World News

By Amelia Hunt Vaccine Increases in the Next Few Weeks: Since the federal government has approved a third Covid-19 vaccine, the rates of vaccinations nationwide are going to be “much, much better” according to Dr. Anthony Fauci. Despite the US’s decreasing cases in the last few weeks, new daily cases continue to hover around 60-70 thousand-which though an improvement is not in the safe zone yet. Dr. Fauci warns of being too quick to roll back regulations while new cases remain high. Equatorial Guinea Blast Injures Hundreds, Kills 20: After what the country’s president called a mishandling of dynamite by … Continue reading World News

The Haunting of Hill House Review

By Ayden Dant Netflix’s adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House debuted October of 2018, and was the first in an anthology series, promised by Netflix. The drama/horror takes us through the past and present lives of the 7-member Crain Family, who had encounters with paranormal activity. The family, consisting of children Steven, Shirley, Luke, Theo, and Nell, as well as parents Olivia and Hugh Crain, moved into a haunted mansion in 1992. The house presents itself as a beautiful mansion, and the family cannot wait to move in. By the end of the summer, however, the family … Continue reading The Haunting of Hill House Review

Let’s Unite

By Hannah Marais While I was writing this article, a song that I really like listening to came on my Alexa: “Bleed the Same,” by Mandisa. It is such a powerful song for the times of division and turmoil that many of us have noticed around us… or even in our own lives. The song deals not only with the unity that comes from not judging people by their skin color, but I think it could also be interpreted as pleading for unity between all people with different beliefs, feelings, and backgrounds. Last week was Foreign Language Week, and it … Continue reading Let’s Unite

Appreciation

By Nina Combs It is human nature to have flaws; may it be forgetfulness, being a complete scatterbrain *cough*, or overthinking. Of all of these, though, the worst pit to fall is to lose sight of what’s right in front of you. The biggest flaw someone can have is a loss of insight into their surroundings. But do not let yourself be deceived by this, this flaw is the fault of the person with it and that no one else. It is always a good idea to take a step back and appreciate the wonders of life so that you … Continue reading Appreciation

Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel Review

By Cara Steinmetz The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel is a three part newly released documentary on Netflix. It follows the mysterious vanishing of Elisa Lam. Elisa traveled to Los Angeles in 2013 and unfortunately never made it back home. She stayed at the Cecil Hotel which is notorious for its high crime rate. Around 16 people have died under unexplainably while staying at the Cecil Hotel. One night, Elisa was seen on an elevator at the hotel acting very strange and as if someone were watching her. This would be the last time anyone would see Elisa alive. She … Continue reading Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel Review

The History of Music

By Ben Jungels Music – a universal yet unique human experience, an expression of emotion through harmony, a response of the human mind to a pattern. The components of music can come in many shapes and forms, be it physical instruments, the human voice, or, in more modern times, completely digital. The oldest known instruments, flutes carved from animal bone and drums made from stone or wood, date back as far as 40,000 years. This suggests that music developed alongside primitive man. As man began to use metal, new instruments were formed. In ancient Greece, trumpets and lyres would have … Continue reading The History of Music

Pride and Prejudice (2009) Review

By Vanessa Lewis The movie up to review this week is Pride and Prejudice. Based on Jane Austen’s novel, five sisters live together with their parents. The Bennet family is your average family with a decent living, but to keep up their lifestyle the daughters must find someone to marry (marriage was the only option for them, as they were to inherit nothing based on their gender). In today’s times that would sound quite crazy, but in the 19th century, one’s family reputation depended on it. Mrs. Bennet’s goal to marry off her daughters. Jane, her eldest, meets Mr. Bingley … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice (2009) Review

Pop Culture

By Campbell Cockerham Recently the 63rd Grammys Awards were hosted by Trevor Noah on an indoor soundstage to keep up with COVID guidelines. Beyonce beat the previous record for most decorated woman in Grammy history winning her 28th award. Megan Thee Stallion won the new artist award and was the first woman ever to win best rap song with the song Savage. Also, special mention for Harry Styles’ outstanding performance of his smash hit Watermelon Sugar. In other news, there has been serious drama in the Royal Family. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan Markle sat down … Continue reading Pop Culture

Notre Dame Boys Basketball

By Michael McCutcheon After finishing the regular season with a record of 19-6 and the first seed for the district tournament, the Irish fell to Boyd Buchanan in the district championship. This loss led to a two seed and a first round matchup against Concord Christian in the region quarterfinal. In this game, the Irish quickly got back to their winning ways, smothering the opposing team defensively, and cruising to a 60-45 victory. This win locked up a spot in the state tournament and an upcoming battle against Webb School of Knoxville in the region semifinal. Continue reading Notre Dame Boys Basketball

Show Review: Attack on Titan

By Ayden Dant Attack on Titan explores the life of Eren Yeager, who, like the rest of humanity, is forced to live within the safety of three, massive walls. These 50-meter-tall barricades offer protection from man-eating monsters, called titans. Ranging from 3-15 meters, titans mercilessly kill out of pleasure, and it is the Survey Corps’, a branch of the military’s job to venture outside of the walls and hunt titans that get too close. The three walls prove effective until, unprecedentedly, they are breached by a previously unknown Colossal and Armored Titan. Motivated by the destruction of their home, Eren, … Continue reading Show Review: Attack on Titan