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The New Face of Horror Movies

Sage Williams, Writer January 26, 2023

Hollywood is known for the exaggerated petrifying doll movies such as Chucky or Annabelle, but this movie leads with a different approach. Ringing in the new year with a refreshing film on the big screen,...

Senior James Rasser hits a pose during premier night.

A Fresh Start

Izzy Gerharter, Photography Editor January 19, 2023

New beginnings, songs, members, and costumes. PLHS Show Choirs, Monarchy, Heart and Soul, and Free Spirit took on their first competition at Gretna this past weekend, where they displayed their new shows...

A Not So Enchanting Sequel

A Not So Enchanting Sequel

Emily Smith, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

Sequels are a tricky business. They can either result in a wonderful masterpiece better than the original or an underwhelming cash grab. “Disenchanted” unfortunately falls into the latter category. Directed...

Old School Rivalry, New School Team

Ellen Pham, Video Editor December 12, 2022

A historic experience for Monarchs & Titans was made last Thursday. Both high schools’ girls wrestling programs faced off in the FIRST rivalry duel. PLV won 48-12. Watch to see the highlights.

A Surprising Cosmic Holiday

A Surprising Cosmic Holiday

Emily Smith, Staff Writer November 28, 2022

A sci-fi Christmas movie? Sign me up! Phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ended on a high note with the release of  “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special,” on Disney+. This 45 minute...

A student navigates the college application process.

Senior Stress and College Chaos

Kathryn Harding, Staff Writer November 15, 2022

As seniors begin to focus on future endeavors, the stress of the college application process becomes more apparent.  According to The Atlantic, “Over the past two decades, the number of applications...

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes!

  Pumpkin Snickerdoodles - Avery Delwiche Ingredients - For Cookie Dough 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree, "strained" (see step...

A Glimpse into the Mind of Taylor Swift

A Glimpse into the Mind of Taylor Swift

Emily Smith, Staff Writer October 24, 2022

After the wild success of Taylor Swift’s past two albums, Folklore and Evermore, Swift is back to once again reinvent her music. Compared to the woodsy and indie tunes of her two previous albums, Midnights’...

Experiencing Onstage of Flo Rida

Ellen Pham, Video Editor October 20, 2022

2 Monarch students Kylei Morton and Mia Slizinski end up at a Flo Rida concert. Hear about their exclusive experience onstage.

Apple Crisp Recipe!

Apple Crisp Recipe!

Allie Plourde, Design Editor September 28, 2022

Ingredients: [Apple Mixture Ingredients] - 8 cups of sliced apples - 1/4 tsp. of salt - 2 tsp. of cinnamon - 1/2 cup of sugar - 2 T. of flour [Topping Mixture Ingredients] - 1 cup...

Seniors Noah Doane and Kaden Toth are getting ready to perform at the Scrimmage.

Band At Work

September 13, 2022


REVIEW: Running up Those Views

REVIEW: Running up Those Views

REVIEW BY: Kate Harding, Staff Writer September 13, 2022

Chrissy, I really don't like this. After three long years of anticipation, season four part one of the hit series 'Stranger Things' premiered on Netflix on May 27th, 2022. The viewers had been on the...

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