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The final five couples in the season 32 finale. Each couple had everything finding on their final two performances. No one disappointed but Xochitl and Val out performed the rest.
Dancing with The Stars Finale was a Hit
Kaya Paluda , Editor in Chief • December 6, 2023
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
New animated TV show appears on Netflix. Based off an original show this set of episodes didn’t disappoint.
Scott Pilgrim Really Does Take Off
Kendan Cartwright, Staff Writer • December 5, 2023
The Hunger Games prequel shows the backstory of President Snow and how Lucy Gray won the 10th annual Hunger Games
Hunger Games Is Super Confusing
Kaylee Ledgerwood, Staff Writer • December 4, 2023
Peyton getting ready for a tennis match. Being involved is obviously something that she has been focused on for a while now.
PEYTON SIDERS: The Voice to Trust
Sierra Sanchez, Staff Writer • December 3, 2023
Attendence really shouldn’t play such a huge role in education. College students are doing fine with the choice of attending class or not. Highschool students struggle already with time management, learning this skill earlier on will benefit their futures.
Attendance Doesn’t Matter
Emma Phillips, Sports Editor • November 27, 2023
The Frederick skate park is a newer and bigger attraction for the town. Especially for teens or anyone who are passionate about those kinds of sports.
Frederick Skatepark Isn’t All That
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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Actors Strike Finally Ends

SAG-AFTRA reached a deal with AMTMP, securing pay increases and protection against AI
Chris Pizzello
Actors going on strike for pay increase and protection against AI. This strike caused more films to be delayed and paused, but now films should resume with their productions.

Since June, American actors belonging to the Screen Actors Guild have been on strike, asking for an increase in wages, improved payments from streaming services, and protections against the use of their likeness by artificial intelligence. Talks ended abruptly on October 11 because the studios thought the actors were making unreasonable demands, but as of November 9, the actors and the studios came to an agreement, ending this historic strike.

The terms of this agreement still need to be ratified by the union’s members before it fully takes effect. However,  the union said in a statement that this deal includes significant increases to pay minimums, AI protections, and streaming participation bonus, as well as more benefits, though specific details are still unknown.

Over 160,000 actors and media professionals went on protest for this strike. Some of these actors included George Clooney, Ben Affleck, and Scarlett Johansson. Actors and crew members have gone months without working now, and their savings accounts are starting to run low.  These delays caused movies such as Dune: Part Two, Kraven the Hunter, Deadpool 3 , and Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sequel to be delayed to 2024 when they were supposed to come out near the end of 2023.

A major issue the actors wanted to be resolved was streaming residuals. Actors get no streaming residuals and wanted 57 cents a year for every streaming subscriber worldwide. Studios balked at this, as streaming profits have decreased from 31% to 16% since 2013. Studios claimed the actors were asking a lot and had too high expectations, and it seems that they settled on something similar regarding residuals to what the Writers Guild of America (WGA) negotiated. 

Hollywood is itching to get back to work now that this strike is over. The Hollywood strikes cost the California economy around $5 billion. Although Barbie and Oppenheimer did well at the box office, several other films bombed, and sales are still behind pre-pandemic levels and might not grow back to the height of 2018-2019.

Studios have claimed highly-rated but low-performing films like Strays, Blue Beetle, and Gran Turismo could’ve done better in box offices with a fully operational cast to promote the movies, so actors are back to promoting projects. Timothee Chalamet immediately went on late-night talk shows and interviews to promote the upcoming Wonka movie coming out December 15 in hopes it will reverse the big-budget bomb trend most recently seen with The Flash, Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning, The Haunted Mansion, and Indiana Jones.

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Kaylee Ledgerwood, Staff Writer
Kaylee is a freshman who is not just new to Frederick High but to the Lantern staff as well. In her spare time, she likes to read, listen to music, and hang out with her friends.

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