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Ten Popular Songs From the 80’s to Add to Your Throwback Playlist

Ten Popular Songs From the 80’s to Add to Your Throwback Playlist

Olivia Galbraith, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music Reviews

Throwback playlists — we all have one. Playlists composed of old favorite songs can be used in so many different scenarios. Whether it be car rides or music to listen to during homework, there’s a song for everything. One of my favorite musical decades is the 1980's because of the variety of...

“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” — a Psychological Thriller for Those Seeking an Adventure

“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” — a Psychological Thriller for Those Seeking an Adventure

Tarn Bregman, Assistant Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Movie & TV Reviews

This review contains some spoilers.  Released in late December, “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” is a complex and brilliant choose-your-own-adventure based film that is worth your attention. Rated as TV-MA (Mature Audiences) and advertised as the new way for adults to experience choose-your-ow...

After Going Viral in a Video With Pharrell Williams, Maggie Rogers’ #1 Album “Heard It in a Past Life” Mixes Smash Hits With Sincerity

After Going Viral in a Video With Pharrell Williams, Maggie Rogers’ #1 Album “Heard It in a Past Life” Mixes Smash Hits With Sincerity

Samantha Kar, Editor in Chief

February 6, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music Reviews

It all started with a March 2016 YouTube video, which now has over 3.3 million views, where Pharrell Williams was left stunned and had “zero notes” for Maggie Rogers’ song “Alaska.” Now, the 24-year-old producer/songwriter/performer has become an indie and alternative pop sensation who v...

No Words? No Problem. Ten Songs Without Vocals to Help You Study

No Words? No Problem. Ten Songs Without Vocals to Help You Study

Tarn Bregman, Assistant Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music Reviews

With finals approaching quickly, many students are beginning to cram as end-of-semester projects are due and tests are given. Music can offer an escape from all of the stress that grades and final exams bring. For some it is easier to study while listening to music, and for others the words can be too...

5 Dessert Recipes to Make the New Year Sweeter

5 Dessert Recipes to Make the New Year Sweeter

Jessica Loboy, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Food Reviews

As the new year has begun there are so many new things you can try, such as baking delicious goodies for family, friends, and yourself to enjoy. Here are five of my favorite dessert recipes, ranked in order of easiest to hardest to make, and rated out of five on overall taste. Try out these fun and ea...

7 Fun Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Portland

7 Fun Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Portland

Olivia Galbraith, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Living in Portland, dreary and rainy days are a given. While diving into a good book, binge watching a series, or choosing to be productive around your house are all comfortable activities for when it’s cold outside, Portland also offers a wide variety of activities to do alone or with a group whe...

Bird Box, the New Netflix Original That Lives Up to Expectations

Bird Box, the New Netflix Original That Lives Up to Expectations

Mallory Middendorff, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Movie & TV Reviews

This movie review contains some spoilers. The 2018 screen adaptation of Josh Melerman’s novel “Bird Box” was released on Netflix on December 13, 2018 reaching 45 million member households in its first week of being released, and it then reached 80 million views after the first month. The sci-fi thriller revolve...

5 Netflix TV Series to Start Binge Watching

5 Netflix TV Series to Start Binge Watching

Gina Roland, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Movie & TV Reviews

The best feeling is getting home from school and being able to relax by watching a good Netflix show. With Netflix’s increasing popularity and shows constantly being added, it’s hard to know what’s worth watching. Here were some of my favorite shows to binge on Netflix that everyone should give...

Tarn’s 10 Songs to Get You Through the Rest of Winter

Tarn’s 10 Songs to Get You Through the Rest of Winter

Tarn Bregman, Assistant Editor

January 9, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music Reviews, Showcase

The following article includes music and videos containing explicit content. With more than two full months of winter remaining, it can be hard for students and teachers alike to stay focused as the days continue to seem gray and gloomy. Winter can be filled with snow, smiles, and cozy memories, b...

Nine Movies to Look Forward to This Year

Nine Movies to Look Forward to This Year

Carlie Weigel, Staff Reporter

January 9, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

During the Golden Globes this past Sunday, numerous awards were handed out, with "The Green Book", "Roma", and "Bohemian Rhapsody" taking home some of the top honors. Now with 2019 just beginning, several new and highly anticipated movies, from sequels and remakes to originals, are coming soon. Here's...

The Best Shows You Cannot Find On Television: Eight Broadway Plays Worth Watching

The Best Shows You Cannot Find On Television: Eight Broadway Plays Worth Watching

Anna McClow, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Since 1866, plays and musicals have been produced on Broadway. The shows often become so popular that they go on tour, so that people all over the world can come see these masterpieces at work. Audiences have been coming for years to see shows for good laughs and fun stories. Personally, I love to see professionally don...

“Dynasty,” a Hidden Gem You Might Have Missed

“Dynasty,” a Hidden Gem You Might Have Missed

Olivia Aragon, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Movie & TV Reviews

Drama filled shows are nothing new, but “Dynasty” is one that may have escaped your radar. On Oct. 11, 2017, a remake of the 1981 show “Dynasty” hit Netflix. “Dynasty” is filled with never ending drama, scandals, corruption, and secrets that kept me on the edge of my seat. I feel like this show...

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