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June TV Releases

Hey June: Media’s Newest Premieres

George Zemenides, Reporter May 14, 2024

As the school year wraps up, students can enjoy summer's joys: good weather, unlimited free time, and watching television all day. Thankfully, a fresh media lineup is up for those who want to lay on their...

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Challengers Movie Review

Brandon Buzdugan and Sofia Bermeo May 14, 2024

Challengers, directed by Luca Guadagnino, serves up a story about the complexities of tennis and love. With its compelling storyline and masterful direction, this film takes audiences on an intense journey...

Student dancing to Espresso

That’s that me Espresso

Mackenzie De La Cruz, Reporter May 9, 2024

“Espresso” by Sabrina Carpenter is a new song that has been circling the internet since the release date. It has been on everyone's radar and is becoming the song of the summer.  “I Love Espresso,”...

The photo above shows the three winners of the Tafts Got Talent, Alany Barrera earning first place,  Leia Burton earning second place, and Zuzanna Mendus earning third place.

Taft’s Got Talent

Olivia Paolucci and Veronica Florczak May 8, 2024

High school is a great way to show your true academic superiority but what about the students who excel in more unique areas? This is why we hosted  the Taft Talent Show, which took place on May 3 from...

Gameplay from the latest update, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Of Bolts and Bullets: ULTRAKILL’s Completed Arsenal

George Zemenides, Reporter May 8, 2024

As ULTRAKILL hurtles toward its final release, its developers are more than willing to fill the interim - and on Apr. 15, they did just that. After years of predictions and fanart, New Blood Interactive...

People attending Coachella

Coachella 2024

Janel Limardo, Reporter May 8, 2024

From fashion to music, Coachella has it all, perfectly encapsulating the pop culture trends from the year. This weekend-long music festival has made its 25th year comeback in Indio, California. The Coachella...

Sweet Cafe Review

Sweet Cafe Review

Mary Connolly and Lillian Martin May 1, 2024

A new restaurant called the Sweet Cafe has opened up recently on Nagle and Higgins and we think there's a lot to say about it. According to Taft senior, John Allison, “The food tasted good and the...

Col. Adna Chafee breaking the Siege of Beijing, as illustrated by H. Charles McBarron

2 Days in Champaign: The Boxer Rebellion at MUNI

George Zemenides, Reporter April 24, 2024

It was Apr. 6: a cold, humid day - inopportune for negotiations but the last chance for them. The Great Qing was on the brink of disaster. They had to open a conference with the Europeans and end their...

Empty classroom at Taft high school.

Don’t Make A Sound

Janel Limardo and Carmen Ramirez April 24, 2024

Turn off the lights, lock the doors, hide and don't make a sound. These instructions are known by all students in the American school system. An active shooter drill is set in place when there's a direct...

Taft student watching the music video for the new Jojo Siwa song Karma

Jojo Siwa Karma Controversy

Mary Connolly and Max Lopez April 24, 2024

Recently, Jojo Siwa decided to change up her appearance and rebrand herself into a brand new character. She made a pretty large switch from pink and bubbly to dark and extreme. With this rebranding,...

Dune: Part Two

Dune: Part Two

Jaiden Naranjo and Simon Czarnota March 15, 2024

On Friday, March 1, the long awaited film Dune: Part Two came to the movie theaters after almost four years. Taft fans were excited. Dune: Part One tells the story of a character named Paul Aterides...

Tafts Latin Music Ensemble Club

Taft’s Latin Music Ensemble Club

Ben Fitzner, Reporter March 15, 2024

Latin music is full of vibrant rhythms and melodies as well as a rich cultural history. Taft High School’s Latin Music Ensemble Club explores the world of Latin music, from bossa nova to salsa and bachata.  The...

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