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South’s Most Influential

Katie Kenner, Policy-Debate President

October 6, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Before my sophomore year of high school, I viewed politics and community obligations as something intangible that wouldn’t affect me until some nebulous time in the future. But all of that changed once I began debating at G...

“Dear Evan Hansen” tackles teen issues

Sofia Snyder, co-sports editor

October 6, 2017

Filed under Reviews

“Dear Evan Hansen, today is going to be a great day and here’s why…” is the pep talk Evan Hansen gives himself everyday to help him get through senior year. It’s also the message that helps a lie spiral throughout a ...

Identity threatened by antisemitism

Eliza Schloss, co-features editor

October 6, 2017

Filed under Opinions

I have a firm stance on my Jew-ish identity. Though my ties to the religion aren’t very strong, I do commonly reflect on the past like many Jews do. During our study of WWII last year in my history class, I was remind...

Swift’s new image sends hypocritical message

Julia Patterson, asst. opinions editor

October 6, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

When I was in sixth grade, I wrote my very first five paragraph essay about Taylor Swift and how she overcame feeling bullied and isolated by girls growing up. Inspiring, really. All I can say for Taylor Swift now is that 13-ye...

Chance alters perception of fame

Aidan Graham, asst. features editor

October 6, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Before you knew him, Chancellor Bennett was just another kid from West Chatham on Chicago’s notorious South Side: known for high rates of crime, gang violence and poverty. It is from this unlikely place that Chance the Rapper...

“Villains” marks band’s energetic return

Aidan Celner, columnist

October 6, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Reviews

Lead singer Josh Homme and the desert rock powerhouse Queens of The Stone age return with flair on Villains. This is one of their most upbeat records to date full of bluesy guitar riffs, synths and all the swagger you could ever...

‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ comes together with visual effects, compelling stories

Alissa Donatello, staff reporter

June 17, 2017

Filed under A&E, Opinions, Reviews, Web Exclusives

Animated shows aren’t always the first thing people will think about when talking about a really good television show. Most animated shows are catered towards children, after all. But that is not the case when people talk a...

When streaks and red hearts take over: a Snapchat reflection

Gabby Zabat, Columnist

June 13, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Web Exclusives

“Don’t forget class, your homework is to….” By this point my entire class has checked out, quickly zipping up their backpacks and obnoxiously checking the hundreds of notifications they received in the last 90 minutes. ...

Louder Than A Bomb liberates, inspires

Cassidy Jackson, senior editor

June 2, 2017

Filed under Reviews, Web Exclusives

“After each performance, I’m gonna need you guys to cheer as loud as you would if Donald Trump happened to disappear into the Bermuda Triangle!” When Britteney “Black Rose” Kapri, renowned poet and co-host of Louder ...

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