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“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a Flop — OPINION

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” came out in 2018, and its predecessor “Mamma Mia!,” came out in 2008. The original cast returned for the second film.

Camryn Church, Editor

September 14, 2020

We all know, and many love, “Mamma Mia!” Not only the musical, but the movie as well. We waited 10 years for “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” Some were thrilled, and others skeptical of the film. This is my opinion on both.

Having Different Political Opinions Than Your Parents — OPINION

Political signs can be found scattered across the nation's yards as the country approaches the presidential election. Freshman Cater Bengel said that he and his friends, “argue [about politics] all the time, but it’s fun and we’re still friends the next day.”

Camryn Church, Editor

September 10, 2020

Like many students at the high school, I have recently been getting more into politics, especially with the upcoming election. And like some students, I have different opinions about politics than my parents. I first started realizing what was happening with the government after the 2016 election. At first, I w...

SMITE-ing the Competition — Review

As of Sept 8, 2020, SMITE has a total of 109 gods with even more still yet to be added. It was released in 2014 and is one of the dominant games produced by Hi-Rez Studios, along with “Paladins.”

Ariel Clark, Editor

September 9, 2020

SMITE is a third-person MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) made by Hi-Rez Studios. It’s free for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. SMITE consists of over 100 gods from various Pantheons such as Greek, Asian, Japanese, Norse, and Aztec.  Each God comes with a unique design, move-se...

Saying No to False Eyelashes — OPINION

While trendy, false eyelashes can be harmful to the eyes when worn regularly.

Kenzie Hoffman, Editor

September 2, 2020

False eyelashes have become a trend across the globe. From makeup artists to senior citizens, everyone is wearing them. But the question is, are they good for your natural eyelashes?  The answer is no. According to Howerton Eye Clinic, false eyelashes can ruin your natural eyelashes as well as cause eye infections, allergic reactions, and eye injuries. False eyelashes ...

Back to School Without Masks — OPINION

Some students choose not to wear a mask, even during passing periods. This year, face masks at AHS were

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

August 27, 2020

Returning to school after our extended break, I’ve been feeling a lot of emotions. I’m thankful to be back for at least the beginning of my senior year, but uncertain about how long we’ll actually be in school. Most of all, I’m frustrated and concerned because our school district decided not...

“V for Vendetta” — Review

Grace Clay, Editor

June 8, 2020

The all star packed film "V for Vendetta" was released in 2005. A spoiler alert is in order if you haven't watched it yet.  This movie is the story of an anarchist, that goes by the name "V," fighting a fascist regime in England that started as a Civil War in the United States. (Kind of unrelated, ...

“Mr. Right”— Review

The 2015 film starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell can be found on Netflix.

Grace Clay, Editor

May 29, 2020

“Mr. Right” is a 2015 movie about a hitman who falls in love. It is crazy, as one can imagine a movie about a hitman is. Spoiler alert for anyone who has not watched the movie yet.  The movie starts out with a quirky girl named Martha (played by the forever young Anna Kendrick) who finds out...

“The Willoughbys” — Review

The Willoughbys siblings go on many adventures throughout the new Netflix Original.

Grace Clay, Editor

May 27, 2020

One of the few movies that came out during this pandemic is an animated Netflix Original called “The Willoughbys.” The Willoughbys have yarn for hair and everyone in the family, including the women, grow fantastic mustaches. A spoiler alert is in order from here on out.  It is the story of fo...

“Infinitely Ordinary” — Review

The Wrecks are an indie rock band from Los Angeles, CA.

Grace Clay, Editor

May 25, 2020

During quarantine, the Wrecks finally released the album they have been promising fans for some time now. On Friday, May 1, they released their debut album called “Infinitely Ordinary.” The songs on the album include “Freaking Out,” “Feels So Nice,” “Out Of Style,” “F*** Somebody,...

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” — Review

Animal Crossing: New Horizon for Nintendo Switch is catching people's attention while they are home. Many students have found themselves trying out the new game.

Drew Engler, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

Yeah sure, this pandemic cancelled our summer plans and vacations, but what if I told you there is a way to digitally escape to a relaxing getaway on a tropical island with a bunch of friendly locals? Look no further than "Animal Crossing: New Horizons." "New Horizons" has been available on the Ninte...

The Quest for the Best Appetizer — OPINION

A clean plate and an opened ketchup packet was all that was left after we visited our first location in the appetizer journey.

Hana Holtz and Grace Clay

May 18, 2020

Appetizers are everything. They can influence a meal either positively or negatively. Some restaurants are known around the area for their onion rings, others for their fried pickles. It's time to settle the debate--or maybe reignite it--on which hole-in-the-wall in the area offers the best cheese...

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