Periscope

  • May 14The senior class' last day is May 23.

  • May 14The honors banquet will take place on May 23 at 5:30 pm.

  • May 14Senior Renaissance will take place on May 29 in the McGowan Auditiorium.

  • May 14Matthew Oh placed first in the senior individual documentary category at state National History Day on May 10.

  • May 14The 2019 edition of Oracle is availible for pickup in the cafeteria this week

  • May 13Keystone Testing will take place this week (5/13-5/20). There will be an adjusted schedule most days.

A ‘map’ to the charts: BTS releases new album

A ‘map’ to the charts: BTS releases new album

Kaycee Johnson, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019


Filed under A&E, Music, Reviews

BTS, otherwise known as Bangtan Sonyeondan (방탄소년난), is a Korean pop boy band. Almost six years after their debut, they released their latest album, Map of the Soul: Persona on Apr 12. The much-anticipated album had over three million pre-order sales and broke records worldwide. They debuted...

Heading off stress: Anxiety and relaxation apps (Review)

Heading off stress: Anxiety and relaxation apps (Review)

Summer Hollingsworth, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under A&E, Technology

In this day and age, technology, especially phones, in particular, can often get a bad rap. They’re perceived as being distractive objects, only used for social media. However, our devices can have many different uses, and not all of them are bad.   Almost one out of five adults struggle with ...

Let the ‘Game’ begin: Students make predictions about final ‘Avengers’ film (Video)

Let the ‘Game’ begin: Students make predictions about final ‘Avengers’ film (Video)

Becca Winton, Website Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2019


Filed under A&E, Media, Movies, Videos

Avengers: Endgame is easily one of the most anticipated movies of the decade. It is the fourth movie of the Avengers franchise, continuing the surprising cliffhanger from Avengers: Infinity War. Periscope staff asked members of the student body trivia and general Marvel-related questions in preparati...

Shaking up the industry: Billie Eilish releases first album (Review)

Shaking up the industry: Billie Eilish releases first album (Review)

Abigail Lindsay, A&E Editor

April 11, 2019


Filed under A&E, Music, Reviews

At only age 17, singer and songwriter Billie Eilish is completely changing the music industry.  Eilish’s first studio album titled WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO? was just released on Mar 31 and already turning out to be a massive success.   Billboard estimated that the album will reach a...

Live-action remake of ‘Dumbo’ flies into theaters (Review)

Live-action remake of ‘Dumbo’ flies into theaters (Review)

Kaycee Johnson, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Originally released in 1941, almost 80 years later Dumbo has flown back into theaters capturing our hearts once again. The live-action remake focuses more on the human characters involved in the story. In the original, Dumbo spoke and the story was told through his point of view. The 2019 version shows ...

Scouting for new flavors: Students try lesser-known Girl Scout cookies (Video)

Scouting for new flavors: Students try lesser-known Girl Scout cookies (Video)

Kaycee Johnson, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


Filed under A&E, Media, Reviews, Showcase, Videos

Girl Scout Cookies are some of the most well-known, popular cookies in America. Thin Mints, Trefoils, Samoas, and Tagalongs are examples of timeless Girl Scout cookies known all over the world. But what about the lesser known cookies? Savannah Smiles, S’mores, Do-Si-Dos, and Toffee Tastics are cookies...

‘Captain Marvel’ offers a much-needed female role model (Review)

‘Captain Marvel’ offers a much-needed female role model (Review)

Parker Shabala, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Despite the fact that the movie Captain Marvel dominated box offices,  raking in over $700 million in about a week (according to Box Office Mojo) and an 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, many are bashing the film for having a female lead. Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, who plays superhero Carol Danvers.  Danvers appea...

Genre repeat: Battle royale gaming has ties to deathmatch style

Genre repeat: Battle royale gaming has ties to deathmatch style

Zack Mattaboni, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under A&E, Games, Showcase, Technology

It is often expected that the video game industry tends to move forward. However, with recent successes such as Fortnite and Apex Legends, we can see an obvious difference: the industry has begun reusing old ideas. Jumping back to the past, we can see an obvious trend of the early 2000s. Games ba...

“Russian Doll” is the best Netflix original content (Review)

“Russian Doll” is the best Netflix original content (Review)

Carol Etzel, Magazine Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2019


Filed under A&E, Reviews, Television

Repeatedly experiencing your death can really put your life in perspective. 36-year-old Nadia is stuck in a time loop, forced to relive her birthday party only to die and do it all over again. With eight twenty-minute episodes, Russian Doll is the perfect size for a clever, concise storyline. ...

PewDiePie vs T-Series: The war for YouTube’s identity (Editorial)

PewDiePie vs T-Series: The war for YouTube’s identity (Editorial)

Cameron Fritz, Publications Manager

March 12, 2019


Filed under A&E, Technology

A war is brewing in the depths of YouTube. PewDiePie, YouTube's most subscribed to video creator faces off against India’s biggest movie production company, T-series for the position of most subscribed to channel.  At the time of writing this story, T-series has passed PewDiePie on 4 separate occ...

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