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Quarantine Crafts Bring Back Old Trends, Start New Ones

You can make so many different bracelets with a Rainbow Loom. There are many YouTube tutorials if you don't know where to start.

Nya Manneh, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

During quarantine, everyone’s day-to-day lives can get a little boring. So, to pass the time, many students are making crafts. Students have been doing anything from sewing and knitting blankets, to baking, drawing, and puzzles. With so many activities to choose from, I decided to try three differen...

Gossip Girl Prevails as a Major Force in Pop Culture

Gossip Girl Prevails as a Major Force in Pop Culture

Jenna Thrasher, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

There is no better time to binge-watch than the present, and with school coming to a close, Gossip Girl is the perfect mental distraction for a summer at home. I started Gossip Girl in sixth-grade, and I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve rewatched it. It’s glamourous, soapy, and lots of fun. Goss...

Movies, TV Shows Offer a Great Escape

Kelly Dayton '22 is enjoying watching Outer Banks on Netflix.

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

May 11, 2020

With quarantine boredom setting in, students and teachers alike are broadening their movie and TV watching horizons, exploring new genres and rewatching nostalgic and heartwarming classics. Some popular shows include Netflix Originals such as "Tiger King," a true-crime show about big cat breeding tha...

Fashion Can Still Flourish in Quarantine

Laila Elbakkal '21 is sporting her Billie Eilish sweatshirt. Wearing an expressive sweatshirt or top is a great way to have fun with fashion on Zoom.

Jenna Thrasher, Staff Writer

May 10, 2020

Students and teachers no longer have to worry about their outfit for school. With classes now on Zoom, they are experimenting with new clothing choices. Because the camera only shows the top half of their body, they have the freedom to wear whatever they want on the bottom half. Therefore, they can wear ...

Martha Bennett Gallery Goes Online

“A Melting Future” by Alexa Hatcher ‘23. Acrylic on canvas.

Bernadette Whitely, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

Since the governor’s social distancing order, the Martha Bennett Gallery Curatorial Team has experienced unexpected cancelations of their exhibits and shows; in spite of these complications, they have found creative new ways to share their exhibits through social media.  Due to COVID-19 changes, the Curatorial Team...

10 Easy Self-care Tips

According to, watching Netflix for long periods of time can act as a stress-reliever and induce feelings of positivity.

Sonia Baig, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2020

Quarantine Self-care Tips: 1. Create a routine With more flexibility in our schedules, it can be easy for us to fall into mindless activities, like scrolling through social media and lose track of time. Creating a daily routine can help bring more structure into your schedule and keep you motivated....

Online Concerts Allow Artists, Fans to Stay Connected

Dua Lipa performed “Don’t Start Now” with her dancers and bandmates through video chat on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Bernadette Whitely, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused mass cancelations of tours, concerts, and festivals, negatively affecting artists, big or small. However, by continuing to connect with their fans through online concerts and live-streamed music, artists are making the best out of their situations and providing hope for...

Lady Bird Holds Important Life Lessons

Lady Bird Holds Important Life Lessons

Jenna Thrasher, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

The movie, Lady Bird, changed my life when it first came out two years ago, and it feels even more relevant today. This coming of age film addresses a lot of topics that we might all be dealing with right now: arguing with parents, applying for college, feeling out of place, falling in love, etc. Sao...

Quarantine Reading List

Quarantine Reading List

Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2020

As students, it's really easy for reading to feel like a chore you do for school and not something you keep up with in your free time. Being stuck inside while you socially distance yourself provides the perfect opportunity to finally get back into the habit of reading for fun or to read the books yo...

Traveling Sustainably is Easy

According to WasteAdvantage magazine, every flight, the standard passenger produces an average of 3.15 pounds of waste before leaving the aircraft and as air traffic increases, so does the amount of waste produced.

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

March 11, 2020

With the excitement of spring break building, many students prepare to embark on travel expeditions near and far from home. While traveling, it is necessary to focus your efforts on incorporating sustainable practices to promote healthy ecotourism. This can be a challenging feat, but there are a few simpl...

Bennett Gallery Hosts First Solo Show with Josh Vorbrich’s Clothing Line

Pictured above are designer items from Vorbrich’s solo show. Pieces ranged in style from clothing items to paintings and drawings. The open space in the gallery helps draw attention to each unique piece.

Jack Prince, Managing Editor

February 7, 2020

January's Bennet Gallery Exhibit featured work, unlike any other exhibit, has before. Josh Vorbrich '20's exhibit was the first solo show created by a student. The exhibit is based on Vorbrich's clothing line, Les Yeux. Les Yeux, when translated into English, means "The Eyes." Adhering to its name,...

Spring Musical Builds Community

Spring Musical Builds Community

Sara Richardson, Managing Editor

February 6, 2020

The spring musical, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," has already been a challenging yet rewarding experience for the theater community. Stage manager, Mathew Krelitz '20, reveals the difficulty of putting on the musical: "[..]  I would say there are more moving parts just in that they...

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