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‘Rise’ exceeds expectations

‘Rise’ exceeds expectations

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


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The first episode of the new series “Rise” left many people intrigued and hopeful for the new drama. While many were doubtful as previews gave the pretense of being too similar to many other musical based shows, “Rise” added a fresh, modernized format to the televised idea of high school ...

‘The Raven Cycle’ series full of mystery, murder

‘The Raven Cycle’ series full of mystery, murder

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


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Creative Commons For as long as Blue Sargent can remember, she has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She has never believed in true love and never thought the warnings would be a problem until she becomes entangled in the strange lives of Aglionby Academy students, and sees th...

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 31, 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...

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