The Chats Have Gonorrhea, but Don’t Worry, They’re Okay

By: Nathan Shaw I’m a firm believer that every teen needs a punk band for their most angsty moments. For me, The Chats are that band. Out of their short discography, the group out of Queensland, Australia has supplied a healthy amount of songs to slam your door to after your mom asks how your day was. God damnit, Kristin, I don’t want to talk … Continue reading The Chats Have Gonorrhea, but Don’t Worry, They’re Okay

Ask Sophia…

All questions were submitted anonymously through the YOLO application. “So I’m like lowkey in love with this girl, let’s just call her Mal, how do I confess my feelings?” – Cob Dear Cob, Love, feelings and romance are always difficult to navigate, especially during a time as dramatic and volatile as high school. However, as someone who is chronically afraid of most things, I have … Continue reading Ask Sophia…

Moisture Must-Haves to Achieve Perfect Lips

By: Franny Rogers ABOUT THE AUTHOR Despite popular belief, I am not an overly obsessed lip balm consumer. I just find the delicacy in owning 500 lip balms at a time. I own a bag specifically designated to my 30 different lip balms. From tin cans to a push balm, you name it, I own it. Fifty percent of my well-established collection is made up … Continue reading Moisture Must-Haves to Achieve Perfect Lips

Five Must Reads for High School Students

By Emily Orman It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini Craig, the protagonist of the It’s Kind of a Funny Story, is a relatable high school student. Overly stressed about grades, yearning to attend an elite prep-school and struggling to find a friend group where he belongs, he seems like a normal teenager. However, when his fight against mental health gets the better … Continue reading Five Must Reads for High School Students

Review: CHEER

By Jane Nyman CHEER: the Netflix docuseries that is changing perceptions of cheerleaders with each stream. The docuseries highlights Navarro Community Colleges’ cheerleading program as the fight for their fourteenth national title.  After my two-day binge session of CHEER, I realized that in reality, it’s not that hard for the Navarro team to win the national title. There’s only one other team in their division, … Continue reading Review: CHEER

Top Five Sneakers to Look Forward to in the Upcoming Year

By Parker Meredith Dior Nike Air Jordan 1     Retail: $1000      Release Date: April, 2020 The Dior Jordan 1 could arguably become one of the most hyped and important shoes during the upcoming year- and decade. First seen on Jordan Brand family member Travis Scott during Dior’s Fall 2020 Mens Collection, the shoes quickly gained attention. The shoes come in both the high and … Continue reading Top Five Sneakers to Look Forward to in the Upcoming Year

Netflix’s GLOW Season 3 review

By Izzy Lavinsky Glitter and spandex: welcome to the world of women’s wrestling. Netflix’s comedy-drama GLOW follows the lives the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, a fictional female wrestling troupe set in the 80’s. Captivating and hilarious, GLOW recently released its 3rd season in August, 2019.  Though Netflix could have easily relied on objectifying women in tiny bikinis to garner views, instead GLOW exposes societal injustices … Continue reading Netflix’s GLOW Season 3 review

Isabella’s Review of the Week

By Isabella Cornutt Album: “Lousy Connection”, Ezra Furman Everything about Ezra Furman is in a constant state of motion. His albums pulse with energy as they ignite a world of truth until he watches them burn down to ashes. On “Lousy Connection,” Furman explores the emotional vacancy of a life that moves at lightspeed over doo-wop backing vocals and swinging saxophones. Though he’s worried that … Continue reading Isabella’s Review of the Week

Why disposable cameras are rising in popularity

By Emily Orman A film camera that requires professional developing seems anything but convenient in today’s world. The United States is living in a constant state of technological growth, where new phones are being released and robots are entering the everyday world. As increasingly complex technology continues to flood the market and become a staple in our lives, there is a 1990’s classic making a … Continue reading Why disposable cameras are rising in popularity

Clothes out of context: the working world’s influence on fashion

By Ainsley Sutterfield All students wear clothes, (well at least I hope they do), and many of the pieces high school students are wearing were made purely for functionality. Now, they’ve become the latest trends hitting the streets and hallways. Generation Z has embraced clothing pieces for their unique visual qualities rather than the previous practicalities. From overalls made for industrial factories to whitewater sandals, … Continue reading Clothes out of context: the working world’s influence on fashion

Bend Film Festival commands a global spotlight

By Lucy Jones The 16 year long festival has transformed from a local jamboree to something that brings together all of the film junkies from the Pacific Northwest. Bend Film festival fabricates a platform for local producers to exhibit their arduous films that usher viewers to see outside of the “bubble” of Central Oregon. “If you are an indie film advocate or are just looking … Continue reading Bend Film Festival commands a global spotlight

Actress spotlight: Isabella Torrance

By Ashlynn Bowles The cold black floor under foot. A galaxy of burning hot lights shining down from the catwalks. The hundreds of sets of eyes, encapsulated by the action on stage.   This is a sensation that senior Isabella (Bella) Torrance relishes.  “The first time you walk on stage and you feel everyone looking at you, is just a really cool feeling. You are out … Continue reading Actress spotlight: Isabella Torrance