Beatrice Taranto

Beatrice Taranto

Emily Nelson, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

Junior Beatrice Taranto is an exchange student from Italy. There are lots of differences when comparing Italy to the United States. “In Italy people often hug each other and show affection. In Missouri people don’t just hug they usually wave or smile at each other,” Taranto said. Aside f...

“ME!” Single Review

Camryn Daniels, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

Taylor Swift released her new single “Me!” featuring Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie. The song is a pop tune carried by long, repetitive chords, with drum set and what sounds like prominent tamborine. Swift sings about not being replaceable, despite her flaws. Her lyrics are incredibly si...

“Social Cues” Album Review

Emily Nelson, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

On April 19 Cage the Elephant released their newest album “Social Cues”. With a total of 13 songs this album covers much ground of styles and tempos. While some songs stick to the bands original alternative rock sound there are a few new sounds throughout this album. In late January 2019 Cage t...

“Anger Management” Album Review

Camryn Daniels, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Rapper/Rockstar Rico Nasty and producer Kenny Beats released their new album at midnight, April 25. Because it was a collaboration with Kenny Beats, listeners were prepared for the subs in their cars to blow out. Her voice on the album is angrier than ever, hence the title, “Anger Management”. It is n...

Beyoncé “Sorry” Demo Review

Beyoncé

Camryn Daniels, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

After three years, Beyoncé released her album “Lemonade” on all music streaming platforms. With this release came the demo version of the song “Sorry”. The only similarities between the demo version and the version that came out three years ago is the lyrics and key. The demo version is sl...

“I Don’t Belong in This Club” Single Review

Luciana Mach, Web Editor

April 25, 2019

One of today’s most popular boy bands, Why Don’t We, just released a new single “I Don’t Belong in This Club” featuring Macklemore March 20, 2019. The track is their second ever collaboration following a feature on a Logan Paul song. The song is about how the boys feel out of place in a club, and ...

“Homecoming: The Live Album” Review

Camryn Daniels, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

At the 2018 Coachella Festival, Beyoncé changed the world. And this is not an exaggeration. As the first Black woman to headline the festival, she performed an HBCU Homecoming themed production. It was precise, visually appealing, audibly appealing, and overall stupefying. Eight months of assiduous...

“Cuz I Love You” Album Review

Camryn Daniels, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Detroit native, Lizzo, released her third studio album entitled “Cuz I Love You,” April 19. Lizzo is a classically trained flautist, with a powerful voice and a vivacious personality to match. “Cuz I Love You” is 11 tracks and caps out at approximately 30 minutes. It is full to the brim with sel...

“Power is Power” Single Review

Luciana Mach, Web Editor

April 23, 2019

SZA, The Weeknd, and Travis Scott. Three incredibly talented artists teamed up to create the third single for the most popular show on t.v., Game of Thrones. The trio released “Power is Power” April 18, 2019. The single happened just in time to accompany the release of Season 8. The title of the ...

An Inside Look at Golden Girls

Breya Love, Journalism

April 18, 2019

Dance. Sweat. Tears. Golden Girls and Co. experienced it all, as they won medals at 2019 Nationals.  One of the medals being jazz, another being hip hop, and lastly gameday. The team never placed in the top 10 for jazz but this year they placed sixth. “Nationals was really emotional for me, c...

STEM Programs

Brandon Nelson, Journalism

April 18, 2019

With science and technology becoming a larger emphasis, Missouri requires schools to have STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs in order to prepare students for life in a world centered around technology. “I feel that the STEM programs offer incredible opportunities ...

Summer Activities

Makena Wiedower, Journalism

April 18, 2019

As of May 22 at 11:25 a.m., it’s summer. However, Howell activities still go on.  For rising juniors, It’s time for them to attend Viking Edge and A+ program activities. “I’m most excited about just relaxing and possibly joining the A+ program and becoming a Viking edge leader,” sophomore...