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Can the class of 2020 please speak to this year’s manager?

Can the class of 2020 please speak to this year's manager?

Miranda LeGate, Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

Well Class of 2020, here we are. We made it to the end of the road. And boy, what a rocky road it’s been.  We’ve dealt with crazy teachers, AP testing disasters, fire alarms, shooting threats, senior pranks, and so much more it’s difficult to recall it all. So isn’t it fitting that to...

2020 is falling apart

From barely avoiding a war conflict with Iran to online AP testing, 2020 has certainly been testing our patience every step of the way.

Isabelle Coburn, Staff Writer, Artist

May 20, 2020

Is this what it’s like to hit rock bottom?  Everyone was so excited for the start of a new decade. 2020 was going to be THE year. It wasn’t “new year, new me”. No, it was “new decade, new me”.  If you consider what 2020 has become so far as a fresh start, then I sure hope...

School was better than this

Angela Zhang, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

“I’m bored.”  Don’t worry, we’ve all said it. To many people’s surprise, including my own, this break has not been the usual vacation from school that was expected. Instead of being able to hang out or play sports, we get to spend a good amount of time in our lovely homes. On top...

Did Class of ’21 really get it done?

School was cancelled halfway into the junior class' CAASPP testing. What will become of their promised carnival?

Shannah Saul, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

I’m definitely not the first to say or feel this: I am straight up not having a good time right now. School has been pretty much canceled through the rest of the year and with it, every fun activity. We have lost graduation, senior ball, junior prom, spring sports and shows, spring trips, senior...

Throwback: Trump combs over voters

A glorious view of the dead skunk on Donald Trump's head. Photo courtesy of

Joseph Bugbee

April 30, 2020

This issue my editors insisted that Donald Trump was running for president. Funny, I thought he was running as a joke. But our favorite dude with the do has rescinded his bid for presidency to my great disappointment. Even so, I for one will be marking a little spot for Trump-Dawg on my ballot this...

Another one bites the dust – AAF is latest to fail

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

April 16, 2020

It’ll work this time, I promise.  These are the words that so many commissioners of football leagues say, determined to show that their “sexy, new age” league will be able to stand with and even take down the NFL. They are all wrong. On April 2, the Alliance of American Football annou...

Wacky Wednesday: Tiger King is Inexplicably Thrilling

Wacky Wednesday: Tiger King is Inexplicably Thrilling

Isaac Oronsky, Social Media Editor

April 15, 2020

Netflix really did good with this one. Somehow they knew that the only way to combat the boring and pointlessness of quarantine was to release a show that was the complete opposite: absolute insanity.  “Tiger King” is a docu-series that centers around the story of G.W. Zoo owner, Tiger King,...

Unpredictable Primary Elections Promise Wild General Election

Former Vice President Joseph R Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders vied for the Democratic Party nomination in a once-crowded field of hopefuls. By Super Tuesday, only a handful remained. Photo courtesy NBC News.

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

April 14, 2020

Welp, it’s finally over. The 2020 Democratic primary race has been a wild one, where rising stars like Cory Booker and Kamala Harris flamed out early, being outlasted by more unknown contenders like Pete Buttigieg and Andrew Yang. But in the end, the most diverse field in history came down to two white...

Club Penguin Returns

Club Penguin has risen from the grave.

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

April 8, 2020

In the darkest of times, our childhood has risen up from the ashes. On April 1, the world rejoiced for the first time in a long time, as the monumentally popular online game, Club Penguin, made a triumphant return. Under the name Club Penguin Online, players can log on and relive the good old days...

‘Cats’ promotes cult worship

“Cats” is an example of a disastrous attempt at a live action/CGI mix that did not work out. Illustration by Rebecca Newman.

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

February 11, 2020

I hate “Cats”. Never before has a movie marinated me into a boredom induced coma, complete with shock and outright fear, until now.  Let’s take a journey into the trenches.  “Cats” is a musical turned live action movie. It is by far one of the worst  movies ever bestowed...