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Thirteen Reasons Why last seven episodes recap and review

Thirteen Reasons Why last seven episodes recap and review

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 28, 2017
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  Warning: This review contains a profound amount of spoilers as I do a play-by-play of my emotions through each episode. You have been warned. Do not read on if you don’t want things spoiled. Do not blame me.  Dang Hannah, back at it again with those tapes. (I know. That was bad.) Anyway. This is...

Netflix’s Thirteen Reasons Why first six episodes recap and review

Netflix’s Thirteen Reasons Why first six episodes recap and review

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 28, 2017
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Warning: This review contains a profound amount of spoilers as I do a play-by-play of my emotions through each episode. You have been warned. Do not read on if you don't want things spoiled. Do not blame me.  The official synopsis of the book Thirteen Reasons Why is "Clay Jensen returns home from ...

“Never Let Me Go” is an intriguing must-read

“Never Let Me Go” is an intriguing must-read

Amiyah Gonzalez, Staff Reporter
April 12, 2017
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The titillating novel “Never Let Me Go”, by veteran author Kazuo Ishiguro, was a 2005 dystopian novel. The novel opens with the British character Kathy, who talks of a world divided by carers, donors and the ‘normals’. Kathy grew up at a school named Hailsham, a fictional school based in England. In...

’12 Angry Jurors’ production interesting and professional

’12 Angry Jurors’ production interesting and professional

Lacey Gregory, Associate Editor
March 27, 2017
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Under the direction of Bill Gasper, this years’ Spring Play was an adaptation of “12 Angry Men” retitled “12 Angry Jurors” due to the mixed gender of the cast. The storyline centers around the jury in a trial of a young man accused of murder. Juror 8 (senior Madison Crees) served as the...

“Semper Femina” gives perspective on female relationships

“Semper Femina” gives perspective on female relationships

Hannah Norris, Staff Reporter
March 10, 2017
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Throughout her nearly decade-long career, British folk musician Laura Marling has seen many evolutions. Her latest album, “Semper Femina,” lands her in one of the most intimate, constructive places she’s been to yet. Released on March 10, the album freshly delivers views on female relationships...

“I’ll Give You the Sun” is both intriguing, inspiring

“I’ll Give You the Sun” is both intriguing, inspiring

Kara Brooks, Editor
February 22, 2017
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The novel “I’ll Give You the Sun”, written by Jandy Nelson, is a critically acclaimed novel that has won a large number of awards. It centers around twins Noah and Jude. Jude is an adventurous, bold girl and Noah is a shy, artistic boy. The book is told from the viewpoints of 13-year-old Noah,...

“Pure Heroine” makes scrutiny of the modern world catchy through electropop

“Pure Heroine” makes scrutiny of the modern world catchy through electropop

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 5, 2017
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In honor of Lorde's return to the festival circuit and in high hopes for her new album to drop soon, her debut album has been the subject of yet another recent wave of hype. "Pure Heroine" was dropped in September of 2013 and quickly rose to the top of the charts. The 16 year old New Zealand native's first s...

“Easy A” demonstrates realistic high school experiences with humor

“Easy A” demonstrates realistic high school experiences with humor

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
January 30, 2017
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Starring popular actress Emma Stone, "Easy A" is a movie full of laughs and drama. While classified as a "romantic comedy," this film offers more than giggles and provides an insightful view on how quickly gossip can spread and develop in a high school setting. This PG-13 film was released Sept. 17,...

“Six Months to Live” a read worth while

“Six Months to Live” a read worth while

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter
December 16, 2016
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“Dawn Rochelle sits in the doctor's office, clutching her mother's hand. They can't believe the diagnosis. Dawn is only thirteen years old, and she has leukemia.” These were the first words that got me absolutely hooked onto Lurlene McDaniel. “Six Months to Live” was published on Aug. 1,...

“Things Fall Apart” provides insightful look at other cultures

“Things Fall Apart” provides insightful look at other cultures

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 1, 2016
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Written by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, "Things Fall Apart" is probably the most authentic narrative ever written about life in Nigeria at the turn of the twentieth century. The novel was first published in 1958 — two years before Nigeria achieved its independence. Thousands of copies are still sold...

“Let It Be” delivers teen angst through punk influence

“Let It Be” delivers teen angst through punk influence

Hannah Norris, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2016
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The Replacements formed in 1979 as part of an early thriving punk and alt-rock scene in Minneapolis, MN. Their third studio album, “Let It Be,” marked the shift to a new, post-punk sound for the band. “Let It Be” has been critically praised since its initial release in 1984. The songs feature...

“Ouija: Origin of Evil” exceeds expectations as both thrilling, engaging

“Ouija: Origin of Evil” exceeds expectations as both thrilling, engaging

Madison Crees, Co-Editor-in-Chief
October 26, 2016
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A recently released, supernatural thriller prequel to the 2014 film, "Ouija: Origin of Evil" took place in a 1960s Los Angeles suburb and surrounds the Zander family. The mother, Alice Zander, hosts fake séances to make extra cash and enlists her daughters to help her. It is obvious business is going...

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