The Unexpected Rise of Pokémon Go

Sharif McCurdy '22Contributor The sudden and widespread re-emergence of Pokémon Go in our school has been surprising and overwhelming but it is based on many factors. The strange spread of the app across our school and the sheer numbers of people playing, collecting, trading, and battling is undeniable. The app, Pokémon GO, was a hit... Continue Reading →

US Election Results

Emmitt Wilson '22Politics Editor The United States election is finally over, with enough states having officially certified their vote totals to declare Joe Biden the next President of the United States, with a margin of over 7 million votes. Joe Biden is the winner of the 2020 presidential election This has upset current President Donald... Continue Reading →

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Yazan Abusaleh '22Contributor Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos works in a profoundly metaphorical register and uses unthinkable circumstances to illuminate relatable human fears. The outcome is a mesmerising dark thriller that poses questions without good answers, and traps us with little hope for a happy ending within its bizarre and frightening situation. Featuring consistently great performances throughout... Continue Reading →

Riley’s Christmas Movie Reviews

Riley Wilcosh '22Film Critic Christmastime is here, and you know what that sometimes means: commercialism. All of those gifts, cards, and awkward dinners with relatives. Today we are going to ignore all those negative elements of Christmas, and I’ll weigh in on some of the most beloved Christmas movies. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000):... Continue Reading →

Alec’s Christmas Album Reviews

Alec Compton '22Arts & Culture Editor Christmastime is an anomaly in terms of music charting and music culture. It is really the only holiday that has a truly large effect on people’s listening habits (Halloween music is barely a thing) and continues to be an extremely profitable creative endeavour for many musicians, despite saturation. Everyone... Continue Reading →

A Christmas Message from The Crusader News

Donovan Martin '22Deputy Editor The end of this year's different,From the ends we've had before.For one, instead of going out,We spend our days indoors. No longer can we visitOur close friends and family.Our grand dinners, our grand partiesAre now distant memories Yet even with a virusBeing present everywhere,Your friends at The Crusader NewsCouldn't help it... Continue Reading →

Grading the NBA Draft

Kieran Light '21Contributor On November 18, the NBA held its draft for incoming rookies at the ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. Today, I will be grading the top three picks and one draftee that just might surprise you. Anthony Edwards, SG (pick #1, Minnesota Timberwolves): B+ Edwards is probably the most ‘boom or bust’ pick... Continue Reading →

The obscure art of speedcubing

Yash Varma '24Contributor There are two types of people in this world: those who can solve a Rubik’s Cube and those who cannot. Those who can solve a Rubik’s Cube may be a part of the global society of speedcubers. What exactly is a speedcuber? Essentially, it is someone who can solve the twisty puzzle... Continue Reading →

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