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A view from Drake and J. Cole’s concert at Rocket Mortgage Field House in Cleveland. The 360 stage used for the concert featured different designs and many props were used for the performance. Used with permission/Kai Kurokawa.

Drake and J.Cole take to Cleveland

Ava Bell, Copy Editor April 9, 2024

On Monday, November 3rd, Drake announced he would be going on tour once again, once his It’s All a Blur Tour finished. This tour would be performed alongside J. Cole, who Drake has a handful of songs...

The Apple Vision Pro on display at the Apple store. Inside every Apple Vision Pro are two chips, an M2 chip, the same chip inside of the newest model of iMac – responsible for performance speeds as well as the new R1 chip responsible for reducing input delay and refresh rate. On the Apple website, the R1 chip is claimed to have a “12-millisecond photon-to-photon latency.” Used with permission/Kai Kurokawa.

Virtual Reality meets reality

Kai Kurokawa, Reporter April 9, 2024

A $3,500 spatial computer on your head, displaying at 4K resolution, capable of eye-tracking and virtually no lag. Though it sounds like a futuristic fantasy, this has become a reality in past months. The...

One of the most known cenotes of Cancún, Cenote Azul is a very picturesque place to swim in the sun. The vivid blue waters and luscious greenery add to the Cancún’s striking nature sceneries. Used with permission/Pickpic.

Spring Break Hot Spots

Emily Stevens, Reporter February 27, 2024

Spring Break is one of the most highly anticipated weeks by students across America. Every year, students are given enough time to visit all kinds of destinations. As this special week gets closer, consider...

The new version of Mean Girls hit theaters on Jan. 12, but the reception was not as positive as the producers may have hoped. Used with permission/Paramount Pictures.

Mean Girls: Broadway hit to box office miss?

Kelsie Moore, Reporter January 30, 2024

On January 12, Tina Fey’s beloved production of Mean Girls was released as a remake film with a modern twist. A common trend in film recently has been taking well-loved classics and remaking or adding...

On Dec. 19, 2023, after almost six years since the last major update, the long-awaited “Geometry Dash” update 2.2 was finally released. The update added a whole slew of new features, from a new official level, a new gamemode, new editor features and over 600 new unlockables for players to use.

Geometry Dash 2.2: Was it worth the wait?

Sean Delagrange, Reporter January 24, 2024

On Dec. 19, 2023, after almost six years since the last major update, the long-awaited “Geometry Dash” update 2.2 was finally released, causing the game to hit its all-time highest player count ever,...

The album cover for Utopia by Travis Scott. Used with permission/Cactus Jack and Epic Records.

UTOPIA by Travis Scott is one of the best albums out there

Mack McKenna, Reporter January 14, 2024

Travis Scott’s album Utopia was released on July 28, 2023, and has multiple featured artists apart of the album. The first song of the album is HYAENA. This song starts off in a pretty unusual way....

The Icon of the Seas ship poster with a picture of the ship and some of the other amenities offered. Used with permission/Daily Mail.

The Joy of the Royal Caribbean

Fritz Trautmann, Reporter January 11, 2024

The vacation and cruise company, Royal Caribbean, is set to release its newest and largest cruise ship ever. Its new ship, Icon of the Seas, is the latest in the Icon series, and is larger and more advanced...

The map for Season 8 of Fortnite. This map shows most of the original places where people loved to land when beginning a new game round. Used with permission/Flickr.

New Fortnite OG season draws in old and new players

Fritz Trautmann, Reporter January 11, 2024

With the arrival of the newest Fortnite season, Fortnite OG, the Fortnite community had its largest player blow-up ever. Fortnite had a record-setting release with around 44.7 million players on the game...

Rapper Drake has been an extremely influential artist for the last decade, and his fan base mainly consists of high schoolers/teenagers. His most recent Number One hit on Billboard’s Top 100 was from his newest album, “For All the Dogs” with the song title “First Person Shooter,” (featuring J. Cole). Used with permission/musicisentrophy.

What happened to new music?

Kai Kurokawa, Reporter January 9, 2024

How much time does the average teenager spend on TikTok? On social media? Or simply on their phones? Some may spend a few hours, some may spend tens of hours. What is not a debate is that phones have become...

The album cover for The College Dropout, the album that “Through the Wire is on. This album was released on February 10, 2004. Used with permission/Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records.

“Through the Wire” is Kanye West’s most unforgettable forgotten song

Aidan Lawrence, Reporter January 8, 2024

Kanye West has written many famous songs in his times as an artist, but some of his better hits have been forgotten. He has produced so much music over the years that at times, some of his well-produced...

Sophomore McKenna Kiewatt posing by her Spotify Wrapped on the day it was released. She has participated in Spotify Wrapped for two years. Used with permission/McKenna Kiewatt.

Spotify Wrapped: How listening turned into leaderboards

Phoebe Krenn, Reporter December 20, 2023

December is a celebratory month packed with holidays and celebrations of the past year. Since 2016, Spotify has contributed to the joy of this season with Spotify Wrapped. Spotify Wrapped is a program...

Sophomores Sammie Bielecki and Adalyn Gibson, hold up their favorite holiday Starbucks drinks, the Iced Caramel Brulee Latte and the Iced Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte.

Decked out Drinks: Holiday Starbucks Menu

Emily Stevens, Reporter December 14, 2023

After the beloved fall menu drinks, the highly anticipated holiday drinks have arrived in-store as of November 2nd. With numerous options to choose from, there is something for everyone. There are four...

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