Album Review: Come Home the Kids Miss You

Review by: Bradyn Johnson Artist: Jack Harlow Rating: 3.5/5 Jack Harlow’s newest album, Come Home The Kids Miss You attempts to highlight his budding life in the music industry. Throughout the album I noticed that it was not super cohesive, the overall instrumentals and features like Drake, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne were one of the main things […]

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Fly high, Class of 2022

Aditya Thiyag | The Chronicle Everyone’s heard of a coming-of-age story. A classic tale of a teenager transitioning into adulthood and finally realizing what to do with their lives while they overcome their inner conflict and climatically find themself as the credits roll on a film or the last page of a book or the closing track of an album. […]

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Staff Editorial

Involvement trumps position We have a lot of organizations here at MHS. From smaller clubs focusing on the most niche of hobbies to larger ones hoping to spark change within the student body, there is a club or organization for every interest imaginable. And yet, there seems to be a disconnect between the goals of these organizations and the students […]

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Growing up is not a movie

Della Johnson | Editor-in-Chief I wrote my CommonApp essay about my baby blankets. I was hypervigilant and over-caffeinated, shivering in the middle of July. It was sparked by my sudden obsession with Spotify, my newfound ability to torture myself with hours of songs that reminded me of my childhood, whether I was raised on them or just the ideas they […]

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Animated films tap into child-like innocence

Izzy Gaspar’raj | The Chronicle Simplicity, empowerment and happy endings. Those three reasons are why Disney movies are my absolute favorite type of video entertainment. Though some may make the argument that Disney, as well as other animated films like Pixar movies, have ultra-simplified plots and not enough focus on the magical elements of it, I believe that this simplified […]

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Artist Spotlight: Pavement

Alisha Verma | The Chronicle Formed in Stockton, California in 1989 by Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg, Pavement has cemented itself as one of the most influential bands to come out of the 90s alternative rock scene. Whether he’s playfully half-singing, or shedding a blood-curdling scream, lead vocalist and guitarist Stephen Malkmus’ voice exudes an effortless charm reminiscent of a […]

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TV Show Review: Bridgerton (Season 2)

Review by: Shravani Page Created by: Chris Van Dusen Rating: 4/5 The Netflix original series Bridgerton is back with a second season.  Its second season has worked its way back up to Netflix’s No. 1 in many countries and amassed millions of views within just days of its release. Bridgerton’s inclusive nature shines throughout the entire season, particularly with the […]

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Artist Spotlight: Conan Gray

Josie Lorenz | The Chronicle Pop artist Conan Gray has used his music to connect to young teenage heartbreak since his 2017 debut. He contrasts his soft voice during the verses with powerful and emotional hooks, which is best exemplified by songs like his 2022 single “Jigsaw”. One of his most well-known songs, “Heather” from the album Kid Krow, launched […]

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Album Review: Familia

Review by: Sean Speidel Artist: Camila Cabello Rating: 1/5 Camila Cabello’s third studio album, Familia, is an attempt to provide a deeper look into the heartache and self doubt caused by her breakup with longtime boyfriend Shawn Mendes. Unfortunately, the lack of a coherent sound prevents the supposed familial theme of the album from fully developing. Familia’s largest drawback is […]

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Staff Editorial: HB 616 restricts learning and student engagement

Don’t Say Gay.  It’s a commonly used tagline to describe House Bill 616 which was originally introduced in Florida. If enacted, the bill would ban any discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity in grades Kindergarten through 3rd and would restrict any discussion centered around these topics for all grade levels. Any topics deemed “inappropriate” would additionally be considered off […]

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People first and athletes second

Andrew Little | The Chronicle Life is fragile. Sadly, nothing reminds people of that more than tragedy. On the morning of April 9, former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins passed away after being struck by a car on a highway.  Like many, I found out from seeing the initial report tweeted by Adam Schefter, the most prominent reporter in football. […]

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Album Review: Crash

Review by: Savannah Libby Artist: Charli XCX Rating: 3/5 Charli XCX’s fifth studio album Crash is the product of a turbulent mix of Charli’s passionate feelings about straying from the traditional path during her music career, explaining how she never conformed to the expectations set for her by Atlantic Records. The opening track “Crash” contains heartfelt lyricism, displaying synth and […]

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Celebrating cultures beyond a month

Bradyn Johnson | The Chronicle Out of the 12 months that make up every year, 8 of them are heritage appreciation months. Black History Month just recently ended and Women’s History Month is coming to a close. But I find myself asking myself the same question every year.  Why do we only limit the celebration of individual groups of people […]

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