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The portrayal of hardship in media and the implications

Norah Vaudo, In-Depth Editor December 12, 2023

With the rise of social media, reliance on dopamine produced by digital media has become a standard in teenage life. Stress in high school can be overwhelming, often prompting teenagers to look to movies...

The societal prominence of book adaptations

Kathleen Morrow, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

Since book adaptations have surfaced in global cinema, they have grown to be prominent in the media — so much so that it has sparked controversy. More classic adaptations such as the “Harry Potter”...

The exploitation of child influencers

The exploitation of child influencers

Aditi Chandra, Features Editor December 12, 2023

Imagine that at the young age of 10-years-old, the world knows not only your name, but every detail of your life. You are shown off to the world and have no say in the matter. This is the sad reality for...

The evolution of music for teens

Matt Tadle, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

With new generations come new forms of musical styles and expression, especially surrounding the messages which musicians and artists convey through their art. Throughout history, there have been various...

Madison Madrigals perform for the holidays

Sean Clinton, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

The holiday season is a very busy time for many, including the Madison Madrigals. The Madison Madrigals are an auditioned choral group made up of both male and female voices. Throughout the holiday season,...

Students dance for holiday tradition

Students dance for holiday tradition

Spencer Kaltenmark, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

The Nutcracker, a Tchaikovsky ballet that originated in the 1890's, is a staple in many homes during the holiday season. Madison students Madeleine Connelly ('26), Sarah West ('25)  and Maya Sheth ('24)...

Cultural obsession with Christmas music brings people joy

Charlotte Crowder and Kate Curby December 12, 2023

The day after Thanksgiving, or sometimes even earlier, people walk around in stores and hear the familiar classic holiday tunes playing. Often Christmas music is played during Christmas traditions and...

Madison’s student performers showcase their talents and experiences

Caroline Berry, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

It is well known that Madison has excellent, award-winning programs for student performers. Through band, orchestra, drama, choir, etc. Madison students get the chance to show their talents in a variety...

The media’s obsession with celebrity relationships

Charlotte Crowder, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce were spotted at a Chiefs game during the week four matchup, and this has fans of Swift going wild. Their rumored relationship has been fully embraced by not only the media,...

Dracula: Serving Count since 1897

Darius Bagherian, Designer November 8, 2023

Clawing their way out from literature, vampires have been prowling through art and media for ages. Amongst werewolves, ghosts and zombies, they’ve become synonymous with the horror genre, and rightfully...

The rise of Greta Gerwig and the impact of “Barbie”

Emma Defot, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

Actress turned director, Greta Gerwig, has taken the film industry by storm and recently became the first female director to surpass 1 billion dollars in box office revenue. With movies that have consistently...

“Daisy Jones and The Six” releases

Emma Defot, Staff Writer June 2, 2023

On March 3, 2023, the long awaited limited series “Daisy Jones and The Six” was released onto Amazon Prime Video. The show, based on the popular novel of the same name, has become the center of much...

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