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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...

The Post: John Wagner

The Post: John Wagner

Olivia Summons and Reece Span

November 28, 2017


Filed under Features

History teacher John Wagner sat down with staff writer Reece Span and editor-in-chief Olivia Summons to share his latest entertainment favorites, along with classic Wagner traditions and what recent milestones are shaping his life as an educator. READING:  I am constantly reading.  There’s alwa...

Holiday tradition inspires community engagement

Holiday tradition inspires community engagement

Morgan Pierce and Emily Williams

November 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Every Thanksgiving, sophomore Nick Leone runs the drive, “From the Heart,” that gives donated clothing, food and other necessary items to the homeless at the corner of Baltimore and Gay street. Leone has been doing this since he was two years old. “I’ve basically grown up serving these people,”...

New teacher crossword answer key

November 17, 2017


Filed under Features

Across: Gallogly Reed Kaplan Dougherty Ward Bilmanis 13.Goetz Down: Cool Broaddus Keeney Anderson

Logic uses top-hit single to inspire hope

Logic uses top-hit single to inspire hope

Johnny Chen, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Reviews

1-800-273-8255 was a brilliant attempt from Logic to provide an outlet to those who are seriously considering suicide. He gets straight to the point with an extremely controversial topic and directly persuades listeners not to follow through with suicidal wishes. Unlike most other raps, this work by...

Mr. Robot impresses, exposes human vulnerability

Mr. Robot impresses, exposes human vulnerability

Nick Owens, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Reviews

Millennials are often told "change the world, why not?"  This idea has been critiqued many times by grouchy old people, but their arguments have never been sufficient enough to deter me from this "naïve" mindset.  The critically acclaimed television series Mr. Robot begs the question what if someone...

Dark show brings light to Netflix

Dark show brings light to Netflix

Sam Harsel, Staff writer

June 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Reviews

The future has been depicted by many film producers through the years but none seem more accurate then Black Mirror. Black Mirror is a British produced television show that originally was on Channel 4 in Britain but then Netflix took it over and now is a Netflix series. Black Mirror reminds me...

‘More Life’ needs more substance

‘More Life’ needs more substance

Perry Harrington, Staff writer

June 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Reviews

Drake has clearly stated that his new work titled "More Life" is not an album, but a playlist. Whatever unique thing he chooses to call it, it does not make up for the once again unoriginal and cliché songs. My first impression of the "playlist" was made when the first song, "4422,"came on. I failed...