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LEGO STAR WARS: The Complete Saga Old But Gold

LEGO STAR WARS: The Complete Saga Old But Gold

Ethan Partain, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

Ten out of ten rating on Steam. What more could a game ask for? After it’s release in 2007 the game has sold over 21 million copies. 13 years, 21 million copies out there, and still a 10/10 rating. What about this game gives it such a high rating after all these years? Good games, we have learned...

STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order Review – The Quest For The Best Poncho

STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order Review – The Quest For The Best Poncho

Ethan Partain, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

As with any Star Wars content, Jedi: Fallen Order was highly anticipated and many  fans pre-purchased the game just because it had "Star Wars" on it, but does this anticipation reflect the content of the game, or just the dedication of fans to the franchise? In the game, you play as Cal Kestis, ...

The New “Star Wars Movie” is, in Fact, a Star Wars Movie

The New

David O’Grady, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Let me explain. Although you most likely went in and out of the movie, or will, knowing it is an installment in the franchise, I’m pushing you to go further. Your “typical Star Wars movie” is a war in the stars, a classic battle of good and evil, and maybe some fun characters along the way. The Las...

“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

Antifascist At the Portland Protests- JJ Mazzucotelli

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

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...

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