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Dont Rap Against Kendrick Ever (D.R.A.K.E.)

Don’t Rap Against Kendrick Ever (D.R.A.K.E.)

Nakia Ollivierre, Reporter May 24, 2024

Over the last month, Kendrick Lamar and Drake have been battling it out in one of the biggest rap beefs in recent history, dropping diss track after diss track filled with pointed accusations...

Graphic of The Tortured Poets Department album cover re-designed by Reagan Westphal.

The Tortured Poets Department: Album Review (Reagan’s Version)

Reagan Westphal, Reporter May 17, 2024

On April 19, 2024, music artist Taylor Swift released her 11th studio album named The Tortured Poets Department. The Album has 16 tracks with two features, those being Post Malone and Florence + The Machine. Swift...

Statue of Hermes graphic by Mallory Mills

REVIEW: The Secret History

Mallory Mills, Reporter May 2, 2024

Like "My Year of Rest and Relaxation," this novel has been all over my page feed on both Tiktok and Instagram. So I had to do the obvious thing and read it myself to find out whether or not it really...

Taylor Swifts album cover for her album, The Tortured Poets Department.

REVIEW: The Tortured Poets Department

Lucy Prescott, Reporter April 22, 2024

On Sunday, May 4, Taylor Swift walked to the stage to accept her fourth “Album of the Year” GRAMMY award. While giving her acceptance speech, Swift announced that she would be releasing her 11th studio...

Graphic (by Kaylynn Crawford) depicting Andrew Cusmano performing his poem at the Poetry Out Loud State competition.

Through Verse and Voice

Kaylynn Crawford, Arts & Entertainment and Opinion Editor April 17, 2024

Andrew Cusmano has been practically living his life on the stage. Since he was the age of ten, Cusmano has often found himself on many stages performing shows from Shakespeare all the way to elaborate...

Drake and J. Cole playing chess

It’s All A Blur – Big as the What?

Nakia Ollivierre, Reporter April 4, 2024

J.Cole and Drake are both one of the top artists in the world.. Most people tend to say you can’t have too much talent on one stage, but according J. Cole’s song, Middle Child, “They act like two...

Up and coming music that is set to be released this month. Graphic made by Lucy Prescott. Elements used from Spotify, Vogue and

New Music to Pay Attention to

Lucy Prescott, Reporter February 9, 2024

Music is ever evolving and changing as time goes on. It is a big part of culture and and influenced, touched and moved many. Friday is a very big day in the music industry, it is the day of the week where...

Cover of My Year of Rest and Relaxation from the painting Portrait of a Young Woman in White by Jacques-Louis David.

REVIEW: My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Mallory Mills, Reporter February 5, 2024

I have seen this book all over TikTok and Instagram, and I finally caved in and decided to read it. "My Year of Rest and Relaxation" is a 304 page novel by up and coming novelist Ottessa Moshfegh. Following...

This years advertisement for the 66th GRAMMYs.

Everything you need to know about the GRAMMYs!

Lucy Prescott, Reporter February 2, 2024

This Sunday, February 4, music lovers from all over will tune in to watch the 66th GRAMMY Award show. Streaming on CBS and Paramount+, this award show will take place at 8:00 PM, Live Eastern time. Fans,...

The official 2024 Hinterland lineup, showing off all the amazing artists who will be traveling to Iowa to perform.

Hinterland puts Iowa on the map?

Lucy Prescott, Reporter January 29, 2024

Fans had the opportunity to purchase tickets Thursday morning for the musical festival taking place later in August. The big names headlining the festival drew a lot of attention, having fans from other...

Mean Girls movie poster from IMDb used under Fair Use.

REVIEW: Mean Girls Movie

Reagan Westphal, Reporter January 22, 2024

On January 12, 2024, the movie Mean Girls hit cinemas all over the world. The 2024 version of the 2004 Mean Girls movie is not only a remake but also an adaptation of the 2018 Broadway musical. The...

Hanna Johnson and Abby Henry listen to another student.

West and East Yearbook Collaboration

Mallory Mills, Reporter December 8, 2023

On October 7, East and West yearbook staffs collaborated and held a workshop at East High School. They came together to provide input and feedback on each other's spreads and designs. Throughout...

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