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Top Ten of 2016: Make or Break Fashion Trends

Top Ten of 2016: Make or Break Fashion Trends

by Emily Sherwood, Reporter
December 8, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Throughout 2016, I have seen many questionable fashion trends, some questionably good, and some questionably bad. However, there are ten trends that have stuck out the most this year, not just in school but on social media also. 10: Matte Lipsticks Matte lipsticks-- you can’t just have one. They...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Nothing short of fantastic

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Nothing short of fantastic

by Savannah Sitler, Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

With screenwriter J.K. Rowling, director David Yates, and lead Eddie Redmayne, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Fantastic Beasts) was practically guaranteed for success as soon as the idea was posed. The film was officially released internationally on November 18, 2016. The anticipation I had endured...

On the Way to 50K: Discover the author inside yourself during NaNoWriMo

On the Way to 50K: Discover the author inside yourself during NaNoWriMo

by Elizabeth Anderson, Reporter
October 29, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Best of SNO, Showcase

    It's been lurking in the shadows for nearly a year, ready to pounce on the first of November. . . NaNoWriMo. Don't worry, it's not a terrible monster--this is National Novel Writing Month, called NaNoWriMo for short and sometimes NaNo for shorter. It's an annual event, hoste...

Book Review: All American Boys takes a close look at racial profiling

Book Review: All American Boys takes a close look at racial profiling

by Elizabeth Anderson, Reporter
October 18, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Book Reviews, Showcase

Eric Garner. Michael Brown Jr. Tamir Rice. Freddie Gray. Keith Lamar Scott. These are just a few of the many African American victims of police incidents reported and sensationalized in the news. And yet with all of the attention this subject is getting, I have never found a book about it until now. It's amazing to read a novel that looks at all sides, beyond the publicit...

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: A movie with no magic

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: A movie with no magic

by Beau Cameron, Editor
October 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs took the literary world by storm when it was released in America in June, 2011. After only one book, readers fell in love with the series, and the following two novels had fans head-over-heels. The story follows Jacob Portman after the ...

MacGyver– necessity is the mother of re-invention

MacGyver– necessity is the mother of re-invention

by Emily Reed, Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

It's time to go dust off your old beaker and test tube set because MacGyver is back with some new tricks up his sleeve. Reviews of the MacGyver reboot, airing on CBS, have fans divided like oil and water. Some say the show does not adhere to the original show's principles. Others welcome the reboot'...

Netflix Review: Eleven strange things to love about Stranger Things

Netflix Review: Eleven strange things to love about Stranger Things

by Amanda Anderson, Co-Editor-in-Chief
October 4, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Released on July 25, 2016, Stranger Things is a Netflix original TV series.  The eight-episode mystery takes place in 1983. Three middle school misfits try to find their lost friend, Will, but instead find a girl with super powers, a government conspiracy, another dimension, and a grand adventure....

Book Review: The Cursed Child is leaving Harry Potter fans turning (time) with delight

Book Review: The Cursed Child is leaving Harry Potter fans turning (time) with delight

by Elizabeth Anderson, Reporter
September 20, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Book Reviews, Showcase

It’s been over nine years since J.K. Rowling’s (@jk_rowling) supposed finale to the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and more than five since the last movie came out, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two. Since then, avid fans have had to resort to re-reading the series, over and over and over again (not that Harry Potter could e...

SMH Cartoon: Don’t “octopy” the halls with PDA

SMH Cartoon: Don’t “octopy” the halls with PDA

by Amanda Anderson, Editor
June 3, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Cartoons, Showcase

In high schools in the spring, love is in the air.  Cartoonist Amanda Anderson shows what the rest of us see.

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