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Mattis’ resignation spells danger for U.S foreign policy

Nikita Lewchuk, Reporter, Managing Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis submitted his letter of resignation on December 20, immediately following Trump's controversial decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria. In his letter, which he circulated throughout the Pentagon, Mattis cited growing concerns about hostile treatment of American allies, as well as continued tendencies towards isolationism in President Trump's foreign p...

What Jim Acosta’s press pass tells us about the Trump administration’s politics

Nikita Lewchuk, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It’s no secret that President Trump has a contentious relationship with the press. Throughout his campaign he complained that certain coverage of him was unfair and biased, making a particular effort to single out the New York Times and CNN. At a press briefing on November 7 leading up to the midterm elec...

Colorism Or What

Hani Mohamed, Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In late October, 36-year-old Jamaican artist Grace Hamilton, better known as "Spice," released a song called "Black Hypocrisy" on YouTube and posted photos of herself with artificially lightened skin on her Instagram page to highlight and criticize the phenomenon of colorism and the culture of skin-...

Dropping the ‘F’ bomb

Alice Bennett, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under Community, Opinion, Student Life

Across the school I’ve noticed a recent resurgence of the use of the F word. No, not the word parents fear that their kids will hear when they stub their toe against the table, the other one. This word is a bit more harmful. It’s a derogatory slang word used to describe people of the LGBTQ+ c...

Fall. Get back up. ‘Mid90s’ review

Fall. Get back up. ‘Mid90s’ review

Xavier Rhone, Reporter / Social Media Coordinator

November 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Featured A&E, Movies, Opinion, Showcase

"Mid90s" is a coming-of-age tale about friendship and self discovery, chalk-full of nostalgia and cultural references. The film is actor Jonah Hill's first feature length film and presents an authentic portrait of the realities of peer pressure, adolescent curiosity, burgeoning dreams and insecurity, set i...

Bullseye! ‘Daredevil’ Season 3 hits the mark with critics and fans alike

Bullseye! ‘Daredevil’ Season 3 hits the mark with critics and fans alike

Xavier Rhone, Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Opinion, Showcase

Marvel's "Daredevil" returned to Netflix users' screens throughout the world with its third installation on October 19, drawing inspiration heavily from the 1986 Daredevil story "Born Again," by Frank Miller, and introduced the universe to one of Daredevil's most notorious enemies: Benjamin Poindexter,...

A slice of advice: campus life

Violet Parrott, Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Campus life is an organization willing to come to the school in order to help those who want to know more about their religion, but recently people have come just for the pizza and to talk to their friends, which is not fair to the people involved. I understand it’s lunchtime and all they want to do is talk an...

‘Venom’ rips the heads off of October box office records, despite lackluster critical reception

‘Venom’ rips the heads off of October box office records, despite lackluster critical reception

Xavier Rhone, Reporter

October 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Opinion, Showcase

Tom Hardy ("Mad Max: Fury Road," "The Dark Knight Rises," "Inception") and Michelle Williams ("Shutter Island," "The Greatest Showman," "Brokeback Mountain") star in Sony Marvel's first official installation to their "Spider-Verse," "Venom." Hardy stars as Eddie Brock, an investigative journalist who'...

‘Cry Pretty’ hits the shelves

‘Cry Pretty’ hits the shelves

Camryn Anderson, Reporter

September 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Opinion, Showcase

Oklahoma native and country superstar Carrie Underwood released her sixth album Cry Pretty on Sept. 14. Underwood, 35, made this album by far her most personal and impactful. In the album's 13 featured songs; female empowerment, political issues, loneliness, and other dark corners not previously add...

‘Cheesin from Cheek to Cheek’, remembering the life and legacy of Mac Miller

‘Cheesin from Cheek to Cheek’, remembering the life and legacy of Mac Miller

Xavier Rhone, Reporter

September 12, 2018


Filed under Music, Opinion, Showcase

On the track "Brand Name" on his 3rd studio album, GO:OD AM, Mac Miller proclaimed on that "I'm not hoping to join the '27  club'." However, despite wanting to avoid the infamous club of entertainers who passed before the age 27, Mac Miller passed away Sept 7 at the age of 26. Miller, born Mal...

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