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Disney+ or Disney-

Disney+ or Disney-

Jacob Gettig, Editor

November 12, 2019

Am I the only one worrying about Disney+? Sure, I’m excited, too. Who wouldn’t be? While I am most excited for the adult-oriented Star Wars series, “The Mandalorian,” fans can also look forward to the mockumentary series, “High School Musical: The Musical: The series.” The service will als...

Editorial: Telling Our Own Stories

Editorial: Telling Our Own Stories

Editorial Board

November 7, 2019

If you’re in the upper school, you’ve seen the TED talk on “The Danger of a Single Story,” likely multiple times. In her talk, author Chimamande Ngozi Adichie focuses on the pitfalls of presenting only one narrative, either of cultures or of individuals. She states that receiving a single-story...

Disney Live Action Remakes: More or Less?

Disney Live Action Remakes: More or Less?

Sam Kuykendall and Keiara

October 28, 2019

In recent years, production companies have produced remakes of myriad classics films. According to the British online newspaper the Independent, Disney alone has created 10 remakes since 2010, which have grossed over $7 billion in the box office collectively. These remade films have garnered a wide range...

Homecoming in the Lobby: Flop or Fly?

Homecoming in the Lobby: Flop or Fly?

Keiara Baker, Reporter

October 21, 2019

Ideally, a homecoming dance sets the standard for all school events, similar to fashion week in New York or the red carpet debut for award shows. This year’s homecoming was extraordinarily well put together from the music to the food.  To me, homecoming has always been the model of how great the sch...

2019 Tonys: Complete List of Predictions!

2019 Tonys: Complete List of Predictions!

Snowden Farnsworth, Co Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2019

Just in case you get dragged to a Tonys party, check out this list, so you can seem educated and shock everyone into thinking you have an extensive knowledge of Broadway! Click below on the hyperlinks (the red titles) to be redirected to my in-depth analysis of the category, if you'd like. Also, comment below if...

Exam Stress: Do’s and Dont’s

Cary Robbins and Dean Campbell

May 19, 2019

Stick to a routine Hey, is your life going off the rails? Try a routine. According to Northwestern Medicine, people who do not follow a routine often run out of time, while having a routine helps people can stay on track. “People who set routines tend to stick to them better,” Dr. Stewart Burgess,...

Dear Everyone…

Callie Hollis, Reporter

May 13, 2019

Mental Health is Not a Choice “People think of mental health as a mindset, not a chemical imbalance. You cannot just flip a switch and change your entire demeanor.” - Senior Danielle Chandler “It’s a biochemical thing that you have no control over. Then I think understanding it as that, breaks t...

Dark Humor

April 2, 2019

While lacking a formal definition, dark humor is widely considered to be humor which pokes fun at serious topics like natural disasters, mental illness and recent or past tragedies. A recent rise of the use of this kind of comedy on the internet has sparked controversy regarding the use of sensitive...

The Spirit of the Season

Editorial Board, Editors

January 28, 2019

The holiday season is depicted as a joyous time, with a break from school finally leaving you time to sleep in or catch up on your Netflix shows. With winter comes a chance of snow due to dropping temperatures and longer nights. But as happy as parts of the season are, there seems to be a subtle sadness...

Resolutions: Is It Time?

January 15, 2019

Every year, many people in the nation partake in the annual custom of making New Year’s resolutions. These can include, but are not limited to, going to the gym, going on a diet or travel. Although it may seem like a light-hearted tradition, there are many controversies surrounding resolutions. Some...

What the Public Deserves to Know

What the Public Deserves to Know

Editorial Board, Editors

December 18, 2018

It’s not uncommon for people to see politicians committing crimes to gain fame and political standing in TV shows like Scandal, House of Cards or The West Wing. As much as we’d like to believe this is just fiction, the United States government does not have a perfectly clean slate of being forward...

Trump and the media

Trump and the media

Emma Bennett, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2018

I first started looking into the complicated relationship between Trump and the media after attending the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Conference in D.C. this past summer. Famous photographer Doug Mills was one of the speakers at the conference and told the other students and I about his job of photographin...