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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...

Uglies

Katie Krug, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2011


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In a futuristic world full of extreme beauty, anyone normal is considered ugly. Uglies is an enthralling and entertaining book set 300 years in the future. There are hover cars, fantastic buildings, and most importantly, the ability to make every human pretty. Tally Youngblood is 15, less than thr...

Soul Surfer

Soul Surfer

Jackie Balzer, Online Editor

April 26, 2011


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Based off the true, inspirational story of Bethany Hamilton, the new movie “Soul Surfer” has finally made it to the big screen. Hamilton is now 21 years old and a pro surfer following the traumatic event that happened when she was 13 years old. “Soul Surfer” stars AnnaSophia Robb playing the...

Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

Jackie Balzer, Online Editor

March 25, 2011


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The tale of a girl traveling to her grandmother’s in a red cloak is one that parents have been reading to their children before bed for years. However, this probably isn’t the version that you remember hearing as a child. The movie “Red Riding Hood” had me hooked from the beginning. A mix...

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