By Zach Peace

Winter is Coming, we were promised all year. Well, winter has come and gone in just three episodes and now we’re fighting in a desert. Looking towards the finale, it’s not winter that concerns us however, it’s fire. Specifically, dragonfire is the main focus, after an explosive episode 5 that set the stage for one final conflict against a “villian” no-one expected. Finally fulfilling her long foreshadowed turn towards ‘madness’, Daenerys Targaryen, the Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons, has transitioned into a sort of anti-hero after committing genocide against the million citizens of King’s Landing last episode; as she promised at the beginning of the episode, “let it be fear.”

Two reviews by two of our staff members.

By Tyler Cramsey

Avengers Endgame was an amazing spectacle of a movie. It was a thrilling ending to the Infinity Saga of Marvel. Without spoiling anything the way it ends brings almost everyone’s story arc back full circle and give an agreeable conclusion to each character (that will no longer continue). This movie really helps to emphasize the end in Endgame.

As National Poetry Month draws to a close, enjoy the following playlist of poems for every mood or occasion. 

By Haroula Barbounis and Gabriella Lozada

From sadness to joy, from love to heartbreak, this poetry playlist has practically every kind poem you may need for any type of feeling. From personalities like Maya Angelou and Robert Frost to lesser-known but still exemplary writers such as Linda Ori and Pat Mora, we bring you the perfect poetry playlist to enjoy at any occasion.

By Haroula Barbounis

Adapted into a movie on Netflix, Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy is a book that addresses many insecurities that girls grapple with today. Self-confidence and being true to yourself are the two of the many themes in the book, which causes it to be engaging as well as empowering. The main character in the novel, Willowdean Dickson, is our plus-size heroine, who enters the local pageant in hopes of taking a stand in her small Texan town. Which oh-so-happens to be run by her beauty queen mom. Friendships are formed and tested as we see Willowdean, aka Will, show her town that it’s not all about having a Barbie-like body.

By Gabriella Lozada

Embrace your Wellness

This week’s installment: The Importance of Drinking Water

My absolute, all-time favorite drink is water. About a year ago, I became obsessed with finding a cute water bottle. Seriously, ask my parents. If I saw a cute water bottle, then I had to get it. Finally for Christmas, I got the perfect water bottle. You see, this water bottle is a Brita water bottle. It has a filter, making it easy to drink any water and have it be purified. Some people dislike room temperature water, however, I really like. As a singer, room temperature water is better for your vocal cords and your overall health. So this water bottle kept my water at the perfect temperature. It is a beautiful light blue color and it has a handle on the side which makes it great for carrying around. This water bottle was truly perfect for me. Having it, made me want to always be drinking water. Always drinking water began to be a reoccurring daily thing. I was drinking around 40 0z of water a day. This newly established habit improved my health greatly, although I was not looking for that when I was asking for one.