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5 Major African American Influencers in History

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Carley Strauser, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

As children, everyone grew up with the common knowledge of certain African American role models, but so many more black influencers have set precedents for many generations to come. Here are five African Americans who need to be recognized for the exceptional work they did in their respected fields....

Hairspray the Musical Movie Review

Hairspray the Musical Movie Review

Cameron Dudzinski, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

Based on the movie in 1988 and the broadway musical in 2002, “Hairspray” the movie musical recreates the story and changes the ending to give the movie something truly unique for the message of acceptance and love. The story follows Tracy Turnblad, an aspiring performer and a helpless romantic in the ...

3 Influential Black Poets in History

3 Influential Black Poets in History

Jordyn Folsom, Features Editor

February 6, 2020

Black History Month

Black History Month

Micaih Thomas and Jordyn Folsom

February 3, 2020

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Entertainment Update

Kobe Bryant, Lakers shooting guard, stands ready to shoot a free throw during Tuesday nights pre-season game against the Golden State Warriors. Bryant was essential in bringing together a large point gap late in the second quarter, after the Warriors took the early lead. (Oct. 2005)

Micaih Thomas, Entertainment Editor

January 31, 2020

Unexpected and devastating news has taken over the month of January. The way the world coped with its universal grief for Kobe Bryant stands as a representation of our innate empathy. It feels as though there’s been a halt in the way the world perceives everything- daytime hosts have dedicated the first ...

Review: “You” Season Two

Smith writes about the hit show,

Jenna Smith, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Netflix released the next season of hit psychological thriller “You” on Dec. 6, 2019. The first season ended with a massive cliff hanger when Joe’s ex-girlfriend, Candace, reappeared in his life after alluding that Joe murdered her and ran away to New York.  In the second season, we learn Joe now lives...

Entertainment Update

Thomas writes about the latest news in the entertainment industry

Micaih Thomas, Entertainment Editor

January 16, 2020

Beyonce’s Snapchat  Before the year ended, Beyonce did an open interview with the infamous magazine, Elle. In the conversation, a fan asked her about their suspicions of her possibly having her own Snapchat account. She answered with a quick and funny comment: “I hate to say it, I hope I don’t...

2020 Grammys: A Preview

The 62nd Grammys Awards airs Jan. 26 on CBS.

Amber Adams, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

The 62nd Grammys Awards airs Jan. 26 on CBS. The program released its nominations with 84 different categories.  With eight nominations, Lizzo dominates the list. She has nominations in categories such as Record of the Year (“Truth Hurts”), Album of the Year (“Cuz I Love You”), Song of the Year (“...

Tame Impala’s Contribution To Hip-Hop

Jaden writes about Tame Impala and the influences they've had on Hip- Hop

Jaden McKinnon, Staff Writer

January 3, 2020

Tame Impala, a psychedelic alternative group, developed a new sound and feel to add a different vibe to the rap and hip/hop industry. Kevin Parker leads the Australian group. He writes, produces, records and performs all the music. When they tour, Parker plays with other band members.  People began to take notic...