Review: Lady Bird

Gracie Fillet

January 23, 2020

Lady Bird (2017)  Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut is a phenomenal coming of age story about a vibrant, strong-willed girl as she goes through her first love, first heartbreak, and truths behind what it means to be popular all wrapped up in an hour and 35 minute emotional cyclone. Set in Sacramento, CA, Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) is a high school senior with dreams about going to a college in “a city with culture” and ultimately leaving her hometown despite her mother’s feelings towards it due to financial struggles. In typical teenage fashion, Lady Bird ditches her best friend Julie (Bernie Feldstein) to be able to become friends with the most popular people (Timothée ...

Oscar Nominations Attract Controversy (Again)

Kelsey Byrd, Staff writer

January 23, 2020

Oscar season has come to an end, following the freshly announced contenders for the glamorous annual award show, and with it comes the now expected internet outrage over what movies do or do not deserve the acclaim. This typical conflict over competing cinema is a harmless and welcomed aspect of award shows. However for many, this year’s contenders seem to speak at an inner bias and prevalent sexism as women and people of color are shunned from several key categories.    The most prestigious and paramount award of the night is the heavily sought after Best Picture category. This year, like several before it, was filled to the brim with male lead and male directed films, with eight pictures that were directed by men (Joker, 1...

Fires that Devastate Australia Unite the World

Kelsey Byrd, Staff writer

January 14, 2020

Someone who is not privy to the situation would think the photos were a depiction of hell. With orange haze all around and tremendous flames seemingly devouring any life in sight, the once lush and vivacious countryside now scorned to a landscape of desolation and ash. The photos and videos that have circulated on social media illuminate the grave situation Australia faces as over a million acres are engulfed in a historic megafire. Alongside pictures of torched wildlife, the knowledge of the gravity of the bushfires have spread, with news outlets writing on how the bushfires have claimed the lives of one billion animals and killed twenty six people. With this information being common knowledge, people from around the g...

Q & A  with a recovering addict

Q & A with a recovering addict

December 3, 2019

Since 2000, the U.S. drug overdose death rate has gone from 6.2 per 100,000 people in the year 2000, to 14.7 per 100,000 in 2014. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million Americans (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017. But what about those who have recovered? Here, I have interviewed someone who went down the ‘drug road’ and turned their life around.      When did you discover drugs?  When I was 13 years o...

Stories Worth Telling

Kelsey Byrd, Staff writer

November 19, 2019

  It’s the gut-wrenching finale of A Monster Calls, the blood-soaked battles in the climax of The Return of the King, and the sentimental conclusion of the Harry Potter series. A well-written book has the power to resonate and impact readers for a lifetime. The sheer power of books to sway and alter a reader’s perspective on life and to install hopeful moral is indisputable. What book-worms do find conflict over, is what books fall in the category of soul-improving, and which ones are better left untouched. In this article, we explore the diverse selection of literature that has settled deep into the soul of it’s reader and found itself worth a reliable mention.    Often times, books act...

Nothing but Good Vibes

Kelsey Byrd, Staff writer

November 1, 2019

Sometimes life just sucks. Even if you are fortunate in every aspect of the word, there will be the inevitable lows that come in the package deal of being a human living on this earth. For others, however, those lows span into years; those hard moments harden into every moment and the times where you have your head held high become increasingly shorter. It is these types of circumstances that often weigh one down and anchor one to the pessimistic idea of a never-ending story of darkness. However, for many people, and in fact for many at this school, this is not the case. This is not to say that they do not suffer impoverished or challenging backgrounds, but rather they anchor themselves not to their own pity, bu...

Time Machine

Time Machine

October 25, 2019

A Time Capsule Interview with my future self Where did your music taste come from? My music taste definitely came from my pops. He’s put me on ‘real rap’ since the day I could understand English. I did a deep dive research on all rappers from 80’s to 90’s to even 2000’s. And the ‘real struggle rap’ was the type of rap I’ve always been interested in.   What kind of skills have you picked up throughout life? I learned new languages, bettered my soccer skills, obviously, ...

Warriors Hope to Swim out with a Win during FOCO week

Warriors Hope to Swim out with a Win during FOCO week

October 18, 2019

On Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7pm the Memorial Warriors will take on Lake Dallas at Memorial Stadium. Memorial hopes to come home with the win as it is their Forthcoming game. Memorial(1-6) hope to overcome their losing streak with a win over Lake Dallas(1-5) tonight. Tickets are 8$ for students and adults if you are wanting to go. Come out and support your Memorial Warriors for their Forthcoming game.

Chomping Down the Falcons!

Chomping Down the Falcons!

October 18, 2019

It’s Forthcoming week and here’s everything you need to know about the varsity football game! Memorial Warriors will be challenging the Lake Dallas Falcons at 7:00 pm at the FISD Memorial Stadium on October 18, the day before the annual Forthcoming dance. Our very own Memorial Choir, Marching Band, and Drill Team will be performing on the field. Don’t forget to congratulate your 2019 Forthcoming Court! Have a 'sea-sational' Forthcoming, Go Warriors!...

Saturday Night Sea

Jack Medford

October 17, 2019

On October 19th, Memorial High School will dive into the deep end as the school comes together and celebrates their annual Forthcoming. Up until then, preparations will continue to build- and as the excitement rises, here's all you need to know. Everyone dreams of having that special dance, music in the background and a smile on your face. It's best to stay informed on everything that leads up to that special night regardless if you're going with that special someone or a group of friends. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $30.00. The dance will take place in our cafeteria, however you can enter through the gym. The dance will begin at 8:00 pm and end at 11:00. Show up and dance your night away.

Say Bon Voyage to your Forthcoming troubles!

Say Bon Voyage to your Forthcoming troubles!

October 17, 2019

By Kristen Miller With Memorial FOCO fast approaching, last minute panic is the furthest thing from helpful. So, to make things easy, here's everything you need to know for your magical night of deep sea dreams. Date: October 19th, 2019 When: 8-11 pm Where: MHS cafeteria Mums and garters can be worn Friday, Oct. 18th to school. Dress code: Check posters in the hallways   By Pravalika Jetty Come party in the magical world under the sea, Saturday at 8:00 pm. Memorial...

The Earth is Dying- But You Can Help

Kelsey Byrd, Staff writer

September 20, 2019

(Photo Credit: NRDC) You’ve had a prolonged and lousy day at school or work, mentally exhausted and ready for relaxation, the last thing you want to do is click on the news article that has the headline “Scientists Say Global Warming Threat is Worse than Ever.” I get it, we’ve all been there when a tiring day has left one weary and not in the mood for stressful science articles. But the issue is, if we all find ourselves too busy, or stressed, or too tired to acknowledge the failing state of the planet, there won’t be a planet to acknowledge.    Or at least, not at this rate. Global Warming is a tricky topic to tackle. It is both complex and (inexplicably) highly controversial. To simplif...