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Star Wars and politics

Geoffrey Dochat and Dylan McCabe

February 6, 2020

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars became a staple of pop-culture. The original trilogy redefined cinema through its revolutionary special effects, stellar character development and universal themes. What kept bringing fans back was the idea of hundreds of alien species in space facing...

A satisfying end to the “Star Wars” saga

Anna Albergo, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

On December 20, 2019, Lucas Film released “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” which was the last installment of the nine-part series and the final episode of the sequel trilogy. The first movie, “Star Wars: A New Hope”, was released forty-two years ago. Since then, the original trilogy has been...

Disney+: the newest subscription craze

Morgan Pierce, Editor

January 31, 2020

  Just over 90 years ago, Philo Taylor Farnsworth invented a life-altering image transmitting and broadcasting machine: the television. The television began as a huge, box-like machine that portrayed black and white images. Now, almost a century later, it has developed into a sleeker, thinner...

Uber bagels: uber mediocre

December 5, 2019

After the disheartened shut-down of the Goldberg Bagels in the Padonia Village Shopping center several years ago, the new and welcoming Uber Bagels is giving bagel lovers and nonlovers a new place to enjoy. The happy and warm atmosphere walking up to the door provides high expectations of what’s inside....

Teacher’s taste: Maria Hiaasen

Teacher's taste: Maria Hiaasen

Carolyn Twomley, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Ms. Hiaasen is an AP English 11 and AP Seminar teacher with a bubbly personality that is reflected through her taste in entertainment, cuisine and fashion. Staff writer Carolyn Twomley sat down with Hiassen to dig deeper into her sense of style. Q: How would you describe your taste in fashion? A:...

Darker, Scarier, Realer: Pennywise Returns

Darker, Scarier, Realer: Pennywise Returns

Laura Hennawi, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Two years after the renowned adaptation of Stephen King’s It, director Andy Muschietti returns with the highly anticipated, bone-chilling It: Chapter 2 on Sept. 6, 2019, focusing on the return of the frightening Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise 27 years after the children's first encounter. The atmosphe...

Yeezus is king

Dylan McCabe

November 23, 2019

After 16 years of trend-setting technique in the hip hop industry exhibited by albums such as “College Dropout,” “Graduation” and “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” rapper Kanye West released his ninth studio album “Jesus is King”. Emblematic of his recommitment to Christian faith,...

Hasan minhaj transforms news intake

Hasan minhaj transforms news intake

Laura Hennawi, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

New comedic talk show, “Patriot Act”, revolving around politics and current events, was released Oct. 28 by Netflix with host Hasan Minhaj, a renowned comedian and a previous correspondent for “The Daily Show.” Right from the get-go, Minhaj demonstrates his awareness of the US political climate...

An Artist Among Us: historical movie fanatic pursues acting career

An Artist Among Us: historical movie fanatic pursues acting career

Miranda Parrish, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

Growing up watching old television shows, senior Shannon Trageser has always loved movies and the making of them. “I started acting because I used to watch ‘I Love Lucy’ when I was little and I was inspired about how she made so many people happy,” Trageser said. “I just thought that was...

fashion forward: skater shares timeless style

fashion forward: skater shares timeless style

Morgan Pierce, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

Senior Gabe Godey is a blast from the past. With his vintage wardrobe, Godey enjoys expressing himself through his old school style. Staff writer Morgan Pierce sat down with Godey to learn all about his distinctive sense of fashion. Q: What and who inspires your style? A: I wear a lot of older...

the post: ryan gioffreda

Aziza Cossentino, Staff Writer

January 3, 2019

Sophomore Ryan Gioffreda treks through high school with dreams of becoming a chemical engineer and confidently sheds the stereotypes tacked on to being a little person. Staff writer Aziza Cossentino sat down with Giofreda to learn firsthand about the positivity and message he has to share. Q: What...

Refusing failure: a guide to New Year’s resolutions

Refusing failure: a guide to New Year's resolutions

Audrey Houghton, Associate Editor

January 3, 2019

Buckle up! The New Year is quickly approaching, and I’m sure you have a long list of resolutions pinned to your bulletin board. But even if you have your goals planned out, following through with them can be a daunting task. In fact, according to a Business Insider article from 2017, 80 percent of...