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‘The Simpsons’: Coincidences predictions?

The Simpsons, the lovable family from Springfield, may be more than they seem. Could they be predicting the future?

Emma Patt, entertainment writer

June 11, 2020

The Simpsons, the lovable family from Springfield, may be more than they seem. Could they be predicting the future?

Is 1D heading back in one direction?

One Direction may be reuniting soon.

Ava Duggin, features writer

June 11, 2020

Lindsey Tomlin, junior, runs out of her bedroom to find her mom. “You’re not gonna believe what is going on,” she said. Tomlin has a smile and tears in her eyes. She has been a self-proclaimed One Direction superfan since fourth grade. One day while scrolling through Instagram, she noticed a video...

Movie review: Knives Out

Knives Out' takes you on a hunt full of twists and red herrings that is sure to keep you captivated.

Emma Patt, entertainment writer

June 11, 2020

After listening to my friend drone on and on about the movie ‘Knives Out,’ I finally gave in and went to go see it with her. Based on what I had previously heard about the movie, I had expected to spend the next 2 hours and 10 minutes on a classic “whodunit” story. I was somewhat interested but...

Where to eat during lockdown

Rice salad from Symbowl, available for delivery and pickup

Elliott Notrica, entertainment writer

May 24, 2020

The recent lockdown has been a great time to cook at home, but on days when making dinner (or lunch) feels like too much to handle, there’s plenty of local restaurants still open and ready to serve you a great meal. Establishments have switched to carry-out or pick up in compliance with stay-at-home...

Quiz: Which Netflix show do you belong in?

Take this quiz to find out which Netflix show your truly belong in. Art by Elena Sherwood.

Megan Glasgow, features writer

May 6, 2020

We’ve all imagined waking up in our favorite TV show, but have you ever wondered which one you actually belong in? Whether your calling is battling a demogorgon with Eleven and Mike or cruising through NYC with Chuck Bass, you definitely need to know which alternate reality fits you best. Since you’re stuck at home and you know you have nothing...

Conan Gray takes flight with release of “Kid Krow”

21-year-old singer-songwriter Conan Gray released his debut album

Kate Schreiber, features writer

May 5, 2020

Conan Gray is impossible to define. He’s all the best parts of story-like songwriting with the touch of experimental sounds and a sweet voice that’s revolutionizing the pop scene. He began his career with covers and videos on YouTube and released his EP “Sunset Season” in 2018. While he has h...

Classic English lit: ranked

art by Celia Bergman

Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer

April 25, 2020


10 stories that don’t have anything to do with COVID-19

With COVID-19 taking over, a bit of perspective might be needed. Read these stories to see what else is going on in the world.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

March 26, 2020

Ever since COVID-19 made landfall in January, the virus has been dominating the news cycle. Between online school and state mandates, it can feel like coronavirus is taking over. But it’s not. Here are 10 stories to brighten your day that have nothing to do with COVID-19 and its effects.  Happy fe...

How to stay sane in isolation

Many people are stuck inside their homes due to COVID-19.

Lily Bartin, VoK editor

March 17, 2020

First, it’s important to understand that preventative measures like isolation, social distancing and event cancellations are inconvenient for everyone, but should be taken seriously. While you may not be at high-risk, protect the elderly, the immunocompromised, pregnant women, infants and other at-risk me...

7 traveling tips to pack for your next vacation

7 traveling tips to pack for your next vacation

Maya Kim, features writer

March 13, 2020

Waking up at 6 a.m. just to get patted down at security, then wait another two hours to board a seven hour flight without having eaten anything for breakfast has to be the worst part of traveling. Leaving home for a week or two can be exciting, but it can also be unnecessarily inconvenient. To survi...

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