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Misunderstood Movie Magic

Misunderstood Movie Magic

Peyton Ludwig, Reporter

April 3, 2020

Here’s a test: name every actor and director you know. You have a long list, right? Now, name any special effects designer or any artist that worked on CGI, special effects, or motion capture. More likely than not, you couldn’t name any in the second category. Why do you think that is? “You...

Is This Real Life?

Is This Real Life?

Emily Fleming, Reporter

April 2, 2020

Have you ever had the feeling that you are stuck in a dream when you’re awake,  disconnected from your body with thoughts about watching your life play out? Depersonalization is the feeling of being disconnected from your body with thoughts that  you are in a dream or trance. Although this is a very common feeling, ...

The Conversation of Morality

The Conversation of Morality

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

April 1, 2020

According to data from Pew Research Center, the number of self-identifying Christians in the United States have decreased by 12 percent. However, the number of people who identify as religiously unaffiliated rose from 17% to 26%. These statistics are interesting, but the data begs the question: why is re...

Not-So-Green Greenville

Not-So-Green Greenville

Mattie McConnell, Reporter

March 31, 2020

Group Chat to Success

Group Chat to Success

Matson Montilla, Reporter

March 30, 2020

With college on the horizon, many high school seniors have decided on where they want to attend college. Although they have made their decision, there are still many things they need to consider such as housing, supplies they need, and other things to maximize their success. On top of that, they also need ...

Happy Little Places :)

Happy Little Places :)

Sarah Neal, Reporter

March 27, 2020

The Golden Child

The Golden Child

Allie Weber, Reporter

March 25, 2020

Have you ever felt like no matter how much you excel in your life, it will never be good enough in the eyes of your parents, simply because your siblings have accomplished bigger and better things?  “My sister and I are super close, so the pressure that others put on us never affected us. ...

Prince or Princess?

Prince or Princess?

Annaleisa Wile, Reporter

March 24, 2020

In the world of Disney Animations, many people associate Disney with princesses. But, do we really have many Disney movies that are women-empowering or woman-centered? Other than a small percentage, most princess movies have a higher amount of male characters.  “I feel like the percentage of female char...

Unspoken Genocide: The West Papuan Holocaust

Unspoken Genocide: The West Papuan Holocaust

Alia Abbas, Reporter

March 23, 2020

There is a new war at the heart of Southeast Asia. Last fall, protests lit the bonfire of nearly half a century of racism, torture, and discrimination against the people of West Papua. Today the once silent crisis rages louder. West Papua is the western half of the island of New Guinea. It borders the ...

‘Some Boys’ but not all

‘Some Boys’ but not all

Madison Crumpton, Reporter

March 20, 2020

This article is an interview with the wonderful author, Mrs. Patty Blount. To recap, I did a review of her book Some Boys in October of 2019. Since then she has read the review and agreed to do a follow-up. Before reading the interview, you might want to make sure that you have read the review. W...

ABBA – Here We Go Again!

ABBA – Here We Go Again!

Savannah Garrison, Reporter

March 18, 2020

As one of ABBA’s songs, Dancing Queen, goes, “With a bit of rock music everything is fine”.  ABBA’s style of music portrayed feelings of peace and togetherness until their breakup in 1982. After 38 years, the Swedish group has surprisingly announced that they are getting back together to produc...

Impractical Jokers: The Movie Review

Impractical Jokers: The Movie Review

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

March 17, 2020

This review has two parts. The first part contains no spoilers and the second part will briefly touch on some spoilers. There will be a warning before I cross into spoilers, so don’t say I didn’t warn you.   Impractical Jokers is a TV show where the four friends from high school compete to emba...

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