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Dune: Part Two has already amassed a global box office of  626.1 million dollars; making this a smashing hit for Warner Bros and Legendary. Photo from Warner Bros

Dune Part Two: Sandworms, Spice, and Timothée Chalamet

Bryce Keller, Layout Editor April 9, 2024

Many film studios declared that the “Dune” book series was unadaptable and could never happen due to its zany world and convoluted narrative.  That was until director Denis Villeneuve decided to...

Billy Joel stepped away from songwriting in 1993 with Famous Last Words being his swan song. However, The Entertainer felt it was time to turn the lights back on and return to songwriting. Photo from Slgkgc via Wikimedia Commons.

The Piano Man’s Triumphant Return to Music

Bryce Keller, Reporter March 15, 2024

A performer laid his magical hands on the keys of his piano, as the magnetic uproar of the crowd began singing along to his songs. Until one day in 1993. The performer is none other than Billy “The...

Across the nation, millions regularly utilize skin care routines. However, there has been a recent potential danger to skin and people in general...

Skincare Disaster

Mary Monahan, Freelance Writer February 28, 2024

As I walk into Sephora, I see kids snatch skincare bottles on top of shelves. One brand, packaging anti-aging agents into colorful bottles, catches their attention. The Drunk Elephant.  The Drunk Elephant...

The first two books in the Crescent City series by Sarah J Mass. Both are in hardback form.

Inside a Fantasy World

Abigayle Kusmierski, Reporter December 3, 2023

Much like Taylor Swift, Sarah J Maas includes twits, turns, and easter eggs throughout her books, and “Crescent City” is no exception. Crescent City is a high-fantasy series including intense conflict...

This is one of the official promotional posters for Lokis second season. Its final, amazing episode aired on Thursday, Nov. 9,  to generally favorable reviews.

Free Will, Magic, and Paradoxes: A Loki Season 2 Review

JD Prelich, Reporter November 28, 2023

Recently, the second season of Loki finished. Many people, like myself, expected it to be horrible, like the rest of Marvel's more recent movies and TV shows. I, however, was pleasantly surprised by...

Bonnie, Freddy, and Chica; all made by Jim Hensons Creature Shop, line the center stage for their debut film

Five Nights at Freddy’s: A Return to Our Childhood

Bryce Keller and Ollie Williams November 21, 2023

Since the franchise’s debut in 2014, the famous video game; “Five Nights at Freddy's,” has circulated Hollywood with hopes of being a movie– until now.  Though many of the featured characters...

These are some of Crumbls unique flavors, cowboy cookie, brownie sundae, and birthday cake, featured the week of Fourth of July.

The Best Ones out There

Olivia Burns, Reporter November 20, 2023

When my cousins first told me about this store that was selling weirdly flavored cookies, I didn’t know I would get hooked on them. Crumbl Cookies are the best cookies I have ever tasted. They...

While the two shrugs look identical, the one on the left, offered by Shein, is created with machinery and is sold at a cheaper price. The crocheted item on the right is hand crafted and is higher quality and must be sold at a higher price to make profit.

The Broken Industry

Abigayle Kusmierski, Reporter October 17, 2023

Fast fashion is something that everyone is tempted to buy from, but has anyone thought about how it's made? Or maybe who is making it and how much they get paid?  Well, over social media platforms, there...

All three of the Kizumonogatari movie posters made to advertise the films releases.

“Kizumonogatari” : The most bizarre film trilogy you’ve never heard of.

Alexander Mihalyov, Reporter October 16, 2023

"The Monogatari Series"; a series very few outside Japan know the name of, is one of the greatest stories of all time. It is written by Nisio Isin the author who won the 23rd Mephisto Prize, a prize...

Edgin (Chirs Pine) and Holga (Michelle Rodriguez) betrayed by Forge (Hugh Grant) at the Climax of the Film

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Trent Spangler, Reporter April 14, 2023

“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” is Paramount's latest film. Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein who are best known for directing the 2015 film Vacation. As a fan...

The Australian cartoon Bluey is intended for kids, but has captured the attention of an older audience.

Bluey– Not Just for Kids

Millie Bahn, Reporter April 14, 2023

From bonding family moments to innocent child’s play, Bluey is a show primarily targeted at children. So why are older, more- mature audiences drawn to this Australian-slice-of-life cartoon? Bluey...

Dickerson takes classic fairy tales and makes them real, giving each well-known character a beautiful story and a strong background of faith.

Lydia’s Literary Loves – Melanie Dickerson

Lydia Flemmens, Reporter April 14, 2023

My love of Melanie Dickerson’s books started with my own short stories. I shared a few of my historical fiction novellas, chock full of adventure and romance, with my best friend, and she asked if...

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