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5 Seconds of Summer debut new single and new sound

5 Seconds of Summer debut new single and new sound

By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

Following their 2015 sophomore album, “Sounds Good, Feels Good,” the only music released by Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer was a single for the 2016 movie “Ghostbusters.” Now, almost two and a half years later, the band came back with “Want You Back,” the debut single for their upco...

Madison Beer writes her name in cement on new album

Madison Beer writes her name in cement on new album

By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Music, Reviews

Attempting to shy away from her reputation as “Justin Bieber’s protege,” and make a name of her own, Madison Beer released her debut album “As She Pleases” on Feb. 2. The album was preceded by singles “Dead” and “Say It To My Face,” and featured five new songs. “As She Pleases...

Your voice deserves to be heard

Your voice deserves to be heard

By Rory Angott, Page Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

In the 2016 election, only 53 percent of eligible voters faced the lines to practice the precious landmark of democracy: voting. During midterm elections, like those in 2014, the turnout was even lower. Only 36 percent of people voted. Only 36 percent of people practiced what our founding fathers s...

Challenge and speed make “Downwell” a blast

Challenge and speed make “Downwell” a blast

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

February 7, 2018


Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

Blasting through the depths of a well while surrounded by durable enemies, players will be pressed into split-second decisions and quick reactions to overcome the high-speed challenge of “Downwell.” With 2D graphics and ‘gunboots’ to support the player, the only way forward is down. Beginni...

Checking cheaters

Checking cheaters

By Adam Schwartz, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

  High school students have the pressure of classes and maintaining a solid GPA while juggling extracurricular activities as well. Being overloaded with work or forgetting to review for a test can make the thought of cheating an attractive last-ditch effort in a stressed student’s mind. With advanc...

Showing up and showing out

Showing up and showing out

By JoAnna Alexander, Intern

February 2, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

On Sunday, Jan. 28, the highly anticipated Grammy award show took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Every year, a big aspect of the program is the red carpet and what celebrities arrive wearing. The stars typically show up to out-do all of their fellow competitors, and this year continued that  ...

Does Logan Paul deserve redemption?

Does Logan Paul deserve redemption?

By Erin Kaled, Web Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Logan Paul, the disgraced youtuber has finally made his return to social media. After three weeks of radio silence, Paul returns with a video about suicide prevention and an interview with ‘Good Morning America.’ A month ago, Paul walked into the Aokigahara forest, also known as Japan’s ‘sui...

Crazy Ex-girlfriend excels in third season

Crazy Ex-girlfriend excels in third season

By Amber Braker, Page Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

"Crazy Ex-girlfriend," The CW's unique musical sitcom, is back with its third season and another new theme song.  So far it’s diverging from its whimsical roots in favor of more overtly dark themes than previous seasons. Despite having low viewership compared to other CW series, the show has found ...

Riverdale winter premiere packs action and suspense

Riverdale winter premiere packs action and suspense

By Savannah Burguron, Intern

January 30, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

  After an action-packed winter premiere of  “Riverdale,” viewers will come back for more. It premiered Jan. 17 on the CW network and introduced the audience to a new character and went further into the drama that has been happening all season. After the reveal of the Black Hood, the seaso...

Top 10 movies you shouldn’t miss coming out this year

Top 10 movies you shouldn’t miss coming out this year

By Sarah Shanley, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

A Wrinkle in Time (March 9) Starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kailing and Reese Witherspoon, “A Wrinkle in Time” is based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle. It follows Meg Murry, her brother and her friend on a quest to find her scientist father.    The Incredibles ...

From YouTube star to pop star

From YouTube star to pop star

By JoAnna Alexander, Intern

January 26, 2018


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

Former YouTuber and music sensation Troye Sivan released his new song “My My My!” on Jan. 10. In the past, Sivan has created hit songs like “Wild” and “Youth.” Sivan’s songs are dream pop, which is a subgenre of alternative rock. His fans expected a lot from the pop icon, and he has exceeded t...

Go Plane: Great concept, poor execution

Go Plane: Great concept, poor execution

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

January 26, 2018


Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

Set above a blue sky, the controllable plane in mobile app “Go Plane” can actively dodge incoming rockets through the swipes and movement of a player’s finger. The app features a variety of unlocks and is packed with possible challenges, unfortunately caused in part due to multiple technical issue...