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Superficial-bowl Sunday

Superficial-bowl Sunday

Audrey Houghton, Patrick Dochat, and Kevin Zorbach

February 9, 2018


Filed under Features

BEEP BEEP. The boys and I wake up and immediately know that the day will be great. Why? Because the best day of the year has arrived. We pile into the boy’s car, I call shotgun and speed over to Wegman’s—making sure  to beat that ramped Super Bowl crowd.  We have a long list of grub we need for...

Mexican cuisine transformed by Texan twist

Mexican cuisine transformed by Texan twist

John Proefrock, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

Walking into the restaurant you feel welcomed, like an old friend is beckoning you in, you would never know the restaurant had been burned to the ground just 1 year ago. August 15, 2016 was a devastating night for Geoffrey Danek, owner of the popular Tex Mex eatery, Holy Frijoles. The restaurant, on...

Senior pursues creative talents, finds future career path

Senior pursues creative talents, finds future career path

Kathy Lee and Kiera Levy

February 9, 2018


Filed under Artist Among Us, Features

Acting on an impulse, senior Amanda Molino never expected to fall in love with creative writing. “I kind of took it on a whim my freshman year because I needed another credit,” Molino said. “I ended up really loving it.” Even though she has always taken an interest in English, Molino’s...

Club Spotlight: Photo Club

Club Spotlight: Photo Club

Emma Shannon, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Features

What They Do: Photo Club offers budding photographers the opportunity to learn and practice shooting various types of photography. Photo Club typically plans themed photoshoots where members have the opportunity to create backdrops, gets models ready, learn about their camera’s settings, and sh...

“The Last Jedi” new direction thrills

“The Last Jedi” new direction thrills

Brian Ellis, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Reviews

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, the eighth installment of the Star Wars franchise, released Dec. 16, adds a chapter to Rey’s growth with the force. New characters, new settings and new plots that audiences have never seen from the Star Wars universe create a path for the journey of the Rebellion and...

Dahmer dissection enthralls

Dahmer dissection enthralls

Audrey Bartholomew, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Reviews

I have always had a complete and total fascination with the macabre. There’s something about the capabilities of the human psyche and the innate nature of good and evil which continue to enthrall and disgust me. So, when I first heard about “My Friend Dahmer” last summer, I promised myself a seat...

Lighthearted film provides quick laughs

Lighthearted film provides quick laughs

Johnny Chen, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Reviews

Recently released “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” directed by Jake Kasdan has been receiving credit for its incredible humor since the beginning of its release. However, that has been the most notable praise that it has received from movie critics around the nation. With a decently received original...

‘Riverdale’ lacks imagination

‘Riverdale’ lacks imagination

Dorrie Gaeng, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Reviews

Affairs. Murder. Voluptuously red lipstick. What’s not to love? The small town of Riverdale harbors all these draws in the CW’s new series “Riverdale.” The first season premiered Jan. 2017 and has developed into the newest high school drama, featuring sex, cheer-leading and the time-old conflict...

Hyped-up horror story disappoints

Hyped-up horror story disappoints

Anna Mason, Editor-In-Chief

November 28, 2017


Filed under Features, Reviews

Stranger Things is back in all its hype and glory, complete with your favorite ‘80s hits and the repeated plot of the previous season. Once again plunging viewers into the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, Stranger Things intersperses glimpses of the supernatural with the otherwise-normal adolescent...

Teacher expresses creativity through eclectic style

Teacher expresses creativity through eclectic style

Ellie Matson, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Fashion Forward, Features

English teacher and Sequel adviser Meekah Hopkins brings creativity into every aspect of her life- including clothing. Staff writer Ellie Matson sat down with Hopkins to learn all about her unique sense of style. Q: What inspires your style? A: The season and my mood- for example, sometimes I’ll...

Artist Among Us: Paul Landefeld

Hannah Bellinger and Allie Kammer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Artist Among Us, Features

What starts as a doodle on the back of his classwork, ends up as a detailed composition for junior Paul Landefeld. Landefeld discovered his passion for traditional pencil and inking at a young age, finding influence in the high contrast and tight details of comic books. “Ever since I was a kid,...

NBA game proved mediocre

NBA game proved mediocre

Quinn McCabe, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Features, Reviews, Uncategorized

he anticipation for the release of 2K Sports’ most successful videogame and most popular basketball game, "NBA 2K18", was like waiting to see if a buzzer beater goes in or not. The headlined new feature of "NBA 2K18" is the "open world atmosphere" that allows players to roam freely in a town with black...