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Bottle Flipping: Game, sport, or classroom disruption?

Bottle Flipping: Game, sport, or classroom disruption?

by Christian Nolan and Matthew Gelhard

March 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

In 2016, bottle flipping became an endless competition, holding its own as a hobby in everyday life. It still continues to this day. For those who don’t know what it is, bottle flipping occurs when you take a water bottle, drink the water until there’s about 1/3 of water left, and begin flipping ...

Get ready to build a Fence around your house

Get ready to build a Fence around your house

by Devin Barge, Photo Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

The movie Fences tells the life of a man who is angry at his past, his present, and his future. Written by August Wilson,  his play Fences was a Pulitzer Prize winner. Wilson's play lived on after his death in 2005 as Denzel Washington directed and starred the Tony-winning Broadway play. Washington als...

Hacksaw Ridge will have you on your feet from start to finish

Hacksaw Ridge will have you on your feet from start to finish

by Ethan Hart, Reporter

February 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Spring 2017

Hacksaw Ridge, starring Andrew Garfield and Teresa Palmer, will enter this year’s Oscar Academy Awards with six nominations. Some of these nominations include Best Picture and Best Actor, highlighting Andrew Garfield’s stunning performance. Mel Gibson also has been nominated for Best Director. ...

The beauty of Moonlight

The beauty of Moonlight

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

With poetic eloquence, Moonlight tackles the topics of sexuality, masculinity, and youth that leaves the viewer stunned.  Split into three acts, Moonlight tells the tale of Chirone, a young black man growing up in Miami, and his struggles finding himself in the whirlwind of drugs, homophobia, and n...

See Oscar nominee Hidden Figures: You’ll never complain about math again

See Oscar nominee Hidden Figures: You’ll never complain about math again

by Alex Ismael, Reporter

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Spring 2017

Hidden Figures, directed by Theodore Melfi  is a historical drama based on the true story of three African American women who worked at NASA as human computers. It was nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Octavia Spencer) and Best Adapted Screenplay. I believe this movi...

Hunted: Fugitives run for fun and money

Hunted: Fugitives run for fun and money

by Brandon Cooper, Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

Hunted is the newest reality show on CBS. It involves nine duos, couples or friends, and they voluntarily become fugitives to be hunted by "hunters." The hunters are comprised of former members of intelligence agencies such as, the FBI and CIA. If you liked the short story"The Most Dangerous Game," ...

I’m going ga ga for La La Land

I’m going ga ga for La La Land

by Emily Reed, Managing Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

La La Land is the musical sweeping the nation off its feet this award season. It's been nominated for 204 awards and has won 153 of them and counting. While this movie has fared well this awards season, how will it perform at the Oscars? Best Picture The trick to enjoying La La Land is apprecia...

Arrival crash lands at the Oscars

Arrival crash lands at the Oscars

by Beau Cameron, Managing Editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

Arrival is not your average alien-invasion thriller. It's a great movie, but it doesn't deserve the Best Picture Oscar. For starters, the aliens, known as Heptapods, don't attack anyone. They land their 12 ships in seemingly random locations and wait for the humans to come to them. They allow the sci...

Manchester by the Sea catches audience: hook, line, and sinker

Manchester by the Sea catches audience: hook, line, and sinker

by Mallory Maher, Reporter

February 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

Your life can be uprooted in just one night, from one single action. We hear it all of the time on the news, shootings, car crashes, kidnapping, and illness. Manchester by the Sea properly and effectively displays the aftermath of such an action, capturing the mix of emotions that come along with a trage...

Wait till Netflix to see Hell or High Water

Wait till Netflix to see Hell or High Water

by Emily Reed, Managing Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

What would you do to give the people you love better lives? In the movie Hell or High Water, one-half of a cowboy duo commits himself to a life of crime in a last ditch effort to help his son. While this movie is extremely well-written and acted, it doesn’t have that extra special something that w...

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