A Final Word on the Yearbook

Editor in Chief Emma Baziuk and managing editor Ellie Guanella celebrate yearbook distribution day with a smile.

Emma Baziuk, Ellie Guanella, Gwen McGarry, and Anna Wexler

May 16, 2018

We woke up early 172 times. 171 times too many. Gosh- are they ever gonna change the schedule? Honestly. We cheered on our football in the fall and threw flour in the air as the first whistle sounded. Ugh- That stuff never came out. The juniors and sophomores jammed to the latest tune o...

A Soundtrack to our Memories

A Soundtrack to our Memories

Levi Wood and Amanda Matteson

May 13, 2018

Every summer, we make a playlist filled with our favorite music. We listen to this music so much that it becomes the “soundtrack” to our memories of that particular summer. Here we are sharing some of our picks for this coming summer.   1. Haley Blais- Seventeen “Seventeen” by Haley Blais is the perfect anthem for anyone who is a...

Dear White People Volume II Review

The cinematography of season 2 continues to be excellent, as evidenced by this scene in which Troy has his epiphany at the fountain.

Sam Saliba

May 7, 2018

Last year, Netflix debuted the first season of the for-television version of Justin Simien’s Dear White People. After leaving the audience on an insane cliffhanger, the show is back again this year for round two. Unlike most second seasons in this day and age, Dear White People’s second round...

“I Like Me Better” Song Review

The single

Anna Wexler, Student Life Editor

May 4, 2018

The song “I Like Me Better”  by Lauv has been a breakout hit throughout this year and last year. It has a cheerful beat and catchy and relatable lyrics. Lauv is an artist who has been writing songs since he was 14. The song was inspired by Lauv’s own experience of falling in love after two we...

A Quiet Place Movie Review

A Quiet Place Movie Review

Rachel Klemaszewski

May 2, 2018

(Spoiler Alert: there are lots of spoilers throughout this review). John Krasinski has recently directed horror film A Quiet Place and also starred alongside his wife Emily Blunt in the movie. For those who do not know, A Quiet Place follows a family that must live life silently as they...

8teen Song Review

The artist Khalid released his debut studio album American Teen, featuring the song

Leah Humphrey and Alexis Stone

April 30, 2018

8teen is a song by the artist Khalid. He is best-known for his other popular, largely R&B songs “Location” and “Young, Dumb, and Broke.”  The intro of the song starts off slow, with some quiet beats leading into the first verse. The beginning of the song isn’t too intense-it starts o...

Isle of Dogs Movie Review

Isle of Dogs Movie Review

Theodore Morelock, Staff Member

April 25, 2018

Wes Anderson has a well-earned reputation of creating quirky and unique worlds in his films while maintaining a cinematic excellence, and never compromising any outstanding qualities. His latest work, Isle of Dogs, is no exception. One of the things I look for in movies are little details that show that t...

Finding Note-Worthy Music

Finding Note-Worthy Music

Tori Armitage, Web Editor in Chief

April 13, 2018

With 159 million active users as of late February this year and tens of thousands of songs added every day, Spotify has become many people’s go-to app for streaming free music. Users can create their own playlists or subscribe to their friend’s; they can even follow Discover Weekly or similar algo...

Standing Up and Walking Out

Standing Up and Walking Out

Gwen McGarry and Claire Brache

April 4, 2018

Around 9:50 a.m. on March 14, 2018, students throughout the country stood up and walked out of the classroom. Some walked out surrounded by a large crowd of peers; some walked out alone. All of them walked out to show their support for the 17 victims from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The shooti...

Perfection Infection

Perfection Infection

Mia Schmanski, Guest Writer

March 14, 2018

More than half of women ages 18 to 40 are unhappy with their body according to a study done by The New York Times. The author states that 80 percent of women in the whole world have said that "looking in a mirror makes them feel bad about themselves." Whether this is caused by expectations from ourselves ...

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