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Supporting Black-Owned Businesses: Six Restaurants In The Portland Area To Try

Supporting local Black owned businesses helps support both the economy and the community. Below are some of my top picks around Portland.

Avery Eldon, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2020

It is always a good time to support Portland’s Black community. There are tons of great Black-owned businesses threaded throughout the city. These six restaurants are some of my top picks — restaurants that help support both the economy and the local Black community. Kee’s #Loaded Kitchen  3625 NE Mar...

070 Shake’s First Solo Album, “Modus Vivendi,” Displays Her Unique Style

070 Shake makes a strong entrance into her solo work with her debut album.

Isaac Brown, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2020

The following article discusses music containing explicit content. In January 2020, Danielle Balbuena, better known as 070 Shake, released her first studio album, “Modus Vivendi,” two years after her work with Kanye West on his album “Ye” gained large attention. The 23-year-old decided to...

Taylor Swift’s New Album, “folklore,” Is a Welcomed Switch Up, Showcasing Her Talents and Maturity

Taylor Swift's new album,

Olivia Aragon, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2020

On July 24, as I was sitting eating breakfast and scrolling through Instagram, I saw a new post from my favorite artist, Taylor Swift. To my excitement, I discovered Swift was dropping her new album, “folklore,” at 9 p.m. The album would include 16 new tracks with one deluxe album track. As a shoc...

Mulan, Take Two: A Review of The Live-Action Remake

Despite the song

Avery Marks, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2020

Disney's highly anticipated adaptation of the legend of Mulan was released September 4 of this year to users of Disney+ with premium access, and has big shoes to fill after Disney's 1998 animated Mulan film, which won several Annie Awards, including Best Animated Feature. Disappointing many fans mon...

Nine Songs You’ve Heard on TikTok That Need to Be Added to Your Playlist

TikTok, a social media platform where users create and watch short videos, often popularizes songs through its ever-fluctuating trends.

Avery Eldon, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2020

The following article includes music containing explicit content. The popular video-sharing platform TikTok is well-known for its admired creators, weirdly funny videos, and relatable content, but should also be recognized for the music broadcasted behind the videos.  Trending sounds and songs ch...

Great Albums You May Have Missed: SZA’s “Ctrl” Captures the Feeling of Growing Up

Though it was released in 2017, SZA's

Mia Kritzer, Assistant Editor

September 16, 2020

New Jersey native R&B songstress SZA, born Solana Rowe, made her 2017 debut album worth the wait with a surreal collection of ballads that recount her experiences navigating the modern world. “Ctrl” offers a personal and candid lense into the complex feelings that come with the excitement of you...

The Moral Complexities Of “The Good Place” Make It A Must-See

The Good Place always succeeds in dangling the next anticipated moment in front of you, and then yanking it back in a strange turn of events.

Andrew Clair, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2020

Welcome! Everything is fine. You’ve entered The Good Place, the magical afterlife waiting for you after death. Despite the abundance of frozen yogurt, the quaint town buildings, and the all-knowing servant humanoid Janet, something else much more sinister is at play. The writers of “The Go...

10 Essential Movies From the 1970s

“Alien” pulls no punches. It’s two hours of pure nightmare-fueled adrenaline.

Luke Thompson, Assistant Editor

June 3, 2020

Now, at last, the finale; the 1970s are the final decade of film that I will be covering for The Falconer. It’s been 50 years since then, but these movies have set a benchmark that all films should hope to live up to. There is a sort of maturity and clarity of vision that movies from the 70s poss...

Maya’s Ultimate Summer Playlist

20 new and old songs that will set the mood for whatever your intentions for summer are.

Maya Smith, Editor

June 3, 2020

The following article includes music containing explicit content. With school coming to an end and the warm weather just beginning, people start to shift into their summer mindset, which is different for each individual. For some people, this means relaxing or hanging out with friends (at a distanc...

Despite Facing Many Challenges, Season 18 of “The Voice” Was the Best Yet

Halfway through season 18 of “The Voice,” contestants and coaches started streaming performances from their homes for viewers.

Mandy Sisul, Assistant Editor

May 27, 2020

When Season 18 of “The Voice” started on Feb. 24, it seemed as if it was going to be another normal season excluding a few minor changes. Yet due to the coronavirus pandemic, this season ended up being anything but normal and faced many challenges in continuing to produce episodes during this un...

10 Essential Movies From the 1980s

Luke Thompson, Assistant Editor

May 27, 2020

This article discusses movies with content that might not be suitable for some viewers. The list is not categorized in any particular order.  That’s right, folks, it’s here: the sequel to my article from a few weeks ago that highlighted what I believe to be some of the best movies to come out of the 1990s.  The 1980...

“Outer Banks:” the New Netflix Hit That Everyone Is Talking About

The new hit series,

Dakota Canzano, Editor

May 13, 2020

“Outer Banks” contains explicit language and some graphic content. This article includes mild spoilers.  Would you rather be a Pogue or a Kook? This question has been swarming the minds of teens after binge watching the new Netflix series “Outer Banks” that was released on April 15. I...

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