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Artist to Look Out For

Ava Padelford, Co-Editor November 19, 2021

Finding new music is an exciting thing to do and can definitely spice up any playlist. Oftentimes, TikTok reveals small singers and songwriters who have a few songs of their own. Avery Anna is one of the smaller singers I have come across who has an amazing...

What to Watch Next if You Liked Squid Game

What to Watch Next if You Liked Squid Game

Caitlin Bailey, Journalist November 15, 2021

With Squid Game’s recent popularity, western society is finally discovering the glory of k-dramas. In the words of Oscar-winner Bong Joon-ho, “Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing...

Under the Radar: Emil Rottmayer

Under the Radar: Emil Rottmayer

Benjamin Jensen, Columnist November 15, 2021

Everyone has their favorite music genres and artists. From Rock to EDM, or Maroon 5 to AC/DC. Some artists out there make fantastic music, but are almost unknown to the public. One of these great artists is Emil Rottmayer.    Emil Rottmayer...


Fall Book Recommendations 2021

Molly Bomar, Co-editor September 20, 2021

I am well-aware, and quite frankly very familiar, with the busy schedules of teens, pressing through homework and studying, extracurricular activities, and sports just to have a smidge of free time to sleep and eat. However, carving out quiet time devoted...

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Greta Van Fleet is New Wave 70’s Music

Isabella Montoya, Journalist September 10, 2021

If you fall under the category of  “a person born in the wrong generation (specifically the 70’s)”, well listen up! Greta Van Fleet is the band for you. Formed in 2012, the band still continues to make music and hold concerts throughout the world....

Ridge’s Reads

Ridge’s Reads

Makayla Bast, Journalist September 1, 2021

Since that summer before the beginning of the freshman school year, I have had the opportunity to read and analyze a handful of novels as assigned in my English classes throughout my high school academic career. Now being a junior, with about 10 novels...

Shadow & Bone: Netflix’s Best New Fantasy

Shadow & Bone: Netflix’s Best New Fantasy

Caitlin Bailey, Journalist May 18, 2021

  Netflix's new fantasy adaptation, Shadow and Bone, is quickly taking over world ratings charts. Based off of the best-selling novels by Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone is combined with Six of Crows, its companion series, to create a story that...

April Book Recommendations

April Book Recommendations

Molly Bomar, Journalist April 16, 2021

Mid-January I gave a drawn out spiel on my personal reading goals for 2021 and some recommendations to kick off the year. I know we are deep into the rough stretch of the spring semester while our schedules are packed full of academics and end of the...

Letters To Juliet

Letters To Juliet

Ava Padelford, Editor February 23, 2021

Letters To Juliet (PG)   Romance is the ability to express your thoughts and show emotion through actions and words. “Letters To Juliet”, starring Amanda Seyfried (Sophie), Vanessa Redgrave (Claire) and Christopher Egan (Charlie Wyman)...

POV: Youre On AUX

POV: You’re On AUX

Isabella Montoya, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Picture this, you are driving in the car with your closest friends and all of a sudden, they ask you to play some music. You immediately panic. You worry that your friends won’t like your favorite songs. Never fear though! Here's a list of songs that...

Books to Read in 2021

Books to Read in 2021

Molly Bomar, Staff Writer January 29, 2021

When we were little, reading was our favorite thing to do. We always had one handy to pull out during free-reading and would look forward to the next book in our favorite series.   But as we’ve gotten older, most of us would rather watch...

Metallica in its early days with Dave Mustaine

Battle of the Bands: Metallica V. Megadeth

“The Clash Between Metal’s Biggest Rivals.”
Aden Schulze-Miller and Ethan Pendegrass January 27, 2021

INTRO:    Metal music is one of the most popular subgenres of rock ‘n’ roll, and for good reason. The delicious licks, fast tempo and crazy shredding on electric guitars paired with thunderous basslines and clashing drum symbols all blend...

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