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Sasha Sloan’s shocking debut

Sasha Sloan's debut album reached number 17 on the iTunes charts almost immediately after it's release.

Adyson Sand, Entertainment editor

October 21, 2020

As of last week, alternative artist Sasha Sloan released her well-awaited album, “Only Child.” All of the 10 songs on the album act as a breeding ground for the unspoken, philosophical thoughts that restrained the artist for the majority of her life. “Only Child” has attracted a wave of support...

‘West Wing’ cast reunites to benefit voter turnout

“The West Wing” aired from 1999 to 2006, and the special (part of a recent trend of show reunions) can be viewed on HBO Max.

Daniel Bethke, Perspectives Editor

October 20, 2020

To benefit Michelle Obama’s nonpartisan organization When We All Vote, the “West Wing” cast reunited in a one hour play-formatted reenactment of the season three episode “Hartsfield’s Landing.” The special, airing on HBO Max on Oct. 15, was designed to strive for maximum voter awareness...

Is traveling really the best idea right now?

There have definitely been cases of infected passengers passing the virus on to a flight's crew or travelers in recent months, however, the transmission rates are low.

Baily Plourde, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

As the world takes a turn for the worst with COVID-19 taking over, many homes have been greatly impacted by this spread. According to a study done at the University of Minnesota, with over 20 million jobs lost, our country is currently undergoing one of the highest unemployment rates seen since the Great Depressio...

New albums here just in time for fall


Paige Gordon, Staff writer

October 14, 2020

With sweater season kicking into gear, music’s fall lineup is off to a good start with these new albums. “Nectar” by Joji Formerly known by his Internet alias, “Filthy Frank,” Joji has been making a new name for himself through music. The tracks on his newest release “Nectar,” com...

Is ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ a Halloween or Christmas movie?

The Internet has debated whether

Avery Blackman, Entertainment Editor

October 14, 2020

Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated musical “The Nightmare Before Christmas” has been a beloved classic since it was released in 1993. Typically, the movie is aired on TV starting in October and lasting through December, therefore spreading across both the Halloween and Christmas seasons. This lea...

Shawn Mendes fans ‘Wonder’ what is next

Shawn Mendes' album

Kate McCartney, Staff Writer

October 6, 2020

The Canadian heartthrob's shocking release of a new single with accompanying music video, and further announcement of a fourth studio album has left fans elated and hopeful for one last attempt to save the year 2020.  Shawn Mendes released “Wonder” on Oct. 2, 2020, the title-track to his upcoming...

‘The Devil All the Time’ and the Southern stereotype

The Southern Gothic genre of film and novels, often represented by an aesthetic like the photo above, has come under fire for its stereotypical portrayal of religion and the South.

Molly Wetsch, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2020

Warning: This article contains spoilers for “The Devil All the Time.”   “The Devil All the Time” is yet another Netflix original that has swept the nation, despite its definitively small theatrical release. The star-studded film featuring Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson and Bill Ska...

‘Spilligion’ album review

Doctur Dot and Johnny Venus, two of the main founders of Spillage Village, released their newest album

Caleb Hiatt, Sports Editor

October 5, 2020

Since Spillage Village, a rap collective founded by JID and EarthGang, released their first album called “Bears Like This” in 2014, the group has signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville and released three more albums, “Spilligion” being the latest. The group is made up of JID, Johnny Venus and Doctur...

Most underrated restaurant in Sioux Falls

Pictured here is the first Pancheros location that opened in Sioux Falls on S Louise Ave.

Carter Ericson, Staff writer

October 5, 2020

Are you a fan of fresh, fast, reliable, tasty Mexican food? Well, then you are in for a treat. Pancheros Mexican Grill has two locations in Sioux Falls. One is off of West 41st Street and the second is right off of South Louise Ave. Pancheros made its grand opening on Sept. 13, 2016, and has been...

Billboard is back

Post Malone leads the 2020 Billboard Music Awards nominations with 16.

Taylor Schmitz, Staff Writer

October 2, 2020

Joining the Country Music Awards and the Emmy’s in the Fall 2020 award show season are the Billboard Music Awards, which will be broadcasted on Oct. 14, 2020. The show was originally set to air live from Las Vegas on Apr. 29, 2020 but because of growing COVID-19 concerns, it was ultimately postponed. ...

The little pill people that are taking over gaming

Paige Gordon, Staff writer

October 2, 2020

Plenty of games have been keeping us sane during this time of chaos, with many popular titles such as Doom Eternal and animal crossing having been released when quarantine started, but there have been a few new contenders. It seems as though derpy pill-shaped game characters have been appearing more i...

Bachelor nation couples now

The Bachelor Franchise has been around for almost 20 years and only 18 couples still together in 2020.

Claire Brown, Staff Writer

October 2, 2020

The Bachelor franchise may be known for having relationships that do not work out, but they have had a handful of successful relationships. The Bachelor franchise has been around for almost two decades now, with the shows “Bachelor,” “Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise.” Out of all the s...