Opinion

Has the Internet Killed the Record Label?

Has the Internet Killed the Record Label?

Sierra Warren, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Record labels are now more obsolete than ever, and artists can now be more independent. They are taking promotion and distribution into their own hands. Before the age of the Internet, being distributed by a record label was the undisputed gold standard to having a successful music career. Then, the...

The Difference Music Makes

The Difference Music Makes

Lizeth Rocha, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Schools have a very strict policy when it comes to electronic devices and how we use them in the classroom, but perhaps the administration is missing something. Electronic devices are looked down upon for a variety of reasons as they “disrupt the educational environment.” The quote comes from...

“The Mandalorian” Spoiler Free Review – A Disappointing Ride, To Say the Least

“The Mandalorian” Spoiler Free Review – A Disappointing Ride, To Say the Least

Jonathon Chatham, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

“The Mandalorian” so far has been a disappointing venture. When I went in knowing nothing, I imagined a space epoch of the brutality of the Mandalorian wars 3,600 years before "A New Hope." Or perhaps, it would be about the epic battles between Jango Fett, leader of the True Mandalorians, and Tor ...

Nothing Profound About Profanity

Nothing Profound About Profanity

Jonathon Chatham, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

Profanity is a very touchy subject for some people. On this campus, some teachers are highly opposed to it, while others use it themselves. One tends to have to ride a fine line when using profanities because for some, it is a degrading use for language, and for others, it is a completely normal part ...

Two Students’ Views on School Attendance Policy

Two Students’ Views on School Attendance Policy

Alexander Ryan and Lizbeth Gurrola

December 5, 2019

It is no secret that students are put under immense pressure to be at school at all times, regardless of  the consequences. The Washoe County School District is no exception; in fact, the new attendance policy put into place by WCSD is stricter than most. This unwillingness to allow for absence can be extremely detrimental to the health o...

The Benefits of Studying

The Benefits of Studying

David O’Grady, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Studying has always been a talking point between students and teachers.  Although many teachers say that students should study, and there being conclusive proof to this, many students still don’t.  However, making studying a habit should be a priority among students, especially in high school.  Here...

Latino or Latinx: An Argument for Preservation

Latino or Latinx: An Argument for Preservation

Angel Ocampo Salazar, News Editor

November 29, 2019

The terms Latino and Latina are terms that entered the English language to describe people of Latin American descent. For many years, these terms have been the widely accepted form of addressing these people, however the terms are no longer seen as appropriate because they don’t include non-binary...

A Reason to Dance: “cute girls doing cute things” Discography Review

A Reason to Dance: “cute girls doing cute things” Discography Review

Jonathon Chatham, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

 A long time ago, I had held the belief that music couldn’t speak to me. I had felt as though it was merely a medium for the background that provided noise when no other noise was available. But eventually, I discovered that music can be so much more. I realized that music isn’t a background medi...

K-12 Review

K-12 Review

Sierra Warren, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

After a four-year break from music, Melanie Martinez is back with the baby aesthetic and pastel, doll-like look. Her newest album K-12 revolves around grade school experiences, each of the tracks being named after some aspect of school, like the songs Detention and Recess. The album reveals the “dark ...

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne – New Expansion for Capcom’s Action RPG is a Great New Step

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne – New Expansion for Capcom’s Action RPG is a Great New Step

David O'Grady, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

In September, Capcom’s newest installment in the Monster Hunter franchise released online and in physical copies. Within days of its release, I was diligently playing the game – and it’s taken me over a month to finish. The gameplay loop of the classic games I adored was updated for Monster Hunter: ...

“Nobody’s Laughing Now”: Joker Movie Review

“Nobody’s Laughing Now”: Joker Movie Review

Jason Cruz, Editor-In-Chief

October 21, 2019

There has been quite the fuss online about the new Joker movie, and although, overall the movie has been receiving amazing reviews in comparison to other DC films, the movie is facing a lot of criticism from some over the message it relays and from others who say the film is just outright boring. Las...

Pledge or No Pledge-A debate that is more than Patriotic

Pledge or No Pledge-A debate that is more than Patriotic

Jason Cruz, Editor-In-Chief

September 12, 2019

Last year, Hug High School’s Daily Announcements all contained the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of every video. However, as the school’s Leadership program undergoes a few changes, they have seemed to have parted ways with the Pledge as it no longer kicks off their videos. Before any as...

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