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Divergent movie review

Divergent movie review

Ashley Cossaart, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2014


Filed under Reviews, Top Stories

On March 21, the best-selling book Divergent by Veronica Roth premiered in theaters. Divergent, the book, has over 500 pages and in those pages a lot of action occurs. Since I read the book before watching the movie, I was disappointed on how much was left out. Turning a large book into a two and...

Freaks and Geeks TV show Review

Freaks and Geeks TV show Review

Brianna Mathias, Staff reporter

March 10, 2014


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“Freaks and Geeks” is a television show that ran from 1999 to 2000, only one season aired before it was cancelled. The show is about two different groups of students at the fictional McKinley High School in the early 1980s. It mainly revolves around Sam Weir (John Francis Daley) and his sister, Lindsay...

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

Nikki Vuong, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2014


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John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars is a story of a teen’s journey through the understanding of both life’s blessings and woes. Hazel Grace Lancaster is a sixteen year old girl who fights a terminal stage IV thyroid cancer that also affects her lungs and realizes that there is no magical ending...

Frozen

Frozen

Aislinn Walters, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2014


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One of Disney’s newest animation movies, Frozen, was released to theaters on Nov. 27, 2013. It has since won Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature among many other awards. Frozen’s plot centers around two sisters, Anna and Elsa, the latter possessing the ability to control ice and snow. The tro...

I am Number Four

I am Number Four

Brianna Mathias, Staff reporter

January 30, 2014


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John Smith and his guardian, Henri have been on the run since the day they landed on earth. This time they are fleeing from Florida to the tiny town of Paradise, Ohio where John’s fate begins to unravel. John is one of the nine children who were sent to earth from the planet Lorien when it was invaded...

Divergent book review

Divergent book review

January 17, 2014


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Veronica Roth’s Divergent is the first book out of the Divergent trilogy. It is a romantic and adventure novel in one. The story takes place within a dystopian version of Chicago in the near future. The city is divided into five factions that are each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue...

The Golden Compass Book Review

The Golden Compass Book Review

Sylina Zhang, Staff Reporter

January 5, 2014


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Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass tells of eleven year old orphan Lyra Belacqua who lives her carefree everyday life among the scholars at Oxford's Jordan College. Constantly by her side is Lyra’s daemon Pan, an inseparable part of her in animal form. Then slowly, children begin disappearing. Ambigu...

Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda

Aislinn Walters, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2013


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Imagine there were only two types of people in America. One was a minority chosen by a foreign power as more desirable do to skin tone and nose size. The other group was the majority and the president of the country was of that origin. When the president gets shot and killed by the opposing side, the...

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special (SPOILERS)

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special (SPOILERS)

Aislinn Walters, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 2, 2013


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“Geronimo!” Doctor Who, a BBC production, holds the record for the longest running science fiction television show. The plot centers on a time traveling alien who happens to be the last of his kind, a species Time Lords. As if fans weren’t excited enough about that, and about the fact that...

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Rachel Moravek, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 2, 2013


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At the end of the first installment to the Hunger Games trilogy, everything appears to be well in District 12. Hand-in-hand, Katniss and Peeta return home to wild cheers and praise from the members of their district. The viewers’ happiness for the two victors doesn’t last long, for President Sno...

Wonder Show Book Review

Wonder Show Book Review

Brianna Mathias, Staff reporter

November 21, 2013


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Portia Remini was first introduced to the circus at age nine when her father, Max and her aunt Sophia took her. Portia didn’t realize then that one day she’d find herself working at another one of these sideshows only a few years later. Nor did she realize that her once whimsical childhood would...

Ophelia book review

Ophelia book review

Sylina Zhang, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2013


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Hamlet is the prince of Denmark in both Shakespeare’s famous play and Lisa Klein’s novel Ophelia. But as depicted in the book’s name, it is the brilliant Ophelia that takes center stage in this tragedy. As seen through the eyes of the woman Prince Hamlet loved, Klein created a masterpiece even t...

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