Jobs and Teens

Nolan Maples, Journalism

April 18, 2019

According to The U.S. Census, “More than 1 in 4 high school students age 16 and older work. That's more than 3 million workers nationwide.” High school students are part of that work force. “Most of my friends have or have had a job. I know that several of my friends have had at least three...

The Price of Prom

Jonathan Benson, Journalism

April 18, 2019

Tickets. Dresses. Flowers. All things that make prom quite an expensive night. A dress is arguably the most important part in a girl’s preparation for prom. However, they are spending anywhere between $100-$600 dollars on a dress for the night. When including shoes and jewelry, the price climbs high...

Approaching Finals

Paige Allman, Journalism

April 18, 2019

As the end of the year approaches, so do finals. To prepare, students have developed different study habits. “I use the study guides teachers give me,” senior Madisyn Johnson said. “Most of it comes from just the day before the final really drilling in what I need to know for that final.” ...

EOCs

Jarrett Samschroder, Journalism

April 18, 2019

April is here, and that means EOCs (End of Course exams) begin. The  tests are the week of April 15 and week of April 29. This is the first year the freshman are seeing EOCs, after taking the final MAP in eighth grade. The format of EOCs are rather similar to how the MAP test looked. Most freshman t...

“MONOPOLY” Single Review

Ashley Foster, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

April 1, Ariana Grande surprised fans by releasing the single MONOPOLY, featuring singer/songwriter Victoria Monét. The song has an upbeat rhythm and catchy melody. Grande and Monét sing about being carefree and having confidence regardless of those around them. The release received controversy surrounding...

“WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO” Album Review

Ashley Foster, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

       March 29 2019, Billie Eilish released her second album at the young age of seventeen, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?. Her brother, FINNEAS, helped produce the album and can be heard in the background of many of the songs on the album. The album includes songs in the alternat...

“Sing To Me Instead” Album Review

Ben Platt album cover

Ashley Foster, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

March 29 2019, Tony Award-winning performer Ben Platt released his first album, Sing to Me Instead, straying away from his roles on the Broadway musical Dear, Evan Hansen and Pitch Perfect films. The album features Pop music with deeply personal and soulful melodies and lyrics of all kinds. Tracks “...

“Old Town Road Remix” Single Review

Will Kumar, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

A viral country-rap song has taken the world by storm. “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X, a country rap song--one of the first of its kind-- has made waves on the internet and has quickly become one of the most popular and recognizable songs so far in 2019. The 19-year-old country rapper was hardly th...

“ye” Album Review

Will Kumar, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

For his eighth studio album, first in two years since he released The Life of Pablo, rapper Kanye West released self titled album ye June 1, 2018. The album has only seven songs, 24 minutes in total. West produced the entire album himself, with help from producer Mike Dean. ye features artists PartyNex...

“Rap or Go to the League” Album Review

Will Kumar, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

During the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, rapper 2 Chainz spent over $1 million on a blimp that promoted his soon to be released album Rap or Go to the League. Over a year later, on March 1st, the rapper released his album, which holds much more impact than any of his previous projects. Rap or Go to the ...

“Harry Styles” Album Review

Camryn Daniels, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Former One Direction member, Harry Styles, released his first solo album, Harry Styles, May 12, 2017. Almost three years later, it has proven to be iconic and timeless. This self-titled work of art is ten tracks long, consisting of a mixture of soft and power ballads, as well as traditional and nontra...

Prom Planning

Olivia Jones, Journalism 1

April 8, 2019

To plan for prom, junior class officers Mackenzie Richardson, Megan Bottom, Jamal Mgambo, and Aaron Switzer decided specific details surrounding the occasion. As the officers collaborated with junior class sponsor Michelle Heskin, they were able to get the job done. “Some details like the venue ...