Hamilton: What is it really about?

Hamilton: What is it really about?

Sophia Wecker, Editor

September 23, 2020

During quarantine, people have been all over different streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime and so many more. But one breathtaking film that was recently released on Disney+, is none other than the Tony award winning Broadway musical, Hamilton.    July 3, 2020 was a very exciting day for man...

Does Disney+ Add Up?

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Danica Jordan, Editor in Chief

January 9, 2020

These days, streaming services rule television. Instead of buying cable or DVDs, streaming services allow for a wide selection of shows and movies available on several devices. Services like Netflix and Hulu are among the most popular, but now there is another among the ranks.   On Nov 12, ...

Climate Change: A Fate Worse than Homework

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Jessica Sather, Reporter

December 4, 2019

The world is dying. Climate change is progressing at a staggering rate, species are going extinct at record rates, and plastic waste is cramming itself into every facet of the Earth’s ecosystems. Such a global catastrophe can be too much to process for many people. Some want to help, but they simply d...

K-12: More Than a Movie?

K-12: More Than a Movie?

Abigail Love, Reporter

October 15, 2019

K-12, Melanie Martinez’s second full album, was released on Sept. 6, 2019, along with a full-length film by the same name. Melanie Martinez is an American singer/songwriter who produces mostly alternative pop and indie pop music. She rose to fame in 2012 after appearing on The Voice, releasing her deb...

Knott’s Scary Farm Mazes: Are they Tricks or Treats?

The Front of the Origins: The Curse of Calico maze.

Danica Jordan, Editor in Chief

October 4, 2019

As the spooky month of October approaches, you may find yourself seeking some extra scares besides just Halloween night. You can only get so scared with cardboard bat cutouts and motion activated skeleton hands in candy bowls.  Knott's Scary Farm has much to offer in the way of spooks from the 9 different...

K-Pop: Is It Actually Bad, or Are You Just Biased?

K-Pop: Is It Actually Bad, or Are You Just Biased?

Abigail Love, Reporter

September 25, 2019

K-Pop has recently exploded over the past couple years, with groups such as BTS, BLACKPINK, and NCT announcing world tours and selling out tickets in minutes. The VMAs even added a Best K-Pop category in an attempt to appeal to K-Pop fans. However, the fans dissed them for doing so and some went so f...

Is “IT Chapter Two” a Clown of a Movie?


Adam Atamian, Reporter

September 18, 2019

IT Chapter Two is the second movie in a two part series that depicts the characters of the first movie, 27 years later. The group of characters known as the Losers Club have to face their fears and finally put a stop to their childhood nightmare. IT Chapter Two was produced by New Line Cinema and Vertigo ...

I Am Sick Of This Whole Straw Thing

Look at this child. Look at the defense and fear in his eyes. He is so afraid that he will not get to keep his straw. Help him. HELP HIM. Public domain image.

Brigid Ambuul, Content Editor

May 22, 2019

When a young Milo Cress launched his 2011 “Be Straw Free” campaign and sparked a movement to cut down the United States’ plastic consumption, I don’t think he understood just what he was doing. He didn’t know that eight years in the future, his activism would cause an entire generation of up...

“Captain Marvel” Falls Short of Expectations

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Autumn Brazele, Reporter

March 26, 2019

The movie “Captain Marvel,” directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, is the most recent Marvel movie, released on Mar. 8. In the movie, Carol Danvers, played by Brie Larson, fights in an intergalactic war between two alien races. As I have never seen any of the Marvel movies before, I had no idea w...

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World— Repeat or Retweet?

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Sydnie Ager, Reporter

March 19, 2019

From director Dean DeBlois, the third "How to Train Your Dragon" movie was released in theaters on Feb. 22 this year as the most recent film in the storyline. Young chief Hiccup faces a new problem on his home island of Berk, now a flourishing dragon sanctuary. Although Berkians have converted to the ...

Glass the Movie: Half Full or Half Empty?

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Genevieve Larkin, Reporter

February 20, 2019

“Glass” is a fantasy/drama film and part of the Unbreakable trilogy. The series includes, “Unbreakable” and “Split,” following the characters individually until they are all together in the final installment. Released on Jan. 18, the PG-13 movie was directed by M. Night Shyamalan and used ...

“Schooled” excels as a spin-off, but leaves some returning fans wanting a sequel instead

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Sean Blythe, Reporter

February 14, 2019

“Schooled” is a new TV show featuring characters from “The Goldbergs.” A spin-off of that show, the new plot involves the return of Lainey Lewis, 10 years after the events of “The Goldbergs,” which took place in the ’80s. She returns to William Penn Academy as a teacher this time around, ...

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