is a shy, artistic boy. The book is told from the viewpoints of 13-year-old Noah,...

“Pure Heroine” makes scrutiny of the modern world catchy through electropop

“Pure Heroine” makes scrutiny of the modern world catchy through electropop

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2017


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In honor of Lorde's return to the festival circuit and in high hopes for her new album to drop soon, her debut album has been the subject of yet another recent wave of hype. "Pure Heroine" was dropped in September of 2013 and quickly rose to the top of the charts. The 16 year old New Zealand native's first s...

“Easy A” demonstrates realistic high school experiences with humor

“Easy A” demonstrates realistic high school experiences with humor

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2017


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Starring popular actress Emma Stone, "Easy A" is a movie full of laughs and drama. While classified as a "romantic comedy," this film offers more than giggles and provides an insightful view on how quickly gossip can spread and develop in a high school setting. This PG-13 film was released Sept. 17,...

“Six Months to Live” a read worth while

“Six Months to Live” a read worth while

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter

December 16, 2016


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“Dawn Rochelle sits in the doctor's office, clutching her mother's hand. They can't believe the diagnosis. Dawn is only thirteen years old, and she has leukemia.” These were the first words that got me absolutely hooked onto Lurlene McDaniel. “Six Months to Live” was published on Aug. 1,...

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