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Asians Take the Stage!

Kimi Matibag, Journalist January 14, 2022

3…2…1…Happy New Year! As the world welcomes in 2022, most people hope to start the new year with positivity and the desire to be kinder to others. Unfortunately for Korean-American NBC news anchor Michelle Li, the new page turn of the calendar greeted...

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No Way Home: Review and What It Implies for the MC

Remi McKim, Journalist January 14, 2022

BEWARE!! Spoilers for No Way Home Ahead!    Spider-Man has been proven to be a fan-favorite many years ago; holding eight live action movies, eighteen shows, and over 575 complete comics to the franchise’s name. No Way Home was especially...

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Popular Tropes We Love to Love and Love Even More to Hate

Remi McKim, Journalist January 14, 2022

A trope is a situation that happens often in stories, becoming almost akin to a stereotype. Whilst some work well, thus why it shows up so often, others drag on to the point where a random and sudden character death would be preferred. I will be rating...

Universal vs. Disney

Universal vs. Disney

Alexa McClain, Journalist January 14, 2022

Typically over winter break, my parents like to gift all of us kids with a trip to DisneyLand/California Adventures. Well this year's trip looked a bit different. We were forced a different route because of precautions that Disney felt that they needed...

Don’t Look Up: Movie Review

Don’t Look Up: Movie Review

Caitlin Bailey, Journalist January 14, 2022

Don’t Look Up’s lack of subtlety has garnered the attention of many critics. While it seems a little too on the nose, it is perhaps necessary since society is so intent on ignoring what’s right in front of it. After all, how do you convince someone...

What Facing Your Fears Can Do

What Facing Your Fears Can Do

Ava Padelford, Co-Editor January 10, 2022

There are countless opportunities to grow and to develop new skills or to get better at the skills you already possess. It can be uncomfortable or scary to put yourself out there, but once you do, you’ll see so much change.    Growing up,...

My NBA and NFL Game Experience

My NBA and NFL Game Experience

Makayla Bast, Journalist January 10, 2022

One of my greatest birthday and Christmas wishes was granted this past December as I got the opportunity to see my favorite two teams, in their respective sports, live in person. No more TV broadcasts, this time I got to be in the stands. I'm prepared...

Adaptations That Work and Those That Failed…

Adaptations That Work and Those That Failed…

Remi McKim, Journalist January 10, 2022

Let's be honest, shall we? We all want our favorite book or series to be adapted into a movie. Following the casting process, watching the teaser trailer drop, the final trailer, before finally watching the movie or binging the show is overall a wonderful...

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Caminero’s Mexican Food

Remi McKim, Journalist January 7, 2022

There are many Mexican restaurants in Arizona, as the state borders Mexico. However, if you are looking for a relatively cheap Mexican restaurant without having to sacrifice your taste buds, the perfect place is on Deer Valley road in Peoria, Arizona--...

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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...

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Well Coffee Co.

Bella Matthey , Contributing Writer January 7, 2022

There aren't an abundance of coffee shops in the Peoria area, which makes Well Coffee Co even more special. They are located on the side of Copper Hills Church, and they are a bit hidden so keep an eye out or you might miss them. While their slightly...

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Best Traveling Influencer: Hildur Karlsson

Molly Bomar, Co-Editor January 4, 2022

Social media: our favorite time consuming activity. We are all guilty of endlessly scrolling through Instagram, getting stuck in the hole of celebrity and influencer profiles. The common trend of selfies and self-love quotes is on the decline and a new...

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