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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...

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...

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