Monthly Archives: February 2018

Five things to look forward to in 2018

BY MILES PREKOSKI As students, teachers and readers alike look back on a thrilling and eventful 2017, we can only hope that 2018 will bring us even more incredible things….

California cannabis legislation reaches local community

BY SCOTT MCMAHON When the ball dropped at midnight and the new year ensued, the distribution of recreational marijuana became officially legal in the Golden State.   One need look…

Trump’s presidency impacts the next generation of workers

BY RYAN YOUNG After a new tax bill was passed in January, Walmart gave away bonuses and raised its minimum hourly rate for employees. The company made these positive changes,…

Examining 2017: Trump, tweets and the environment

BY PASCALE MONTGOMERY From the appointment of Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, it appears that President Donald Trump’s…

Star volleyball player set up for killer club season

BY QUIN SPOONER CHS sophomore Emma Crabbe is currently participating in club volleyball for the seventh year in a row, this Crabbe’s first year participating on the Rage Westside team….

CHS alum pictures future photography business

BY GABE MARTIN Coel Mayer, a 2017 graduate of CHS, works to make a future out the photography and editing skills he learned while taking photography-related classes as a student…

Intense dramas stand out among Academy’s Best Pictures

BY ASHA JOHNSTON The best time of the year has finally come, the time when there is no shame in binge-watching the best movies from the year while eating Junior…

Spoiler alert: ‘The Last Jedi’ receives biting criticism

BY JACK CORDELL On Dec. 14, eagerly awaiting nerds and geeks of all sorts found themselves waiting in lines at their local theaters to see the premiere of the brand-new…

Peter picks a pair of precariously plotted paperbacks

BY PETER ELLISON This debut fantasy thriller from Brian McClellan and Orbit Books, clocking in at 545 pages, marks the beginning of an intriguing series set in the new genre…

Marina’s Ajimas in home studio crafting alt-rock

BY ARCHER MICHAELS “Hey!” frontman Tyler Dawn yells as he sits cross-legged with a vintage tobacco-sunburst Stratocaster flipped upside down in his hands—without a lefty guitar in sight, local band…