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Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet: Running With Scissors’ Improv Horror Show

Bathed in spotlights, senior Jon Ma and freshman Brian Isele entertain the audience at the improv show Friday, Oct. 25.

Emma Caplinger, Arts and Entertainment Section Editor

October 28, 2019

Under spooky purple lights and a carefully curated soundtrack, I went into Running with Scissors’ Improv Horror Show Oct. 25 ready for some quality comedy. The team fully committed to their theme: the aforementioned purple lights and soundtrack and the team names for the night (“Clowns,” “Kin...

Harry Styles “steps into the light” with new song “Lights Up”

Harry Styles released “Lights Up” Oct. 10, his first song since his debut album from 2017.

Sabrina Bohn, Managing Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2019

Do you know who you are? That’s the question Harry Styles asks in his new single that came out last night, “Lights Up.” It’s his first release since his debut solo album, and he definitely seems to know who he is from the pressing, reflective lyrics and bold music video. I also know who I am–an embarrassing...

“Boeing Boeing” takes flight to deliver laughs and lessons alike

Seniors Aaliyah Weston and Katie Solodar portray Bertha and Gretchen, respectively, in a scene from “Boeing Boeing.”

Tyler Kinzy, Deputy Managing EiC

October 7, 2019

Robert (senior Charlie Foy) resentfully gulps down a glass of whiskey. From across the room, Bertha (senior Aaliyah Weston) sets the house rotary phone back onto the desk and pivots towards the former. “Drink up. We’re in for a bumpy night." The performance itself? Anything but bumpy. As a th...

9. Fame, fortune and 15 second videos? Students share the experience of being “Tik Tok famous”

Standing in the hallways, sophomore Kyle Norman makes a Tik Tok video for his fans. Over the month of September, Norman gained over 2,000 fans on the app. “Sometimes, I feel like people don’t understand what I do or why I do [it] because I get weird looks when I make Tik Toks,” Norman said. “Nobody really thinks that it’s possible for just a normal guy like me to be so popular without showing it off to everybody.”

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

In the past, apps like Vine and Musical.ly have been the solution to boredom around your house. They were used as replacements for Netflix or listening to music late at night, but now, Tik Tok is the way to avoid what actually needs to get done. With almost 7,000 followers and an average of 200 views per...

“Mario Kart Tour” is a blast from the past

First released in 1992, Mario Kart has been a childhood staple for years and is now getting revamped as a mobile app.

Emma Caplinger, Entertainment Editor

September 26, 2019

When I was in third grade, my brother and I got Mario Kart Wii for Christmas. While this led to more screaming matches in our living room than I’m willing to admit, it quickly became one of my favorite video games (which is saying something, because my brother is the gamer of the family, not me). N...

Full moon tunes

New albums from The Lumineers, (Sandy) Alex G, Charli XCX and Twin Peaks were released on Friday the Thirteenth this year, making the spookiest of days a little less scary.

Emma Caplinger, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 24, 2019

The Homecoming parade, football game and a full moon all fell on the infamously unlucky Friday, Sept. 13 this year. In all the (potentially spooky) chaos, you may have missed the drops of new albums from The Lumineers, (Sandy) Alex G, Charli XCX and Twin Peaks. These albums are all great listens for the o...

Quiz: Which book should you read next?

Take this quiz to find out which book you should read next!

Kathryn McAuliffe, CEIC Intern

September 16, 2019

Take this quiz to find out which book you should add to your reading list!

“Hollywood’s Bleeding” sheds light on the lifestyle of an A-list celebrity

Post Malone co-headlined the Firefly Festival in Delaware last month.

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

Three years ago while striding out of Saint Laurent on Hollywood Boulevard, Austin Richard Post exposed to TMZ how he came up with his stage name “Post Malone:” a rap name generator. This information joined with the repeated lyrics and slothful backbeats in most of his songs give Malone a bit of a laz...

The official freshman guide to a Homecoming week

Now graduated senior Will Schuchardt cheers as he emcees the 2018 Homecoming pep rally.

Zoe Deyoung, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

Nerves and excitement build as Homecoming week quickly approaches. We all know what it feels like to be a freshman, unsure of what is going on, especially when it comes to upholding the traditions the week brings. This list encompasses tips for surviving–and thriving–during a Parkway West Homecoming week....

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