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Chasing Coral

Chasing Coral

August 30, 2017

I was looking through Netflix one day and instead of watching “Narcos” like I was going to, I spotted this movie called “Chasing Coral”. “Chasing Coral” is a documentary directed by Jeff Orlowski and stars famous marine biologists Andrew Ackerman, Pim Bongaerts, Neal Cantin, and Phil Dustan. The movie describes how the Great Barrier Reef in Australia has been slowly bleaching since 1986 and ho...

Life of a high school student

Life of a high school student

April 7, 2017

As a high-school student, life can often be busy with extracurricular activities. Schoolwork, jobs, sports, fine-arts and clubs are just a few of the things that fill the time of many teenagers. Although having several activities going on at one time can be stressful, students find that participating in things they enjoy is fun. Senior Maddie Ganka has filled her time with choir, friends and h...

Sgt. Pepper’s: 50 years later

Sgt. Pepper’s: 50 years later

April 3, 2017

Arguably the most iconic music group ever, The Beatles were on top of the world throughout the early to mid 1960’s. They were teenage heart throbs the minute they appeared on Ed Sullivan in 1964. Yet only three years later, they embraced the drug culture, grew mustaches, and significantly matured past their once teenage audience. “We’re more popular than Jesus now,” quipped Lennon in 196...

Tale as old as time

Tale as old as time

March 23, 2017

The film “Beauty and the Beast” released March 17, 2017, was one of the most anticipated movies of the year. This movie is a romance/fantasy directed by Bill Condon. Belle is a girl trying to save her dad from a beast. The Beast used to be human, but had a curse placed on him for not helping a women during a storm. Belle’s dad was also looking for shelter during a storm, but he was ...

“Appetite for Destruction” 30 years

“Appetite for Destruction” 30 years

February 21, 2017

30 years ago Ronald Reagan was president, the economy boomed, gangster rap emerged with N.W.A., Matthew Broderick was exalted for his lead in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and MTV was constantly on the TV set. However, you cannot complete 1987 without the hit album Appetite For Destruction from Guns N’ Roses. Recorded in March ‘87, the most commercially successful debut album ever was released by Gef...

Ride the Vaporwave

Ride the Vaporwave

January 12, 2017

There are a lot of genres, sub genres, and micro genres within the fine art of music and the variety is so vast that finding new and original content can be pretty easy. However, finding something truly unseen and unique in all of the clutter is a rare thing. Usually, you end up with something new, but you can tell that it drew a lot of inspiration from somewhere else. Yet, every once in awhil...

40 years since the release of “The Stranger”

40 years since the release of “The Stranger”

January 12, 2017

After being launched into super stardom in the early 1970’s from the success of his two first albums, Cold Spring Harbor and Piano Man, Billy Joel was under harsh inspection from the media due to the moderate commercial success and the unfavorable critical response to his next two albums, Streetlight Serenade and Turnstiles. However, Joel made a comeback and perfected his craft with the release of his sm...

10 shows to watch on Netflix

10 shows to watch on Netflix

January 9, 2017

Netflix has recently become a popular option among millennials to binge-watch their favorite shows. Here is a list of just a few of the hit shows Netflix offers.

Miss Peregrine’s peculiar movie

Miss Peregrine’s peculiar movie

November 7, 2016

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is one of the most interesting movies of the year. This movie has the perfect blend of action and humorous intelligence while also bringing elements of suspense, fantasy, and eeriness. The film comes out to a slow start, given the exposition and introduction of background information and characters needed to set up the story line. However, when the ...

Dangers of procrastination

Dangers of procrastination

October 7, 2016

As the first quarter of the school year hits the halfway mark, students should still be working to their full ability. Students may tend to lay back a little once they see good progress reports. However, this could lead towards procrastination, which is something a student should never do. There are many reason why procrastination is never a choice regarding school work. If a student waits until th...

Balancing athletics, academics

Balancing athletics, academics

September 16, 2016

The daily grind of “breakfast, school, practice, dinner, homework, sleep, repeat” is a common story for many in-season student athletes. Constantly rushing from place to place is something that lasts for months on end. Many students can get discouraged and find themselves filled with a lot of anxiety during their season. The endless cycle can seem to be never ending. Luckily, there is light...

Beginning of year tips

Beginning of year tips

August 12, 2016

Summer often passes quickly for students, and the start of the school year may have caught some off guard. However, it's not too late to start off the school year off right by being prepared and organized. Here are a few helpful hints to start the school year off on the right foot. One of the most important tips for a successful school year would be to use your planner as often as possible. There ar...

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