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Clash of the Canvases

The conflict between digital artists and traditional artists has been a long and complicated one (Photo courtesy of Peyton Ludwig).

Peyton Ludwig, Reporter

June 5, 2020

When we think of art, what most often comes to mind are the classic paintings of the Renaissance or the traditional pencil and paper sketchbooks. However, with digital art on a rapid rise in popularity, it may very well overtake traditional as the most preferred medium of art. What may be the most hi...

Drive-in Dinner

In times we are living in now, eating out usually still means isolation, but what if you could enjoy eating out safely? (Photo courtesy of Annaleisa Wile)

Annaleisa Wile, Reporter

June 4, 2020

In a spread-out city like Greenville, the competition for dine-in food restaurants is high. Places are constantly opening, closing, and renovating. Myles Pizza Pub on Pleasantburg Drive was only opened in early January. Sadly, late January is when the coronavirus became exceedingly prevalent in the US. This ha...

The Silent Life

Photo of the two main characters Shoya Ishida and Shoko Nishimiya (Photo courtesy of Alexander Gray).

Alexander Gray, Reporter

June 3, 2020

When it comes to anime on Netflix in the US, it’s lacking a lot of great series and movies. Even their own Netflix Original anime is average at best. However, Netflix has found one movie in the anime genre that is amazing. A Silent Voice is about a student named Shoya Ishida who bullies Shoko Nishimiya in elementary ...

The Four Elements… of a Good Show

Avatar the Last Airbender has three seasons; Water, Earth, and Fire. Each season is named after the element Aang masters in those episodes (Photo courtesy of Sarah Neal).

Sarah Neal, Reporter

June 2, 2020

Water, Earth, Fire, Air. Long ago, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko created an amazing show on Nickelodeon. The show they created, Avatar the Last Airbender,  is a show about a 12-year old boy, Aang, who was frozen for 100 years. While he was frozen, the Fire Nation army attacked the Ear...

Returning Home

Returning to the faith can certainly help your mood, and bring you more hope during this challenging and uncertain time (Photo courtesy of Allie Weber).

Allie Weber, Reporter

June 1, 2020

As I’m sure all of you have already recognized, COVID-19 has evoked some restrictions on our lives, making it difficult to do just about anything. The only things we can do are talk with other people on FaceTime, complete assignments, sit on our phones, eat, watch T.V. (do yourself a favor and go wat...

Through the Cracks

Mattie McConnell, Reporter

May 29, 2020

The story of Flint’s water crisis has been ongoing since 2014 when the city’s water source was changed in an effort to save money. Residents began complaining that the water was causing health issues. Despite this, government officials did little to prevent these issues from continuing. Flint has gaine...

Dear Class of 2020

Class of 2020 students are trying to make the best out of the situation by still taking their senior pictures (Photo courtesy of Instagram, photo credits to @mjmfotos).

Emily Fleming, Reporter

May 28, 2020

Dear 2020 Seniors, Your senior year has been cut short, and you are missing out on the time of your life. As a junior, I can barely understand the things you must be feeling. So, I will try to put myself in your shoes for a moment.  I would be completely devastated not getting to spend the last few months of high s...

Going Halfsies

Zoom, Google Classroom, and Flipgrid are a handful of applications schools and businesses are using to stay involved while staying at home (Photo courtesy of Enoch Orozco).

Enoch Orozco, Reporter

May 27, 2020

I want to preface this article by saying this is strictly an opinion piece. I don’t consider myself to have enough real-world experience to know the correct decisions to make when it comes to the COVID-19 lockdown. I also want to say I hold no hard feelings to anyone that may feel like my opinions ...

Are Sports Essential?

During this time, the stadiums are empty waiting for sports to resume (Photo courtesy of Jacob Smith).

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

May 26, 2020

In the times we are currently in, many people have found themselves with hours of free time and are unsure what to do with themselves. On top of that, many people are under the shelter in place order, so we cannot go out.This leaves many people looking for entertainment, but many televised events can n...

Shooting for a Solution

School shootings are a serious issue that has yet to be resolved (Photo courtesy of Alaina Haylock).

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

May 25, 2020

Schools across the nation have faced closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Following this, March 2020 has become the first March to have no school shootings since 2002. This presents a bittersweet reality for Americans, especially students who could be subjected to such horrors.  “I think we live in a cul...

Seneca, South Carolina Strong

This image displays one of the houses impacted by the tornado (Photo courtesy of Austin Jones).

Clara Cianfarano, Reporter

May 22, 2020

In the midst of all the current chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, tornadoes were the last thing on anyone's mind. But sadly, some nearby areas were struck with such a disaster overnight. Specifically, Seneca, South Carolina received the biggest impact from it, waking up to destruction and despair. The...

NFL Draft First Round Review

The Cincinnati Bengals selected their franchise signal caller with the number pick. Welcome to the Jungle, Joe Burrow (Photo courtesy of Derek Ho).

Matson Montilla, Reporter

May 21, 2020

Each year, 252 college football players are selected in the NFL Draft. No matter what number pick they are, they have all achieved one of the biggest accomplishments, being drafted. The players that are projected to be the best are selected in the first round. I will break down each teams’ first round...

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