Revisiting Season 4 of “Rick and Morty”

By Emi Smart, Staff Writer Over the last seven years, Adult Swim cartoon “Rick And Morty” has developed a varied cult following: Elon Musk incels, Reddit-dwelling communists and conspiracy theory potheads, among others. Spread through seven years after just four seasons, the intergalactic adventures of a brilliant nihilist and his puberty-ridden grandson have become one of the most beloved adult cartoons of all time. The scheduled … Continue reading Revisiting Season 4 of “Rick and Morty”

Disney’s “Cruella”

“Cruella” is a spectacular back story of one of Disney’s iconic female villains. By Elliana Bowers, Staff Writer Aspiring fashion designer, Cruella, is out for her boss’s skin, seeking revenge, in this righteous film set in ‘70’s London, starring the fabulous Emmas—Stone and Thompson—in a rivalistic, dynamic pairing. The Disney movie serves as an excellent origin story for this iconic villain. Drawing on the 1996 Disney … Continue reading Disney’s “Cruella”

Less School and More Learning

By Emma Andersen, Staff Writer Thirty four kids sit next to each other with burning eyes and dreary gazes tiredly scanning worksheets in the same methodical fashion. School has kept the same general structure for years: you step into the classroom, stare at the whiteboard while you “learn” something for a few hours until you’re freed from a jail of mathematical equations and literary devices.  … Continue reading Less School and More Learning

Lizzy McAlpine: When the World Stopped Moving

By Ella Messih, Staff Writer Lizzy Mcalpine, an up and coming indie/alternative artist, blows every other singer songwriter out of the water with her second album, capturing the raw emotions of loss, heartbreak and indescribable feelings that can’t be communicated through conversation. McAlpine is a 21-year- old girl from Philadelphia. She spent her recent years studying at the Berklee College of Music but then proceeded … Continue reading Lizzy McAlpine: When the World Stopped Moving

“Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit”

By India Slodki, Features Editor Courtney Barnett’s “Elevator Operator,” the opening track of her 2015 album “Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit,” makes me want to stomp my way into oblivion. A marching drum line drives through Barnett’s story about Oliver Paul, a 20-year- old office worker seeking respite from the humdrum of office life.  “Sometimes I Sit and Think and … Continue reading “Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit”

Covid-19: Your Questions Answered

By Emily Orman, Sports Editor After almost a year of life in a pandemic and weekly updates from the CDC, there is an alarming number of people who don’t know the true facts behind Covid-19. With new variants arriving from the U.K. and South Africa, these misconceptions are only multiplying. Dr. Robert Orman (just a heads up: he’s also my dad) records podcasts and researches … Continue reading Covid-19: Your Questions Answered

Backcountry Sports: Mortality Rates Rise as the 2021 Season Takes Off

By Ellie Skjersaa, News Editor Tanner Wescott and his friends prepare to enjoy a day of powder and face shots on a beautiful day of backcountry skiing. They make sure to grab their beacons, probes, shovels and radios in case of a potential avalanche. While there are resources available to assist in anticipating possible avalanches, it is always necessary to bring survival tools because of … Continue reading Backcountry Sports: Mortality Rates Rise as the 2021 Season Takes Off

Micro Influencers: A Spotlight on Spotify Creating

By Julia Burdsall, Co-Editor-in-Chief Gone are the days of burning CDs and creating mixtapes for your S/O on your dad’s macintosh: enter, Spotify. With well over 50 million songs at your fingertips, the platform boasts 286 million monthly users—fostering a microcosm of the intrinsically creative and musically passionate (and perhaps the emotionally unstable). Currently, there are over 4 billion playlists on Spotify all of which … Continue reading Micro Influencers: A Spotlight on Spotify Creating

Snapchat: is it benefiting or harming us?

By Viansa Reid, Co-Editor-in-Chief Senior Chelsea Mayer wakes up and gets ready for school. As she is brushing her teeth, a wave of panic overwhelms her. Did she forget to send her streaks? She scrambles to grab her phone, frantically opening the app. The fire emoji still next to each person’s name, her conscience floods with relief as she realizes she didn’t lose any streaks. … Continue reading Snapchat: is it benefiting or harming us?

Questioning over Quarantine: How a Pandemic Sparked a Wave of Gender Awakening

By Natasha Visnack, Crest Editor We’ve seen the changes, whether it be in Instagram bios or on name tags on Webex. We’ve all noticed that the little white text that once read “she/her” or “he/him” now reads “she/they”, “he/they” or “they/them.” We’ve taken note of the miniature rainbow flags now adorning TikTok bios and the new names many have requested to be called by as … Continue reading Questioning over Quarantine: How a Pandemic Sparked a Wave of Gender Awakening

Average Quaran-teens: A Tale of Two Students

By Julia Burdsall and Mimi Dioguardi Student 1: It’s 7:30am and the sound of my sencha alarm violently interrupts my trip to the bikini bottom with my dog. Just like yesterday I am rudely transported back into the reality of living in “quarantine” attempting to finish my junior year strong before the last of my motivation takes its much- deserved sabbatical. I head downstairs to … Continue reading Average Quaran-teens: A Tale of Two Students