Breaking Blue

Do TV Talent Shows Work?

Do TV Talent Shows Work?

Sophia Jackson, Writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinion

Ever heard of Matt Terry? Well, neither have I. However, he won the X Factor in 2016. The common denominators in shows such as the X Factor are similar. The performers have heart-wrenching tales, the judges are funny, and there are some terrible performers that audition in front of thousands, maybe millions, of p...

The Natural Disaster That Was 2017

The Natural Disaster That Was 2017

Andrea Rahman, Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Last year marked the most expensive year on record regarding the costs of natural disasters in the United States. Totaling $306 billion, these expenses shattered the 2005 record of $215 billion. To add to the initial costs of the disasters, the prices of gas, water, and food almost always inflate as w...

John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down Review

Piper Nesbit, Yearbook Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Nearly six years after the release of his last book, The Fault in Our Stars, John Green is back, and yep, he did it once again. Just like he always does, Green managed to create the perfect mixture of friendship, romance, and heartache, and somehow, magically put it into words for his latest young-adult n...

#NotMyRodrick

#NotMyRodrick

Kiki Chandler and Kodey Williams, Writers

May 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

April 1, 2007: the day a legacy was born. We can all remember running into our elementary school book fair and picking up the latest book of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The “cheese touch," Fregley, and Rodrick’s band “The Loaded Diaper” are all things Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans wish they could’ve e...

A teacher’s thoughts on Betsy DeVos

A teacher’s thoughts on Betsy DeVos

February 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

One of the great things about the United States is our public education system. Is it perfect? Far from it. Standardized testing, and the emphasis therein, loss of teacher autonomy, political bureaucracy (just to name a few) are some of the looming problems evident in our system. So does something n...

Split: A Twisted Masterpiece

Split: A Twisted Masterpiece

Delaney Nunn, Writer

February 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinion

Split only being rated at 73% by Rotten Tomatoes and 7.5/10 by IMDB is absolutely insane to me seeing as it deserves even beyond a 100% rating. This movie deserves every honorable movie award in existence…it is incredible! The dedicated directors and devoted cast made this movie one to remember. ...

Best Bromance Ever

Best Bromance Ever

Kiki Chandler and Piper Nesbit, Writers

February 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Obama will be remembered for many things from his eight years in the Oval Office such as being the first black president, the clandestine attack on Osama bin Laden resulting in his death, The Affordable Care Act, improved relations between U.S. and Cuba, and the Iran nuclear deal. However, what arg...

Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night and The Modern Gaming Industry

Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night and The Modern Gaming Industry

Isaiah Sherfick, Print Editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I don’t know about the rest of the social, responsible, or interesting world, but I spent a good 60% of my Winter break playing unhealthy amounts of video games. I dabbled in my usual escapes: World of Warcraft, Dark Souls, Metroid, and Super Smash Bros., but I also played two games that I had never...

Fly the W

Fly the W

Brad Perry, Adviser

November 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I've been converted. I used to hate watching baseball. It was boring. It was slow paced. It was uneventful. I had a hard time finding a way to stay involved...until this series. Until this series, my wife and I were apathetic about baseball. We decided to watch game one together; this was my first...

A Cynics Guide to Fall

Mya Freed, Writer

October 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Take your boyfriend to a pumpkin patch The opportunity is here to do the things everyone looks forward to - the fall staples of pumpkin patching and apple picking! Bringing your boyfriend along is perfect. Have him foraging for the ideal pumpkin, and go get yourself some apple cider. Don’t forget...

Debate Drama

Debate Drama

Jianni Adams, Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Reality television can be quite addicting. Between the Kardashians and the Little Women of LA, people all over the country can watch the flashy drama take place on screen. Now, when the chaos is taking place in a grandiose mansion in the hills where people blow their nose into 20 dollar bills, it can be...