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Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game

Aislinn Walters, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2013


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Science fiction has long been a movie and film genre many people love. “Star Wars”, “Back to the Future”, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Avatar” are only a glimpse of the many well-known films. Recently added to this list was the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s...

Despicable Me 2 Movie Review

Alexa Steinkuhler, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2013


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Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's worldwide blockbuster “Despicable Me” entertained audiences around the world in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. I enjoyed 2010’s “Despicable Me” very much, so I...

The Lovely Bones Book Review

The Lovely Bones Book Review

Sylina Zhang, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2013


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Susie Salmon was fourteen years old when she was murdered on Dec. 6, 1973. She sits in her heaven as she watches her family, her friends, and the little town in which she was raised fall apart in the aftermath of the tragedy. Following the lives of those who loved her, those who knew her, and even...

City of Bones Movie Review

City of Bones Movie Review

Rachel Moravek, Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2013


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Magical beings and fantasy creatures have always played a huge role in literature and entertainment, but now it seems more prominent than ever. The genre was done to death with "Harry Potter" and especially the "Twilight" franchise with its brooding, woe-is-me characters, yet Hollywood still manages...

Safe Haven

Safe Haven

Aislinn Walters, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2013


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Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel starred in the recently released film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ Safe Haven. Katie (Hough) arrives in the small town of Southport, NC with a dark past and a hidden secret. However, though she tries to shut everybody out, she finds not only friendship, but romance...

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Rachel Moravek, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2012


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Imagine being an outcast forever doomed to travel the world in solitude, for your only home has been destroyed and taken over by a malevolent being of immense power. With nearly all your friends and family slain during the battle to protect your land, the only thing that keeps you going is your extreme...

American Horror Story

Rachel Moravek, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2012


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We all get scared from time to time; some are more willing to admit it than others. Anyone who has seen Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s hit TV series American Horror Story will tell you that it’s not for the weak-hearted. American Horror Story begins with the ultimate cliché storyline. Despite...

Bossypants Book Review

Delphine Burns, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2012


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From a very young age, Tina Fey was witty and ambitious. She set goals early and strived to reach them, never stopping to rest. Her autobiography “Bossypants,” was fascinating and inspiring. However, it was also very comedic. Fey begins the book by addressing the reader directly and evaluating...

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

Rachel Moravek, Staff reporter

March 29, 2012


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Individual freedom is part of what makes this country so great. But what if we didn’t have that? Imagine living in a place completely void of any rights whatsoever; a place where the government is in total control and the circumstances for anyone who disobeys is inhumane to say the least. The Hun...

The Vow

Laurissa Marcotte, Staff Reporter

February 17, 2012


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We all forget things from time to time—our keys, our phone, our homework. But what would you do if you forgot an entire section of your life? The Vow is a classic romance about a woman, Paige, and her journey to rediscover herself. After a traumatic head injury from a car accident, Paige finds he...

City of Bones Book Review

Rachel Moravek, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2012


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In the beginning of “City of Bones”—the first of Cassandra Clare’s four books in “The Mortal Instruments” series, main protagonist Clary Fray finds herself fascinated with a startling green-eyed boy with spikey blue hair anxiously waiting in line to enter the all-age Pandemonium Club situated in ...

The City of Ember

Laurissa Marcotte, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2011


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Imagine a vast, underground city lit only by shoddy street lamps and a failing electrical system. Imagine a tyrannical, corrupt government that hoards the city’s supplies and leaves the citizens hungry and destitute. Now imagine you’ve never known anything besides this city, and then one day...

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