The flag we pledge to

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Editor

November 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Flags are a symbol most of us are so familiar with; they almost seem to blend into the scenery. We see flags everyday. Some represent small things like movements and organizations while others represent much bigger things, like an entire nation. And it is those flags that need to be addressed, particularly...

Turning a new leaf

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Editor

November 17, 2016

Filed under Opinion

As we watch the leaves change from green to the color of our future President, it’s hard not to take a step back and examine how we got here. This race has been a wild one. With two candidates who seem more concerned with the next best insult than their values and policies, it’s hard to find a candidate...

The dead fight

Written by Adriana Watson

October 13, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In the early 1900s, a movement began that would change this country for the better. Women began to rise up: they dusted off their skirts, grabbed their bicycles and signs, and began to fight for a right that is very dear to Americans. The right to vote. Women came out and gave voice to those whose l...

From shadows to spotlights

Written by Adriana Watson, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In an election where the most boisterous candidate tends to take the win, it’s easy to forget about the supporting actors. However, it is quite possible that the vice president nominees may become far more important than their running mates. It seems that the first, and only, vice presidential debate...

The most watched presidential debate yet?

Written by Adriana Watson, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The time has come for all of us, young or old, to turn on the televisions, grab ourselves a bag of popcorn, and pretend we’ve been paying attention to the snow blizzard that has become the 2016 presidential election. This election has been a year of firsts. Not only have we had the first female...

Written by Jacob Beavers, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Modern media uses movie trailers as selling points. A good trailer will lead to more interest in a film and better sales. With such a focus on profit, is the film industry devaluing the movie going experience? Recently, I went with a friend to see Deadpool. While not being the most well informed ...

The Power of Empowerment

Written by Vanessa Scales, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

We all have points in our lives as high school students where we just feel like we cannot do anything, but everyone deserves to know that they are worth more than the voices in their head. Being able to help someone else have a better day is something that teenagers should especially strive for, because ...

Revenge Gone Wild in Revenant

Written by Carlos Nava, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Leonardo DiCaprio is a fantastic actor who has never won a single Oscar in his twenty year career.  That might all change with the release of his newest movie The Revenant, also starring Tom Hardy and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (2015’s Birdman). The amount of stunts and action DiC...

Why the Oculus Rift Will Sell Well

Written by Jake Barnes, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016

Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion

In 1995, Nintendo released the Virtual Boy video game console. The Virtual Boy was a virtual reality headset selling for $180, which is the equivalent of about $280 today. It was expected to be a huge revolution in the gaming industry, but was instead a commercial failure, only selling 350,000 units by t...

Entertainment, Cringe-worthy and Wonderful

Written by Michael Reaney, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Entertainment Directed by Rick Alverson Release Date: November 13, 2015 (select theaters, video on demand) Score: 8.8 / 10 A short, slightly hunch-backed man stands facing the mirror in his cheap tuxedo, slowly fixing his vest as if every movement takes extreme effort. He wears over sized glasses with l...

Pan Gets Panned

Written by Michael Reaney, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Pan: 3/10 Of all the films to be released in 2015, Pan is the one the least amount of people were asking for (mind you, we also received a third Fantastic Four adaptation in August). Who wants a prequel to Peter Pan, for goodness’ sake? Joe Wright’s abysmal CGI fest is another example of Hollywo...

The Martian Masterpiece

Written by Michael Reaney, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The Martian: 8/10 Without a single American manned mission since 2011, it often seems like the idea of humans in space is one of the past, cemented in Cold War-era nationalism. However, with recent films like Gravity and Interstellar, that interest may again be perking up. The Martian is a brilliant, scientifi...