Natalie Berner

Natalie Berner

Hi! I'm a senior at La Canada High School, where I write for and edit the school paper the Spartan. Outside of school, I like to write creatively (my goal in life is to become a novelist someday, but that's going to be a long shot) and volunteer with my Girl Scout troop, an organization I have been a part of for twelve years.
Opinion: Why I admire Taylor Swift’s political statement

Opinion: Why I admire Taylor Swift’s political statement

One of the things I’ve always admired about singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is that, despite the ever-present burning political opinions in the entertainment industry, she has always kept her beliefs to herself. Who she voted for in elections was her business, and who...

Satire: How to write a profitable female YA dystopia

Satire: How to write a profitable female YA dystopia

Warning: Extreme sarcasm incoming Want to make it as an author but aren’t talented enough to write anything original? Don’t worry, there’s a genre perfect for writers like you: female young adult dystopian. These books are marketed to female teens and feature girl...

Excuse me while I fangirl over ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Excuse me while I fangirl over ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

I honestly don’t know what to say. This movie… was the greatest thing I have ever seen in theaters. No joke–I cannot think of a more well written, well plotted, enjoyably comedic, yet dark, film that I have seen on the big screen. I don’t even know where to begin....

Swedish DJ Avicii dies at 28

Swedish DJ Avicii dies at 28

The music world received some sad news on April 20th when it was announced that Swedish DJ Avicii was found dead at age 28. He had been vacationing in Oman, and was staying in the capital of Muscat when he died. His cause of death has not yet been announced. Avicii,...

An overview of the Syrian Civil War

An overview of the Syrian Civil War

Recently, President Trump announced his intentions to begin the process of pulling US troops out of Syria, where they have been fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria since 2014. But what led the United States to get so involved in a civil war on the other side...

Popular films don’t win best picture

Popular films don’t win best picture

Another Academy Awards have come and gone, with Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance, “The Shape of Water,” winning the coveted Oscar for Best Picture. “The Shape of Water” was nominated for 13 Oscars, went home with four, and was heard of for the first time by many...

Reviewing Super Bowl LII’s Commercials

Reviewing Super Bowl LII’s Commercials

Super Bowl LII saw a thrilling offensive game between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles that had fans on their feet screaming for half the running time. However, all the non-football followers could also find entertainment in the traditionally...