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“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” Movie Review

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” Movie Review

Patty J. Fahey, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

We all hold our childhood memories near and dear to our hearts, whether it was a movie, a toy, a TV show, a park, or a friend, we all have something or someone special that shaped our childhood. For me, it was Mr. Rogers and his children's TV show “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood”, I would watc...

Punch a Nazi: Exploring Resistance and the Optics of Political Violence

Punch a Nazi: Exploring Resistance and the Optics of Political Violence

Zoe Mansfield, Conflict Journalist, Arts and Culture Editor

December 16, 2019

In August of this year, I went to a white nationalist rally in Portland, Oregon to stand in solidarity with the hundreds of anti-fascist counter-protesters and report on both sides of the rally. It was my first time at a protest in a city with highly active far-right organizations and alt-right communities. I...

Punch a Nazi: Answering Violence with Violence is still Violent

Jonathon Chatham, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

“Punch a Nazi.” It seems every American loves violence more than anything else, and take it out on some Nazis, since why not - they killed all those Jewish people back in World War II right? Punch ‘em; they shouldn’t exist; they’re mass murderers; how could we not punch them? They have ranci...

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 even stricter than before. This unwillingness to allow for absence can be extremely detrimental to the h...

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 ...

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