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Whats Wrong with Pop Music?

Whats Wrong with Pop Music?

Oliver Barnfield, Resident Pop Culture Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase

In the early to mid 2010s , pop music was everywhere. Katy Perry and other big names ruled the world of music. And although most of that music was vapid and uncomplicated, they were at least notable. You heard these songs, and you could tell people truly loved these songs, even if you yourself did not....

Game Review: Spore

Game Review: Spore

June Jung, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Technology

Spore is a video game that allows you to evolve from a microbe in the ocean to a civilization who travel into space and fly about in cool futuristic spaceships. Let's start from the beginning. Stage 1: You are a tiny weird microbe swimming in the ocean. You have one job: Don't get eaten, Don't starve-find...

The Debate on Cultural Appropriation

The Debate on Cultural Appropriation

Lyla Boretz, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

From henna to a white girl going to prom wearing a Qipao, or a traditional Chinese dress, to box braids and dreads on non-black people, the two words we always hear are "cultural appropriation." Some argue that it's "just" hair or clothes or makeup. Some say that it's harmful and belittling to people...

The True Cost of Halloween

The True Cost of Halloween

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase

Ah... The best time of year has come around, with cool weather, candy, and walking door to door. Yes, it's Autumn and with every Autumn comes Halloween. This spooky night has won the hearts of many including me, but I recently asked myself a question that us Halloween fans don't usually think about:...

Do You Like Dogs Or Cats Better?

Do You Like Dogs Or Cats Better?

Aliyah Carter, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Do you like dogs or cats more? I like both but if I had to choose, I would choose dogs. I like dogs because they are very active. I hate when my pets are lazy like a pet fish. Cats are very lazy and they are mean. They scratch a lot and they bite a lot. Dogs can bite, but not unless you raise...

“Last Day On Mars” Book Review

“Last Day On Mars” Book Review

Arsh Gupta, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase

There are many great things to do to pass time. One of these is reading. Reading is only fun though if you have a good book. One book that makes reading fun though, is the book "Last Day On Mars," by Kevin Emerson. "Last Day On Mars" takes place in the year 2223. The Sun has started going supernova...

Why The Movie “Ocean’s 8” is Probably the Best Crime Movie

Why The Movie “Ocean’s 8” is Probably the Best Crime Movie

Emma Ross, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion

I think crime movies are amazing. They are so interesting and always have a great plot. Recently "Ocean’s 8" came out in June, which was a spin-off of "Ocean's 11" and "Ocean's 12."    The opening scene starts with Debby Ocean (Sandra Bullock) in jail (we’ll get to that) saying what she w...

Student-Teacher Advice Column: What Do I Do About Strict Parents?

Student-Teacher Advice Column: What Do I Do About Strict Parents?

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, People, Showcase

Mrs. Piliere and Reporter Claire are taking your questions and tackling your problems with solid advice. Submit your questions anonymously for their upcoming column!  Fill Out Here "Sometimes I feel like my mom is the strictest mom in the world! Not about who/what I can hang out with, but in any media I want to listen/watch/read. Any time I want to check out...

The Opinionist Episode 10: Best and Worst Soundtracks

The Opinionist Episode 10: Best and Worst Soundtracks

Oliver Barnfield, Colin Johnson, Evan Tucker, Baker Tuthill, and Opinionist Cast

October 16, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase, Videos

Oliver the Opinionist takes a look at some of the best, and worst soundtracks from games and movies. DIRECTED BY OLIVER BARNFIELD WRITTEN BY OLIVER BARNFIELD, COLIN JOHNSON, & EVAN TUCKER EDITING BY BRANTON GREENBERG FILMED BY COLIN JOHNSON PRODUCTION HELP BY BAKER TUTHILL &am...

A Wrinkle in Time: Movie Review

A Wrinkle in Time: Movie Review

Yoonjoo Oh, Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase

A Wrinkle in Time is a science fantasy adventure film based on the book by Madeleine L'Engle of the same name. It is directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell, produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Whitaker Entertainment. The first time released was on March 9, 2018. Starring Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which ...

Five of the Most Popular 2018 Halloween Costumes

Five of the Most Popular 2018 Halloween Costumes

Emma Ross, Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Fashion, Just For Fun, Opinion

Since Halloween is right around the corner I decided to write about popular Halloween costumes. I'll also be explaining them and giving a little bit of my opinion on them. 1. Ariana Grande from her "God is a Woman" music video Ariana grade is one of the most popular artists currently and also a...