Spooky Story

Emily Krinos, Sophomore Staff Writer
February 4, 2015

“I am haunted by humans” -Marcus Zusak; The Book Thief  Do you want to hear a story? It’s a spooky one at that. I bet you can already hear the goblins and bats. But little do you know, this is not your typical tale. Ghouls and ghosts will not avail. For those characters are for the... Read more »

Selma Sends Emotions Soaring

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Jenna Wylie, Junior Staff Writer
February 1, 2015

The recently released movie Selma tells the powerful and riveting story of Martin Luther King Jr., along with other civil rights leaders, and their efforts to secure voting rights for African Americans in Alabama and all other southern states during the 1960’s.  This fictionalized history very factually... Read more »

The Warrior: A Prose Poem

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Richard Pasco, Contributor
January 12, 2015

Fallen, the warrior lies on the battlefield as the fighting wages on around him. There he lay lost in his own mind, trapped by the fear of his own emotions. Bound to the ground by the frail state of his body, depleted of all strength, wounded both mentally and physically, without the will nor the courage... Read more »

Mockingjay Movie Review

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Brandon Brown, Junior Staff Writer
December 19, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is the third installment in the popular Hunger Games movie series; the last book in the series will be split into two movies, with the latter coming out next November. This film is directed by Francis Lawrence, who also directed the last movie in the series,... Read more »

Interstellar Review

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Emma Hetson, Junior Sports Writer
December 17, 2014

Interstellar was a thrilling science fiction blockbuster directed by Christopher Nolan. The movie lasted a total of 165 minutes, almost three hours; it was long, and required a dedicated audience attention. But during that time, audiences were taken on a wild journey to a futuristic Earth where gravity... Read more »

Mockingjay Movie Wins

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Jenna Wylie, Junior Staff Writer
October 13, 2014

With the warm days of summer drifting further away, we must welcome autumn. The days of playing in the warm sun are certainly over. Although the weather may be getting colder, October promises many exciting activities to replace summer ones. Perhaps one of the most entertaining activities is to see a... Read more »

Honors 11 Summer Reading Review

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Hannah Senediak, Junior Staff Writer
October 1, 2014

The Honors 11 summer reading this year was composed of all American novels. Students were required to chose three of the six book choices. I chose to read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. The Jungle was about... Read more »

The 2014 Brit Awards

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Emma Hetson, Sophomore Staff Writer
March 22, 2014

The annual Birt Awards were held the night of February 19, at the 02 Arena. They were hosted for the fifth and final time by James Corden, who happily threw in curse words whenever he deemed necessary.  Some of the performances of the night were by: Katy Perry who sang “Dark Horse” in her... Read more »

Shirley Temple: Forever America’s Little Darling

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Tess Kim, School News Editor
March 7, 2014

The first thing people might think of when they hear “Shirley Temple” is her dimples and perfect blond ringlets, charming optimism, or her singing and tap dancing. She was born on April 23rd, 1928 in Santa Monica, California, and on February 10th, it was reported that she died of natural causes at... Read more »

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Dillon Marx, Editor-in-Chief
January 15, 2014

She really is perfect, Marry Poppins that is. This past December, Saving Mr. Banks, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, hit movie theaters with a surprising message- personal experiences can often create the best characters. P.L. Travers, British-Australian author of the “Mary Poppins” story,... Read more »

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