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“The Princess Bride” movie review

“The Princess Bride” movie review

Katie Weisenborn, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2016


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The Princess Bride is considered an American classic by many critics. It incorporates a number of elements, including romance, action, comedy, and political scandal. It also includes tragedy, to a certain extent. The story begins with a sick child in bed playing video games (which are now very out...

Dope movie review

Dope movie review

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2016


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Malcolm is an incredibly smart teenager who lives in a really tough neighborhood in Inglewood, Calif. with his single mother. He and his two best friends, Diggy and Jib, are obsessed with 90’s hip-hop culture and play in a punk band. Malcolm wants to be able to get into Harvard despite his home and...

“An Abundance of Katherines” book review

“An Abundance of Katherines” book review

Katie Weisenborn, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2016


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"An Abundance of Katherines", by John Green, is a story about how a young teen finds what he thinks is his true love after years and years of rejection. Ever since he was a kid, Colin Singleton was recognized as a prodigy. He was able to quickly gather, interpret, and apply information. His plight,...

“The Forest” movie review

“The Forest” movie review

Hannah Baxter, Editor

January 15, 2016


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Horror and thriller movie “The Forest” is a movie based upon the real life suicide forest in Japan deep in the Fuji Mountains known as Aokigahara Forest. Jess and Sara Price star in the movie as twin sisters who have good instinct for each other. While Jess goes to Japan to teach students there,...

“Joy” movie review

“Joy” movie review

Hannah Baxter, Editor

January 6, 2016


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“Joy” starring Jennifer Lawrence is the story of Joy Mongano, an American inventor and business woman who invented the stability miracle mop needed. Joy and her father Rudy (Robert Di Niro) go through common life obstacles to overcome her goal to make the first self-ringing mop. As Joy goes through...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens review

Kara Brooks, Media Editor

December 18, 2015


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“Star Wars Episode VII, The Force Awakens” premiered on Thursday, Dec. 17. The movie picked up years after Episode VI. There is a new cast, and there are appearances from the original “Star Wars” cast. In this movie the dark side, now called The First Order, is fighting the rebel side. Both...

2015 review

2015 review

Amiyah Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

December 16, 2015


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With 2015 coming to a close, it’s time to look back on the whirlwind of politics and cinema. Loads of new music has been released, there is a plentiful amount of new books and new potential leaders to root for. Overall it’s been a fulfilling year, but let’s get down to specifics. During this...

Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Review

Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Review

Fengxue Zhang, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2015


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“The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle” is a novel published in 1994–1995 by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, an international bestselling author known for groundbreaking novels such as “1Q84” and “Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.” The protagonist-narrator is Toru Okada, an unassuming,...

Mockingjay Part II review

Mockingjay Part II review

Kara Brooks, Media Editor

November 20, 2015


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The final movie in the “Hunger Games” series came out on Thursday, Nov. 19, “Mockingjay Part 2”. There were many returning characters and a few new ones. In this film, Katniss is still trying to defeat President Snow and take down the Capital. The beginning of the movie picks off from where...

“The Martian” movie review

“The Martian” movie review

Hannah Baxter, Editor

November 9, 2015


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  Whilst traveling in space and more particular the planet Mars, a space crew of eight member’s including Mark Watney (Matt Damon) attempt to quickly jump aboard the space craft machine and get home due to a sudden windy storm. During the walk from the planet to the travel craft, amidst...

1Q84 review

1Q84 review

Amiyah Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2015


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"1Q84" by Haruki Murakami follows the narratives of Masami Aomame a hitwoman, Tengo Kawana a novelist and Ushikawa a private detective. The novel deals with parallel universes, alternate histories and it is filled with suspense. It was originally released in Japan including three volumes in 2009. Masami...

CYO haunted house review

CYO haunted house review

Raina Basso, Online Editor

November 2, 2015


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Students from both Hays High and TMP involved in CYO helped put on the annual haunted house at the mall. The haunted house took place on Oct. 28, Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. The theme for the haunted house this year was Haunted Movie Theatre, and those visiting the haunted house walked through scenes from...

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