Escape Room Deviates from the Horror Norm

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Katherine Mosack, Reporter

January 23, 2019

“Escape Room” follows six strangers who travel to a mysterious building to experience a game where participants work together to solve a series of puzzles with the hope of leaving $10,000 wealthier. What begins as innocent fun quickly turns into a disaster as the four men and two women find that eac...

Free Solo: A Rock Climbing Story

Free Solo: A Rock Climbing Story

Dylan Stuflick, Editor in Chief

January 22, 2019

Rock climbing is a sport full of adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers. And if you know anything about climbing, you’ve probably heard of Alex Honnold. Part of a unique sect in the rock climbing world, Honnold participates in something called free solo climbing. Free solo climbing eliminates everyt...

The Crimes of Grindelwald

The Crimes of Grindelwald

Emma Rydeen, Reporter

December 24, 2018

If you are going to “The Crimes of Grindelwald,” sequel to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” directed by David Yates and starring Eddie Redmayne, be prepared to be dazzled. Although I am not a big fan of Harry Potter, I really enjoyed this movie. In the beginning scenes, the director answer...

Black Friday: A Corporate Illusion

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Crystal Sung, Editor in Chief

November 22, 2018

I have a modest proposal. Stay home this Thursday and Friday. It’s unethical for the workers that businesses force to work long hours on Thanksgiving Day and through the weekend— and you’re not actually saving much money in the first place. According to the Wall Street Journal, retail discounts...

Is “Bohemian Rhapsody” Worthy of Royalty?

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Adam Atamian, Reporter

November 14, 2018

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a new movie that depicts the lives of Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon and Freddie Mercury, best known as the band Queen. Announced at the 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), it immediately caused a lot of excitement in Queen fans, including myself. Following its relea...

Never too long for hot lunch

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Sean Blythe, Reporter

November 14, 2018

Chick-fil-A. Costco pizza. One of the most delicious parts of a student’s day is hot lunch, and, of course, many students purchase hot lunch every quarter. But it’s no secret that the hot lunch lines can get very, very long. “If I’m at the front of the line [it takes] probably 5 minutes, but if t...

Adopt or Shop? Where To Get Your Next Pet

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Danica Jordan, Reporter

October 9, 2018

When it's time to find your next furry friend, where you get them from is important. You want to make sure the organization you're going to support with your money is doing the right thing and providing a good short-term home for the pets in their care. The choice usually comes down to pet stores or she...

One Hundred Plus One Day: Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’ Spinoff Hits Home

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Paige Townsend, Category Editor

August 29, 2018

The reimagination of a classic children’s story— and even classic movies— is no easy feat. For the first time in quite a while, Disney truly wowed me with one of its older stories remade as live action. As so many others have fallen flat (looking at you, “Jungle Book”), I did not have the hi...

Editorial: Protecting student press rights should be a priority

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Crystal Sung, Editor in Chief

August 23, 2018

            on behalf of the 2018-19 Editorial Board Teenagers all across the country learn to drive by getting behind the wheel. Students learn anatomy through dissections, choreography through practice, chemistry through experiments. Aspiring journalists are no different. We, the staff of th...

Book Recommendations from the Jerds 2018

Averie Sargent, Adelae Norwood, Crystal Sung, Anastasia Reimann, Saryn Mandak, Hope Stengler, Zoe Giammaria, Aubrey Gehman, Amber Bacardi, Erin Marquez, Kenedie Hesseling, Cara Brinkman, and Julia Clark

June 2, 2018

Averie Sargent - "A Song for Somme" “You know as well as I do that survivors do not take no for an answer.” Written by Jennifer Malech, “A Song for Somme” tells the story of classical pianist Lloyd Fox returning to Oxford University from America in 1922 to study music composition. Lloyd then...

Drama on Campus: A review of the ‘HR805’ pilot episode filmed at CAHS

Drama on Campus: A review of the 'HR805' pilot episode filmed at CAHS

Crystal Sung and Anastasia Reimann

April 18, 2018

Not every high school has had a TV show filmed on their campus. In the summer of 2017, the cast and crew of “HR805” filmed their pilot episode on the CAHS campus. “All of us on the producing team have children that either attend Coastal or Classical Academy,” producer and writer Mr. Lon Sierra said. “...

Why one walked out, and why the other didn’t

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Crystal Sung and Anastasia Reimann

April 13, 2018

  Why I walked out, by Anastasia Reimann At 9:59 a.m. on March 14, I left my first-period class with several of my classmates to participate in a student-led memorial held to honor the 17 people who died in the Parkland shooting. In a very primitive sense of the term’s definition, yes,...

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