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A classic thanksgiving table spread.

A New Taste: Unique Thanksgiving foods

Jonathan Tinker, Sports Copy Editor November 21, 2023

The mouth-watering aroma of turkey and stuffing crowds the kitchen, football is playing on the living-room television, with the ball slicing through the air to wrap up the family Turkey Bowl—now it’s...

Happy Veterans Day!

Veteran’s Day: Talking to those who fought

Kenzie Henegar and Mya Schwartz November 10, 2023

World War I, at the time called “the Great War,” officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed in June 1919. However, the fighting did not stop until seven months earlier.  November...

Senior Jonah Moore (Tommy Jackson) threatens Senior Treiston Collins (Abe Steinman).

Review: The Kentucky Cycle

Ava Muzumdar November 6, 2023

Opening night for Highlands’ first play of the year, Kentucky Cycle was on Thursday night. The show began on November 2nd with a welcoming speech from Mr. Burgess, the director of the theater program....

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Starfield Review: Overhyped but Good

Nathan Mueller, Website Manager October 2, 2023

Xbox, Microsoft’s player in the console gaming space, has long been 3rd behind Sony and Nintendo. Their answer in 2023 was one of the most anticipated console-exclusive games ever made, Starfield. Developed...

screenshot of a bank account after receiving a payout from a third-party marketplace for skins.

Fun Investment: Counter-Strike Market

Oliver Just, Staff October 2, 2023

When it comes to the topic of investing, many think of the idea of learning business, analyzing charts, and making economic decisions on the stock market. This is an approach to investing that has existed...

The logo of Hoseas company.

A near encounter with 9/11: David Hosea shares his experience

Emme Orme, Managing Editor September 11, 2023

For most people, September 11 was one of the most terrifying days in history. That was especially true for David Hosea. Hosea was in Washington D.C. on this day in 2001. He was meeting Senator Jim Bunning...

The opening scene in ‘The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’  (Credit: Nintendo)

[Review] An Evolving World: ‘The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’

Nathan Mueller, Website Manager May 26, 2023

The opening of ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ is one of the most awe-inspiring scenes in video games, the camera panning to reveal the beautiful plains of Hyrule. In ‘The Legend of Zelda:...

Jedi Survivor Box Art (Credit: EA)

[Review] The Next Chapter: A ‘Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’

Nathan Mueller, Website Manager May 25, 2023

The sequel to EA’s ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ has been highly anticipated, with over 600,000 copies being sold (~$37 million dollars in profit) on opening weekend alone. ‘Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’...

Instagram and TikTok logos in a trash can (made by Nathan Mueller)

Breaking Free: How I Feel After 6 Months of No Social Media

Nathan Mueller, Website Manager May 10, 2023

Social media has taken over modern society. Its algorithmically generated dopamine stream locks the minds of adults and kids alike into a feed of echo chambers, exponentially radicalizing them politically...

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Out and About: Most affordable travel destinations this summer

Ella Peabody and Kaitlyn Ryan May 8, 2023

Everyone needs a break by the time summer approaches. Looking forward to sleeping in, staying up, and letting the day pass you by without a deadline or school project to complete.  The escape of summer...

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