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The 2019 Starbucks Holiday Drinks, Ranked

The 2019 Starbucks Holiday Drinks, Ranked

Gaby Lesmana, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

   Every year, Starbucks lovers await the red cup season for their favorite holiday drinks to return. Some may say the sweetness of these flavors overpowers the coffee, but others enjoy the more dessert-like drinks. The beverages are classics from years before, providing the comfort of the holiday seas...

How Hallmark movies are a cinematic dystopia

How Hallmark movies are a cinematic dystopia

Emily Yoon, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

   My mother and I share many things in common. In addition to our love of seafood and our terrible eyesight, we both love making fun of badly-made films.     You can probably imagine how we’ve watched oodles of Hallmark Christmas movies over the years and mocked the awkward dialogue and id...

Remembering Juice WRLD: The Voice of a Generation

Noah Neri, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

On Sunday, Dec. 8, news broke that rapper Jarrad Higgins, more commonly known as Juice WRLD, died of a seizure at the age of 21. His tragic and unexpected death was an abrupt end to the young superstar’s career and left millions of fans worldwide thinking “too soon.” Juice WRLD was truly a voice of the rising g...

The Paw Print Reviews JESUS IS KING by Kanye West

Noah Neri, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Kanye West is a changed man.  Over the course of about a year, the cultural icon has gone from releasing the notoriously filthy lyrics of “I Love It” and “XTCY” to creating a full-fledged gospel album, “Jesus Is King.” In this Paw Print album review, I’ll be giving my thoughts, song-by-...

Angels in Cages: The Evils of the K-Pop Industry

Angels in Cages: The Evils of the K-Pop Industry

Jaeeun Park, Minjun Kim, and Emily Yoon

December 5, 2019

Trigger Warning: Mentions of depression/suicide.            “I experienced a lot of things that typical teenagers aren't able to experience,” ex K-pop idol Kyla Massie admits. “I moved to South Korea alone when I was thirteen years old to continue training, ...

The end of an era: The Papa Louie Games

The end of an era: The Papa Louie Games

Ricky Rojas and Mia Ouyang

November 22, 2019

   The Papa Louie games are a whirlwind of weird, upbeat music, angry customers and stupidly simple gameplay. These games are important in many people’s childhoods as one of the few easily accessible Flash games that are actually fun to play.     There are fourteen different games in the series, ranging ...

Head in the Clouds II: A Review

Head in the Clouds II: A Review

Jaeeun Park and Minjun Kim

November 12, 2019

    On Oct. 11, 88rising, an Asian music collective, released its album “Head in the Clouds II”, mainly produced by Joji (George Miller) who rose to mainstream fame with his song “SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK.” “Head in the Clouds II” is a sequel to 88rising’s debut album “Head in the Clou...

Celebrating The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” 50th Anniversary Release in Hollywood

Alexa Empleo and Cynthia Rahman

November 10, 2019

The Beatles are considered to be one of the most legendary and influential bands of all time. Their music has surpassed generations and are still considered relevant to this day.  Fifty years ago, on Sept. 26, 1969, The Beatles released their last-produced album, “Abbey Road,” which was the fo...

West Ranch Percussion Blows Students Away During Pep Rally

West Ranch Percussion Blows Students Away During Pep Rally

Lauren Guss, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

   On Oct. 30, West Ranch High School’s drum line performed in front of the ASB office at brunch during their pep rally. Cheerleaders rooted them on as the percussion played entertaining tunes. Many students gathered as the percussion played a variety of measures that gave students a break from thei...

Space Rat

Space Rat

Chika Winston, Website Design Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2019

 As the drummer starts with a beat, soon to be followed by the two guitarists, the four band members stand atop the stage — sweat trickling down their faces but cheeks engraved with smiles — where they overlook the small crowd in front of them.    Today, they are here to perform. Tonight, they will bring som...

Gradient App Review

Alyssa Chang and Jasmine Wongphatarakul

November 1, 2019

   The app Gradient has been significantly influencing social media users over the last few weeks with their new “lookalike” feature, and went viral after the Kardashians and other popular celebrities eagerly uploaded pictures of their own doppelgangers found on the app.     To find a ce...

Horror Movies: Originals vs. Remakes

Vanessa McLaughlin, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

The end of September and all through October is usually the time to cuddle in a blanket and watch scary movies. There are favorite Halloween classics made in the 1980s which feature black and white murders and weaponized attacks. Now, remakes are being made which have more complicated sub-plots and ...

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