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Officially releasing on April 16, Starbucks came out with their new Spicy Lemonade Refreshers: Spicy Dragonfruit (left), Spicy Strawberry (middle) and Spicy Pineapple  (right). What makes these drinks unique is the addition of the Starbucks Spicy Chili Powder Blend which gives the drinks that hint of spice combined with the fruity, tropical flavor of the lemonade. (photo illustration by Zosia Paciorek)

Sips of Summer

Zosia Paciorek, Features Editor May 23, 2024

To kick off summer, Starbucks released several new drinks including the Spicy Lemonade Refreshers and Summer-Berry refreshers. These drinks caught my attention as they incorporate unusual elements....

In front of her TV, junior Maddy Cox stares at the opening screen of the docuseries Quiet on Set. The docuseries featured Nikelodeon cast and crew members talking about abuse they went through while working on and off set.

Child Actors, Adult Problems

Maddy Cox, Asst. Editor in Chief April 4, 2024

As a child in the 2000s, I was practically raised by Nickelodeon stars on Victorious, iCarly and The Amanda Show. Coming home from school every day and being greeted by the same faces on the TV, I felt...

In Irish Wish, Maddie Kelly (played by Lindsay Lohan) makes a wish that changes her life. In the end, Kelly is forced to decide between two guys she has feelings for.

Irish Wish offers charming romance, lacks overall plot depth

Abby Scott, News Editor March 28, 2024

The rom-com Irish Wish was released on Netflix on March 15. Following author and editor Maddie Kelly (played by Lindsay Lohan) as she wishes for the man she wrote a book with, Paul (played by Alexander...

The animated version of Avatar: The Last Airbender first aired on Nickelodeon while the live action version is available for streaming on Netflix. Both series featured the same characters with similar storylines.

Netflix remake of Avatar: The Last Airbender lacks personality shown in animated version

Rishit Sohaney, News Staff March 4, 2024

The original animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender boasts a solid 9.3/10 rating on IMDb and a perfect 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.  The show is a fan favorite and beloved by many people including myself....

SeaWorld currently has three locations in the US. One in San Diego, Orlando and San Antonio.

Mistreatment towards orcas, dolphins at SeaWorld leave them distressed

Adwyta Chelikavada, News Staff January 25, 2024

When I was ten, my family decided to take me to SeaWorld to see one of the famous orca and dolphin shows. During the show, I was in complete awe. Seeing the orcas and dolphins do tricks with their...

As Editor In Chief, along with other editors, I am responsible for editing stories and overseeing the production of our website, newsmagazine and social media accounts. Along with editor duties, I write stories for all three sources.

Behind the byline

Sonya Sud, Editor in Chief January 19, 2024

Just a few weeks ago, there was a newspaper deadline. As I slaved away on a Monday work night, making edits after edits to countless pages, I questioned why I was still at school at 8 p.m. on a school...

An adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ novel of the same name, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes released in theaters Nov 17. The movie, a prequel of the “Hunger Games” trilogy, reached streaming Dec 19.

“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” exhibits humanity’s inner monster

Audrey Keller, News Staff January 8, 2024

“It’s the things we love most, that destroy us.” President Coriolanus Snow’s iconic line from the original Hunger Games trilogy still sends shivers down fans’ spines and echoes throughout...

A Coca-Cola drink vending machine is located near Room 137A. Senior Samantha Haney uses it almost every day.

On the search for caffeine

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager December 20, 2023

Vending machines are an important part of my life. I know that sounds silly but there’s something therapeutic about the whirring of the gears as the item is dispensed and then the thump of a chilled...

Both Thirteen reasons Why and Glass Castle are featured in the Lafayette librarys Banned Book Week display. The library currently has three copies of Thirteen Reasons Why and one copy of Glass Castle.

Library Media Specialists review favorite challenged books

Jane Lingafelter, Nicole Ballard-Long, and Maddy Cox October 6, 2023

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher Due to it's discussion of teen suicide, drug use and sexually explicit content, Thirteen Reasons Why earned the title of  #1 Most Challenged Book of 2017 from the...

Published in 2004, Crank by Ellen Hopkins gives a realistic depiction of a teens plunge into drug addiction. While this book as been challenged, Lafayettes Library still has three copies.

Crank: a cautionary tale

Eshwar Murali, Sports Editor October 5, 2023

Growing up, even with programs like D.A.R.E., the truths of drug addiction have always had a haze around them. Addiction is often talked about at a surface level, yet as a sophomore in high school I never...

The Perks of Being a Wallflower has been a #1 New York Times bestseller, and has won many awards, including the American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults award (2000). The book has been challenged and banned at high schools across the nation, although Lafayettes Library still has four copies.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: a unique perspective

Sonya Sud, Editor in Chief October 4, 2023

Placed on the American Library Association’s Most Banned Book list for depiction of sexual abuse, LGBTQIA+ content, drug use, profanity and possibly sexually explicit scenes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by...

Lafayettes Library has four copies of Looking for Alaska by John Green in. The book is a Michael L. Printz Award winner and The New York Times bestseller.

Looking for Alaska: a representation of teenage life

Samantha Haney, Opinions Editor / Legend Social Media Manager October 3, 2023

Looking for Alaska by John Green was the first book I read that captured the feeling of the messy side of being a teenager. The whole book is about making mistakes and coping with them along with understanding...

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