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The Sequel Trilogy Review

Ping-yu Hsu, Staff Writer | January 10, 2020

     My first experience with Star Wars was the second chronological movie in the series, "Star Wars: Episode 2 - Attack of The Clones." I was a very young child when I first watched it. I was charmed by the interesting and cool stories that were told by George Lucas. So when I saw the trailer for a new Star Wars trilogy directed by J.J. Abrams, I was so excited for it I counted down the days until...

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Giving a Like to No More Likes

Jessica Geisler, Staff Writer | December 16, 2019

Instagram has been an extremely popular social media app since it was first released in 2010. Giving people from around the world the ability to share their lives with the world, users have become engrossed in the app. However, as nice as it can be to share parts of our lives with others, it can also cause obsessions with the amount of likes and comments on pictures. Living in a world where social...

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The Battle of the Cookies

Lola Pinneo, Staff Writer | December 16, 2019

As snow falls and holidays come around, we begin to think about all the holiday treats that we have learned to love over the years. For years, many Americans have debated whether sugar and gingerbread cookies are superior. There are a lot of similarities when it comes to the two cookies. They both contain some of the same ingredients like flour, sugar and baking soda or powder. They are both...

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It’s Not Niles

Olivia Perron, Website Editor-in-Chief | December 16, 2019

As students at Troy High School, most of us know Troy College and Career High School as Niles, due to the fact that it is located inside the Niles Center and we have no further indication of the school’s actual name. The name Niles carries with it a stigma; many believe this school is only for the people suspended from Troy High and Athens, the kids who have fallen through the cracks of our...

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Let The Sweetwaters Flow

Murryum Farooqi, Copy Editor | December 9, 2019

   Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea recently opened its doors to Troy, offering a wide range of teas, coffees and slushies. As a person that loves trying new places, I gave some of their popular flavors, as well as some flavors I normally wouldn’t go for, a try. Caramel Ice dragon 5/5  As I cautiously took a sip, hoping it wouldn’t taste like water because of my bad experiences with...

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Candy vs. Chocolate

Manny Al-Nsour and Lola Pinneo | November 5, 2019

Candy is the superior fall sweet. When you think of Halloween and trick-or-treating, the first thing that usually comes to mind is candy. Sour Patch Kids, Airheads, Lifesavers, gummy worms and pretty much all things sugar. While chocolate is still delicious, it always comes as an afterthought, the stuff at the bottom of the bowl left there until Christmas. Candy can be used for a multitude of different...

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Why Esports are a Real Sport

Ping-Yu Hsu, Staff Writer | October 29, 2019

As someone that has been a competitive League of Legends player since 13 and a dedicated League of Legends Championship Series viewer, my experience and exposure to esports, or electronic sports, has led me to believe that esports qualify as a sport beyond all reasonable doubt. Sports require skill, effort, teamwork and most importantly, competition. To be fair, I don’t think esports will ever...

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Not All Laughs

Gabby DeRose, Staff Writer | October 17, 2019

Director Todd Phillips’s “Joker” starring Joaquin Phoenix portrays a powerful look at mental illness and the effects of a toxic society. The psychological thriller, which has received a 68 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, an audience score of 90 percent and an 8.9/10 by IMDb follows the backstory of one of the most famous villains of all time. Arthur Fleck, who sports the name and appearance of the...

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