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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Written by Regina Sanders. Media by Kayla Morton. In 1924, the world witnessed the first of what would become the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Although it took a hiatus for World War II, the parade has been a holiday staple. And, in 1946, it entered American homes, being televised for the first time. It all began when Macy’s employees asked to put on a parade. They were hoping to celebrate life in ...

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The Magnificast

Written by Regina Sanders. Media by Kayla Morton. In today’s age, there is a podcast on almost anything. Do you want a serial drama about supernatural events occurring in a town? Try "King Falls AM" or "Welcome to Night Vale." Do you want the latest Star Wars gossip and fan-theories? Try "Fangirls Going Rogue" or "Unmistakably Star Wars." If you’re interested in politics, try NPR. Podcasts provide a space t ...

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Mark Barigye: New to the Stage

Written by Josh Robinson. Media by Kayla Morton. There’s nothing like improv! This is Greenville’s version of "Saturday Night Live" and "Wild 'n Out" combined. Many people have tried out for Greenville’s improv team, Joyous Chaos, but only a few were able to make the cut. It’s either you have a really good sense of humor or you don’t. The newcomers to the team have been very exciting to see, but one has sto ...

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“Sequel-itis”

Written by Dylan Deppe. Media by Jason Wang. “Not as good as the first one.” That’s what people usually say about sequels. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, sequels have been the thing sort of keeping multiplexes open for the past 20-ish years. People who love these noisy moving pictures like to blame the decline of “good” movies on the sequels. While I partially agree that sequels are killing the ind ...

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LGBTQ+ Young Adult Books

Written by Dylan Deppe. Media by Yecheng Wang. Ever since gay marriage was made federally legal back in 2015, there’s been more and more exposure to the LGBTQ+ community for people who, perhaps, haven’t experienced much or any of it. From gay comic-book superheroes, lesbian movie spies, transsexual athletes, your bisexual neighbor, and more, the LGBTQ+ community isn’t just here, it’s now becoming a normal p ...

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YouTuber Spotlight: RDCworld1

Written by Josh Robinson. Media by Kayla Morton. Many people go on YouTube to search for videos that are funny or videos that will give you advice. Many YouTubers have made a lot of your favorite videos. Some may have been parodies of your favorite artists or acting out one of your favorite movies. There are many good YouTubers in America that are well-known, but there is one YouTuber that is on the rise. H ...

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From FarmVille to Stardew Valley and Yonder

Written by Sarah Burgener. Media by Yecheng Wang. In the past ten years, online gaming has become very popular because of the rise and advancement of technology. Gaming has received increased attention, not only from the media, but also from psychologists, mental health organizations, and gamers themselves in recent years. Online games can be simply for entertainment or to gain knowledge. The integration of ...

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Jon Bellion and The Human Condition Tour

Written by Regina Sanders. Media by Kayla Morton. Jon Bellion has had a busy few years. After releasing his debut album, "The Human Condition," in June 2016, the Long Island native’s life has been nonstop. This past September, he embarked on the third leg of his The Human Condition Tour. In a series of tweets from June 6, Bellion wrote, “Never in my wildest dreams would I assume that an album could stretch ...

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To Kill “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Written by Josh Robinson. Media by Kayla Morton. Many middle schools and high schools have been discussing for many years whether to ban Harper Lee’s famous novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird." Finally, some middle schools have banished the book, and some teachers and parents are in disagreement with the decision. Last week, a public school district located in Biloxi, Miss., banned "To Kill a Mockingbird" from t ...

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What is “Wolf Warrior 2”?

Written by Dylan Deppe. Media by Kayla Morton. Quick! Name the top five movies of the year worldwide! You've got “Wonder Woman”, “The Fate of the Furious”, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, and “Beauty and the Beast.” Right? All those movies may be some of the highest earners this year so far, but there’s one movie beating some of those that you definitely haven’t heard of. Yes, it ...

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