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The COVID-19 Diaries

The COVID-19 Diaries

Camryn Church and Molly McFadden

March 26, 2020

Camryn Church, Junior We are more than a week into the four-week break from school, and so far I have been keeping somewhat busy. I know some of my friend’s parents won’t let them out of the house, and I’m really grateful that mine aren’t locking me up like Princess Fiona in “Shrek.” I trus...

Gun Safety and Why Education is Necessary — OPINION

Gun Safety and Why Education is Necessary — OPINION

Molly McFadden, Editor

March 11, 2020

I believe that gun violence in the United States has gotten out of hand. We have become used to seeing mass shootings in the news. When and how are we going to make this stop? I grew up in Iowa with family members who live on a farm. They have guns. My dad got me a pink BB gun for my eighth birthd...

Scram Spam: A Staff Editorial

Scram Spam: A Staff Editorial

Staff Editorial

March 6, 2020

As a staff, we are sick and tired of spam phone calls disrupting our productive work time. Our class time is precious, and we need every moment to bring the news to your screen. What we don’t like on our screen is an unknown caller targeting us to sell life insurance and back braces.  According to New York M...

The Importance of Sportsmanship — OPINION

The Importance of Sportsmanship — OPINION

Molly McFadden, Editor

February 24, 2020

The sportsmanship of a team says a lot more about them than how they actually perform. With this, the behavior of student sections and crowds represent a school as well. Being a cheerleader, and a huge Atlantic fan, I attend many activities throughout the year. In each one, I find that my enjoyment ...

DC’s New Addition: “Birds of Prey” — REVIEW

DC’s New Addition: “Birds of Prey” — REVIEW

Grace Clay, Editor

February 24, 2020

"Birds of Prey" is the newest addition to the movie universe of DC. I’m not entirely sure how it fits into the universe because of all the changes to the cast and other movie editions, like 2019’s “Joker.” There might be a few spoilers ahead, just a fair warning. "Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipat...

Clashing with “Pokémon Sword” — REVIEW

Clashing with “Pokémon Sword” — REVIEW

Ariel Clark, Editor

February 14, 2020

The “Pokémon” franchise, a behemoth when it comes to the video-game industry, consists of people capturing strange creatures that can evolve to become powerful monsters as they battle their way to the top of society while also taking down an evil corporation. Players are given the task of battling ...

My Top Ten Songs of the 2010s

My Top Ten Songs of the 2010s

Grace Clay, Editor

February 3, 2020

I don’t usually spend my time listening to music that has been released after 2012. I felt like some music lost the originality by using more electronics and autotune in it. With autotune, the emotions are lost. Everything sounds fake. I’m not saying the technological advancements are bad or anyth...

The Game of the Decade: “Minecraft” — REVIEW

The Game of the Decade: “Minecraft” — REVIEW

Drew Engler, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

When you think of decade-defining media, what is the first thing that comes to mind? I think we all can agree that “Minecraft” has been one of the biggest trends of the decade. It would be unethical to talk about how great the 2010s were without talking about “Minecraft.” According to Statista, “Minec...

Crowds Out For “Knives Out” — REVIEW

Crowds Out For “Knives Out” — REVIEW

Grace Clay, Editor

January 28, 2020

“Knives Out,” originally released on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 was directed by the same man that directed “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Looper.” The only way this “Clue”-esque movie might be disappointing is if you went in the theater expecting a second-rate film. Just a fair warning, ther...

Behind the Mask of “Majora’s Mask”

Behind the Mask of “Majora’s Mask”

Ariel Clark, Editor

December 19, 2019

One of Nintendo’s most popular action-adventure series is the "Legend of Zelda" franchise. Each installment to the series skips around in the timeline, forming a confusing mess of plotlines. The "Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask" is one of many in this developing franchise. Released in 2000, it’s the si...

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” Review

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” Review

Hana Holtz, Editor

December 19, 2019

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” tells not the life story of Fred Rogers, famous as the title character on “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” However, it is influenced by a true event, an article written by Tom Junod for Esquire in 1998. Junod’s article was part of the hero campaign from the magazine, in which American cel...

Dead or Alive: Juice WRLD

Dead or Alive: Juice WRLD

Camryn Church, Editor

December 18, 2019

According to Vulture, Juice WRLD was pronounced dead at 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. Juice WRLD was just 21 years old. The rapper, who had risen to fame in 2018 for his releases of “All Girls Are the Same” and “Lucid Dreams,” suffered from an appa...

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