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10 books to read in quarantine

10 books to read in quarantine

Rebekah Mann, News Editor

March 26, 2020

Quarantine days have freed up plenty of time to pick up that book collecting dust on your nightstand—that book you kept telling yourself you’d read one of these days yet still haven’t touched after ordering it off of Amazon nine months ago. Use this time of isolation to read a book or two, preferably from...

Urban’s New Monster

Urban’s New Monster

Tim Tschoepe, Sports Editor

March 22, 2020

Earlier this month, country artist, Kieth Urban released “God Whispered Your Name.'' The song talks about how he was lost until God “whispered” the name of the person he needed to find to feel whole. It has a catchy beat, a chorus is sung really well, and meshes great with his voice. I think t...

Ballerini’s Third Album

Ballerini’s Third Album

Tim Tschoepe, Sports Editor

March 22, 2020

On Friday, country singer, Kelsea Ballerini released her third studio album. The record is labelled ‘’ Kelsea” and has a total of 13 songs. The tracks feature artists like Halsey and Kenny Chesney and have a great collaboration with her voice. The song with Halsey was easy to predict, they have ...

March movie madness

March movie madness

Joey Clark, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

For Spring Breakers taking a “stay-cation,” boredom can set in quickly, and homebodies become so bored they even find themselves beginning to miss school to escape the terrors of daytime television.  With February’s massive flop of releases  (of all movies, “Sonic the Hedgehog” managed to...

Is love truly blind?

Is love truly blind?

Rebekah Mann, News Editor

March 6, 2020

I am almost ashamed to admit that I have spent the past few weeks binge watching Netflix’s new original reality show, Love is Blind.  I was first drawn in by the fact that six couples become engaged without ever seeing each other, and as someone who does not believe in ‘soulmates’ or ‘the one...

Love wins (but also fails)

Love wins (but also fails)

Tatum Tomallo, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

My weekend feels incomplete without some variety of an eye-rolling love story or a comedy with a romantic twist with my family. I try to push aside plot holes and unrealistic expectations  and enjoy the film but after watching "To All the Boys I’ve Loved before: P.S,  I Still Love You," it took a lo...

Students strut their stuff

Students strut their stuff

Aidenne Despres, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Are you ready to see our most talented students show off their skills onstage? This Friday, Feb. 28th, gifted girls and boys will flaunt their forte. Tickets are sold at the door of the auditorium, costing $5 for students and $8 for adults. Be there at 7pm to see dancers, singers, soloists, group a...

Lynch’s hometown album

Lynch’s hometown album

Tim Tschoepe, Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

On January 17 Country singer Dustin Lynch released on Jan. 17 his fourth studio album, "Tullahoma," named after his hometown Tullahoma, Tenn. The albums has 11 songs and includes one featuring Lauren Alaina. The album cover has Lynch tipping his signature cowboy hat with “Tullahoma” and his...

Six must-read thrillers

Six must-read thrillers

Catherine Diel, Social Media Manager

February 19, 2020

Thrillers are classified as books with an exciting plot, so if you want an exhilarating read, you're in the right place. I have compiled a list of six thrillers I hold dearly in my heart. Happy reading! 6. "All of This is True" by Lygia Day Penaflor Goodreads Thoughts: This book is so much fun...

One shot at a time

One shot at a time

Virginia Price, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

 Adrenaline courses through the audience with each gun shot amidst hopes and prayers the main characters will make it another minute more.  “1917” takes place during World War I when two British soldiers, Lance Corporal Shcofeild (George Mackay) and Lance Corporal Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) receiv...

New Year, New Reads

New Year, New Reads

Catherine Diel, Social Media Manager

February 5, 2020

Did you make a New Year's Resolution to read more books only to find you don't know where to begin? Here are a few books the library recently received to get you started:  Dangerous Alliance: An Austentacious Romance by Jennieke Cohen Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/44244324-...

‘Just Mercy’ displays injustice

‘Just Mercy’ displays injustice

Chloe Presley-Gundaker, Managing Editor

January 31, 2020

After spending 6 years in Monroeville County Jail, with the constant fear that his death sentence was creeping up on him for a murder he didn’t commit, Walter “Johnnie D” McMillian was released once it became too obvious that he was innocent.  "What happened to me could have happened to anyone else. I was c...