Poverello House: spreading Christmas cheer to those who need it most

Chloe Swinney, Reporter

December 15, 2017

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With Christmas just around the corner, the spirit of giving is in the air. In this season of service and helping hands, many are looking for ways to reach out to those who need it most. Here in the Valley, the Poverello House...

Turn Out, Tune In, Drop Outrageousness

Alexa VanHooser, Reporter

December 15, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Supreme Court judges, media outlets, and social media users have all made the case that presently, the topic of voter rights is definitely a “hot potato.” Your everyday American tends to depict the melting pot of diversity we...

Should School Start Later?

Andraya Trutna, Reporter

December 13, 2017

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Sleep is often viewed as a luxury that the active and ambitious cannot afford but it is a necessity that is just as important as eating or exercising regularly. Although sleep is essential, adolescents today are commonly faced with a...

Browse Bookshelves Not Netflix This Christmas Season

Chloe Swinney, Reporter

December 13, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

At this time of year, Netflix is stocked with enough Hallmark movies to last a lifetime, but you can only watch the same old plot line so many times before it starts to take its toll. Luckily, there are many holiday novels to choo...

Christmas and All the Other Overlooked Holidays

Faith McKesson, Reporter

December 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Looking at Thanksgiving in our rearview and stepping into December, the holidays are here again. Due to the excitement of gift shopping, wreath hanging, and pie baking, many people are too consumed with the traditional and region...

Justice League Looks to Build On DC Comics Universe

Justin Lowery, Reporter

December 6, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

After the recent success of the Marvel movies, DC Comics decided to reboot its movie universe in order to compete with the popular Avengers movies. The DC universe kicked off in 2013 with Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill as Superman ...

Pixar Celebrates Mexican Culture with “Coco”

Marlem Reyes, Reporter

December 5, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Creating a cinematically beautiful and universal story anybody can relate to while focusing on a single culture is no easy feat, but Disney Pixar does just that in the movie “Coco”. The directors, Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina...

Wonder is Truly Wonderful

Andraya Trutna, Reporter

December 1, 2017

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The heartfelt drama Wonder is about a boy named August (Auggie) Pullman with a facial deformity called Treacher Collins Syndrome (TCS). This syndrome is inherited or, as the movie puts it, he won the reverse lottery. Accordin...

Crazy for the 80’s

Faith McKesson, Reporter

November 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

More than 30 years have passed since the iconic decade of the 1980’s slammed a bright and shining culture wave onto every shore of the world. Since its birth, the 80’s have given us the most defining and paramount sounds...

When Did Sales Overshadow Traditions?

Marlem Reyes, Reporter

November 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Now that Halloween is behind us, it’s time to start thinking of turkey, stuffing, and giving thanks, right? Wrong. Christmas decor and gifts are present in every chain store across America before Thanksgiving plans are even f...

Tis Almost the Season to be Jolly

Chloe Swinney, Reporter

November 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion

With the Halloween season winding down, many families are already dusting off the Christmas decorations and browsing for the best gifts on Amazon. To some, it seems, the month of November, Thanksgiving and all, has become simply the ...

Stranger Things Addresses Issues Not at All Strange to American Teens

Natalie Jones, Reporter

November 1, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

“Stranger Things” is a science fiction Netflix series taking place in the 1980s. In season one the characters experienced paranormal threats from the parallel universe, the Upside Down. The end of season 1 left Eleven (Mi...

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