The Booster Redux

‘Hamilton’ on Disney+ Review

‘Hamilton’ on Disney+ Review

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

July 7, 2020

Five years after its Broadway debut, the award winning musical ‘Hamilton’ is now available to anyone with a Disney+ account as of July 3. Created by American composer, playwright, performer and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda (who also portrayed Hamilton himself), ‘Hamilton’ is a modern retelling...

“Hollywood” Review

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

June 6, 2020

Hollywood is best known as the place where all your wildest dreams will come true, but how far are those in it willing to go to make that happen? In the Netflix series “Hollywood,” creators Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan delve into the film industry and how diverse it could have been in the late 194...

Why we should thank our teachers

Why we should thank our teachers

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

May 10, 2020

As the school year draws to a close, it’s important to look back on the memories we made and to remember the people that helped us along the way.  Whether you’re a freshman that’s trying to survive high school or a senior preparing for the next chapter of your life, you’ve met a teacher, c...

What to watch?

The photo above is from the A24 film The Florida Project, directed by  Sean Baker.

Story by McKenna Hodges, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2020

While staying home and practicing social-distancing, I’ve had so much time on my hands. What better to do than stay up until three in the morning binge-watch T.V. shows and movies on Netflix? Below are my favorite movies and shows while being stuck at home.    1. The Florida...

Missing March Madness? Here’s a rom-com bracket that’s just as good

Missing March Madness? Here's a rom-com bracket that's just as good

Story by Ashlan Brooks and Sarah Alcantar

April 29, 2020

  Answer the polls below to determine which of these popular romantic comedies will move on to the next round in our rom-com bracket! ...

“I Am Not Okay With This” Review

“I Am Not Okay With This” Review

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

April 26, 2020

On Feb. 26, “I Am Not Okay With This” aired on Netflix for the first time. The show is about a 17-year-old girl named Sydney Novak that describes herself as a “boring 17-year-old white girl,” but little does she know that she’s anything but boring.  With puberty comes awkward phases, mood swin...

Modern Hip-Hop Gets a Bad Rap

This piece from senior Grace Puckett showcases two conflicting sides of hip-hop: lyrical and mumble. The left half of the face is  modern rapper 6ix9ine while the right is legendary rapper 2Pac.

Story by Jacob Mathew, Reporter

April 12, 2020

Most teens nowadays may see hip-hop as something that they can turn up to at school dances, or just as a great background sound for their TikToks.  But the roots of hip-hop lie far deeper than that.  Hip-hop is a genre literally and figuratively born from the fire.  It emerged in the economically d...

Rooftoppers Review

The front cover of the winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Story, Rooftoppers.

Story by Ashlan Brooks, assistant online co-editor

April 8, 2020

“Perhaps, she thought, that’s what love does. It’s not there to make you feel special. It’s to make you brave. It was like a ration pack in the desert, she thought, like a box of matches in a dark wood. Love and courage thought Sophie—two words for the same thing.” It's not often that I...

Paramore’s Hayley Williams produces first solo album “Petals for Armor”

Paramore’s Hayley Williams produces first solo album “Petals for Armor”

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor

April 7, 2020

American singer-songwriter Hayley Williams from Paramore has released her first solo album, Petals for Armor I. The album is to be released on May 8, but fans have been getting a few sneak peeks of the album.  The album will be split into two EPs (Extended Plays): Petals for Armor I and Petals...

A bittersweet finale

Photo features rapper Mac Miller. Contributed from

Story by Keith Perkins, Reporter

April 7, 2020

Malcolm McCormack, better known as Mac Miller, was born January 19, 1992 in Pittsburgh. He discovered an affinity for rapping at the age of 14, and by age 15, his interests in sports had mostly subsided in favor of taking his music more seriously.  Mac’s 2018 album titles ‘Swimming’ bec...

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