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The Conflict Between Russia and Ukraine

Addyson Cockrum, News Editor April 1, 2022

On February 24th, 2022, Russia sent its troops into Ukraine. The Ukrainian government had been warning about their plan to invade since 2014, yet the rest of the world is still in disbelief. Now, a month...

Frederick Holder

Frederick Holder: A Name That Has Not Been Said Enough

Desiree Lawson and Addyson Cockrum March 31, 2022

On June 23, 2021, 28-year-old Los Angeles resident, Frederick Holder, was murdered around 9:50 A.M. Holder was pursued by a LAPD helicopter, in accordance with his reckless driving. Local Norwalk Station...

Navigating Seasonal Depression

Navigating Seasonal Depression

Sarah Allen, Staff February 20, 2022

As winter drags on through January, many are starting to feel down. Seasonal depression, officially known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, is often considered the culprit behind this seasonal slump. Though...

Color Theory Behind Euphoria

Color Theory Behind Euphoria

Lindsay Wales and Cameron Williams February 20, 2022

Euphoria, a drama on HBO Max, depicts the coming-of-age process, of the main character Rue, a recovering drug addict, played by Zendaya. The show focuses on darker themes including- sex, drugs, relationships,...

How Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Showed the Importance of Diversity in Kids’  Movies

How Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Showed the Importance of Diversity in Kids’ Movies

Fatima Salinas and Cameron Williams February 20, 2022

As someone who loves watching movies, reading books, and consuming media left and right, I have always been a person who loves to see diversity in shows, books, and movies because I feel seen. You would...

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Spiderman: No Way Home a Smashing Hit in Theaters

Lily Liao, Darielle Santillus, and Cameron Williams February 14, 2022

Spiderman: No Way Home, Directed by Jon Watts, was one of the most highly anticipated movies to be released in 2021, hit theaters internationally on December 17th and was a smashing success to audiences...

Senior Jamauri Winfrey

Knights Take Down State-Ranked Irish

Maggie Urich and Audrey Drozd February 14, 2022

On December 3rd of 2022, the Richwoods Knights boys’ basketball team played against the Illinois state ranked, Peoria Notre Dame boys’ team and managed to bring home the win. The Knights defeated...

Richwoods Take on Clue is a Success

Richwood’s Take on “Clue” is a Success

Darielle Saintilus and Cameron Williams December 14, 2021

What it was about: On Friday, November 19th, this year's school play, Clue, kicked off to a great start. The play featured: Savannah, who played Wadsworth, Kenzie, who played Ms. Peacock, Flynn who played...

Fatimas Book Recommendations

Fatima’s Book Recommendations

Fatima Salinas and Cameron Williams December 14, 2021

During the majority of the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown many of us felt alone and bored out of our minds since we could not venture out of our homes. Many people turned towards social media more than usual,...

NASAs telescope

NASA’s New Telescope Release

Mason Hucal, Writer December 14, 2021

On April 24, 1990, NASA released the Hubble Space Telescope into space. The Hubble gave humankind their first glance at things like a suspected black hole in the core of the galaxy, elements from the early...

One of Banksys works

The Robin Hood of the Art World: Banksy

Lindsay Wales and Cameron Williams December 14, 2021

Banksy is a worldwide wanted outlaw, while simultaneously an Oscar nominee, millionaire, philanthropist, and leader of the counterculture movement within the art industry. Through their media, they slam...

Jadas Take: Accepting Love No Matter What

Jada’s Take: Accepting Love No Matter What

Jada Davis and Neeti Reedy December 14, 2021

The concept of love is whole-heartedly the best thing to ever be created, but it has always been limited by humanity and their inability to be open-minded. Love is beautiful and can come in a platonic...

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