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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,...

How to combat mental health during trying times

How to combat mental health during trying times

By Phoenix Archer, Intern

May 31, 2020

During this unfortunate pandemic, many people—including students—are experiencing new, somber feelings in response to this year’s trajectory. To cope with this universal glumness, we should explore healthy living options and mindsets to minimize these feelings. Under quarantine, physical health has defini...

The downside of an online education

By Jo Jackson, Intern

May 29, 2020

My journey through online school during quarantine has been a difficult one. As a person who needs to be in a classroom to keep my routine in line or I lose myself in what I’m doing, I procrastinate a lot. Doing online school can make it harder for me to get up and do work. Sometimes I want to sk...

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 ...

D&D: The game for everyone

By Robert Maddox, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2020

“Dungeons and Dragons,” a game created in 1974 by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, has again spiked in popularity due to its role in modern retro media, like Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” With the addition of the internet, which allows easy access to the handbook, this complex game has also bec...

Advice to students in quarantine

By Victoria Wittenberg, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2020

Personally, I have found that it is all too easy to fall into languorous habits when you don’t have daily commitments. However, breaking those habits, after a while, is a must. Getting up at a reasonable time and getting ready for each day can give a sense of purpose, and even accomplishment f...

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...

The importance of sports in American culture

The importance of sports in American culture

By Arei Swain, Intern

May 12, 2020

  Sports have always been important to people around the world, specifically, deeply important to American people. Sports like football and baseball have been around since the late 1800s, leading sporting events, professional or recreational, becoming ingrained in American culture. COVID-19 h...

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...