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Ed Sheeran shows a different style in his new singles

Ed Sheeran shows a different style in his new singles

Caitlin Shampine, Life Editor

January 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Review, Top Stories

Sheeran has a reputation of slower heartfelt music, but in these new singles “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You,” he challenges that idea. His choice of releasing each song separate was met with a few questions, but upon listening to both, it was clear why he did this; while both songs a...

Rogue One gives Star Wars fans a new hope

Rogue One gives Star Wars fans a new hope

Ysabela Golden, Reporter

January 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

A significant amount of my childhood was spent mentally begging George Lucas to make another Star Wars movie. Lucas failed to come through for me, but eventually, as advertised, Disney took it upon themselves to make all my dreams come true. The Force Awakens hit every item on my New Star Wars Movie...

Fullerton exceeds all expectations

Fullerton exceeds all expectations

Ysabela Golden, Reporter

January 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Laying back on one of the curved couches in the back of the library, I checked and rechecked the email that confirmed the interview time between glances at the door, waiting for someone who looked like they could be a freshman honors choir student to walk through, and starting to regret not having looked...

J. Cole’s album “4 Your Eyez Only” explores race in new way

J. Cole’s album “4 Your Eyez Only” explores race in new way

Aliyah Austin, Reporter

December 19, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

J. Cole’s album “4 Your Eyez Only,” released a week ago, is a purposefully artful, raw depiction of what it means to be black in the 21st century. Simply put, Cole’s first release since 2014’s “Forest Hills Drive” is beautiful. That’s not a term typically associated with a rap album....

Theater department wins big at thespian festival

Theater department wins big at thespian festival

Karianne Turner, Arts Editor

December 15, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

At the Thespian Festival on Dec. 2, the theater department received an excellent or a superior rating, which is the highest rating, for their performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Juniors Andrew Barney and Kyle Nagy received an excellent in duet musical theatre. Senior Li...

Bruno Mars’ new album mixes it up with fresh beats

Bruno Mars’ new album mixes it up with fresh beats

Ian Lynam, Reporter

December 15, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Starting off his newest album with the already hit single “24k Magic”, which is also the title of the album, Bruno Mars brings his A-game with fresh and funky new beats, creating a party feel with his upbeat lyrics and hypnotizing bass lines. Bruno has changed his style from his early years from...

Theater department receives highest rating at Thespian Festival

Theater department receives highest rating at Thespian Festival

Karianne Turner, Arts Editor

December 14, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

At the Thespian Festival on Dec. 2, the theater department received an excellent or a superior rating, which is the highest rating, for their performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Juniors Andrew Barney and Kyle Nagy received an excellent in duet musical theatre. Senior...

OneRepublic’s “Oh My My”: A Unique Step

OneRepublic’s “Oh My My”: A Unique Step

Spencer Sortman, Reporter

December 13, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

In their most diverse sounding album, OneRepublic offers a new taste for fans who seek varied types of music while also providing the same familiar tunes that made the band popular. While the variety gives the album a fresh sound, it can sometimes be overwhelming for a group not known for new looks ...

Moana leaves us wanting more

Moana leaves us wanting more

Ysabela Golden, Reporter

December 1, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

I went to Moana with my father the day after Thanksgiving. We both love watching animated movies, and after years of going to so many together, I’ll admit that we’ve gotten pretty picky about it. Usually the ride home from the theatre is spent criticizing the use of tired cliches, boring charact...

Keke Palmer should stick to Nickelodeon

Keke Palmer should stick to Nickelodeon

Donte Lillard, Reporter

December 1, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

You know when you see someone throw up and then you start to feel sick, I had that same feeling while experiencing Keke Palmer regurgitate this drivel that they called the Keke Palmer Lauren visual EP. This is not only a bad EP, the concept of Keke Palmer being a Rihanna-esque singer/sex symbol is ...