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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...

Classic Cinema to Explore While In Quarantine

These classic films allow viewers to unplug from the uncertainty of today's world.

Matthew Jayne, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2020

There are certain films that everybody should watch at some point in their life–those films that have received the label “classic” for a reason. Now that you’ve probably found yourself with more time on your hands due to the COVID-19 shutdown, you can use this time to watch some of them. Here ...

Coach Kelly’s Top Five Disney Original Must-Sees

Coach Kelly described Disney Channel as “the beginning of the height of creativity.” 

Paige Baines, Staff Reporter

May 6, 2020

If you grew up in the early 2000s, then you probably remember the sound of Raven-Symoné or Hillary Duff on your TV reminding you that you were watching Disney Channel. With the quarantine due to COVID-19 steadily marching forward, some students are finding themselves with an abundance of free time in...

11 Years Later, Kid Cudi’s “Man on the Moon: The End of Day” Still Voices The Struggles of the Teen Experience

Avery Rush, Staff Reporter

May 6, 2020

The following review discusses music with explicit content. On his debut studio album, “Man on the Moon: The End of Day,” Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi takes listeners on a journey through his thoughts during a time of struggling mental health as he mourns the passing of his father as well as ...

10 Essential Movies From the 1990s

If you were somehow unlucky enough to not experience

Luke Thompson, Assistant Editor

April 29, 2020

This article discusses movies with content that might not be suitable for some viewers. The list is not categorized in any particular order.  If you’re anything like me, then the endless monotony of warped and potentially ruptured sleep schedules, schoolwork without the school, and the boring drudg...

Niall Horan’s Album “Heartbreak Weather” Outlines Personal Growth Through the Storms of a Relationship

Olivia Galbraith, Assistant Editor

April 29, 2020

Singer and musician Niall Horan has come a long way since his appearance on The X Factor in 2010. In the past ten years, Horan has climbed charts and toured with the former band One Direction, and began his own solo career with his first studio album “Flicker” in 2017. Horan released his sopho...

Pixar’s “Onward” Emphasizes the Importance of Family While Managing Loss


Brooklyn Chillemi, Assistant Editor

April 22, 2020

Warning: This review has spoilers for the movie “Onward.” What starts off as a light comedic animated movie soon turns into a dramatic story between two elven brothers, Ian Lightfoot (portrayed by Tom Holland) and Barley Lightfoot (portrayed by Christ Pratt). They, along with their mother Laurel L...

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