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Twenty One Pilots releases new album, “Blurryface”

Twenty One Pilots releases new album, “Blurryface”

Olivia Jolley, Reporter

May 21, 2015

Twenty One Pilots, an alternative band whose roots lie in Columbus, Ohio, released their fourth album Blurryface on May 17. Despite being set to release on a later date, the album became available early after a complete leak that fans speculate was orchestrated by the band members themselves. Blurryface consists of f...

All fun and games? The effects and implications of Battle of the Sexes

All fun and games? The effects and implications of Battle of the Sexes

Editorial board

March 18, 2015

Most students anticipate the annual Battle of the Sexes spirit week, which concludes with a climactic Battle of the Sexes pep rally. The spirit week consists of enjoyable dress-up days: pajama day, twin day, -er day, and pink versus blue day. At the end of the week, opposing teams compete in games like...

You’re not stupid: Grades don’t define you

You’re not stupid: Grades don’t define you

Jakob Woo-Ming, Reporter

March 17, 2015

The teacher raises the graded tests and begins handing them out row by row. The students in front of you get their grades first. You hear joyful screams of 96s, 98s, 93s, all high-quality grades. You smile, eager to see your paper. When the paper reaches you, your smile falters. At the top of the...

Boyhood: A film well done to fit a concept

Boyhood: A film well done to fit a concept

Ethan Shicks, Reporter

March 7, 2015

The coming-of-age drama “Boyhood” depicts the life of a young boy who goes through the many trials and difficulties of life his mother has caused. Having no scripted plot, the movie follows the life of Mason (portrayed by Ellar Coltrane) from age six to his freshman year of college. At the beginning...

Fresh Off the Boat anchors in a new audience

Fresh Off the Boat anchors in a new audience

Jakob Woo-Ming, Reporter

February 28, 2015

ABC aired a fresh new show on February 4. While the show features no relation to Will Smith or Bel Air, it tells a tale with just as much attitude as The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Fresh Off the Boat follows the life of middle schooler Eddie Huang, whose Taiwanese family moves from Washington D.C. to O...

Video games are more intelligent than we think

Video games are more intelligent than we think

Justin Leonard, Reporter

February 18, 2015

It’s something many of us have been told throughout our lives: “Video games will rot your brain.” But is it true? Do video games make us unintelligent zombies? How does one figure out the answer? The answer can be found in the video games themselves.

Titanfall brings new features to the video game market

Titanfall brings new features to the video game market

Cade Lembeck, Reporter

February 17, 2015

Titanfall is a futuristic sci-fi game that takes place in a human inhabited region in space known as The Frontier. When humans left Earth for the Frontier, large companies funded the exploration and construction of militias. Many of the companies built 20-foot manned robots for commercial uses suc...

Into The Woods approaches fairy tales in a new way- *SPOILER ALERT*

Into The Woods approaches fairy tales in a new way- *SPOILER ALERT*

Beth Schloeder, Reporter

February 7, 2015

The fantastical ideas presented in fairy tales have fascinated countless children and adults throughout the years. Books, movies and TV shows have been inspired by the original stories of the Grimm brothers and Hans Christian Andersen. From Snow White to the Snow Queen, Disney’s long list of fairy...

How “irresistible” is Fall Out Boy’s newest album?

How “irresistible” is Fall Out Boy’s newest album?

Jakob Woo-Ming, Reporter

February 6, 2015

It’s been nearly 15 years since Fall Out Boy first hit the music industry. The band, known for blending pop and punk into its songs, decided to experiment in its latest sixth album, American Beauty/American Psycho. The band also experimented with different styles in its previous album, Save Rock and Roll. With five albums already under their belt, Fall Out Boy decided to take their ...

Joe Abercrombie’s “The Blade Itself”: Sharp, clean and very deadly

Joe Abercrombie’s “The Blade Itself”: Sharp, clean and very deadly

Micah Summers, Reporter

January 14, 2015

Wizards, warriors, weapons and war slither within the 527-page debut novel from Joe Abercrombie that’s stuffed with brilliant relational schemes in a world that feels true and real. The Blade Itself brandishes a story of shameful rogues meeting vicious bandits, arrogant swordsmen swooning for u...

Flashbacks Recycled Fashion

Flashbacks Recycled Fashion

Jamie Brown, Reporter

December 12, 2014

Lately, it seems as though everything old is new again. From the resurgence of vinyl to the emergence of the ‘90s aesthetic, many teens seem to have a fascination with the past. This, of course, also includes fashion trends. For those of you with a love for vintage and modern-with-a-vintage-twist...

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6

Ama Bonsu, Reporter

December 2, 2014

Ever since Elsa and Anna first appeared on the big screen in November of 2013, the world has been obsessed with building snowmen. “Frozen” merchandise can be seen anywhere. The film’s characters have been plastered on backpacks, stitched into clothes and even inked into skin. It can only be...

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