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Telling her story the way she wants it to be told

Telling her story the way she wants it to be told

Jason Honesto, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


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Eva Rinaldi Taylor Swift’s newest music video for her song “Delicate”, featured on her album “Reputation”, has reached number one on Youtube’s trending music page as of March 13th. iHeartRadio Music’s most recent female artist of the year released the video March 11th during the awards ...

‘Ready Player One’ not worth the read

‘Ready Player One’ not worth the read

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


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Creative Commons Way back in the by-gone era of 2011 a book was released called “Ready Player One” written by Ernest Cline. The book received critical praise and quickly became a “New York Times” bestseller. The book was a quirky adventure story following Wade Watts, an 80’s reference-obse...

‘Black Panther’ exceptional

‘Black Panther’ exceptional

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


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Creative Commons Marvel slays again with yet another badass superhero film with “Black Panther.” Released in late February, “Black Panther” immediately earned its way to becoming the biggest solo superhero movie in North America, beating 2008’s “The Dark Knight.” After the death of...

Words fall short of instrumental glory

Words fall short of instrumental glory

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

February 28, 2018


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Creative Commons Is it acceptable to completely dislike a song’s lyrics, but think their instrumentals are amazing? If I could remove all the words from “Lovin’ is Bible” by the Aces, I would think it was great. The Aces released the song Friday, and honestly, I wish they wouldn’t have ruined ...

‘Still in Love’ lyrics hold meaning, tell a story

‘Still in Love’ lyrics hold meaning, tell a story

Jason Honesto, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


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Creative Commons The up-and-coming band "Thirdstory" has been publishing youtube videos for over three years, but have only recently announced the dropping of their first album, "Cold Heart" set to be available everywhere for purchase on March 9, 2018. One of the songs on the album is the remastered...

2018 Oscar nominations: who will win, who should win?

2018 Oscar nominations: who will win, who should win?

Gabi Wy, Editor in Chief

February 20, 2018


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Creative Commons This year, there are pressures on The Oscars---the #MeToo movement demands men not be excused for ignoring consent, and #OscarsSoWhite continues as race relations are at the forefront of conversation. We’ll see if diversity and female empowerment are honored with the top awards...

Novel full of fun, fluff, friendship

Novel full of fun, fluff, friendship

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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The Guardian Simon Spier is a 16-year-old and not-so-openly gay teenager who prefers to save the drama for Creekwood school musical. He hasn’t told anyone about being gay, except for an anonymous person from his school he’s been emailing and slowly falling in love with. But when his emails are a...

A ‘heart-wrenching’ love story for all

A ‘heart-wrenching’ love story for all

Jason Honesto, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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Wikipedia Commons In a world stuck in the midst of a love drought, it’s very rare to find anything capable of reigniting the forgotten fires of passion and desire. With waves upon waves of hatred and negativity, we as people have forgotten the very things that make us human. Through the beauti...

‘Among the missing’ packed with motivation, emotion

‘Among the missing’ packed with motivation, emotion

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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amazon Anthologies of short stories are great ways to delve into an author’s writing style and creativity, as well as to explore their themes within different examples of their writing and to make connections between the various pieces. Dan Chaon’s "Among the Missing" is a great example of an an...

‘Lady Bird’ depicts realistic, hilarious teen experience

‘Lady Bird’ depicts realistic, hilarious teen experience

Gabi Wy, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2018


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Wikipedia Commons It’s rare to see a movie about the teenage experience that’s smart, yet not pretentious. Hilarious, but not cliche. Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” does it, and does it spectacularly. There’s a point in pretty much everyone’s life where everything’s awkward---adolescents n...

‘Open House’ lacks creativity

‘Open House’ lacks creativity

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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Wikipedia Commons Netflix is home to many great movies and series. It’s the perfect place to go watch a great, creepy thriller film with a group of friends or even for a date. "The Open House" is not one of those films. "The Open House" is a 2018 horror film following a financially unable mo...

New album brings joy

New album brings joy

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

January 30, 2018


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Wikipedia Commons I first stumbled across Vance Joy with his “Your Mess is Mine” single. It’s accurate to say it was love at first listen. Joy will fully release his highly awaited album “Nation of Two” Feb. 23. The album consists of 13 carefully constructed songs. Not all are available ...

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