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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...

12 most underrated Taylor Swift songs

12 most underrated Taylor Swift songs

Ava Duggin, features writer

March 2, 2020

About 13 years ago Taylor Swift released her first song. After years and years of writing songs about star-crossed lovers and boys she will “never ever, ever, ever” date again, Swift’s career dazzles on. Swift has recently been recognized as “Artist of the Decade,” released “Lover” her 7th studio album, celebrated her 30th birthday, and just released “Miss Ameri...

Taylor Swift: Miss Americana Review

Taylor Swift: Miss Americana Review

Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer

February 28, 2020

*This article contains spoilers for Miss Americana. TW: sexual assault/groping, eating disorders. When you hear the name Taylor Swift, what comes to mind? Everyone has a different perception of who she is, her music and what she values. No matter who you are and how you feel about Swift, Miss Americana...

Top Albums of the 2010s

Top Albums of the 2010s

Lindsay McCarthy, features writer

January 23, 2020

This past decade has brought a new era of music: hip hop and rap overtook pop as the most popular genre of the industry, streaming services allowed for listeners to be exposed to millions of different artists across the world, and Kanye West went from interrupting Taylor Swift at the VMA’s to declari...

“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” Review

“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” Review

Maya Kim, features writer

January 20, 2020

Remember that one movie that made your standards for high school incredibly unrealistic? It’s the one with Zac Efron dancing with a basketball in a gym. The one with teens dancing on the lunch tables singing about the status quo. The one with the most iconic dance number in the history of Disney Channe...

Which main “High School Musical” character are you?

Which main “High School Musical” character are you?

Ava Duggin, features writer

December 11, 2019

Quiz does not appear on mobile app. Whether you’ve seen all the movies a million times, are currently viewing the new “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” series on Disney Plus, or haven’t watched any, there’s a main “High School Musical” character like you. Although you may...

“Cheap Queen” review

“Cheap Queen” review

Kate Schreiber, features writer

December 10, 2019

Mikaela Straus, known to the world as King Princess, perfectly blends an 80s-inspired keyboard and electric guitar with the emotions of a gut-wrenching break up on her debut album “Cheap Queen”.  While Straus continues to utilize her familiar rich, classic vocals reminiscent of fan-favorite hit “1950...

Frank Ocean releases “DHL”

Frank Ocean releases “DHL”

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, copy editor

October 21, 2019

Frank Ocean released original single after two years, "DHL."

Marvel Phase Four: A timeline

Marvel Phase Four: A timeline

Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer

October 11, 2019

The first 22 movies of the MCU have been divided into three distinct phases. We’re now entering into phase four with Black Widow.

KHS students play guess the song challenge

KHS students play guess the song challenge

Mia Alexander and Lilly Anderson

September 17, 2019

Interested to see some KHS students' knowledge of popular music? Listen to a variety of songs ranging from Taylor Swift to Travis Scott, and watch students guess song titles and artists.

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