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Photo of the popular Valentines Day candy conversation hearts. This treat dates back to 1847 and were originally used as throat lozenges. However, by the early 1900s they became a sweet treat to gift to a friend or valentine.

The bloody history of Valentine’s Day, how it morphed into the modern celebration

Emily Weigand, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Trigger Warning: Violence Each year on Feb. 14, couples across the world give each other candy, cards and flowers to celebrate Valentine’s Day. While this holiday is widely celebrated, few know about...

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Bearing News Sports Presents: Preview to the 2024 Super Bowl

Josiah Anderson, Editor in Chief February 6, 2024

With the National Football League (NFL) post-season in its final stretch, fans across the U.S. have time to reflect on their favorite teams’ seasons, some with disappointment while others look to hopeful...

Spotify Wrapped: marketing campaign turns into cultural moment

Spotify Wrapped: marketing campaign turns into cultural moment

Ella Wampler, Staff Writer January 17, 2024

For music lovers around the globe, the end of the year brings one of the largest music events of the year. More universal than Eurovision and more accessible than Coachella, the music streaming service...

Bebe Wood, Reneé Rapp, and Avantika (left to right) in Mean Girls. Image courtesy of IMDb

“Mean Girls” fails to successfully balance original film with musical adaptation

Julia Kim, Editor-in-Chief January 14, 2024

Spoilers Ahead The 2024 remake of “Mean Girls” revisits the world of “The Plastics” in its Jan. 12 premiere with a modern twist that leaves audiences entertained yet unsatisfied by the end....

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“Wonka:” an artfully executed exploration of a beloved chocolatier

Josiah Anderson, Editor in Chief December 19, 2023

Derived from the magical world of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” a children's novel written by Roald Dahl, “Wonka” explores the backstory of the eccentric chocolatier, Willy Wonka. The film...

This incredibly tall white light tree stands tall in the Veterans United light display. The light show will run through Dec. 17 from 7-10:30pm each night. Photo by Kaden Rhodes

Veterans United Light Show

Kaden Rhodes, Photographer December 14, 2023

A delicious warm hot chocolate covered in marshmallows sits on the desk.

High-Maintenance Hot Chocolate Recipe

Ella Wampler, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

When it comes to winter beverages, no drink has as much nostalgic power as steaming hot chocolate, made with real chocolate and poured over a handful of mini-marshmallows. The comforting power of this...

How technology is making and breaking the publishing industry

How technology is making and breaking the publishing industry

Ella Wampler, Staff Writer December 4, 2023

Anytime that technology and innovation progress, there is always the fear that new technology will push out something old and beloved. In a digital era, society now fears for the book.  Books have...

Rachel Zegler (left) and Tom Blyth (right) in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Image courtesy of IMDb

“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”: A Melodic Misstep in the Hunger Games Symphony

Maya Bensaoud, Staff Writer November 28, 2023

In a cinematic rendition that mirrors President Snow's own calculated dance between power and morality, "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” brings the novel's world to life, yet leaves fans torn between...

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Noah Kahan announces new tour, excites ‘Stick Season’ fanbase

Ella Wampler, Staff Writer October 3, 2023

Following his successful “Stick Seasons” album and tour, Noah Kahan has announced his 2024 “We’ll All Be Here Forever” tour Sept. 20.  The indie folk artist will be taking his tour to 39...

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Mitski releases 7th album, maintains signature style

Olivia Rollison, Art Editor September 21, 2023

Mitski’s 7th studio album, composed of 11 songs with a total runtime of 32 minutes:  “The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We,” was released Sept. 15. Preceded by “Laurel Hell,” the album marks...

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“A Haunting in Venice:” A spooky new twist on old tropes

Ella Wampler, Staff Writer September 20, 2023

“A Haunting in Venice,” (2023) the movie adaptation of the book “Hallowe’en Party” by Agatha Christie, showcases a movie unafraid to walk the line between horror and mystery, utilizing common...

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