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Beyoncé surprised audience members in an advertisement during the 58th Super Bowl in partnership with Verizon to announce her upcoming album Act II. 
Beyonces cover for single “16 CARRIAGES” from Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia

Beyoncé goes country?

Rose McGill, Staff Reporter March 4, 2024

On Feb. 11, Beyoncé partnered with Verizon to run a commercial during the 58th Super Bowl. The commercial featured Beyoncé trying to “break the internet” while showing various impressive events. With...

Twisted Bean Coffee Energy Infusion with flavors white chocolate and blue raspberry.

Energy infusion drinks

Ava Sarenpa, Staff Reporter February 23, 2024

As you walk through the hallways of Ankeny High School you might notice a large number of people holding brightly-colored drinks. Whether it is coffee, canned energy drinks, smoothies, or an energy infusion,...

The Iron Claw is now streaming on Apple TV and Amazon Prime. The movie is rated R and was produced by A24. Movie poster is from A24

“The Iron Claw:” A devastating film based on true events

Rose McGill, Staff Reporter February 22, 2024

On Dec. 22, 2023, wrestling fans hit a home run with the release of the film “The Iron Claw.” The film follows the devastating story of the Von Erich family and the hardships they went through while...

“Madame Web” is now in theaters. The movie is rated PG-13 and stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb/Madame Web. Movie poster from Sony Pictures

“Madame Web:” A messy web of disaster

Nolan McNulty, Staff Reporter February 16, 2024

“Madame Web,” directed by S.J. Clarkson, stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra “Cassie” Webb, Sydney Sweeney as Julia Carpenter, Isabela Merced as Anya Corazon, and Celeste O’Connor as Mattie Franklin. “Madame...

An alternative cover of Kanye Wests and Ty Dolla $ign’s “Vultures 1.” The album was released by YZY on Feb. 10. Alternative album cover from YZY

“Vultures 1” Album Review

Nolan McNulty, Staff Reporter February 13, 2024

After a three-year hiatus, an extended self-isolation after controversial statements, and months of album delays, music legend Kanye West returns to the music industry. With this album, “Vultures 1,”...

The Gray Room Podcast

Charlie Christensen, Staff Reporter February 5, 2024

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