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Editorial Cartoon: Quarantine activities

Editorial Cartoon: Quarantine activities

Thao-Vi Do, artist

June 11, 2020

During quarantine, there really isn't much to do.  You can't physically go visit friends, and you're not really allowed to leave the house.  So above are just a few ideas of things you can try while being cooped up at home.  ...

Niall Horan’s “Heartbreak Weather” review

Niall Horan's

Lydia Drake, entertainment writer

June 11, 2020

Niall Horan began his music career on the stage of ‘The X Factor’ in 2010, where the popular boy band One Direction was formed. After the band announced their hiatus in early 2016, Horan has released seven singles and two albums including “Heartbreak Weather,” which was unveiled March 13, 2020. A...

Tiger king review


Kinley Bokermann, writer

May 4, 2020

Netflix’s “Tiger King” has taken the world by storm during quarantine and it is clear why. Think of the craziest, most interesting story possible. Whatever imagined is nowhere near as fascinating as “Tiger King.” Honestly, I don’t know where to start without making it sound like complete ins...

Team Joanna

Art by Emma Frizzell

Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer

May 4, 2020

The coaches were in awe just by hearing her voice. They listened intently in their chairs for the next member of their team, ready to push their button. Thirty seconds in, one button is pushed, then two, then three. The chair lights up with the words, “I want you!” The audience and coaches are captivated...

Classic English lit: ranked

art by Celia Bergman

Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer

April 25, 2020


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

Taylor Swift has released seven studio albums over the course of her career.

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

Miss Americana art

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

Album covers by Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Frank Ocean and Kanye West.

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

Remember that one movie that made your standards for high school incredibly unrealistic?

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...

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