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Give it up for Cheer

Give it up for Cheer

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer February 19, 2020

“Cheer” on Netflix gives viewers the chance to tumble, chant and stunt alongside the cheer team of Navarro Community College in a journey that fosters trust, self-respect and faith.   I...

Jack Connaghan // Photo Editor

Sonic the Hedgehog: From Green Hill Zone to Green Hill’s Own

Jack Connaghan, Photo Editor February 19, 2020

Your first kiss.  Learning of the death of a loved one.  Receiving your college admission letter.  There are some moments that will never leave us no matter how hard we try to forget them....

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Homemade Pasta: Worth the Effort

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer February 12, 2020

One of my favorite books growing up was “Strega Nona,” the story of an Italian witch who owns a magic pasta-making cauldron. Only the “strega”—the Italian word for witch—has the ability to...

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Brace for Bachelor Nation

Grace Rakestraw, Staff Writer February 5, 2020

My hand reaches for the black mouse pad on my laptop while my brain screams “No!” One short tap and my life will delve into drama, the drama that “The Bachelor” provides. My hand continues its...

Yoga Journeys are 20/20

Yoga Journeys are 20/20

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer January 31, 2020

During the 2020 Golden Globes, talk mostly centered around the fact that Australia is on fire. We’ve since moved on. Whenever I actually get around to watching the evening news, impeachment dominates...

Rebecca LiVigni // Managing Editor

Little Women Big Impact

Sara Qalbani, Contributor January 22, 2020

The new 2019 production of “Little Women” has gained a significant amount of popularity in the film industry. On this 12th adaptation of the iconic book written by Louisa May Alcott, director Greta...

Rebecca LiVigni // Managing Editor

Parasite: The Gateway to Foreign Films

Celia Searles, Arts Editor January 22, 2020

“Parasite” is highly deserving of its nomination for best picture for the 2020 Academy Awards and is the first Korean film to be nominated for this prestigious award. It dances the line between comedy...

Artist Spotlight: The Leonas

Artist Spotlight: The Leonas

Sydney Compton, Staff Writer January 22, 2020

“Steph Plant plays guitar, Sarah Vie violin, and together they sing.”    The Leonas are a St. Louis-based group whose music will carry you away. This dynamic duo’s music is an acoustic...

Reframing New Year's Resolutions

Reframing New Year’s Resolutions

Grace Rakestraw, Contributor January 22, 2020

Every year on January first, the world goes through a perspective shift. This is not the year that you may have just trudged through. This is not the year that had flown by. This is not the year you got...

Top 50 Albums of 2019

Top 50 Albums of 2019

Daniel Bernas, Staff Writer January 22, 2020

  1. FKA twigs - MAGDALENE   Coming up with words for an album like “MAGDALENE” is weird. What are the words to describe an experience so heartbreaking yet so healing, so beautiful...

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2020: A New Year for Change

Aman Rahman, Contributor January 22, 2020

Despite the cold and windy day in St. Louis, thousands of determined protesters attended the fourth annual Women’s March this past Saturday. The theme of the march this year was “Be Counted” in an...

Festive Things to do On and Off Campus

Festive Things to do On and Off Campus

Sara Qalbani, Contributor December 5, 2019

With Christmas nearly approaching, it’s time to get into the holiday mood. Although this time of year may be stressful due to projects, essays and finals, it still important to take a moment to destress...

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