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K-12, Evolving the Music Industry

K-12, Evolving the Music Industry

Jay Marren, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Unafraid of ever crossing the line, Melanie Martinez returns to music with her new album and movie "K-12." Martinez has never been afraid to express her concerns with issues like domestic violence, child neglect, abuse and other topics. Martinez' visual album confronts the issues that come with public...

Hurts Donut Review

Hurts Donut Review

Define Mansour, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Throughout my time in Iowa, donuts have been a popular pastry favorite; they are quick to get with minimal work, not very messy, and best of all, they are delicious. They'll satisfy even the most stubborn of sweet tooths, and they are relatively cheap.  I had been to places like Dunkin’ Donuts a...

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Not So Nice

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Not So Nice

Sabrina McGuire, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

It’s obvious that Americans love the fall season. Football season starts up, and the weather becomes a bit colder, creating a nip in the air. Halloween brings pumpkins and candy, as well as an orange, yellow and red color scheme. One of the many infamous ‘signs of fall’ is the pumpkin spice ...

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, A Thrilling Instant Classic

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, A Thrilling Instant Classic

Jay Marren, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

"Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" has to be one of the most refreshing horror movies to come out this year. This movie perfectly blends the elements of classic horror as well as adding in hints of the elements that a lot of new horror films are praised for. This film's excellent story, characters,...

Popular Smart Watches

Popular Smart Watches

Stella Zeng, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Many new technologies are being developed that make lives easier. Smart watches are an example of this. Small and portable, smart watches are convenient, whether someone just wants to track how many miles they have run, or want to make phone calls without carrying a phone around. Here are some current...

El Mariachi versus Nuevo Mexico

El Mariachi versus Nuevo Mexico

Emily Irlbeck, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

There is an undeniable rivalry between two of Johnston's most popular Mexican restaurants, El Mariachi and Nuevo Mexico. There is no question that El Mariachi just can not be beat. To be fair, both restaurants were put to the test. Fast service, reasonable prices, and good food are all things people c...