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Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press is a thought-provoking documentary that truly examines how money is used to silence the press.

‘Nobody Speak,’ a documentary revealing the fragility of our rights

Claire Bradford, Reporter May 20, 2023

The importance of the First Amendment is not an unfamiliar concept. For years of education, we stand up and put our hands over our hearts as we “pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States...

Seniors Zachary Johnson and his escort, Isabel Ajatta, perform a group dance while dressed in beachwear. Johnson was later crowned winner of the 10th annual Mr. Bellaire pageant.

It’s back: 10th annual Mr. Bellaire pageant announces winner

Claire Bradford, Emma Xiao, and Irene Zheng May 17, 2023

When senior Zachary Johnson realized he won Mr. Bellaire, he, like a true Mr. Bellaire, humbly accepted the award. “All I could think about was how the other people did so well,” Johnson said. “But...

Video game characters shown beside their movie/TV show counterparts. All noticing the differences in each other except Pikachu, who is just wearing the hat from his movie counterpart.

Breaking the “Video game curse”

Marina Martinez, Reporter May 9, 2023

Despite never owning any kind of gaming setup, I’ve always loved video games. I would visit my friends with an Xbox or PlayStation and they would show me some of their favorite games. Many filled with...

Pick-up lines to score a passenger princess to prom

Pick-up lines to score a passenger princess to prom

Rilina Tran, Photography Editor May 9, 2023

With prom a little less than a week away on May 13, it’s drive time to get yourself a date. Trunks of cars are overflowing with colorful flowers, polaroid pictures, Hello Kitty plushies and in bold letters,...

Snorlax sitting on top of a pile of money.-  Graphic created by Angel Harper.

Gotta cash em out

Aniket Panicker, Opinions Editor April 19, 2023

My legs instinctively sprang toward the entrance as the soft chime of the doorbell echoed throughout our apartment complex. Hopping through the air in an uncontrolled frenzy of excitement, I slid the door...

Melanie Martinez, dressed in a purple costume, in the Detention music video.

Melanie has done it again: K-12 album review

Angel Harper, Reporter April 18, 2023

Melanie Martinez is an indie and pop artist who is best known for her songs “Pacify Her” and “Play Date.” She first appeared on “The Voice” in 2012, and she debuted with her single “Dollhouse”...

Characters Bryce Quinlan, Rhysand, and Inej from books : Crescent City, Six of Crows, and A Court of Thorns and Roses.

Worth the hype?

Sophia Zhao, Reporter April 17, 2023

If you have TikTok, there is no doubt you have come across #Booktok, a subcommunity purely focused on literature and books. A genre of books that instantly went viral was “fantasy fiction.” The books...

A student struggles to pick the perfect dress for prom. Prom will be on May 13 at the Museum of Natural Science.

Fit check: Prom edition

Smruthi Garlapati and Blen Abebe April 16, 2023

Dress shopping, piles of unwanted clothes, empty wallets, nail appointments and packages from Sephora. You know what time it is… PROM SEASON! Finding the perfect clothes, shoes and date is a daunting...

Country singer, Luke Combs, drops Gettin Old, a companion album to 2022 album Growin Up. The album features 18 songs, each telling a story about his matured life.

‘Gettin’ Old’ review

Summer Phenix, Reporter April 13, 2023

A day before his Dallas show on March 24 during his “Middle of Somewhere '' tour, country superstar Luke Combs dropped his newest album “Gettin’ Old,” a companion to his 2022 album “Growin’...

Protagonist Katniss Everdeen watches as District 8 is engulfed in flames in Mockingjay - Part 1. The Hunger Games franchise came to a chilling end in the movies sequel: Mockingjay - Part 2.

Watch it before it leaves: ‘The Hunger Games’

Haset Mekuria, Reporter March 28, 2023

The multimillion dollar franchise “The Hunger Games” has made its way onto Netflix. While fans across the globe are delighted, the series will only be available for one month. Are the movies worth...

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