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Markus Zusak’s “Bridge of Clay” approaches loss in a masterful blend of past and present

Markus Zusak’s “Bridge of Clay” approaches loss in a masterful blend of past and present

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

Five brothers. One Murderer. One mother. One lover. One girl. An odd assortment of animals, including but not limited to a mule residing in the kitchen. From the first chapter, Markus Zusak’s book Bridge of Clay is a rich tapestry of characters and history, backstories and modern day conflict. It is a ...

Supreme: An “Excellent” waste of money

Supreme: An “Excellent” waste of money

by Andrew Lyons, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fall 2018

The Supreme brand in recent years can be, with utmost certainty, described as the most substantial waste of consumers' money, with a hoodie costing $650.00. Why are so many people suckered into purchasing? Supreme is a clothing and skateboard empire with humble origins as small shop on Lafayette Stree...

Nintendo Switch and first game Zelda: Breath of the Wild are big hits

Nintendo Switch and first game Zelda: Breath of the Wild are big hits

by Katie Lehman, Editor

March 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Spring 2017

Nintendo’s newest console, Switch, was released on March 3rd. At the price of $300, the console has been a smash hit at stores. The console has two variants, a grey version and a neon blue and red version, and both are selling out at numerous GameStop stores. People are already being forced onto waiting lists for restocking, within only days of its initial release. Those...

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 ...

What would you like to see open in Mount Airy? Take our survey!

What would you like to see open in Mount Airy? Take our survey!

by Olivia DuBro, Reporter

March 27, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Mount Airy is thriving with business. There are boutiques, plenty of supermarkets, an abundance of restaurants and parks and other recreational activities for the entire family, but could there be more? There are vacant storefronts scattered around Mount Airy. They are ghosts of what used to be flo...

The Imitation Game decodes “greatness”

The Imitation Game decodes “greatness”

by Ben Dempster, Reporter

February 20, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Are you paying attention? Good. If you are not listening carefully, you will miss things. Important things. I will not pause, I will not repeat myself, and you will not interrupt me. . .You will listen closely, and you will not judge me until I am finished. If you cannot commit to this, then plea...

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