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Kathie Lee Gifford says goodbye to “Today”

Kathie Lee Gifford says goodbye to “Today”

Kirsten Thomas, Web Editor

April 6, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

On April 5, Kathie Lee Gifford said goodbye to the fourth hour of "Today."  Gifford has been a part of the fourth hour of “Today” for over 10 years, being a co-host of “Kathie Lee & Hoda.” 10 years is much longer than Gifford planned on being at “Today,” as she planned on just spendin...

The book one shouldn’t read at night

The book one shouldn’t read at night

Bhaavya Jha, Copy Editor

April 5, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Moving to a new town, feeling chills down your spine in your new house, and hearing a child’s laughs at midnight. If the book “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl” does not send you some haunting vibes, then what does? Some popular reviews about the book include one from Lev Grossman, who writes book ...

Netflix originals aim to please

Netflix originals aim to please

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Feature Chief

April 5, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Netflix originals have found their niche amongst their loyal viewers and have become more diversified in their genres and subject matters. Initially, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” was not my first Saturday night pick, but being a sucker for biographical movies and admiring the scenery of the...

‘Five Feet Apart’ hits theaters

‘Five Feet Apart’ hits theaters

Lindsey Brinkman, Entertainment Chief

March 29, 2019


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You have seen it before. A girl and a boy fall madly in love, only to have a disease pull them apart from being together forever. "The Fault in Our Stars," "Me Before You," "Everything, Everything." The list could go on and on. And now, there is a new movie hitting theaters with a similar plot. "Five Fe...

Why I wash my face with oil

Why I wash my face with oil

Anisa Khatana, News Chief

March 29, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

You spit into the sink, a combination of liquefied toothpaste and saliva pooling around the drain. After rinsing your mouth out with a few sips of water, you reach for the small bottle sitting on your sink, squeeze some oil into the palm of your hand, and rub it all over your face. Smile! You’re shin...

‘Who’s She?’

‘Who’s She?’

Deeya Prakash, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When game night rolls around, “Guess Who," is always a favorite. Both players would have a board full of different looking characters, and would secretly choose one in their mind. The goal for the opponent was to ask yes or no questions in order to determine which character their competitor ch...

NBC series ‘The Night Shift’ canceled

NBC series ‘The Night Shift’ canceled

Kirsten Thomas, Web Editor

March 19, 2019


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“The Night Shift,” first known as an NBC series but now also available on Netflix, ended back in 2017. But, due to the show being available on Netflix, the relevance of the show lives on. The medical drama series takes place in an emergency room (ER) in San Antonio, Texas. The ER consists o...

Rebanded brothers release top-streaming single

Rebanded brothers release top-streaming single

Madeleine Suh, Sports Chief

March 15, 2019


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Nearly a decade after releasing a top streaming album, the pop genre received an unexpected collaboration of the Jonas Brothers. With their single, “Sucker” catching the attention of both new and old audiences, this hit landed first in the Billboard Hot 100 within days. The “Jonas” name i...

‘The Upside’

‘The Upside’

Kirsten Thomas, Web Editor

March 14, 2019


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K-pop goes to Grammys

K-pop goes to Grammys

Linya Guo, Art and Photo Editor

February 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

From Shawn Mendes to Beyonce, hundreds of familiar superstar singers prepare for the 2019 annual Grammys. This year, thousands of K-pop fans around the world eagerly wait for the attendance of eight new faces. The seven-member K-pop group Beyond the Scene (BTS) and the Chinese K-pop singer Lay Zhang will be...

Solo and Ensemble students shine

Solo and Ensemble students shine

Chloe Mensch, Copy Editor

February 8, 2019


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Every year in late January, the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) provides an opportunity for soloists and ensembles to be adjudicated for their performance. This year, Solo and Ensemble took place at Elder High School on Sat., Jan. 26. Students typically begin picking the music in December and star...

Bird box breaks Netflix records

Bird box breaks Netflix records

Chloe Mensch, Copy Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Disclaimer: this article contains spoilers. Netflix first began creating original movies and tv shows back in 2013 with “House of Cards,” and on Dec. 21, Netflix released its original Sandra Bullock thriller “Bird Box.” "Bird Box" gathered a staggering 45 million views within its seven days, which ma...

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