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Why I hated Netflixs Wednesday

Why I hated Netflix’s “Wednesday”

Laynie Rearick, Staff Writer January 20, 2023

In what may get me canceled by the #Wenclair (Wednesday Addams + Enid Sinclair) shippers or the Tim Burton stans (c’mon people, all he does is make surface level media that pretends to support “weird”...

The journey to the Fourth Floor

Truman Daleke, Staff Writer January 20, 2023

All South students remember walking up the stairs to the third floor as an ambitious freshman, yet to be dulled to the husks we are now, wondering what was in the land beyond. What was once a topic of...

You Have Got to See Avatar: The Way of Water

You Have Got to See “Avatar: The Way of Water”

Jenna Torline, Co-Editor, Ad Manager January 11, 2023

After a whopping 13 years since the release of the first “Avatar,” director James Cameron had big shoes to fill when it came to the release of “Avatar: The Way of Water,” and with an estimated...

A less than jolly review of Elf the Musical

Laynie Rearick, Staff Writer January 4, 2023

"Elf the Musical is a good musical.” “No it’s not.” “Yes it is.” “No it’s not.” “Yes it is.” The above is my last two remaining brain cells arguing with each other over what to...

Twirling into the holiday season with The Nutcracker

Twirling into the holiday season with The Nutcracker

Ashton Crosley, Staff Writer December 8, 2022

Indiana University Ballet put on their annual production of the timeless Tchaikovsky ballet, The Nutcracker, on Dec. 1-4. Ballerinas from Bloomington and the surrounding area perform often with the ballet...

Buskirk-Chumley putting on production of Elf the Musical

Laynie Rearick, Staff Writer December 8, 2022

Taking the line “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear” to heart, the Buskirk-Chumley is putting on a production of Elf the Musical from Dec. 15-31. To ring in the...

New Winter Guard starts their first season

Aidan Martin, Staff Writer November 30, 2022

The band director, Will Nicholas, of Bloomington South, has announced the start of the Winter Guard this year after a long absence of over 20 years and has taken charge under the direction of head coach...

Taylor Swift fans have Bad Blood with Ticketmaster

Nora Doyle , Staff Writer November 29, 2022

Those with presale codes for Swift’s “Eras Tour” were invited to purchase tickets this week. Little did they know, this sale would be a multi-hour experience filled with lots of blood, sweat, and...

Into the Woods is Coming to the BHSS Theatre

Jack Crystal, Staff Writer November 4, 2022

         If you are a triple threat -someone who can act, sing and dance- you are eligible to audition for the Into the Woods production. Students are now able to reserve an audition slot via...

Top Horror Movies

Elliot Thurston, Staff Writer September 27, 2022

  Us Us has to be one of the best psychological thriller movies out there. Director Jordan Peele dives into a deeper plot compared to his other films, marking his territory in the directing...

Official Pumpkin Spice Latte Tournament 2022

Bella Inman September 20, 2022

          In September when the leaves start to change and the weather gets cooler, there’s only one thing that matters: pumpkin spice lattes. International coffee chain Starbucks may be the...

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