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NBA superstar LeBron James stars with Bugs Bunny and other Looney Tunes characters in Space Jam: A New Legacy.

Summer movies offer plenty of action-packed sequels

Nicholas Tramazzo, Staff Writer June 18, 2021

Summer of 2021 is here and with it comes a big lineup of movies coming to theaters. Here are a few of the most exciting movies coming out these next few months: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,...

One step being taken to keep all concerned as safe as possible is to not allow fans from other countries to attend the Summer Olympic Games being held in Tokyo, Japan.

With games scheduled to start in one month, pandemic questions still linger regarding Tokyo Summer Olympics

Pedro Lagoeiro, Staff Writer June 18, 2021

With less than 50 days to go, the very anticipated Summer Olympics are right around the corner. As Tokyo gets set to host the prominent event, the question on the world’s mind continues the same: how...

Kara Winger, a three-time Olympian and the U.S. national record holder in the javelin, uses a cable system to simulate throwing a javelin as she trains outside her home in Colorado Springs.

Pandemic alters training for Olympic hopeful athletes

Danielle Anglin, Staff Writer June 18, 2021

Most every athlete has one common goal and that is to have an Olympic gold medal draped around their neck and standing on that podium knowing they did their coaches, teammates, family, and country proud.  After...

How legitimate is astrology? It's all in the stars

How legitimate is astrology? It’s all in the stars

Zoe Siegel, Staff Writer June 18, 2021

Looking up at the sky during the night, one can see trillions and trillions of stars. People tend to look for constellations such as Orion's Belt and the Big Dipper. People do this by grouping together...

Chloe Zhao is the first woman of color to win an Best Director Academy Award. She won for her film Nomadland.

Chloe Zhao’s Best Director Academy Award for Nomadland should open doors for other women of color

Alexis Rejouis, Opinions/Managing Editor June 18, 2021

Chloé Zhao, an up-and-coming director from Beijing, China, recently became the first woman of color to win an Academy Award for Best Director and the second woman overall to win the award in the 92 years...

Grey's Anatomy, starring Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, has been renewed for an 18th season by ABC.

Grey’s Anatomy renewed; fans excited for 18th season

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer June 17, 2021

For the past 17 years Shonda Rhimes, the creator, head writer and executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy has accumulated over 37 million viewers worldwide. The audience has celebrated the ups and mourned...

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (left) recently verbally accosted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (right) just outside the House chambers.

OPINION: Marjorie Taylor Greene’s boorish behavior reveals her ignorance and the GOP’s waning sense of decency

Alexis Rejouis, Opinions/Managing Editor June 17, 2021

Over the past several elections, Americans have seen bipartisanship take a stronger foothold in the country, almost to the point where the country seems like two different countries rather than two different...

The Tampa Bay Bucs' Tom Brady (12) and Rob Gronkowski (87) return to New England to face the Patriots in week four of the NFL season.

The 2021 NFL games The Torch is most anxious to watch

Brayden Schultz, Staff Writer June 17, 2021

Eighteen weeks. 272 games. The 2021 NFL schedule has finally been released, and here are the games The Torch is most excited to see. WEEK 1: Week 1 deserves its own little sub-category because there...

Despite pandemic restrictions being lifted, many restaurants are still not able to fully re-open due to being short-staffed.

Restaurants re-openings hampered by lack of staff

Sachin Moosai, Staff Writer June 16, 2021

Restaurants have been facing many issues in dealing with COVID-19, including difficulty sourcing food, abiding by state and local regulations, and staffing. When the pandemic first hit, many restaurants...

Twenty One Pilots' (Josh Dun [left] and Tyler Joseph) recent album Scaled and Icy ushers in a new era for the group.

Twenty One Pilots’ new album offers a “feel-good” vibe

Lauren Albano, Staff Writer June 16, 2021

On Friday, May 21, Twenty One Pilots ushered in a new era of alt-pop with their sixth studio album, Scaled and Icy. The musical duo, consisting of frontman Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun, blessed fans...

Singer Billie Eilish revealed her

Billie Eilish reveals new look ahead of July 30 album release

Brooke Smurlick, Staff Writer June 15, 2021

American singer Billie Eilish announced that she’s dropping a brand new album on July 30th. Along with the album, titled Happier Than Ever, Eilish revealed that she has changed her style from the iconic...

Phil Mickelson, at age 50, became the oldest golfer to win a Major tournament with his PGA Championship victory.

Phil Mickelson’s PGA Championship win one for the ages

Joshua Wolf, Sports Editor June 15, 2021

After an incredible four rounds of golf at the PGA Championship, Phil Mickelson, age 50, became the oldest golfer to ever win a major championship, breaking Julius Boros' record when he won the 1968 PGA...

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