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Turtles All the Way Down is a literary journey you’ll want to experience

Turtles All the Way Down is a literary journey you’ll want to experience

by Natalie Roth and Greyston Harding

January 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2017, Showcase

*SPOILERS AHEAD* John Green. I’m sure you’ve heard his name at one point, whether it was written in the shining lights of a cinema, or merely in a passing conversation with a bibliophile friend. Green is most known for his co-owned YouTube channel VlogBrothers,  his speaking out on civil rights and...

Sentence diagramming: In everyone’s dreams, some nightmares and others fantasies

Sentence diagramming: In everyone’s dreams, some nightmares and others fantasies

by Brandon Neuman and Renata Farrell

January 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2017, Showcase

Sentence diagramming is a way to organize your sentence as a picture. It graphs words of the sentence to demonstrate types of words and parts of speech and functions. It can be used to create better and fuller sentences. The best benefit of sentence diagramming, however, is the grade boost on most E...

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” drives a lightsaber through the same old cliches

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” drives a lightsaber through the same old cliches

by Emily Reed, Co-editor-in-chief

December 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2017, Showcase

*SPOILERS AHEAD* Once the familiar opening crawl and grandiose Star Wars theme played, everyone clapped and cheered! We were prepared for another solid installment of the new Star Wars trilogy and ready to watch the comfortably predictable plot unfold. Five minutes into the film, the plot picked u...

The Ragnarok of superhero films is nowhere in sight with the success of Thor 3

The Ragnarok of superhero films is nowhere in sight with the success of Thor 3

by Nicholas Stephan, Reporter

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As we approach 2018, Marvel Studios’ Cinematic Universe continues to impress fans and critics with their ‘marvelous’ films. Marvel finished the year strong with Thor: Ragnarok, the third film in the Thor franchise released in early November. The rest of their films to be released till 2019 include Black P...

In the movie “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” Dickens battles and defeats his inner Scrooge

In the movie “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” Dickens battles and defeats his inner Scrooge

by Emily Reed, Co-editor-in-chief

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2017

Are the same old Christmas movies leaving you less than jolly? Do the repetitive plots and cheesy lines of Hallmark Christmas movies make you say “Bah Humbug?” For a breath of peppermint-fresh air, watch The Man Who Invented Christmas to witness “The Christmas Carol” told from the other side o...

Destiny 2: New and improved or a frustrating failure?

Destiny 2: New and improved or a frustrating failure?

by Tyler Roman, Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Praised by critics and complained about by the fans, the Destiny franchise released its second game September 2017. The game was made to be a fresh start, with all progress and items not moving over to the second game, to ensure that everyone had a fair chance when beginning the adventure. This gener...

Riverdale is back and will leaving you wanting more

Riverdale is back and will leaving you wanting more

by Greyston Harding, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

*SPOILERS AHEAD* Riverdale is back in the midst of its second season, and the show is more intense than ever. Riverdale is based on the classic Archie Comics, centering around Archie Andrews and his close group of friends, Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge. At the end of Season One, ...

Another new Taylor: Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” constantly evolving

Another new Taylor: Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” constantly evolving

by Yesenia Montenegro, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A brand new sound: Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated new album Reputation was released November 10. With 15 new songs on her sixth studio album, we get to hear a totally different kind of music from Swift. Swift has gone through an extreme transformation, but even though she and her music have change...

Flicker Album Review: Niall Horan produces first acoustic solo album

Flicker Album Review:  Niall Horan produces first acoustic solo album

by Lindsey Russo, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Ever since Niall Horan’s new album "Flicker" came out, it has been playing on repeat on my phone. Niall Horan was previously a part of One Direction until they took a “break,” which eventually turned into a complete split. One Direction had been together for five years and became famous on X-Factor. Each member auditioned ...

Nothing strange here: Stranger Things Season 2 turns fans upside down

Nothing strange here: Stranger Things Season 2 turns fans upside down

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor in chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

*WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD* Stranger Things returned for its second season on October 27, 2017. In the week building up to the release, fans (including me) were foaming at the mouth. We had been waiting over a year for this, and when the show dropped, it did with a bang. More than most other series c...

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