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Moana: The beginning of an era

Moana: The beginning of an era

by Beau Cameron, Editor

December 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2016, Showcase

When I first heard of Moana, I was unsure of what to think. I was happy that Disney was finally having a more ethnically diverse princess, but I was nervous about if Disney would be able to portray the character without stereotyping. When the incident with Disney's culturally insensitive Moana-themed costumes hit the news, I was tempted to avoid the movie comp...

The movie theater gets Strange with Cumberbatch’s new film

The movie theater gets Strange with Cumberbatch’s new film

by Brandon Cooper, Reporter

December 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2016

Magic and action enter the theater as Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, comes in. After being in a tragic accident, neurosurgeon Stephen Strange, loses his gifted hands and can no longer continue his successful career. Strange goes on hunt looking for a cure to his damaged hands. He use...

Top 10 of 2016: My favorite hip hop albums

Top 10 of 2016: My favorite hip hop albums

by Jacob Bolger, Reporter

December 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2016

Among other genres, hip hop is on of the most popular types of music in modern society. According to studies, rock music is the most popular genre in North America, with hip hop coming in a close second. Among younger people, hip hop is the most popular genre. These 10 albums feature some of the bes...

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, Fall 2016, 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, Fall 2016, 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 wa...

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, Fall 2016, 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, Fall 2016, 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, Fall 2016, 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, Fall 2016, 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's major cha...

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