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Joseph DeVaughn Reviews The Heist: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Macklemore, I want my mind back! Ever since I started listening to The Heist,  by rapper Macklemore, my mind has been owned by the wonderful music on the album. “Tonight is the night, we’ll fight till’ it’s over/ So we put our hands up like the ceiling can’t hold us,”  from “Can’t hold us.” plays […]

Setting Stone Coffee House Raises Money for Literary Arts Magazine

Setting Stone Coffee House Raises Money for Literary Arts Magazine

The Coffee House is an event where THS students show their talents to an audience in order to raise money for the Setting Stone Liberal Arts Magazine. “The Setting Stone Magazine is mostly poetry, but it has short stories, photography, scanned artwork, pictures of sculptures, all of these things are created by students,” said Clare […]

14.5 Questions with Carol Morison.

14.5 Questions with Carol Morison.

I was lucky enough to catch a interview with Carol Morison before the end of her last year at Talawanda.   Joseph DeVaughn: What activities do you partake in outside of school? Carol Morison: I quilt, I ride motorcycles, over the summer I got a Ural, a motorcycle with a sidecar. I read, and I […]

Hitman: Absolution.

Hitman: Absolution.

If you aren’t familiar with the Hitman series, then you should highly consider picking up the first installment of the Hitman series,  Hitman: Codename 47. (Released in 2000)Then proceed to buying Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman: Contracts, Hitman: Blood Money just so you can get the latest addition to the wonderful series, Hitman: Absolution. Hitman: […]

Joseph DeVaughn reviews Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid M.a.a.d. City”

Joseph DeVaughn reviews Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid M.a.a.d. City”

On October 22, 2012, Kendrick Lamar released his Sophomore album, Good Kid M.a.a.d City. If you’re not familiar with Kendrick Lamar, but you happen to be a fan of rap, consider checking this album out. This album is crazy good. G.K.M.C.  discusses Lamar’s life in the infamous city of Compton. “The kid that’s trying to […]

Behind the Ink: Tattoo Art Around THS

Behind the Ink: Tattoo Art Around THS

I acquired my first tattoo at the age of seventeen. It was a dark, cold January night. I sat in the kitchen of a friend who did tattoos on the side. I was nervous.  Not nervous of the permanence, but of the pain. The kitchen was decorated with roosters and sunflowers; it looked like your […]

Climate Control at T.H.S.

Climate Control at T.H.S.

Talawanda’s new high school has many flashy things, such as the automatic lighting, and the new age architecture. The most flashy of them all is the new (and cheaper) temperature control. Larry Davidson monitors the new temperature units at Talwanda.  “It really all starts with the geo-field,”  he said. If you’re looking at the football field […]

Fourteen and a Half Questions with Ted Caudill

Fourteen and a Half Questions with Ted Caudill

I had the chance to sit down with one of the coolest, spunkiest and loud teachers at THS, Mr. Caudill. Here’s what we talked about. Where’s your place of birth? Greensburg, Pennsylvania. How long have you been at this teaching thing? Fifteen years. If you could go to any place in the world, where would you […]

14 and a half Q’s with Melissa Metzger.

14 and a half Q’s with Melissa Metzger.

I recently sat down and conducted an interview with mathematics teacher, Miss Metzger. Joseph: Where were you born? Metzger: Shelby, Ohio. Joseph: How long have you taught? Metzger: This year is number 14. Joseph: Other than math, what are your favorite subjects? Metzger: English, because I like to read. Joseph: What do you do in […]

Adam “MCA” Yauch Dead at 47. Rap In Peace.

Adam “MCA” Yauch Dead at 47. Rap In Peace.

After a three year battle with cancer, founder of the Beastie Boys, Adam MCA Yauch, succumbed to salivary cancer on May 4th 2012 at the age of 47. Not only was Yauch a prodigy in the Hip-hop genre, but he was also a film director, a bass guitarist, and, as a Buddhist, was a part […]

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