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“Instant Influencer” showcases youth beauty talent

“Instant Influencer” showcases youth beauty talent

By Marvin Robles, Intern

June 1, 2020

On April 24, YouTube released a new James Charles show called “Instant Influencer.”  “Instant Influencer” is about teenagers that have a talent for makeup, who compete for $50,000 and a collaboration video with James Charles himself. The tv show only contains four episodes, and on each episode,...

Apex Legends: Fortune’s Favor

By Justin Vaughan, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2020

Quarantine hasn’t stopped the game developers at Respawn from releasing the fifth season of the battle royale game Apex Legends, titled “Fortune’s Favor.” Three months ago I did a review on the 4th season of Apex Legends, ever since then, the game’s storyline has delved deeper into each of the ...

The “Fury Unleashed”

By Brandon Miller, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2020

If you’re spending quarantine like me, you have probably been playing a lot of video games to pass the time, whether it is online with friends or by yourself. Despite how fun those games might be, it’s always fun to mix things up now and then with something new. With this thought in mind, I went in...

“The Last Dance” not quite a slam dunk

By Colin Duffy, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2020

“The Last Dance,” a 10 part documentary portraying the rise of the undisputed, greatest basketball player of all time, was originally set to air in June 2020. However, to quench our thirst for sports during isolation, ESPN ultimately decided to release the series two months early.  For th...

Sickeningly “Sweet Magnolias”

By Gabbi Bielak, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2020

The Netflix original show “Sweet Magnolias” follows three best friends through a journey of romance, motherhood and friendship in the small town of Serenity, South Carolina. The series hit Netflix on May 19 and consists of one season with 10 episodes. “Sweet Magnolias” was one of the most bo...

“The Willoughbys:” wonderfully distracting

By Victoria Wittenberg, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

The monotony of staying home all day every day is certainly upsetting, but in the midst of our binge eating and boredom, Netflix is here to keep us temporarily distracted. For an hour and thirty minutes, “The Willoughbys” allows you to immerse yourself in a world that is not this one. Especially for...

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new remake: “Final Fantasy VII”

It's a new dawn, it's a new remake:

By Phoenix Archer, Intern

May 11, 2020

The remake of the 1997 roleplay, action game “Final Fantasy VII,” released April 10th.  This seventh edition pays homage to the pre-rendered fantasy game that has had an everlasting effect on the gaming community and me during its time.  The original “Final Fantasy VII,” story follows Cloud Strife, a previous Shinra soldier who lives in a pre-apo...

Peach Pit: “You and Your Friends”

Peach Pit:

By Emma Sanderson, Intern

May 8, 2020

After a long three year wait, Peach Pit, a Canadian indie-pop band, released their second album “You and Your Friends” on April 3. With a mix of soft indie songs and energetic rock songs, the band describes love, loss, longing and heartache. The band stars singer Neil Smith, guitarist Christopher Vanderko...

“Tigertail” sheds light upon the American dream

By Hayley Zalewski, Intern

May 7, 2020

“Tigertail” follows the life of a Taiwanese man, Pin-Jui, who goes through the hardships of moving to America to have a better life. His missed opportunities and failure to meet expectations reveal that America is nothing like he had dreamed it would be. With this movie being in Mandarin Chinese,...

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” a personal island getaway

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” a personal island getaway

By Robert Maddox, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2020

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” was released on March 20 and has taken over the lives of many Nintendo fans with its inviting communities, lovable characters and creative outlet. The game starts with the player having to create their character, which then is sent to a deserted island along with two ran...

“Never Have I Ever:” A guide to survive high school

By Jo Jackson, Intern

May 5, 2020

The show “Never Have I Ever” starring Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Devi), Richa Moorjani (Kamela), Poorna Jagannathan (Nalini), Ramona Young (Eleanor), Lee Rodriguez (Fabiola), is about an Indian-American teenager who tries to battle her way through high school while dealing with the loss of her father. Al...

Relatable and relaxing: “PARTYMOBILE”

Relatable and relaxing:

By Kourtney Walk, Intern

May 5, 2020

Canadian Singer PARTYNEXTDOOR has recently dropped an album called “PARTYMOBILE,” four years after he dropped his latest album. On this new album, PARTYNEXTDOOR’s music is ushering in a new era of moody and relaxing R&B/Soul. He also has collaborations with featured artists, including Drak...