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Battle of the Smartphones

Battle of the Smartphones

Vivienne Francois, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

According to Business Insider, the term “smartphone” was not commonly used until 1995. Today, new advancements are constantly being made from smart phones to virtual reality glasses. Known for its a search engine, Google made its own phone: the Google Pixel. Some Apple users believe that the new...

Taylor Swift’s New Reputation

Taylor Swift’s New Reputation

Gabrielle Francois, Web Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Since her first hit, “Tim McGraw,” in 2006, Taylor Swift has been an icon in the music industry. Recently she revealed a more controversial side of her personality to the public when she came out with a “new” version of herself.            While most of her fans have supported her fro...

Behind the Screen

Behind the Screen

Vivienne Francois, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

A new app called Sarahah is gaining popularity among students. To access it, students can attach a personalized link to their Snapchat which allows people to anonymously say whatever they want about the person who shared the link. In many situations, the app’s effects on its users have been negative...

TV Shows Increase Autism Awareness

TV Shows Increase Autism Awareness

Kaitlyn Piggott, Sports Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Entertainment

As years go on, TV shows change with the views of society. Today, many shows’ plots are about cops, disaster-stricken hospitals or superheroes, but for the first time autism is being represented on the small screen. In Netflix’s “Atypical,” the main character Sam, who is played by Keir Gilchrist,...

New Movies This Fall

Samantha Fisher, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Troy’s MJR Theater is going to start flooding with people this coming fall and winter due to dozens of new movies coming out. According to MovieInsider.com, the end of 2017 is going to be the time to go to the movies. Senior and MJR Grand Digital Cinema 16 employee Andrea King says she and her fellow...

Fall Fashion

Fall Fashion

Abby Canny, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

‘LEGO Batman’ Wins Box Office

‘LEGO Batman’ Wins Box Office

Jack Stromberg, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

On Feb. 10, Warner Bros. released "The LEGO Batman Movie." It beat out its two top competitors, Universal Studios’ romantic drama "Fifty Shades Darker" and Lionsgate’s action-thriller "John Wick: Chapter 2," both of which are sequels in their franchises. Directed by Chris McKay, "The LEGO Batman Mov...

Oh, My Lanta!

Oh, My Lanta!

Skyla Jewell-Hammie, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Donald Glover continues to rise with awards, new albums, TV shows and movies. Although throughout the years Glover has had small parts in movies, he gained a high amount of praise after his breakthrough show "Atlanta" hit TV screens on FX. Students like senior Zama Buthelezi still had something to say a...

Popular Shows That Are No More

Popular Shows That Are No More

Kaitlyn Piggott, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Much has happened this past year in terms of TV. After the eighth season of “Castle,” it was canceled. Beloved ITV’s “Downton Abbey” had its final show in March. The teen drama “Pretty Little Liars” is ending with its seventh season. But what about new shows? TV’s new drama “Designated...

‘The Bachelor’ Bash

‘The Bachelor’ Bash

Priya Bandstra and Megan Wallace

February 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

When watching the hit ABC show “The Bachelor,” viewers can find all the scandal, romance and heartbreak they need. The series has been on television for 15 years, a total of 21 seasons. Each season features one bachelor or bachelorette who is given the opportunity to date 30 different people and,...

Saturday Night Revived

Saturday Night Revived

Skyla Jewell-Hammie, Opinion Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

"Saturday Night Live" was a show that for years was flipped on every Saturday at 11:30 p.m.. Ratings were through the roof as favorites such as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler channeled their inner Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton. Recently, the ratings have not been the best after fan-favorite cast members le...

2017 Oscars Diversified

2017 Oscars Diversified

Elisabeth Andrews, Co-Photo Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

On Feb. 26, the 89th Academy Awards will air, and you may want to consider tuning in for a chance to see history in the making. Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the award-winning Broadway musical “Hamilton” could be the winner of another award. “He did an amazing job with ‘Hamilton,’...