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The wrestling team looking fierce for a photo before the day gets started on their debut tournament of the 2023 season. Coach Medina states, “As a team we need to continue to foster the belief that we can and will make this happen. Wrestling is a grueling sport. It’s not for the faint of heart. But if we continue to push each other and believe in one another the sky’s the limit. We will look to learn and grow from our matches throughout the year and look to peak right for regionals and state. We will harp on technique, fill whatever holes we have in our game and WE WILL be ready. We are just getting started.”
Wrestling Pins A Statement
Makenzie Carpenter-Sais, Copy Editor • December 5, 2023
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Kendan Cartwright, Staff Writer • December 5, 2023
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Kaylee Ledgerwood, Staff Writer • December 4, 2023
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Attendance Doesn’t Matter
Emma Phillips, Sports Editor • November 27, 2023
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Carson Birdsall, Staff Writer • November 24, 2023
Teens getting sleep is so important to how they function every day. Being able to get that good amount of sleep and have a routine is crucial for many teens.
Importance of Sleep in Teens
Reno DiGesualdo, Staff Writer • November 22, 2023
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Nun II Saves the Conjuring Universe

Single handedly the second nun brought life and love back into the Conjuring Universe after a couple questionable films.
The newest Nun II film brought so much to the table reeling back in horror fans and those who lobe the Conjuring Universe films.

Needing to make a comeback for not only the franchise but to save the image of the character, the Nun II certainly came back to wow fans. After five long years, the Nun has made a comeback onto screens.

Set in 1965, only four years after The Nun, a familiar face Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) is at a new convent and seems happy and content. But after overhearing her fellow sisters tell the story of what happened in her past, it all came flooding back. Sister Irene has a visitor not long after and is told that there’s been a trail of supernatural killings of nuns and priests, starting all the way in Romania. Romania was the last location where she came into contact with Valak (the nun).

Knowing what she knows, she’s the woman for the job. Fearing that the evil might’ve not vanished as she thought it did, she felt as though it was her job to find out the connection between the trail of killings and to once and for all kill this evil entity. Sister Irene finds herself at a boarding school that harbors darkness and also happens to provide sanctuary and employment for Maurice, her savior, in the battle with the satanic sister a few years earlier.

Taissa Farmiga as Sister Irene, Bonnie Aarons as her iconic role Valek, and Jonas Bloquet as Maurice return in The Nun II, bringing familiar faces with them. Brought to the screen by the ever-talented cast, Storm Reid plays Sister Debra, an American sent to the convent by her family. Sister Debra plays a big role in being Sister Irene’s companion on the hunt to stop these evil killings. The cast brings so much to the table, elevating the film with their acting and the chemistry that is seen between each and every character. This film has so much full characterization, and it brings a richer, more complex feel with all the jump scares and gore.

Sister Irene and Sister Debra set out on their mission to figure out what the connection is of the trail of killings left behind, not knowing what is to come their way. (IMDb)

The Conjuring Universe is such a lightly touched project. As seen in this film, filmmaker Chaves has come a long way from his previous projects. The Nun II was a clear new path drawn for many more and many better films to come. Although the buildup initially was a bit slow, the film quickly caught pace with the jump scares, eerie atmosphere, and just the Nun herself.

I’d say that Nun II is one of the better films within the Conjuring Universe. This film is constructed very carefully, with every little detail in the film mattering. After seeing the film twice in theaters, the little details are what matter most. Being able to catch any little detail will allow you to connect the dots along with Sister Irene. And not to mention, the film was action-packed and scary. There were jump scares, and overall, just scary and gory images. If you’re into the conjuring universe or even just want a good scary movie to watch, The Nun II is definitely worth watching.

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Kaya Paluda, Editor in Chief

Kaya is a senior at Frederick High. She has been on the Lantern staff for all four years of high school and is an active member of Quill and Scroll. Kaya also is in the FHS Biomedical Foundations program. When not writing for the newspaper, Kaya plays on the soccer team for Frederick. Kaya spends the majority of her time working and playing soccer, but when there's room for free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, spending time outdoors, watching movies and TV shows, and sleeping. After graduation, Kaya plans to go to a four-year college to study sports medicine.

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