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Tremendously Trendy TikToks

Kody Bland, Sports Editor September 15, 2021

TikTok has been on the rise since the downfall of in 2017. Multiple trends have been inspired through the app and have translated our modern culture. The first trend we will start with is...

Example of Google Keep.

Ways to Balance Your Busy Life…Online Resources Edition

Lauren Nelson, Online Director September 15, 2021

Google Keep Google Keep is an amazing online resource to use to organize tasks for school and extracurricular activities. The best part about it you ask? It’s free! Just like any other Google application,...

Cup of hot coffee and a freshly baked muffin from OIB Surf & Java.

5 Reasons to Support Local Coffee Shops

Lauren Nelson, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

1. Individually  When visiting a local coffee shop, not only are you going there for the delicious food and beverages, but you are getting a unique experience you will not find anywhere else. Upon...

Looking for new music? I've got you covered, take a listen to these few songs and you might hear something you like!

Artists You Aren’t Listening To But Should Be

Katelyn Lewis, Editor in Chief May 4, 2021

Most of our day is filled with music. Car rides to work or school, in the stores we shop at and restaurants we love. It’s easy to overlook how much we listen to music without realizing it. However, it’s...

5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating During Online School

5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating During Online School

Lauren Nelson, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

Have a Set Workspace Whether it be trying to focus a Zoom call or complete the assignments that seem to never end, it is crucial to your success to have a set workspace. Since school is online this...

Making The Patriarchy Work For You

Making The Patriarchy Work For You

Elizabeth Norfleet, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

Women have fought long and hard to be treated with equality. Because of this fight, girls growing up who are passionate about this topic often hear the common yet degrading sayings that are filled with...

Listening to music can help brighten anyone's day. Take a listen to some of these songs and maybe add them to your playlists.

Artists You Aren’t Listening To But Should Be

Katelyn Lewis, Editor in Chief October 30, 2020

Finding new music can be hard, but luckily I spend most of my time doing just that. There are a lot of different artists out there making it hard to listen to all of them and pick a favorite. So I’ve...

Air Force 1's being sported as one of this years trends.

Fashion Essentials You Might Want To Know: TikTok Trends

Elizabeth Norfleet, Staff Writer October 23, 2020

Since the coronavirus hit the US this past winter/spring, people all across the country have been looking for an outlet to distract themselves from today’s world. That distraction became TikTok, a social...

A few examples of things that may need a push of motivation to complete.

Filling Up Your Tank: A Playlist For the Unmotivated

Erika Jimenez, Art Director October 29, 2019

The school season is in full swing and many of us are feeling a wave of unproductivity washing over us. Being at school for hours can really put a toll on our productivity outside of school because of...

What Makes Christianity Different

What Makes Christianity Different

Faith Gunther, staff writer September 25, 2019

While many people view Christianity as a religion followed by perfect people who have to follow a long list of strict rules, it is everything but that. Being a Christian is far more than a religion; it...

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Netflix Review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Alyssa Robinson, Copy Editor May 14, 2019

If you have any form of social media, surely you’ve seen the memes about girls going crazy over Zac Efron, even if he’s portraying a serial killer. In the Netflix original Extremely Wicked, Shockingly...

Connor Gushman, Rayna Gunther, and Chloe Lach walking through the hallways without a care in the world.

Drive Me Batty: Hallway Etiquette

Cameron Southward, Lit Mag Curator May 13, 2019

           If I had ever found a magic lamp with a genie in it, I think one of my wishes would be for people to have some common sense. I think the whole world would run A LOT smoother if everyone...

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