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 »

“Blown Away” by Country Star

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David Vavrinak, Junior Reporter
January 2, 2014

Thursday, December 5th, 2013, 18.5 million people were “Blown Away” by NBC’s live broadcast of The Sound of Music. Led by multiple-Grammy winner Carrie Underwood playing Maria, and the star of “True Blood”, Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp, this 3-hour production captivated audiences throughout... Read more »

Catching Fire Captivates

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Alivia Sandberg, Sophomore Staff Writer
January 2, 2014

There were plenty of movies that hit the big screen this past November. However, the two that teens were most excited about were the movie version of Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief and the Suzanne Collins second installment in the Hunger Games triology titled Catching Fire. I interviewed two freshmen... Read more »

A Tribute to Papa

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Michael Leckfor, Contributor
November 26, 2013

I woke up, prepared to go to school.  I’d already missed Thursday and Friday after I received the news.  I was ready to go when my father got a call from my uncle.  It was then that I knew for certain, it was then that I realized that we had watched our last football game.  We had taken our last... Read more »

Inevitably Mad

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Irvin Nasseri, Global News Editor
November 6, 2013

  “Inevitably Mad”   Your militaristic views in a world of refuge seem to me so pointless. But who am I to speak against an age old thing which has men hung up on the concept of violence. Are you protecting our right or collecting our frights and using them to take advantage of our happiness? Haven’t... Read more »

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