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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, Fall 2016, 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, Fall 2016, 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 ever...

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.

SMH Cartoon: Yearbook signatures

SMH Cartoon: Yearbook signatures

by Amanda Anderson, Editor

May 20, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Most underclassmen received their Linganore yearbooks today.  Cartoonist Amanda Anderson shows what yearbooks are all about. ...

Local girls suffer from ‘Bieber Fever’ (and so do I)

Local girls suffer from ‘Bieber Fever’ (and so do I)

by Bridget Murphy, Reporter

May 6, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Bieber fever--it's real.  Girls are catching it and have had it for years. (Boys are more low-key and won't admit they like him.  They just like his music.) It is so contagious that there is a name for all who have it: Beliebers. The cause behind the disease? Justin Bieber. On Friday, April 29th, Ju...

Prince: The pop singer’s death leaves this generation without royalty

Prince: The pop singer’s death leaves this generation without royalty

by Sylvia Nelson, Reporter

May 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On April 21, the legendary pop singer was pronounced dead at his studio,  Paisley Park. My family, extreme Prince fan, spent watching Purple Rain all day.  My mom has the DVD, and I'm pretty sure it's scratched from how many times she has watched the movie. Prince was born as Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1...

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, super win or super fail?

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, super win or super fail?

by Amanda Anderson, Reporter

April 25, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

 Even with the 7th highest box office opening weekend earning $166,007,347, many people who saw the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, hated it. And I can see why. I agree that the movie took a while to really get interesting, but when it did, I thought it was entertaining but not worth the $12.50 t...

10 Cloverfield Lane knocks on the door of success

10 Cloverfield Lane knocks on the door of success

by Emily Gorham, Editor

April 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As psychological thrillers go, 10 Cloverfield Lane is a must-see. Well-paced and captivating, the engaging script is matched by a first-rate cast. For a marketing campaign that started out relatively small, the hype for 10 Cloverfield Lane grew quickly (much like that of its semi-prequel, Cloverfie...

An open letter to Justin Bieber: Frederick is for you!

An open letter to Justin Bieber: Frederick is for you!

by Olivia DuBro, Editor-In-Chief

April 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Dear Mr. Bieber, A recent article posted by WMAC News, which describes itself as "a fantasy news site" where "most articles are satire or pure fantasy," claims that you are planning to move to Frederick, Maryland. Apparently, you are very tired of the "L.A. lifestyle," and would love to settle ...

Zootopia: Where animals and audiences go wild

Zootopia: Where animals and audiences go wild

by Sylvia Nelson, Reporter

April 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

On March 4, Walt Disney Animation Studios' released Zootopia. On a scale from Lion King (highest), to Wall-E (lowest),  Zootopia is closer to Lion King, but doesn't quite "the king" status. The songs are catchy, and the plot is great. The movie has singing and dancing, with a million funny stereot...

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