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The 20s Aesthetic
The 20s Aesthetic
Jiwoo Park, Staff Reporter • March 1, 2024

The term “aesthetic” has been around as early as the 1700s, as it was commonly associated with the appreciation of beauty. The Greek philosopher Plato believed that aesthetic, or beauty, comes from imitation and replicas, where beauty is replicas of beauty itself. He believed that because imitation is not to the fullest of truthfulness, beauty is “far removed from the truth.”  The 2020s...

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The cast of Footloose during a dance number.
Our Time to Dance
Eddie Angers, Staff Reporter • March 1, 2024

The Troy Theatre Ensemble opens with “Footloose” at the Troy High School Auditorium on March 1 and 2, with further performances on March 3, 8, 9 and 10.  The music begins to play and the stage comes alive with the first musical number, “Footloose.” The actors enter and sing and dance to the tune, the stage covered in all manner of colored light, light beams from the top of the stage shifting...

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Leap Year: Here We Go Again
Leap Year: Here We Go Again
Lindsay Burke, Staff Reporter • February 29, 2024

Feb. 29, the day of the leaplings and marriage proposal traditionally performed by women, a seemingly normal day filled with strange coincidences each time around. With a day that disappears and only reappears every four years comes with it  a lot of strange patterns. Let’s start with the most recent leap years: 2020 and 2024. In 2020, the two teams that made it to the Super Bowl were the San...

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The official poster for “Drive Away Dolls” (2024). PUBLIC DOMAIN.
Buckle Up For Drive Away Dolls
Nidhi Kuchulakanti, Staff Reporter • February 29, 2024

“Drive Away Dolls” is a 2024 comedy and thriller film starring Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan. It follows two young women, Marian and Jamie, who embark on a road trip to Tallahassee, Florida in hopes of a fresh start. However, the car that they rent contains a supposedly important briefcase that criminals are after, making them targets.  Unlike most movies I have watched, I went...

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The official cover for “The Winning” (2024). PUBLIC DOMAIN.
The Winner Takes it All
Ashley Park, Body Copy Editor • February 29, 2024

Jieun Lee, known as IU, is a famous South Korean singer and actress who earned the title “Nation’s Little Sister” through her work in the music and film industries. On Feb. 20, IU released an EP of five songs called “The Winning” which has since captured the hearts of many fans alike, topping Korean Music Charts and ranking first on iTunes in 15 countries. Shopper A shopper knows...

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February 2024 Haiku Contest
February 2024 Haiku Contest
Grace Haugk, Body Copy Editor • February 11, 2024

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The official cover for “Not My Fault” (2024). PUBLIC DOMAIN.
Laith Listens
Laith Hermiz, Public Relations Editor • February 8, 2024

Can’t Catch Me Now by Olivia Rodrigo This song is amazingly corny. I cannot fathom how this singing style didn’t die out in 2015. The emotion it lacks is bewildering. The strings buried underneath the acoustic guitar makes me think that they were trying to hide them. I’d believe that with how boring they sound. The chorus is almost as corporate as a Target ad during the Super Bowl. “Ooooh...

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Kates Korner
Kate's Korner
Kathryn Bullock, Staff Reporter • February 8, 2024

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros  This book is probably one of my favorites yet. The dystopian feel, the dialogue, the enemies to lovers romance, UGH. I absolutely adored this book and I personally think this should win a prize. I'm not even joking. This book is basically a mix of “Divergent” meets “How to Train Your Dragon.” The romance between the two characters, Violet Sorrengail and...

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Bouquet for Building Connections
Bouquet for Building Connections
Maya Nagy, Staff Reporter • February 8, 2024

“Should I bring flowers to my date?” is a question that’s been asked by many. A bouquet on a date, whether it’s the first or fiftieth, is a sweet gesture that shows thoughtfulness and charm. While opting for flowers blossoms the experience and makes the special occasion even more special, flowers shouldn’t take away from the actual date. As we embrace the ever-changing seasons, here are some...

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