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Goody Goody is truly “Goody Goody”

Goody Goody is truly “Goody Goody”

Mary Grace Kelly, Journalism 1

February 16, 2018


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Haven’t we all looked for the perfect vintage diner with great food at a decent price point? I know I have. Sure, Steak and Shake might be a convenient stop for many Plant High School students, but do we really all think that they have the best burgers in town? Though they make some mean milkshakes,...

Book ideas for the bookworms

Book ideas for the bookworms

Elizabeth Anderson, Journalism 1

February 16, 2018


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In this digital age people are always playing a game or on social media or texting their friends. They rarely spend time reading books but if you love to read or you want to spend a little time reading a book, a starter book I would recommend for you is "Six of Crows" by Leigh Bardugo. The book has...

Face in the crowd; App glorifies selfies via art

Face in the crowd; App glorifies selfies via art

Chloe Aikman, Staff Writer

February 4, 2018


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As society progresses, one technology has consistently reaffirmed its place in the future – facial recognition. It's become ingrained into the latest iPhone model, inherent in Facebook photo software, and has been fantasized about in pop culture for decades and now, in a recent development,...

Censorship threatens expression

Censorship threatens expression

Graham Hill, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


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Censorship is an issue that is doubtlessly as old as art, literature and speech. Yet, debates around the subject crop up year after year, usually spurred by something graphic in the latest popular movie, TV show or book.  Censorship is often caught up in moral panic about openly discussing and expressing controversial ideas. This is nothing new.   In the 1950...

Here Lies Star Wars: Fans Reflect on latest film

Here Lies Star Wars: Fans Reflect on latest film

Riley Schofner, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


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Stars Wars has been sold to the Disney corporation, which has been described by George Lucas himself in an interview with Charlie Rose as "white slavers." What does this mean for the future of these fan favorite films and the very reality of the Stars Wars franchise in general?  "The last movie that came out, 'The Last Jedi,' that was just trash," sophomore Molly Ryan said. "I can't imagine a more unsatisfying film. I could find a fault...

Cries for Oprah to run for office must end

Cries for Oprah to run for office must end

Alexis Perno, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


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At the Golden Globes a few days ago, the awards themselves paled in comparison to what made headlines and exploded across social media- Oprah Winfrey's speech.  Cries for her to run for president took the internet by storm but what is most surprising is the fact that the acclaimed TV star is actually...

‘Pitch Perfect’ series ends on the wrong note

‘Pitch Perfect’ series ends on the wrong note

Gavin Figueruelo, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


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"Pitch Perfect 3" was most likely the last movie of the trilogy but it definitely didn’t earn its place as best of the three, like most trilogy series do. It had a lot of jokes and funny moments that kept the audience entertained but it was redundant with a very predictable plot. It starred the...

Customizable pizza joint offers slice of perfection

Customizable pizza joint offers slice of perfection

Thompson Draper, Opinions Editor

January 25, 2018


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Chipotle is a national treasure. In today’s modernized society, the customizable fast food site has become a household staple, notable for filling both hearts and bellies nationwide. Keeping this adoration in mind, consider the concept sweeping across the nation since its founding in 2010: rather...

Bitcoin overhypes willing profiteers

Bitcoin overhypes willing profiteers

Riley Schofner, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

The online currency bitcoin has recently surged in popularity and worth, and many people find themselves asking what on earth this new money is. Bitcoin is an online, nontraceable payment method that can be used to buy and sell goods by using an online transaction. It is an untracked market, and is...

20th century writer revolutionized horror genre

20th century writer revolutionized horror genre

Graham Hill, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


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H.P. Lovecraft is one of the most influential horror writers of all time, having written dozens of short stories over his decades-spanning career. Among his most famous are "The Call of Cthulhu" and "The Shadow of Innsmouth." He was one of the first horror writers to defy the centuries-old horror...

You can’t escape “It”: Misogyny

You can’t escape “It”: Misogyny

Macie Lavender, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


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As the month of October grows further and further away, critiques of horror movies seem as stale as old Halloween candy. However, the problems I have with Stephen King’s “It” (which, to be fair, is still of my favorite releases of the year) go beyond petty special effects criticisms or style critiques. “It”,...

Catch-22 humorously captures era

Catch-22 humorously captures era

Graham Hill, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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"Catch-22" is a book that manages to perfectly capture the anti-war sentiment of the 1960s and 70s. The author, Joseph Heller, actually served in the United States Army during the Korean War, although the book takes place during the Second World War. It combines humor, romance, tragedy and frustration...

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