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Netflix Review: Jane The Virgin

Netflix Review: Jane The Virgin

Alyssa Robinson, Copy Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under Columns

I’m going to start this review by admitting that it will, in fact, be biased. This Americanized version of a telenovela is one of my favorite shows of all time. I also want to note that the CW usually only produces hot garbage, but this show is quite the exception. Developed by Jennie Snyder Urman, this ov...

From Recruit to Commit

From Recruit to Commit

Molysha Brown, Online Director

March 8, 2019


Filed under Columns

Let's talk about recruiting. Recruiting once upon a time involved a coach coming out to see you play a game and if they liked you they would recruit you and if they didn't they would lose interest but the recruiting game of today is much different. My name is Molysha "Moe" Brown, I am the captain...

Ocean Pollution: An Increasing Problem

Ocean Pollution: An Increasing Problem

Isabelle Smeltzer, Staff writter

March 4, 2019


Filed under Columns

A rising environmental issue has been taking huge effect and unfortunately it's the largest body of the earth, the ocean. In fact, the ocean is so big that we assume the vast amounts of pollution going into the ocean will have little to no effect. According to the Great Pacific Garbage patch and the m...

Erika’s Music for the Soul

Erika’s Music for the Soul

Erika Jimenez, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Columns, Entertainment

Last year I listened to 44,421 minutes of music. That is 740 hours of my life last year that I spent only listening to music: music genres ranging from soft pop, rap, and rock (this statistic only includes Spotify and does not include Youtube or other third-party apps). That said, I feel like I am qua...

The Life of a Student-Athlete: The Balance

The Life of a Student-Athlete: The Balance

Teagan Coley, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Columns

As a student-athlete, maintaining a balance between academics and athletics can be exhausting. Being a student-athlete myself, I have experienced firsthand how challenging it can be to excel at both. I play women’s lacrosse for West Brunswick High School along with travel lacrosse for TEAM Pride. I a...

Let’s Talk: Controversial Musicians

Let’s Talk: Controversial Musicians

Deiona Stanley, Broadcast Producer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Columns, Entertainment

Music is one of the few things that bring society together. No matter what the genre; hip hop, jazz, country, or even EDM, there is always a piece of each style that remains the same. Each genre of music has a piece of controversy linked to it, whether it is violence or drug promotion. What happens wh...

Robin Hood Movie Review

Robin Hood Movie Review

Kayla Ward, Ad and Fundraising Manager

February 27, 2019


Filed under Columns

Robin Hood: (Action/Drama) Robin gets drafted for the war and does not return until several years later. When he returns, the English Crown has taken over the town and led everyone to poverty. Robin makes it his mission to revolt against the crown, by taking from the rich and giving to the poor. Thi...

The Blitz: Duke vs. Carolina

The Blitz: Duke vs. Carolina

Jesse Bellamy, Sports Director

February 21, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

Down goes Zion! The Duke Blue Devils lost their star forward last night after he blew through his left shoe, 36 seconds into the game against the rival UNC Chapel Hill Tar Heels. Williamson laid on the ground, grabbing his knee after the incident and leaving the whole arena silent, wondering how bad the i...

Netflix Review: The Good Place

Netflix Review: The Good Place

Alyssa Robinson, Copy Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Columns

NBC outdid themselves with this outrageously funny sitcom. The Good Place is witty, emotional and genuinely fun to watch. Created by Michael Shur, the show opens in a heaven-like setting with the protagonist, Eleanor Shellstrop, feeling both relieved and surprised that she made the cut. Shortly thereafte...

Blitz: NBA Trade Deadline

Blitz: NBA Trade Deadline

Jesse Bellamy, Sports Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

With the NBA trade deadline coming and passing, the heat is now on for certain teams. The Pelicans look like they will be stuck with All-Star power forward, Anthony Davis, who has no desire to be there. After making outrageous demands for Davis, the heat has also been turned on to the Lakers and thei...

Are you College Ready? 🎓 : College Applications

Taliyah Daniels, staff writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Columns, Student Life

The process of college applications can be long and stressful. The entire senior year has been for me. phew! But since I am going through these ‘hardships’ I am a perfect gateway to help others which is why I would like to share a few key points of advice that helped me through this process. These ...

Chase’s Catch Fishing Report: Freshwater Excursion

Chase Soyars, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under Columns, Student Life

When the saltwater fish aren't bitting, freshwater is a good place to pass the time, especially when winter is coming to an end, with late January temps moving away from freezing, bringing the hog bass out to eat. With female bass getting ready to produce some more young, the fish increase greatly in...

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