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Author Spotlight: Lindsey Duga

Headshot of Lindsey Duga in the middle of three of her books.

Taylor S. Fischbeck, Editor

September 10, 2020

The art of storytelling has been around for ages but there are some authors who stand out amongst Young Adult (YA) and Middle Grade (MG) audiences and Lindsey Duga is one of many. Duga has written and published a total of four books, one of which called Roaring came out this year. Duga has given the ...

10 books to read during quarantine

A collage of the ten books listed below to help people get through quarantine.

Taylor S. Fischbeck, Editor

April 29, 2020

During this trying time, teenagers need a distraction to keep them from going insane while they’re all trapped inside the house. One of the best ways to do that is to read! Here are ten books that were chosen by peers that will help pass the time inside our homes. 1. The Statistical Probability of Love at Fi...

Inside the mind of a fan

Inside the mind of a fan

ShelaMay Rico, Reporter

February 18, 2020

For many, a fandom is something that is supportive or motivating. It can have a big impact on a person. Whether it be movies, books, video games, sports teams, brands, celebrities, and musicians, fandoms are something that we all are a part of. There are many differences to a “casual” fan vs a “s...

Frozen 2 brings joy to adults and children alike

Sisters, Princess Ana and Queen Elsa, facing back to back in order to show their relationship with Frozen 2 on the side.

Taylor S. Fischbeck, Editor

December 2, 2019

Disney has brought joy into the world ever since it released its first movie in 1937 and it has yet to disappoint. One of Disney’s newest movies is the sequel to the 2013 Frozen, starring our beloved characters and introducing new ones. Frozen 2 was released on November 22, 2019, and the reviews have...

Podcasts highlight true crime

Podcasts highlight true crime

Lindsay Cook, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 24, 2019

As podcasts increase in popularity, so does the search for America’s favorite obsession: true crime stories. This article includes some of the most popular crime podcasts of the last few years. All the following podcasts are available wherever you prefer to listen, including Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.

Sony plans block for cross-platform gaming

April 24, 2019

Cross-platform is a special connection that connects numerous consoles together for gamers to interact with each other. Players from all over the world can connect without an issue. From Nintendo, Xbox, and PC, the gaming community has never been more connected on a global scale. Such an innovation not only breaks down walls in the gaming community but also build a whole new one up.

Into Dungeons and Dragons we go

Into Dungeons and Dragons we go

Isaac Glad, Reporter

April 24, 2019

Everybody has their favorite games. There are the gamers, board people, card players, chess club, PC gamers. But there is one game that has been around longer than any of the rest. "I'm a thief. I've been a thief for as long as I've been here. Never considered anything but my own trade—it was th...

Warrior Reads: Ellen Hopkins

Warrior Reads: Ellen Hopkins

Rayven Cann, Sports Editor

April 24, 2019

Crank, Burned, Impulse, Triangles, Tricks, Identical, Rumble, The You I’ve Never Known, and now fresh on the shelves People Kill People. Ellen Hopkins is a well-known author for teen literature. Following along with tough and mature content, Hopkins’ new book touches on concepts such as white sup...

The Effects of Metal Music

The Effects of Metal Music

Rayven Cann, Sports Editor

February 22, 2019

It’s 1960, the world is about to receive it’s first taste of metal from none other than The Beatles. Fast forward eight years to Black Sabbath, the first metal band, then another three for some AC/DC. Then keep on going, witnessing Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Slipknot, and so much more. Finally it’s 2019, and thousands of metal bands whether big name or starter bands are all over the world, all because of one band 59 years ago

Disney in 2019

Disney in 2019

Cameron Bessette, Reporter

February 22, 2019

As always, a new year brings new movies. In 2018, Disney dominated the box offices, earning over 27% of the worldwide movie revenue (Atlas Tech). 2019 could be even bigger for the company as they currently have eleven films scheduled to come out this calendar year. Some of them are originals, some sequels, and some live action remakes. All of them meant to make the industry.

Becoming an author

Becoming an author

Leilani Forrest, Reporter

February 22, 2019

Authors are everywhere. Some known, some unknown, some young, some old. There are many high school students that want to become a writer or a novelist. However, some are too shy or unconfident to put themselves out there and to show the world what they’re worth. Students may be afraid of getting rejected i...

Novels need age diversity

Novels need age diversity

Isabella Ashton, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2019

One of the simplest and most enjoyable ways to explore new perspectives is to read novels. The nature of this art form easily communicates ideas, thoughts, and opinions of fleshed-out characters, and exposure to unique viewpoints improves our understanding of others. Due to the power of novels, it is a shame that literature often neglects to incorporate age diversity. The novels geared toward teenagers mostly feature teenage protagonists. This seems logical enough. People like to read things they can relate to, and coming of age stories are ripe with dramatic and compelling storylines.

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