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“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...

“Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” book review

“Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” book review

Fengxue Zhang, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2015


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“Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” is a novel by the much applauded author Haruki Murakami who wrote the nationally acclaimed novels “1Q84” and “The Wind-up Bird Chronicle”. The story is told from a third person perspective, following the past and present of Tsukuru...

“Hotel Transylvania 2” movie review

“Hotel Transylvania 2” movie review

Kara Brooks, Media Editor

October 5, 2015


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On Friday, Sept. 25 the sequel to “Hotel Transylvania” came out. “Hotel Transylvania 2” had many famous actors and actresses voicing its characters, including returning and new. The film picked right up from where the last movie left off. Dracula’s daughter, Mavis, gets married to a human...

“The Visit” movie review

“The Visit” movie review

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2015


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M. Night Shyamalan’s newest film, “The Visit,” is a found footage horror/comedy about two adolescents who take a week vacation to their grandparents’ house. Becca and Tyler have never met their grandparents because of their mom’s dispute with her parents several years ago. Becca is hoping...

“Go Set A Watchman” book review

“Go Set A Watchman” book review

Jordyn Dake, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2015


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After nearly 55 years, Harper Lee, author of the "To Kill a Mockingbird" has released another novel. "Go Set a Watchman" was written as a rough draft before her first book was actually published. Though it was initially published as a sequel to Lee’s first novel, some have actually started to view...

Inside Out review

Inside Out review

Amiyah Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

August 25, 2015


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Grossing over $34 million on its opening day “Inside Out” came in second place for a Pixar film opening day after Toy Story 3. The film has since not lost its hype, earning over $347.5 million in North America alone and receiving extremely positive reviews from critics. The film has a star-studded...

“Jurassic World” review

“Jurassic World” review

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor

June 29, 2015


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Ever since it's premiere on Jun 12, "Jurassic World" hasn't ceased to decline in popularity. Grossing a record-breaking $500 million within a single weekend, this movie has triumphed over just about every other film this year. "Jurassic World" carries on the story of the iconic "Jurassic Park" movies,...

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Review

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Review

Kara Brooks, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2015


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On May 1, the newest Marvel movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was released. The movie starred all of the original “Avengers” characters as well as some new ones. In the film, the Avengers are dealing with something they’ve never dealt with before, artificial intelligence. Tony Stark accidently...

“The Theory of Everything” review

“The Theory of Everything” review

Brianna Mathias, Co-Editor

April 17, 2015


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"The Theory of Everything" is the amazing true story of the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his relationship with his wife, Jane. Jane is a very religious woman who believes in god, whereas Stephen is a man of science. The movie starts out with Stephen meeting Jane and falling in love with...

“Cinderella” movie review

“Cinderella” movie review

Rachael Arthur, Staff reporter

April 9, 2015


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On March 13, the new Disney movie Cinderella was released in theaters with about $67,877,361 that was grossed on the opening weekend. The movie starred Lily James as Cinderella, Cate Blanchette as the stepmother, Richard Madden as the Prince, and Helena Carter as the godmother. The film followed the...

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