Author: Jordyn Laudanno

Student journalists collaborate to publish the book: We Say #NeverAgain

Student journalists collaborate to publish the book: We Say #NeverAgain

Student journalists knew they had to continue their job of reporting, even though it would be challenging after the unthinkable happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14th. MSD’s newspaper staff released a special memorial issue after the shooting, and soon after released an activism issue focusing on making a change. They were then faced with an opportunity […]

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American Horror Story gives fans a long anticipated crossover

American Horror Story gives fans a long anticipated crossover

  After all of the clues given by director Ryan Murphy, on Wednesday September 12, TV show American Horror Story released their first crossover season. Before the theme of season eight was announced, Murphy tweeted “WITCHES ARE BACK,” alluding to season three, “Coven.” When this was said, fans lost their mind over the fact that characters would be revived for the […]

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Album cover of "Astroworld" by Travis Scott.

Review: Travis Scott tops charts with Astroworld

Rapper Travis Scott dropped his highly anticipated album “Astroworld” on Aug. 3, 2018. This album has quickly broke records, as all 17 songs are on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.   Travis Scott, who’s real name is Jacques Webster,  was born in Houston, Texas. He is known for his rapping and also as the father to superstar Kylie Jenner’s baby, […]

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The Championship Tour featuring Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q impresses audience

The Championship Tour featuring Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q impresses audience

Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) presented fans of rap with a true performance surrounding the theme of a championship. With artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, SZA, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, SiR, Lance Skiiiwalker and more. The Championship Tour created a unbeatable setlist. Though the concert was well anticipated, some people were let down. R&B artist SZA announced that […]

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Rapper Kanye West perfroms on stage. Courtesy of Pieter-Jannick Dijkstra

Tweet by rapper Kanye West causes controversy

After disappearing from social media for a year, rapper Kanye West finally tweeted and announced a new album. At first, the social media community welcomed him back with excitement and open arms. West stated that a solo album would be coming soon and that he would be dropping a second album after that with rapper Kid Cudi. He then continues […]

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KOD album cover

Review: J. Cole drops a highly anticipated album on substance abuse

After his fans went crazy over a tweet where he announced an album would be dropping on April 20, J.Cole released the name of his new prodigy: K.O.D. This rap album introduces the harsh reality of  kids becoming so easily addicted to drugs. Cole, representing Fayetteville, North Carolina, started off in his career by signing with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation in […]

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Culinary arts teacher Ashley Kurth shares her story from Feb. 14. Photo by Mallory Muller

Culinary arts teacher Ashley Kurth pulls students fleeing freshmen building into safety

On Valentine’s day, culinary arts teacher Ashley Kurth was cooking with her class in fourth period. They were doing a lab making shrimp scampi and bang bang shrimp. Incidentally, Kurth stood by her classroom door to ensure that her class’ cooking would not set the fire alarm off by accident with the deep frying that was going on. “I just […]

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Life in Color takes over Miami

Life in Color takes over Miami

Life in Color, a festival that features EDM music and rappers, is most known for leaving anyone who attends covered in paint. LIC took place on Sunday, Jan. 14 in the Mana Wynwood Convention Center. The rave’s doors opened at 4 p.m. and closed at 12 a.m. The concert consisted of performers such as Zedd, Jaden Smith, Lil Pump, Snails, […]

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Review: “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” does 1995 version justice

Review: “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” does 1995 version justice

On Dec. 20, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” was released as a comedic new adaption of the original 1995 movie, “Jumanji.” Directed by Jake Kasdan, the film received a 77 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. In this bustling movie, four high school students come across an old video game console when they are sent to detention. Spencer Gilpin (Alex Wolff) plays […]

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Review: Poetry book “Milk and Honey” illustrates the struggles of womanhood

Review: Poetry book “Milk and Honey” illustrates the struggles of womanhood

“Milk and Honey,” written by Rupi Kaur, has become an instant hit among teenage and adult women. Kaur’s book consists of poems about the struggles of womanhood and her own personal experiences of love and heartbreak. Each page is characterized by a poem with a complementary illustration. Kaur is a Canadian poet, writer and illustrator of Indian descent. The 25 […]

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