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Streaming services compete for Christmas viewers

Streaming services compete for Christmas viewers

Maggy McGuigan, Features Editor

December 19, 2019

As we anxiously count down the days until Christmas, putting our inner Grinch to sleep and embracing the joyous holiday season, there is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by watching holiday movies. Hallmark’s “Countdown to Christmas” has dominated the holiday movie binge ever...

USPS kicks mailing into high gear with Operation Santa!

Elle Lochary, Reporter

December 19, 2019

It’s officially Santa season. Did you ever wonder where your letters to the North Pole went as a child? If you thought they ended up in the recycling bin, you’re not exactly wrong. During the holiday season, 15 regional post offices participate in “Operation Santa.” The United States Postal Service (USPS) cre...

Eco-friendly alternatives promote a ‘green’ Christmas

Bree Gobell, Reporter

December 19, 2019

This holiday season should be all about saving the environment while enjoying the cold weather and the exchanging of gifts. Being environmentally kind this season is definitely something to keep in mind.   “I think it would be a good idea to be eco-friendly during the holidays because people don’t real...

Pen preferences are a write of passage

Pen preferences are a write of passage

Katie Salko, Features Editor

March 13, 2019

Click-ins vs. lids. Black and blue vs. color. Gel vs. ballpoint. Everyone has different pen preferences and most of us obsess over these small differences to maximize our happiness while stuck in this brick building for seven hours a day. In the midst of our daily lives as students, we need little...

Winners of school-wide Poetry Out Loud are announced

Winners of school-wide Poetry Out Loud are announced

Halli Powers, Reporter

March 13, 2019

As you walk through the halls, you could hear students reciting poetry. To outsiders it may seem strange, but to fellow students and faculty, it’s that time of year again; Poetry Out Loud had made its way back to select English classes. According to the official website, Poetry Out Loud was created...

Live action Disney movie remakes are in the works

Live action Disney movie remakes are in the works

Maggy McGuigan, Reporter

March 11, 2019

For generations, Walt Disney has captured the hearts of all ages around the globe with his animated, fantasy movies. With the help of modern computer-generated imagery (CGI) and 3D technologies, these classics are currently being remade into live-action versions. As the New Year comes around, you...

Deaths of celebrities in 2018 prompt reminiscence

Anna DeLibro, Reporter

March 11, 2019

As 2018 comes to an end, we not only start to think about the exciting possibilities of the new year, but the influential people who have shaped the past year, specifically Stan Lee, Stephen Hillenburg, former president George H.W. Bush, and Stephen Hawking. Whether the person contributed to daily pop...

Parkton’s Griswold lights up the community

Katie Salko, Features Editor

March 11, 2019

“Is your house on fire, Clark?” “No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.” National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is a film that most of us know and love. What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to cuddle up on the couch with your fuzzy Santa socks, flannel pajamas,...

Athletic brands making a comeback

Athletic brands making a comeback

Maggy McGuigan, Reporter

March 11, 2019

If you're struggling to fill your Christmas list at the last minute, look no further than 19 years ago: the 90s. 90’s—inspired trends are characterized by the logos of classic casual-wear brands like FILA, Champion, Puma, and more. It's obvious that our generation is obsessed with bringing...

Rainy summer causes a change in Maryland pumpkins

Katie Salko, Features Editor

March 7, 2019

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Spookley the Square Pumpkin, Halloweentown. When getting into the fall season, we watch movies that create a feel for the season. And what do all of these movies have in common to achieve that autumnal spirit? Pumpkins. This past summer marked its rainiest...

Cyber Monday sales challenge tradition

Cyber Monday sales challenge tradition

Maggy McGuigan, Reporter

March 7, 2019

Despite the long lines and aggressive competitors, year after year, customers race to be the first to hit the shelves after Thanksgiving, kicking off the Christmas shopping season. However, in recent years, shoppers have tended to wait until Cyber Monday to get the deals more easily online. Many people...

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade brings festivity and spirit

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade brings festivity and spirit

Halli Powers, Reporter

February 21, 2019

If you celebrate Thanksgiving, chances are you have heard of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade; a bunch of big balloons float down the streets of New York City, which are lined with millions of people bundled up in hats and gloves, trying to get a glimpse of the action. If you are a part of the lucky...