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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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Old Dads is Already Old

New Netflix film isn’t what was expected, a very underwhelming film.
The new Netflix film ‘Old Dads’ was just mediocre it felt like it was maybe missing something.

The movie Old Dads was just released to Netflix on October 20th, 2023. A lot of viewers speculated that the movie was going to be good because the director is Bill Burr. For those who don’t know who Bill Burr is, he is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and podcaster. He has released multiple stand-up comedy specials, including You People Are All the Same (2012), I’m Sorry You Feel That Way (2014), Walk Your Way Out (2017), Paper Tiger (2019), and Live at Red Rocks (2022). Since the director was Bill Burr everyone had such high hopes for this movie.

In Old Dads, Jack (Burr), Connor (Bobby Cannavale), and Mike (Bokeem Woodbine) are a group of friends and business partners, living life while still missing the good old days when people didn’t worry about every little detail and every word that was said. It’s when they lose their throwback jersey company to a millennial named Aspen Bell (Miles Robbins), who ended up firing everyone born before 1988 and installing cameras at his employees’ houses and rental cars without their consent. After getting fired, the lives of the trio go downhill, taking a toll on everything from their relationships to their fatherhood.


The actors themselves are funny; however, the movie itself is not as funny as you think it would’ve been. Some parts of the movie give me a little giggle, and other times in the movie, there is a question in my mind about what is going on. Throughout the movie, there is a lesson on how to deal with emotions. Jack has his outbursts when he gets too mad and starts cussing at people and saying not-so-nice things. Near the end of the movie, his wife snaps at him, letting him know that he needs to get his emotions under control, and until he does, he has to leave the house. Jack, not responding in the right way, went on a trip with his buddies, eventually causing him to meet the older version of himself. It was a little too late, but it made him realize how angry a person he is and that he needs help.

Overall, the acting was okay—not the best I’ve seen, but it wasn’t terrible. The transitions into other clips were awkward because it was like it jumped to a different part of the movie as it didn’t go as smoothly as it could have. It would be Jack and him and his wife, and then the next it would be Conner and his wife; it was just all over the place. On top of that, this movie is not a kid’s movie at all because there is nudity and lots and lots of profanity. I would only recommend this movie if you need something to watch, but I’ve only watched it once, and that was enough for me.

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Iyonna Moore, Social Media Manager
Iyonna Moore is a senior who has been part of Frederick's newspaper staff since her junior year. She is a member of Quill and Scroll and Frederick's Varsity Cheer Squad. After graduation, she is considering going to a four-year college to major in social media marketing.

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