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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...

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...

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