Year: 2019

Top 10 Star Wars Films

Star Wars has been a cultural touchstone for almost 5 decades now. It’s hard to forget the one movie that started it all. George Lucas, the director of Star Wars, faced numerous backlash from releasing A New Hope and had doubts of his own if it would succeed. Nonetheless, he kept pushing too release the film and sought to see his dream come to reality. Once the theater doors opened, the world was taken away. Even after 11 movies and many books, TV shows and video games, it’s the juggernaut that still is going strong. Students will set time aside […]

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Movie Review

Spanning over 40 years, Star Wars has entranced people of all generations with its simple yet fun story telling, fantastic spectacles, and an ever-expanding variety of movies, shows, and more. The Skywalker saga (the first Star Wars saga in fact) started back in 1977, and has finally come to a close with the recent release of Star Wars Episode IX, The Rise of Skywalker.  As someone who loves the originals, likes the prequels, and again, loves the recent sequels, I think it’s fair to say I am heavily qualified to speak on how this movie made a “super-fan” feel. This […]

Student Spotlight – Nyah Wood, Track Star

Nyah Wood, is a 16 year old Junior, who absolutely loves track. It all began at Pleasant Glade Elementary School, in 4th grade. She joined the lively sport not only because she enjoys running for fun, but she gets to meet new and awesome people, and possibly future close friends.  She works at JCPenney’s from 3- 8pm, which is now going to be quite challenging to manage since track is about to start up in the spring. Track usually lasts about 2 hours after school for her. Practice is everyday, while track meets are about once a week. During track […]

A Pacific Theater

I’m a huge fan of war movies. The fire of a machine gun, the roaring power of tanks trampling over hills, and the desperate scenario of a soldier in the midst of all the brutality of war. Some of my favorite movies, Full Metal Jacket, Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers and Platoon, are the films that I would watch to the end of time. So how does Midway compare to those other masterpieces? Well, let’s take a look. Midway is directed by Roland Emmerich and stars Luke Evans playing Wade McClusky, Woody Harrison playing Chester W. Nimitz, Patrick Wilson […]

Online Businesses Taking over Retail

Online businesses productivity and consumer rates have been adequately increasing, specifically regarding these past few years.  The benefits of e-commerce (a.k.a. online stores) is that they can promote their products across a worldwide market. With more market brings more opportunity for income; online stores’ products being displayed across a wide audience of people helps their businesses grow. Quite well respected walk-in stores are getting/have been closed down. Does Blockbuster ring a bell? On September 23, 2010, Blockbuster shriveled to its demise as it filed for bankruptcy. The known hot spot for movies buyers, video game renters, and DVD owners has […]

Were My Star Wars 9 Predictions Correct?

Star Wars Episode 9, The Rise of Skywalker, was one week away when I made my 10 predictions. After seeing and enjoying the film, I can easily state whether or not my predictions were spot on, or far from what actually happened. Here are my 10 predictions for The Rise of Skywalker with answers if they were correct or not. Warning, spoilers ahead. Kylo Ren will be redeemed as Ben Solo – YesAnakin Skywalker will return to finally kill Sidious alongside Ben – Not entirelyAll the main characters will survive – NoLeia and Lando will survive – Leia did notStormtroopers […]

Is School Worth It – History

Examples of history repeating itself: Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations, 1929 and 2007 economic crash, the constant school shootings, racial descrimination, conflicts with Russia, impeachment. History constantly repeats itself, so why are we still taught it in the way we are? According to Beto O’Rourke, there have been at least 391 shootings this past year; more than one a day sometimes! Columbine happened 20 years ago, but we continuously lack the competence to learn from our mistakes.  In U.S. History, World History, all the histories, we take notes, make posters, and present to the class nothing but useless bullshit. Since the […]

The World was Bound to go Eventually: Entry 1

April 16th, 2019 Tuesday Dear Diary,  This is a joke right? Yesterday everything was fine, it was normal. School was the same, I ate the same lunch as always, I passed by the same ice cream truck on the way home, and I went to sleep at 8:30 as usual. So why is this happening?   I woke up to the sensation of heat, a strange smell, and a crackling sound. At first I thought nothing of it and kept my eyes closed, but then I heard a screech. It was an awful sound that resounded in my ears. I […]

Why Wolves are Important to Yellowstone

Wolves do more for their forest environment than the average person might be aware of. They play a key role in keeping everything in order. When the wolf is removed, everything becomes chaos. This was what became clear in 1962, when the wolves in Yellowstone National Park were hunted into extinction. The role of wolves in Yellowstone are vital to the well-being in the park and the animals who inhabit it. When they were killed off, the health of the park decreased significantly. With the wolves gone, the elk had no competition and their population grew out of control. Everything […]

Student Spotlight (Anonymous) – Is School Worth It?

School can be a stressful, time consuming task. Many students feel the desire to drop out or skip school, believing their time is being wasted, or they are bored, or the tasks at hand are too difficult. I spoke to somebody who has since dropped out, and their newfound wisdom and satisfaction after dropping out of high school. My friend, who asked to remain anonymous, stated that they never intended to drop out, but has since found that being out of school is a total life changer. They said that their “mental state was a wreck” while in school, but […]