By Jack Miller
The 2K franchise has been a leader in the sports video game industry for years now.
They have produced games such related to World Wrestling Entertainment, Major League Baseball, and of course everyone’s favorite, the National Basketball Association(NBA). The newest release in the NBA 2K series is NBA 2K18, which is developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. NBA 2K18 is yet another drastic step in the industry of sports video games.
By Emily Heiss
News & Features Editor
It is finally here. After a year and a half of waiting, Netflix has finally released the anticipated sequel to their award winning original series, Stranger Things.
After the thrilling adventure that was entailed in season 1, Stranger Things 2 had a lot to follow up, including a cliffhanger about the whereabouts of Eleven.
By Shayla Scallorn
Social Media Editor
For the third year, Mrs. Granger’s freshman English class is writing and sending letters to the Juliet Club in Verona, Italy.
Thousands of letters from around the globe are mailed in every year, addressed to the fictitious Juliet Capulet from Shakespeare’s renowned play “Romeo and Juliet.” The volunteers who run the club, known as “Juliet’s Secretaries,” take care to answer each one. The secretaries can read and write in several languages so anyone is able to write in.
“They get handwritten letters back on official Letterhead,” English teacher Ashley Granger said. “Most kids start getting them within a couple of months, the rest will get them back next school year.”
By Molly Merson
News & Features Editor
The 2007 novel “Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher has recently been popularized by becoming a new Netflix series co-produced by Selena Gomez. It has grabbed social media’s attention along with many adolescents that are fans of the story. The show features teenager Hannah Baker’s story and struggles throughout high school. It revolves around Hannah’s experience with bullying and her eventual suicide. The story includes the thirteen reasons why Hannah completed suicide, hence the title “Thirteen Reasons Why”.
The story sounds a bit dark upon first glance, but many teenagers have been moved by Hannah’s experience. Whether that is a positive or negative emotional impact is up for debate. According to an article published by the New York Times, superintendents and school counselors have been concerned that the show glorifies the idea of suicide and could cause an increase in such behavior among vulnerable students. This is my take on the thirteen reasons why the tv series could be harmful and/or controversial.
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