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Illuminae

Illuminae

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

October 8, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Uncategorized

When reading a spectacular book, have you ever wished for it to become a movie? Well, when reading Illuminae, you’ll spend the entire time feeling like you are watching one. In Illuminae’s worlds it’s 2575. Kady Grant and Ezra Mason, two teenagers who live on the icy planet of Kerenza IV, an illegal mining colony run by the her...

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!! Here is How Much SNOW we Might Get

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!! Here is How Much SNOW we Might Get

Sara Matvey, Staff

October 1, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, School News, Showcase

If you are anything like me, after the first day of school, you are ready for a break. Between getting up early and going to sleep late I lose my mind when I don't get enough sleep. To add on to my decreased sleep hours, I recently got my first job, which I am sure my fellow Juniors and Seniors can agree...

Summer Book Recommendations

Summer Book Recommendations

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

May 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Lifestyle, Showcase

Fantasy Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone – J.K. Rowling The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan Caraval – Stephanie Garber Rose Blood – A.G. Howard The Young Elites – Marie Lu The Lost Hero – Rick Riordan Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard City of...

Avengers: Infinity War Movie Review

Avengers: Infinity War Movie Review

Lauren Wallace, Coordinating Editor

May 23, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion, Showcase

“We're in the end game, now.” ----Spoilers Ahead---- Ten years ago, in 2008, Marvel released the first of three films in the Iron Man sequence. Becoming a box office hit of 585.2 million dollars, Iron Man set a new standard on the heights a superhero movie could reach, with a fresh and exc...

An Interview with Bad Habit

An Interview with Bad Habit

Savannah Collins, Coordinating Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Lifestyle, Showcase

On Friday May 11, I sat down with Baltimore area band, Bad Habit. Of the groups four members, I got to speak with three: Joe Sullivan (Guitar,Vocals), Sam Strauser (Drums, Vocals), and Matt Goetz (Guitar). Unfortunately, the group's bass player Zef Zulty could not attend. Here's how it went: What genre o...

Smoothies and Milkshakes to Make Your Summer Sweet

Smoothies and Milkshakes to Make Your Summer Sweet

Heather Shanty, Author

May 14, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Uncategorized

Are you looking for new smoothies and milkshakes to quench your thirst? Here are four healthy- and maybe not so healthy- recipes to satisfy your summertime cravings. Cinnamon Bun Milkshake: a twist on the common breakfast food 1 cup of milk 5 or 6 ice cubes 1/8th teaspoon of vanilla extr...

Cinder

Cinder

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

May 8, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion, Showcase

Cinder is the science-fiction retelling of the classic story of Cinderella. Unlike the original Cinderella story, it has an evil queen who rules the moon, a plague outbreak, spaceships, and cyborgs. The story is set in New Beijing, a futuristic version of Beijing, China, and follows the main character,...

Cell Phone Disasters

Cell Phone Disasters

Kaitlyn Le Compte-Roy ‘19

May 2, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

During our Shield meeting on Monday, 30 April, we were talking about our weekends and I brought up my own cell phone disaster. I dropped my phone while going to my friend’s car and shattered my phone screen completely. Sara Matvey told her own story as well. She said, “One time while I was eating...

The Magic Behind Black Mirror- What Makes the Show So Enticing

The Magic Behind Black Mirror- What Makes the Show So Enticing

Heather Shanty, Author

April 30, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

Charlie Booker’s Black Mirror- named after the black screen that appears when your device turns off- has become a worldwide phenomenon since its 2011 Netflix release date. Black Mirror features episodes with individual storylines- each where we meet characters who navigate their way through a technol...

Close to Home: Baltimore’s Impact on Housing Discrimination Nationwide

Close to Home: Baltimore’s Impact on Housing Discrimination Nationwide

Savannah Collins, Coordinating Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Showcase

This year in Sophomore English, Mr. Eric Coles and his students are reading the critically acclaimed play A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry. The play follows the Youngers, a black family in 1950s Chicago. The Youngers face the struggles of the discriminatory housing practices of 1950s America....

A Knife of Never Letting Go

A Knife of Never Letting Go

Kayla-Marie Cumberbatch, Author

March 14, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion, Showcase

A Knife of Never Letting Go, the first book in the science fiction series Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness, follows the story of Todd Hewitt. Todd Hewitt, an uneducated twelve-year-old boy, lives in Prentisstown on the planet of New World, a world that is home to only men who can hear each other’s tho...

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