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New season of New Girl falls short

New season of New Girl falls short

By Emily Widgren, Page Editor

May 9, 2018

Season six of “New Girl” ended  with viewers feeling content after main characters Nick Miller (Jake Johnson) and Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel) start dating and married couple Cece Parikh (Hannah Simone) and Winston Schmidt (Max Greenfield) get news that they are pregnant with their first child...

J. cole drops new heat with new album

J. cole drops new heat with new album

By Taylor Mitchell, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2018

Jay Z’s protege turned legend has recently dropped his 5th studio album. J. cole, known for his imagery words and storytelling songs came out with “K.O.D” late Thursday night. The album goes through the emotions of romance in the age of social media, while addressing the state of hip hop and past t...

NYX Lip Creams: a day of color

NYX Lip Creams: a day of color

By Arzoo Chhaya, Page Editor

April 19, 2018

The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams have been a part of the beauty community since 2011. They were a new product, since liquid lipsticks were very uncommon. Today, they are still a popular product, and makeup subscription boxes are still using them. Ipsy carried these lip creams in 5 shades for the month of April. Retailing ...

“Bit Blaster”: basic, but patchwork nonetheless

“Bit Blaster”: basic, but patchwork nonetheless

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

April 17, 2018

In the allure of clearing the way to the top of the leaderboard, arcade games are known for their replay ability. Repetition of levels is prevalent in this draw, a design concept treated no differently in “Bit Blaster”. In the hopes of bringing arcade-like features to the mobile environment, the ...

Is the SAT necessary?

Is the SAT necessary?

By Jordan Craighead & Cairington Stahl, Business Manager & Staff Reporter

April 16, 2018

Each year, millions of high schoolers sit at desks with two perfectly sharpened number two pencils and a state-approved calculator. They wipe the sweat from their brows, attempt to shake out the nerves and relax their minds. The proctor tells the students they have two hours and then they start one o...

“Love, Hate, and Other Filters” allows glimpse into another culture

“Love, Hate, and Other Filters” allows glimpse into another culture

By Hannah Zalewski, Page Editor

April 11, 2018

In her debut novel  “Love, Hate and Other Filters,” Samira Ahmed illustrates the harsh reality of being a muslim in a terrorist-fearing America. The story opens with Maya Aziz, an ambitious teen filmmaker who dreams of going to NYU and running away from her Indian parents and their ideals for h...

New twist on “Survivor” draws back old fans

New twist on “Survivor” draws back old fans

By Katelynn Mulder, Senior Assistant Editor

March 27, 2018

Recently coming out with it's 36th season, “Survivor: Ghost Island” once again follows the classic Survivor tradition of leaving 16 players in two different tribes to compete against one another for a chance at a million dollars. Taking place in Fiji, the two tribes Malolo and Naviti appear to be ...

Stop the coping and start the calming

Stop the coping and start the calming

By Adam Schwartz, Page Editor

March 25, 2018

A sense of belonging is a measure that should be installed into the brains of all individuals. Who we are develops from two things: nature and nurture. Both determine how we utilize the skills we have and apply them to our everyday lives as people to make us stronger. While we assume most individuals...

Puzzle game ‘EDGE’ unlocks players’ decision making skills

Puzzle game ‘EDGE’ unlocks players’ decision making skills

By Colin Haroutunian, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018

Hanging off of the edge of a block to deduct time, or being shoved off the edge of a level are two defining characteristics of ‘EDGE’. Despite the puzzle games’ simple graphics, the content grows in its complexity overtime, as to keep the player intrigued for later, unlockable levels. With over...

“Seven Seconds” to binge watch

“Seven Seconds” to binge watch

By Taylor Mitchell, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018

The new Netflix original “Seven Seconds”  brings back the crime-justice fighting storyline we all love. The story is about Brenton Butler, a young African American with a mom who loves who him deeply and a dad that just wants the best for him, and how being at the wrong place at the wrong time l...

Kahoot app provides unique spin on learning tools

Kahoot app provides unique spin on learning tools

By Anna Post, Senior Assistant Editor

March 22, 2018

From the colorful graphics, the catchy theme song and irresistible interactive components, Kahoot has been the learning platform teachers and students rely on when it comes to breaking free from the traditional barriers of education. Kahoot first served as a collaborative and educational platform ...

Food versus fiction

Food versus fiction

By Abi Murray, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2018

In the United States,  approximately six to eight million adults don’t eat meat, fish, or poultry. Another several million have eliminated red meat and a whopping  2 million Americans follow a vegan diet. In the past several years, there has been a massive shift towards a more plant based diet as...