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Social media sites bring out the best–and worst–of the internet

February 14, 2018 5:12pm | Jada Weathers, '20

Views, followers, and likes are the most wanted– or rather, needed— aspect of social sites today.  The question is what are you willing to do for a couple likes, followers and/or views on your social media profile? The whole concept of the “like” button started […]

Korean boy band wins hearts internationally

February 12, 2018 1:48pm | Manley Timoll, '18

Who are BTS and why are so many girls going crazy for this Korean boy band? Simple: these boys are highly talented and give their all in every performance. Bangtan Boys, best known as BTS,  bring something to the table that other boy bands can’t […]

“Step Sisters”, NOT step-sisters

February 7, 2018 7:51pm | Ashia Moore, '18

So far in 2018, Netflix has released quite a few original movies, Step Sisters being one of them. It was hilarious but underwhelming, to say the least. Step Sisters is a comedy with an underlying message of race based in college. Jamiliah, the main character […]

Should social media star Logan Paul be forgiven?

February 6, 2018 4:45pm | Leprence Kitt, '19

For the past few weeks, social media “superstar” Logan Paul has been the center of the attention all over the internet. Paul flew to Japan to record videos for his YouTube channel that he thought his audience would really enjoy, but no this idea back […]

What to look out for in the Winter 2018 Season of Anime

February 5, 2018 3:23pm | Kai Charron, '19

There are various complaints with modern television in America, so a lot of people decided to move over to see what Japan is up to. It turns out that even though the language may be completely different, the quality of the animation in Japan can […]

From Rags to Riches: Story of the Dragonborn

January 19, 2018 2:35am | Andre Honore, '18

You wake up in an Imperial cart that is being paraded through the small town of Helgen. Also with you in the cart are a Stormcloak rebel fighter, a horse thief, and the leader of the Stormcloak rebellion himself, Ulfric Stormcloak. If you’re still reading […]

VRChat, the Embodiment of Internet Culture

January 19, 2018 2:20am | Tyler Carlson, '20

Recently a game by the name of “VRChat” has had a surge in popularity and is set to come out of the early access by February 1. Seeing as the game is about to reach its finished game status, not much content will be added. […]

Is Vine going to be a great start to 2018 or should it have stayed in 2017?

January 19, 2018 1:42am | Elena Perea Hernandez , '18

The year 2017 was a year for a lot of disappointments. Many of our favorite actors, singers, and performers–like, Adam West and Chester Bennington– from our childhood died. On January 17, 2017 Twitter decided to shut down Vine. Vine was a video sharing app designed […]

Could this be the end of Eminem?

January 18, 2018 11:41pm | Felipe Guzman , '18

Since 1998, , rapper Eminem has been releasing new music, which has been met with amazing reviews and undeniable dedication from fans. On May 23, 2000 he released his third studio album, “The Marshall Mathers LP’’, which sold 1.76 million copies in its first week […]

The pros and cons of today’s beauty lines

January 18, 2018 3:58pm | Jada Weathers, '20

Ladies, how many of you all have $360? Don’t worry it’s for a good investment… not. In December, reality TV star and makeup line owner Kylie Jenner released 16 makeup brushes for the very low cost of only $360! Cue the sarcasm. According to Kyliecosmetics.com, […]