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The Rat Utopia Experiment poses for a photo together.

Band Shares Music Inspirations

Ethan Barker, ACE Editor // Published November 17, 2023

The Rat Utopia Experiment is a weird name for a band.   “I was in 8th grade English, and I was watching a video about this thing called the Mouse Utopia Experiment,” says PHS sophomore and the...

“Five Nights At Freddy’s” Misses High Expectations

Ezruh Hacker, Graphics Editor // Published November 17, 2023

“Five Nights at Freddy’s,” produced by Jason Blum and Scott Cawthon, is a PG-13 horror movie released Oct. 27. It is based on a popular video game that was originally released in August 2014 and...

“Five Nights At Freddy’s” Fails to Scare or Entertain

Ethan Barker, ACE Editor // Published November 17, 2023

The original “Five Nights at Freddy’s” game has a simple premise: How long can you survive being stalked by murderous animatronics? While the series has grown into a sprawling juggernaut, with a...

The view from backstage before a show  at the Fair starts, as concertgoers settle into their seats. I think overall we work really well together as a team. Like we try to help each other out,” Duggan said.

Backstage Pass: Behind the Scenes of the Fair Concerts

Ethan Barker, A&E Editor // Published October 13, 2023

The experience of a live concert is like no other. The lights dim, your favorite artist steps on stage and suddenly the first notes of a hit song ring across the stage. While the musicians are a key...

Third Guardians Revisits Character’s Pasts

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor // Published June 9, 2023
While the audience’s time with this incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy has concluded, Gunn has crafted a cathartic end to the trilogy, one that is more emotional and grounded than the previous films.

Hughes’ Classic Movies Stand Strong Throughout Decades

Grant Huson, Co-Features Editor // Published June 9, 2023
John Hughes has written and directed in various genres of films, however in these two iconic movies he does pretty accurate portrayals of teenagers. Hughes shows in both of these stories how bold and fearless teens are, and how they will do anything to get out of class.
Peter Pan Boots Stereotypes, Saves Magic

Peter Pan Boots Stereotypes, Saves Magic

Andrea Melnik, News Editor // Published June 9, 2023
I also really liked that the movie respectfully incorporated Native representation with Wapanatâhk’s culture being shown onscreen, including having her speak in both English and Cree.

Foo Fighters Push Through Loss On New Record

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor // Published June 9, 2023
The songs gradually slip from aggressive and energetic to softer and more emotional, as the band comes to terms with the loss of Taylor Hawkins.

Elden Ring Remains Exceptional

Anthony Geiter, Freelance // Published April 13, 2023
This game has tested my patience and threw what felt like insurmountable challenges at me, one after another. Yet, after putting in substantial effort, I walked away to the next objective every time with a new sense of accomplishment and pride.

Musician Follows in Pop Icon’s Footsteps

Margo Hermann, Digital Media Editor // Published April 13, 2023
As pop icon Taylor Swift makes her way across the world on her anticipated Eras Tour, singer-songwriter Gracie Abrams, an up-and-coming pop artist, is set to open 30 of the sold-out shows.
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