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Benson Boones new single Beautiful Things captures the desperate fear of losing what we love. Its soulful relatability and catchy chorus are what made “Beautiful Things” reach #8 on the Billboard Top 100 in the month since its release on Jan. 18.

Holding on to those ‘Beautiful Things’

Claire Bradford, Features Editor Feb 20, 2024

It is the things we love most that we are most afraid to lose. That is the crux of Benson Boone’s new single “Beautiful Things.” And while the song’s lyrics address a romantic partner, Boone uses...

In Killarney National Park, you can explore over 26,000 acres of lakes, woodlands, waterfalls, and natural heritage. It has gorgeous green forests that surround the park for hiking.

Travel chronicles: Where to next in 2024?

Sophia Zhao, Entertainment Editor Feb 16, 2024

Spontaneously booking trips a month in advance while desperately coming up with an itinerary is how family vacations operate in my household. In 2023, we traveled to 5 different cities across the U.S....

Sophomore Samantha Lepow holding a piece of framed artwork of some of her favorite movies from the 1980s. The movies pictured starting at the top are as follows: Ferris Buellers Day Off, Back to the Future, The Goonies, Big.

Travel back in time

Samantha Lepow, Reporter Feb 12, 2024

“Trust me,” my dad said while putting on another movie I had never seen. “Have I ever steered you wrong?” Growing up, movies have been a huge part of my life. Films from the 1980s, particularly,...

Godzilla Minus One was nominated for the oscar’s visual effects award. It is the first Godzilla film to be nominated for an oscar.

The king has returned

Marina Martinez, Artist & Page Designer Feb 11, 2024

I grip my friend’s hand with anticipation. I sit in silence as a shrill, haunting roar rings through my ears. The ground trembles with every step it takes. My eyes are fixed on the screen, entranced...

Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood make up the main trio of the Disney+ adaptation. The series was released on Dec. 19, 2023.

New but nostalgic: Why the Percy Jackson Disney+ series is worth watching

Grace Turney, Entertainment Editor Feb 11, 2024

Unlike Percy Jackson, I wanted to be a half-blood. To me, his warning about it being dangerous and scary was worth it if it meant a cool, powerful talent passed down from a Greek god. Worth it if it...

Standing second from the right, Nguyen poses with her relatives dressed in áo dài, a traditional Vietnamese dress. Áo dài is worn for some Vietnamese holidays but is mainly worn during the time of Tết (Vietnamese Lunar New Year).

Hello new beginnings: How different ethnicities ring in the Lunar New Year

McKenzie Le, Reporter Feb 9, 2024

Loud and bright red envelopes. Scarlet and ambient lanterns. Flashy and flamboyant lion dances. February 10 marks the Lunar New Year, a celebration that prompts the start of the lunisolar calendar in...

Mahito is in disbelief after finding his mom. A tight embrace is shared between mother and son.

‘The Boy and the Heron’ Review: Life, death, time and birds

Ashley Park, Copy Editor Feb 8, 2024

This review contains spoilers for the animation “The Boy and the Heron.” Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki has finally returned with what might be his final creation: “The Boy and the Heron.” Following...

In my living room hangs a Lunar New Year banner decorated with dragons, fish and flowers. The words roughly translate to Welcome spring, receive fortune.

Get red-y for Lunar New Year

Serena Li, Copy Editor Feb 8, 2024

The new year is coming. At least, in many Asian countries, it is. This year, the Lunar New Year will take place on Saturday, Feb. 10. It is a holiday that is celebrated in countries all over the...

Mean Girls The Musical, an imitation of the original Broadway Mean Girls was released on Jan. 24, 2024. Featuring actors such as Renee Rap, Christopher Briney, and Angourie Rice, the musical made a gross income off $130.1 million worldwide.

Mean Girls’ plastic return

Peyton Promubol and Ada Arya Feb 8, 2024

On April 30, 2004, the iconic, classic Mean Girls movie was released, featuring actresses like Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, and Tina Fey. The movie was a huge hit, accumulating a gross income of $130.1...

Godzilla attacks Japans navy. The destruction he causes comes right after WW2.

$15 million movie puts Hollywood to shame

Ian Kuzola and Michael Liu Feb 7, 2024

[Review contains spoilers] Godzilla is what I would call candy. It's not good for you, but watching big monsters punch each other is sweet. And once you leave the theater, you never really think about...

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