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History of Valentine’s Day

History of Valentine’s Day

Jack Purcell, Reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Showcase

From Feb. 13 to 15, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia. The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then made whips with the hides of the animals they had just slain. The brutal fete included a matchmaking lottery, in which young men drew the names of women from a jar. The couple would then be...

Sarahah : Platform for Cyberbullying?  

Sarahah : Platform for Cyberbullying?  

Rachel Iyer, Reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Entertainment, Opinion, People, Showcase, Technology

According to the Hartford County Examiner around half of teens have been the victims of cyberbullying but only 1 in 10 teens tells a parent if they have been a cyber bully victim. Sarahah, an app that allows you to write your opinion on people, anonymously of course. Is this app nothing more than a pl...

Third Time is Not The Charm: An Essay

Third Time is Not The Charm: An Essay

Oliver Barnfield, Resident Pop Culture Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase

The Internet was abuzz with The Last Jedi. This brought up many questions about sequels and their place in cinema. Are they necessary? Are they a curse on movies that are cash-grabs? I think not. Sequels have their place, but ultimately they are not bad. They can be great, in fact. Some would even...

Worst, Weirdest, Best

Worst, Weirdest, Best

Oliver Barnfield, Resident Pop Culture Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase

When a franchise goes on for a long time, It's bound to have some... questionable installments, as well as some high points. So lets take a look at the weirdest, worst, and best of some long running franchises. Steven Spielberg Films Best: Close Encounters of the Third Kind ET might be more fa...

An Interview with Slobodan Vujisic, Guitar Teacher

An Interview with Slobodan Vujisic, Guitar Teacher

Oliver Barnfield, God of The Universe

February 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, People, Showcase

As you walk to Slobodan Vujisic's office, the hallways are alight with music. The high pitched screech of a violin being tuned, the distorted ringing of an electric guitar. The pinging tones of a piano, the steady, grounded beat of drums. And as you walk to the room, a new sound rings out. A classica...

Weird Things That Disney Princesses Do

Weird Things That Disney Princesses Do

Lucy Wassmuth, Reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun

After years and years of watching Disney movies, we've become accustomed to their actions and habits. But some of them are super weird if you think about it.   Snow White Our very first Disney princess, was kinda weird. I know this movie was made in 1937, but still, she finds a cottage in the woods and the first thing she does--is clean it. Most normal peop...

Puppy Bowl XIV

Puppy Bowl XIV

February 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun

Everyone knows about the annual Super Bowl, but what about the Puppy Bowl?  This year marks the 14th annul Puppy Bowl, where ninety puppies from around the country, and one from Mexico, compete in their own "football" game. Animal Planet streams a game where different types of puppies are put on...

‘A Curious Incident’ Play Review

‘A Curious Incident’ Play Review

Keana Saberi, Reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, ‘A Curious Incident of The Dog of in the Nighttime’ is a play about 15-year-old Christopher, an autistic teen who when is accused of murdering the next door neighbor’s dog, sets out to find the true culprit. Using his detective, sleuthing skill...

Apple’s New HomePod

Apple’s New HomePod

Ruth Martin, Reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, Technology

As the years have gone by, Apple has fascinated us with all its technology and models, but they just might be out of ideas. Three years ago, Amazon released Amazon Echo, a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. After being wildly successful, Google made Google Home, being nearly identical to...

Book Review: Nil

Book Review: Nil

Margaux Deveze, Reporter

January 31, 2018


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion

Spoiler Alert: Be careful what you wish for you might just get it. (Reference: 2 book Nil Unlocked) The last thing Charley felt was heat. When she woke up she was on an island alone. Today is Thad's 267th day on Nil. On Nil there is only one rule you have 365 days to catch a gate home or you die....

PyeongChang 2018 Olympics

PyeongChang 2018 Olympics

Austin Nguyen, Reporter

January 31, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Events, People, Showcase, Sports, World News

2018 offers a lot of things for sports and athletics, like the FIFA World Cup, Super Bowl, and of course, the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics. The Winter Olympics is a sporting event that the whole world looks forward to, as it brings everyone together to watch athletes from around the world compete for...