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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 is a lifestyle. It explains the universe; it explains life, but most of all, it explains love.  ...

Netflix Review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

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 Evil and Vile, Zac Efron takes on the role of Ted Bundy, a 1970s serial killer, rapist, kidnapper and burgla...

Drive Me Batty: Hallway Etiquette

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 just had a bit of common sense and basic human decency, especially in the hallway. You would think...

Catharsis

Catharsis

Erika Jimenez, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Catharsis is the process of releasing and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions. My catharsis happens to be music. I constantly fill the void of emotions I’m going through with the tunes of various artist who are going through similar things. I get relief knowing that I’m n...

Teens Take On: Do Cheaters Ever Lose?

Teens Take On: Do Cheaters Ever Lose?

Angela Arevalo, Editor in Chief

March 30, 2019

As the end of senior year approaches, I have noticed that students have begun to do whatever it takes to be at the top of the class. For some of my classmates, this means that they are staying up until 2 A.M. to finish homework, and for others, it means that they are texting their friends at 7:30 A.M. for ...

Netflix Review: Jane The Virgin

Netflix Review: Jane The Virgin

Alyssa Robinson, Copy Editor

March 19, 2019

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...

Let’s Talk: Controversial Musicians

Let’s Talk: Controversial Musicians

Deiona Stanley, Broadcast Producer

February 27, 2019

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...

Teens Take on: Climate Change

Teens Take on: Climate Change

Angela Arevalo, Co-Editor

November 26, 2018

In case the recent catastrophic hurricanes and sweltering summers weren’t enough to alarm people, the United Nations scientific panel on climate change announced in early October that we have a decade to try and control climate change. According to the report, if we do not control it, humans may b...

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