By Greta Flanagan
Milky Chance is by no means a new band, having released their first album, Sadnecessary, in 2014. They brought a new voice to the alternative rock genre and eventually set their career into motion with the eleventh, and most well-known, song on this album, “Stolen Dance,” which has over 550 million downloads on Spotify. While many people may know of that particular song, the general population doesn’t quite know who wrote it. However, Milky Chance recently released a new album in November 2019 called Mind The Moon, which contains beautifully crafted songs like “Oh Mama,” and “Right From Here.” These songs have incredibly unique tunes and rhythms, and despite being unknown to many people, they will likely become the next big hit like “Stolen Dance,” which sets the album’s success into motion.
By Alina Kelly
Clear skin is something that most women yearn for; however, it may be difficult to achieve as many problems arise when using different skincare products. Tiffany Masterson, the founder of the skincare brand Drunk Elephant, has faced problems with her own skin, which led her to develop her own brand.
Drunk Elephant was founded in 2012 and has since grown to be immensely popular within the beauty world. The brand is on the pricier side with products ranging from $18 for a lip balm to $134 for a night serum. The packaging of the products is very trendy, so not only will the product make your face look good, but it will also spice up your bathroom vanity.
By Ava Aschettino
We all remember watching those iconic Disney classics and being enchanted by their tales of adventure and magic. Growing up, these films taught the world about the limitless possibilities life has to offer, introducing viewers to an array of iconic characters. The arrival of Disney Plus brings a nostalgic sense of wonder back into people’s homes while enchanting a whole new generation of viewers.
First off, the platform’s price is less than its top competitor, Netflix, costing $6.99 per month, or $69.99 per year, compared to Netflix’s least inclusive plan, starting at $8.99. However, the question remains: is it worth the additional expense for yet another streaming service claiming it “offers it all”?
By David Cohen
The new installment of the popular Call of Duty franchise, Modern Warfare (2019 edition), has players all around the world excited to see a reboot of the well known Modern Warfare series. But does this re-imagining live up to the hype? Let’s dive deep into all aspects of the game.
The series refreshes players with a reboot of the classic Modern Warfare series, which was overwhelmingly popular. The story is set in a fictional, yet realistic, modern era cold war between the U.S and Russia, and the player follows a CIA officer code name Alex and SAS Sergeant Kyle Garrick through a fictional war on terrorism.
By Kate Moore
Oyster Bay High School exudes academic rigor. With numerous Advanced Placement (AP) courses, as well as dual enrollment courses, Oyster Bay pushes students to reach academic success. However, some classes are more strenuous than others. AP Physics Ⅱ, AP Chemistry, and AP Calculus BC rank at the top of this list. Each course is sure to challenge students with rigorous content.
By Janoc Gou Arribas
Spain and the United States are two very different countries with different cultures and ways of life. There are also vast differences between the education systems of both countries.
Before we start diving into the differences between these two countries’ education systems, let’s talk about some of their similarities. The number of years that students are required to study are almost the same. In Spain, you can start studying at three years old in grades that range from P3 to P5. These years are not obligatory, though. Mandatory education starts at six years old. This time is called first of primary, and it goes from first to sixth of primary, at which point students are 12 years old. Following the primary grades, students continue to high school, when they are 12-16 years of age. Then, students study from first of “ESO” to fourth. ESO represents the initials of “Secondary Obligatory Studies” in Spanish. Following this stage of education, students can study first and second “Bachiller” before attending a college or university.
By Craig Mannino
As the world gets closer to the ever present threats of governmental collapse or a nuclear holocaust, and as more and more people rant on Twitter about subjects that nobody really cares about, comedy has become an escape from all things depressing. Jokes ranging from how stupid a friend’s shirt might look to jokes parodying current events are heard on a regular basis. This begs the question: can a joke go too far?
The concise answer to this question is that there is no definitive way to determine when a joke has gone past the point of acceptable. This is mostly due to differing senses of humor among people. Certain topics might offend one person and not
By Lindsey Purcell
A cell phone buzzes while you're driving home. Is it acceptable to take your eyes off the road for just a few seconds?
Cell phones are a major part of people's daily activities, including driving. As of 2018, only 16 states prohibit drivers from using handheld devices while driving. Driving while talking on the phone is dangerous for all drivers in all states, so it doesn't make sense for this to be legal. A phone takes the driver’s hand off the wheel and causes the driver to risk his/her life; therefore, handheld use of a phone while driving should be illegal in every state.
The time it takes for the driver to pick up the phone could cost the driver his or her life. According to Edgar Snyder of The
By Isabella Skvarla
For sometime, politicians in this country have been criticized and mocked by comedians, regardless of their party. Whether on Saturday Night Live or The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, comedians have demonstrated that all people have an opinion about how our country is governed.
A prime example of this is Jimmy Kimmel’s coverage of the repeal and replace effort against the American Healthcare Act. During his monologue, Kimmel used the example of his son, Billy, who was born with a congenital heart disorder, to explain to viewers that if the proposed bill passed, individuals with medical conditions like Billy’s would be turned down for healthcare coverage when they were older.
One of the most impactful lines from Kimmel’s monologue was, “If your baby is going to die and it does not have to, it should not matter how much money you make.” By making this statement, Kimmel raised awareness of how the American people would be impacted by the proposed bill. But, to what extent does the commentary of these comedians impact the lawmakers who have to either approve or disapprove of these laws?
By Shania Kuo
With the school year drawing to a close, most of us have our summer plans set. However, the life of a student is rough, and for you underclassmen, there’s a lot you can do this summer to get a head start for next year.