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How to Start a Band

How to Start a Band

December 12, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun

Being in a band can be a lot of fun. You can play cover songs from any time period, or you could even write your own. There are so many different types of music, and it really is possible to make it. All you need is a few people and a few instruments and you're set to go. Here are some tips on starting...

The Movies from 2018

The Movies from 2018

Nikita Raman, Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun

There were so many great movies in 2018, it's hard to narrow down favorites. Here are my top six movies that make an impact on me.

How The HQ App Brought in Users: then Cashed in

How The HQ App Brought in Users: then Cashed in

Baker Tuthill, Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, Showcase, Technology

A little over a year ago, the HQ app was released on the app store. It featured 12 questions of trivia getting progressively harder. If you got one question wrong, you were out for the day. But if you made it all the way to the end, you would split a cash prize with all the other winners. The app...

The Nine Worst Musical Artists of 2018

The Nine Worst Musical Artists of 2018

Oliver Barnfield, Chief Music Critic

December 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase

The music of 2018 was mostly dismal, with a few bright spots being the triumphant returns of Gorillaz and Janelle Monae. But the newcomers this year were just... disappointing. Today I'll be looking at the worst musical artists who were popular this year. 9. AJR Want to hear the most generic commerci...

Who Owns the Statue of Liberty?

Who Owns the Statue of Liberty?

Silas Ou, Reporter

December 11, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, Travel

The Statue of Liberty. It lies in the New York City area... yeah, I don't know, check this image. Anyways a quick history of the Statue of Liberty. In 1886 the French decided to give us a gift. A giant 305-foot copper statue (It used to be the color of copper but now it got oxidized so its green). In 1924 the U.S. governments made it a national monum...

Six Famous Ghost Towns

Six Famous Ghost Towns

Baker Tuthill, Reporter

December 11, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, Showcase

Ghost towns. These famous pictures of what the world was like years ago have haunted an intrigued people for years and years. Today, I'm going to take a look at some prominent and famous ones. 6: Oradour-sur-Glane Some Ghost Towns are abandoned because of financial reasons: no more oil to support business...

Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

Raghuram Paturi, Aliyah Carter, and Andrew Watson

December 7, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, People, Showcase

On Friday, Dec. 7 students and staff dressed in their best ugly sweaters to celebrate the season at school. Here is a look of all the spirited "ugliness."    ...

Do You Know All the Reindeer?

Do You Know All the Reindeer?

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Entertainment, Just For Fun, People, Showcase

I grew up with my mom singing the "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" song to me every Christmas time on the walk to school, so I almost permanently have Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and of course, Rudolph stuck in my head. As an experiment, I decided to go around the...

All About Synchronized Swimming

All About Synchronized Swimming

June Jung, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, Sports

Synchronized Swimming is a sport where people team up and dance in the water, the result? A beautiful routine, a mixture of dance, acrobatics, and last but not least swimming. All of these are combined to make a cool looking sport. First, the basics. You have to learn the figures. Here is a figure for...

Filming Tricks With Colin Johnson

Filming Tricks With Colin Johnson

Colin Johnson, Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, Technology

In this video, Colin Johnson teaches three filming tricks and uses them as well. The tricks are speaking clearly, having a green screen, and editing your videos.   TRANSCRIPT: Hello, my name is Colin Johnson, and welcome to... Filming Tricks with Colin Johnson! The first video trick we will ...

If We Could Turn Back Time (Dessert Edition)

If We Could Turn Back Time (Dessert Edition)

Nikita Raman, Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, Showcase

Ice cream and chocolates. Could we live without them! I for one, am known to have a lot of candy leftover from Halloween. How do the little kids survive without the adrenaline rush you get from sugar is there meaning to life without it. How did people live without the sweet taste of sugar, well they...