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Valentine’s Day is No Big Deal

Valentine’s Day is No Big Deal

Leeanne Mehring-Cruz, Feature Editor

February 13, 2018

As kids, we decorated brown paper bags and brought candy for our classmates. You were cool if you brought the holographic cards with reflective puppies or hearts on them with a sucker attached to them. Giving double the candy or cards to your crushes and best friends. I would make hearts out of colored...

Forever My Movie

Forever My Movie

Jenna Anderson, Co Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2018

For those that are suckers for a sweet romance movie or like country music, the recently released movie “Forever My Girl” is just for you. The movie was released on Jan. 18, and is based on the fiction book written by Heidi McLaughlin. The movie explains the story of famous country star L...

Overwatch League Strategy and Player break downs.

Mathew WorthingtonBarnes, Writer

February 7, 2018

Overwatch league is one of the biggest gaming events that can be held. There are people coming from all over the world. If you randomly stumble onto the twitch stream that they do, this will help you to have some sense of what is going on. The teams and gameplay they do are kind of complicated in...

gumption. farm to fork: pinterest perfect

gumption. farm to fork: pinterest perfect

Hannah Ratzer, Arts and Culture Editor

January 31, 2018

I walked into gumption. on a sunny afternoon, and was greeted by a friendly smile and an open multi-colored room with taglines printed onto the floor. I sat down in a booth, the illuminated letters on the wall behind me spelling out gumption. Water clinked in a see-through glass as it was set down in front...

Need some pizza? Don’t miss this place

Need some pizza? Don’t miss this place

Dylan Sines, Writer

December 31, 2017

Need Pizza has exceptional service, exceptional food, and an exceptional environment for all ages. Need Pizza is an up and coming restaurant, having only opened two years prior in the summer of 2015, and it has since exploded due to the amazing experience always had at the venue. As you walk ins...

Lucky Penny worth your dime

Lucky Penny worth your dime

Josh Sheeley, Writer

December 29, 2017

As you walk into The Lucky Penny, the first thing that catches your eye is all of the Abraham Lincoln paintings, or it’s the many pennies they use to design some of the restaurant. The smell of good food then takes over the sight of the restaurant. The Lucky Penny has a great atmosphere and a...

Uncharted: How a Thief Can Steal Hearts

Uncharted: How a Thief Can Steal Hearts

Jakayla Staab

December 28, 2017

After the success of Jak and Daxter, Naughty Dog Incorporations took a new approach when they released Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Naughty Dog managed to give us a thrilling action packed adventure that no one had seen before. The game focuses on protagonist Nathan Drake, a clear parody of India...

Quick Bites: Restaurant reviews that you can use

Paige Lindo, Lissette High, and Shaun Pothepalli

December 26, 2017

Ting’s Red Lantern Review (review by Paige Lindo) Ting’s is an amazing, little piece of ethnic culture to have as a restaurant. I went there on Thursday for dinner with my friend and my dad. When we came in the restaurant we were nicely treated and sat down right away, and left to look over th...

‘Overwatch’ a good game

‘Overwatch’ a good game

Mat WorthingtonBarnes, Writer

December 23, 2017

I am sure if you are a gamer you have heard of Overwatch, one of the hot new games that almost everyone in the world is playing. This game has a lot of good qualities, though like everything has some bad parts. This game is a multiplayer only based game, so you don’t get to have a solo story...

Review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Raelyn Stecker, Writer

December 22, 2017

The eighth episode in the Star Wars saga was not a disappointment. As a fan of the saga my entire life and having seen all the movies, it was important to me that this new movie lived up to the reputation, and that it did. I will warn you, there are mild spoilers in this review-- not any big picture...

Ringing in the New Year

Ringing in the New Year

Mary Shaine Devaras, Writer

December 21, 2017

Winter break starts on Friday, Dec. 22 and classes resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Students are feeling really excited to celebrate New Year’s Eve with their family and friends. “New Year’s Eve is a very important holiday for me, because it’s a time when my family and I are all together,” Raafa...

Winter Showcase 2017

Winter Showcase 2017

Jenna Anderson, Co Editor-in-Chief

December 19, 2017

Kennedy High School's 2017 Winter Showcase is tonight at the school.  There will be a silent auction, pre-show entertainment, and complimentary food tastings starting at 6 p.m. The showcase begins at 7 p.m. with performances from choir, band, and orchestra. "My favorite thing about it is just the...

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