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“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!” and So Do We, and So Should You! Here We Might Make You Laugh, Cry, Both; If Anything These Articles Are Sure to Brighten up Your Day

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Encanto Movie Recap & Review

Isabella Montoya, Journalist January 7, 2022

On November 24th, 2021, the animated film Encanto graced theaters around the world, and reached home streaming on December 24th, 2021. Over winter break, The kids I babysit would not stop talking about how good the movie was. Finally, I decided to see...

Wrapping Up the Holidays

Wrapping Up the Holidays

Makayla Bast, Journalist December 15, 2021

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially when you look under the sparkling Christmas tree and find a buffet of presents. All of the miscellaneous gifts sit under unique styles of wrapping, an array of paper, and a criminal amount...

His House: Film Review

His House: Film Review

Caitlin Bailey, Journalist December 15, 2021

I’ve never been much of a horror connoisseur--I hate being scared with a passion--but my friends are addicted to them. Over the weekend, one of my friends convinced me to watch a horror movie with her despite my usual skepticism. The premise of the...

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10 Interesting Movie Facts (Spoilers)

Benjamin Jensen, Columnist December 6, 2021

When we watch our favorite movies, we typically don’t notice small details shown to either foreshadow, or just add a level of originality and realism to the film. Here are 10 interesting facts about your favorite movies.    Shawshank Redemption.   At...

MARIAH CAREY HAS DEFROSTED!

MARIAH CAREY HAS DEFROSTED!

Kimi Matibag, Journalist November 9, 2021

It’s time to put the pumpkins and Spirit of Halloween decorations away because it is now November, and November means it’s officially Christmas season! Sure, Thanksgiving still has yet to pass by, but the power of Mariah Carey’s iconic All I Want...

What Does November 1st Change?

What Does November 1st Change?

Makayla Bast, Journalist November 5, 2021

The Halloween decorations have endured their dutiful term throughout the month of October. Now that Halloween passes with the conclusion of this month, November sets us up with a whole new multitude of expectations.   The scary fix of the year...

Country Thunder 2021

Country Thunder 2021

Ava Padelford, Co-Editor November 5, 2021

There is nothing more exciting than some good ole, loud, true country music, some good dancing, and being with your very best friends all at a country festival. This year’s Country Thunder has been delayed many times and took two years to happen, due...

Ranking Halloween Candies

Ranking Halloween Candies

Isabella Montoya, Journalist October 29, 2021

With Halloween right around the corner, the quest for the best candies has begun. Everyone has a favorite candy, and sometimes people bicker over which candy truly is the best. But let me make it really easy for you to decide, by ranking them.    Honorable...

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2021’s Up-and-Coming Artists

Molly Bomar, Co-Editor October 29, 2021

We all flip through the radio stations, looking for something new after hearing all the same artists and tunes on the dial. You might be bored with your Spotify playlist and are looking for something different.    Good news! Here are some...

Squid Game: an Analysis

Squid Game: an Analysis

Caitlin Bailey, Journalist October 29, 2021

  Squid Game is filled to the brim with symbolism and layered meanings. There are too many to go over in a single article, but let’s go through the most important details of Netflix’s biggest debut hit to date. WARNING: Spoilers ahead, so...

Too Old to Trick or Treat?

Too Old to Trick or Treat?

Makayla Bast, Journalist October 21, 2021

Years have been spent in our adolescence slugging around pillowcases of sweet treasure come the last day of October. In our naive days, we never could have imagined a day where this fall practice would come to an end; it always simply seemed like a promise...

The Secret (A Treasure Hunt)

The Secret (A Treasure Hunt)

Benjamin Jensen, Columnist October 21, 2021

Treasure hunting is a mystery, sometimes easy, sometimes hard, but some treasure hunts seem more outrageous than others. In 1982, author Bryon Preiss created one of the most ambitious treasure hunts of all time. Currently, This treasure hunt still has...

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