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Editorial: Leader In Me

Editorial: Leader In Me

Editorial Board April 12, 2024

Students in the building are wondering if Leader in Me® is actually leading them in the right direction. Although the school is pouring resources, money and time into Leader In Me®, students aren't...

Lyn Lapid is an artist who appeared in 2020. She uses mixed genres of traditional Filipino and modern pop.

New Artists Popping Up Everywhere!

Fin Reed, Reporter March 22, 2024

 Lyn Lapid is an artist who began her musical career in February of 2020. She’s produced many songs in the past four years including “Poster Boy,” “Producer Man,” and many more. The genre of...

Water Bottle Conflicts

Water Bottle Conflicts

Lydia Schimansky, Reporter March 1, 2024

There are many different water bottles to choose from. They all range from size to color. These bottles are a common conflict since teenagers and some adults are raging over the popular stuff such as the...

Absurd aesthetics! Aesthetics are getting out of hand. Many people were saying how the names of some aesthetics made absolutely no sense. Eighth grader Livi Adams said, “ I think that Barbiecore and Fairycore are stupid and so unnecessary.”

Aesthetics: The Damage It Has On Teens Mental Health

Emma Hovan, Reporter February 29, 2024

 Words like "clean girl," "vanilla girl," and "coastal grandma" may appear as arbitrary words to many, but to me and my generation, they are distinct styles, preferences and identities, also known as...

Loving connection. Healthy relationships show positive connections. In a healthy relationship, you need to talk openly, trust each other and offer support. All of those things work together as a whole, so people can have non-toxic relationships.

Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships

Andie Kephart, Reporter February 29, 2024

When people think of the word “relationship,” they usually think of a connection. Your relationships could be with a family member, romantic partner or a friend. However, some relationships may be...

Rosey, stainless steel! Delicate and bright colored Stanleys stand out as the love holiday approaches. They were sold at Target until they were sold out just a few hours after their arrival.

Valentine’s Day Stanleys take the spotlight!

Ella Heverly, Reporter February 27, 2024

Pink and red are the very popular colors when it comes to Valentine’s Day. The newly popular water bottle company Stanley thinks so too. What is better than getting a bubble gum, pink  tumbler on Feb....

Fan favorite Folklore! Even though Swifties may argue about many things, something many can agree on is that Folklore, is a top-tier album. Eighth-grader Ryleigh Campbell said, I love Folklore. It is my favorite album because the songs are very meaningful and the songs are amazing.


Emma Hovan, Reporter February 6, 2024

As most people, including myself, were sitting around the house, binging Netflix series, drinking unhealthy amounts of soda, Taylor Swift was hard at work. “Folklore,” the eighth studio album...

Morgan Wallens album was named the number one album for 2023 in Billboards year-end album chart!

“One Thing At a Time” – Morgan Wallen

Lydia Schimansky, Reporter February 5, 2024

On March 3, 2023 Morgan Wallen released an album. The album was called, “One Thing at a Time.”  This album contains 36 great tracks! A few are:   "Last Night" "Everything I Love" ...

Fries from Sheetz, Wendys and McDonalds!

Fast Food Fries

January 30, 2024

A majority of fast food restaurants serve fries. Some include Long John Silvers, Chick-fil-A, Popeyes and Arby's.    Even though these restaurants all serve the same thing, their fries all...

The Dirty Soda Shack

Andie Kephart, Reporter January 30, 2024

After the dirty soda trend gained popularity on TikTok, shops began popping up around the country. Dirty Soda Shack has upgraded from a business on wheels to a brick and mortar located in Your Jewelry...

New Hunger Games movie steals the spotlight! Head on over to the theaters, grab yourself some popcorn and settle down to watch this amazing action movie!

“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”

Ella Heverly, Reporter January 30, 2024

Recently, "The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes," was released on Nov. 17, 2023 and has blown us away with the amazing actors and crucial special effects presented in the motion picture film....

Indie! Indie Rock is the style of music that Lovejoy produces. I like this style of music for them. I feel it suites them the best!

Lovejoy: A new addition to Indie Rock

Gaby Sparacino, Reporter May 18, 2023

A fairly new band is quickly rising to fame, with nearly three million monthly listeners on Spotify! Their first major U.S. tour started the first week of May and will continue until June. I have gotten...

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