Opinion: Pop culture forgets its roots

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer Sometimes, it sounds like high schoolers are talking in another language. The slang we use and things we laugh about can be so referential that even one day of not scrolling through the explore page of Instagram can disconnect you from what is funny in the realm of internet humor.  Most highschool stereotypes are timeless. […]

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Game Review: Mario Kart Tour

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Rating: 6.5/10 The new Mario Kart app may be racing around it’s competition right now, but is it really up to speed? With the release of Mario Kart: Tour on iOS and Android, the spirit of its predecessors is transferred over beautifully, but the game as a whole is nowhere near flawless. The expected polish […]

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Artist Review: Little Simz

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer Rating: 9/10 At 25, Little Simz is already proving her place in the rap hierarchy. Her verses are smart and assured; the London-born, stardom-bound rapper says it like it is. In “Venom,” Little Simz’s razor-sharp flow darts in and out of an entrancing beat drop; it literally sounds like she’s spitting a carefully calculated poison. […]

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Movie Review: Joker

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer Rating: 8/10 Todd Philips’ Joker is a psychological thriller, a chillingly plausible take on its infamous central character. The movie follows the journey of Arthur Fleck who is a mentally ill failed comedian, and how certain events lead him to a point of no remorse. The storyline is essentially a commentary on the current state […]

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Album Review: Ginger by Brockhampton

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Rating: 9/10 Publicized as a “Summer album” for the months before its release, Brockhampton’s Ginger fulfills that claim only in the broadest of senses, yet still knocks it absolutely out of the park. Opening with a somber guitar and the resounding cry of “I don’t know where I’m going,” the  project immediately marks itself as […]

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Artist Feature: Surfaces

Della Johnson | Staff Writer 8.5/10 Amidst the heavy rap beats and repetitive pop choruses on the forefront of the music charts, Surfaces’ upbeat, minimalistic songs provide a breath of fresh air. The music group, based out of Texas, is made up by Colin Padalecki and singer Forrest Frank. Their songs feature positive lyrics, and the tropical instrumentals that back […]

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Movie Review: IT: Chapter 2

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer Rating: 6/10 It: Chapter Two revealed potential not quite met, in spite of the massive 3 hour run time it had to do so. Set 27 years after the previous It movie, the Losers’ Club reunite in the seemingly sleepy town, Derry, Maine, to conquer the clown back for more, and with it, their deepest […]

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Shootings becoming too common

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Just the other day, I heard that a student at my old high school had been arrested for bringing a loaded handgun onto the campus. The story goes that he ran away from home and decided to spend his nights in a mall, but felt so unsafe that he brought the gun with him for protection.  […]

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Changing your goals is okay

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Up until last year, I planned to be a STEM major. To be exact, I wanted to study astrophysics. As a child, it was my dream, my greatest pursuit, an aspiration that I simply couldn’t tie down. It amazed me to no end that you could look up, see so much, and be able to […]

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Goodbye, Mason

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer To say that my time at MHS has been a transformational one would be an understatement. Over the course of two short years, I have had the chance to be able to do so many things that I would never have thought possible even just two years ago, especially as a sophomore. I have laughed, […]

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