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The Occidentalist

The Occidentalist

The Occidentalist

Leland Branco

Leland Branco, Photo Editor

Leland Branco is a junior in his first year of newspaper. He is interested in photojournalism and how journalism works. He focuses on photography and is the photo editor in the class. Leland enjoys being on the ski team, riding his bike, going on hikes, and enjoying the water in the summer.

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Media Personality Andrew Tate Has Been Arrested; Something More Controversial Than Expected

Leland Branco and Tatem Bottrell January 18, 2023

  Notorious influencer Andrew Tate was arrested for alleged human trafficking, rape and forming a criminal group. Tate was arrested with his brother and two other Romanian citizens on similar charges....

BREAKING NEWS: Elon Musk Officially Owns Twitter

BREAKING NEWS: Elon Musk Officially Owns Twitter

Leland Branco, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

  On Oct. 28, 2022, Twitter had its first full day under Elon Musk, founder and owner of Tesla and SpaceX. Many conservative influencers who had been critical of Twitter’s past moderation are already...

The social media app icon for Gas remains a simple one word design

Fired Up Over Gas

Tatem Bottrell and Leland Branco October 18, 2022

  In Aug. 2022, Nikita Bier, founder of the hit app of 2017, TBH, launched a new social media app, Gas. According to the Gas website, “Gas is an app to compliment your friends. With Gas, it's always...

Student senate members of the 2022-23 school year.

The Ins and Outs of Student Senate

Leland Branco and Tatem Bottrell October 10, 2022

  From loud-speaker karaoke at lunch to picking themes for school events, Student Senate members help lead the student body and their school spirit.    “I think Senate represents how our school...

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