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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...

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 ...

The Good Place Show Review

The Good Place is a humorous and intriguing show about the afterlife that makes a great watch during quarantine (Photo courtesy of Matson Montilla).

Matson Montilla, Reporter

May 20, 2020

A Good Place? A Bad Place? An After place? The Good Place was all of those things. The Good Place is a television show that is available on Netflix, and it is based on four humans who pass away and go to Heaven. Although this may seem like a risky idea since many people have different views about the afterlife,...

Dunder Mifflin Paper Company

“The Office” is a great show to binge-watch with some snacks (Photo courtesy of Instagram, photo credits to

Emily Fleming, Reporter

May 18, 2020

“The Office” is a hit NBC show that started in 2005 and lasted for eight years. It is a simple show about the lives of workers from Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Although the show concluded roughly seven years ago, it remains in the hearts of many lovers and binge-watch...

‘Tiger King’ Review

Netflic docuseries Tiger King has gained popularity since its recent release. (Photo courtesy of Mattie McConnell)

Mattie McConnell, Reporter

May 14, 2020

Hey, all you cool cats and kittens. Netflix’s recently dropped a docu-series called Tiger King, and it is insane. Rivalries spark over confinement and cub sales. From murder-for-hire schemes to big cat drama, this show is a wild ride from start to finish. The premise of this show is difficult to de...

Half-Life’s Return 13 Years Later

The most elusive character in Half-Life, the G-Man: an entity who is neither on your side or against you (Photo courtesy of Alexander Gray).

Alexander Gray, Reporter

May 13, 2020

I have been really excited for Half-Life: Alyx since the reveal in late 2019. (I’ve even screamed in excitement in class.) After all, it’s been thirteen years since the cliffhanger in Half-Life 2: Episode 2. Now that Half-Life: Alyx has come out, how good is it? Before I continue, there will be ...

QuaranTEEN Life for an Introvert

Due to the COVID19 Outbreak, everyone that used to wander the neighborhood is now staying indoors in order to stay safe (Photo courtesy of Enoch Orozco).

Enoch Orozco, Reporter

May 7, 2020

I want to preface this article by saying that I know that the COVID19 outbreak is very serious and many people's lives are being affected in many negative ways. I, personally, have experienced some of that negativity myself, but that is not the point of this article. I am simply trying to find some l...

Disney Failed their Star Wars Trilogy

With the final installment in Disney’s sequel trilogy released, fans are left with mixed opinions, but their opinions may change over time. (Photo courtesy of Melinda Davidson from the official Rise of Skywalker poster)

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

April 30, 2020

This article has spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the other movies in the Star Wars franchise, just in case you haven’t seen them yet. Star Wars is a movie franchise that is beloved by generations. The original movie was released in 1977 and since then many films have been added to...

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