International Day of Happiness Is For Smiles, Laughter and Acts of Love

International Day of Happiness Is For Smiles, Laughter and Acts of Love

Abby Schindel, Feature Editor

March 16, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

What is happiness? Does it have an exact definition or is it just an emotion that overcomes you? Most people only know what happiness is by a feeling: the butterflies in your stomach or your heart skipping a beat. Everyone has their own take on what happiness means to them.

Why It’s Important to Learn Media Literacy in High School

Why It’s Important to Learn Media Literacy in High School

Isabella Bennett, Managing Student Life Editor

March 16, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Since 2016, the term “fake news” has become increasingly popular. Originally, the term was used to describe certain websites that spread false news stories starting around the time of the presidential election. Nowadays, it has become a bit if a meme, but fake news is still a serious problem. And it’s not just untrue news stories that people should be worried about; media bias can be just as harmful because, on the surface, the news sources look perfectly reliable. Media literacy, or the ability to read and analyze media messages, has become increasingly important amidst these problems.

Indisputable Ranking of Greatest Scenes from The Office

Indisputable Ranking of Greatest Scenes from The Office

Isabella Bennett and Liam Boris

March 16, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Top Stories

The Office (U.S.) is undoubtedly one of the most iconic sitcoms ever produced in the 21st century. Some of the most memorable moments of the show are from the cold opens, or the scenes that are played before the opening title sequence. Below are ten of the best of those cold opens, ranked from great to greatest.

Why the Release of Black Panther is Perfect for 2018 (No Spoilers)

Why the Release of Black Panther is Perfect for 2018 (No Spoilers)

Anna Sagrillo, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

2017 was a year full of disputes and tension, ultimately leading to discord in the United States. Friction between political parties challenged the strength of political foundations. The new POTUS drew the world’s stability into question. Now, in 2018, people everywhere fight for their rights and equality as they struggle to redefine themselves and change. The film Black Panther triumphs over disputes, tension, and inequality, illustrating the journey of a man trying to preserve his people, culture, and identity.

Today’s Press is Flooded by Negative Headlines, and It’s Our Own Fault

Emily Esser, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Top Stories

The opening line of the chorus of “Good News” by Ocean park Standoff is: “I need some good news, baby, ‘cause all the world’s gone crazy.” Unfortunately, this reflects all too accurately what’s being reported in today’s times.

The Internet: Helping or Hurting the Creativity of Future Generations?

The Internet: Helping or Hurting the Creativity of Future Generations?

Gloria Lee, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

The Internet has evolved greatly in the last few decades, creating social media platforms to communicate on a worldwide scale and providing multiple gateways for any type of art piece. As convenient as it is, the widespread ubiquity of the Internet presents a few problems regarding artistic originality.

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