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Chick flicks fall short

Chick flicks fall short

Joey Clark, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

In my house, the holiday season doesn’t truly start until my mom starts binging Hallmark movies in the living room.  Every so often I’ll indulge in watching one with her, and every year, she is overjoyed by the cheesiness, and I feel like I’m watching an identical plot with the same C-list cast ...

Holly jolly movies

Holly jolly movies

Rebekah Mann and Tatum Tomallo

December 17, 2019

Hallmark movies seem to be the staple of Christmas spirit.  With the comforting plot line of boy meets girl, boy falls in love, boy messes up, then boy and girl kiss and make up, the Hallmark brand is an unchanging classic, but their story line brand is expanding. As Netflix continues to produce more origina...

How to be a good friend without going broke

How to be a good friend without going broke

Aidenne Despres, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

The holiday season is a time for giving. But how do we find the perfect present with a few dollars and no creative talent? Here are 15 gifts you can make or buy for under $20.    1. Disposable camera - Disposable cameras are great for capturing memories while having fun. A great gift for your best friends.    2. Redbubble stickers - These trendy stickers are perfect for anyone you know who likes to decora...

Thanksgiving releases flop

Thanksgiving releases flop

Joey Clark, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

During the Thanksgiving break, when the boredom set in, the theatre could be a convenient place to get relatives out of a packed house. Unfortunately, November’s considerably weaker movie openings fell short compared to holidays past, especially last Thanksgiving’s opening of big titles like "Boh...

What to watch this winter

What to watch this winter

Aidenne Despres, Staff writer

December 6, 2019

Jumanji: The Next Level Dec 13 A sequel to the remake of Jumanji (1995) where a group of 4 friends re-enter the increasingly difficult video game. Genre: Adventure/Comedy Rated: PG-13 Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan Black Christmas Dec 13 The second remake...

Brantley Gilbert’s Fire and Brimstone Album

Brantley Gilbert’s Fire and Brimstone Album

Tim Tschoepe, Sports Editor

November 25, 2019

Released on October 4th of this year, Brantley Gilbert’s sixth album, “Fire and Brimstone” hit stores. This album has hit songs like “What Happens in a Small Town” featuring Lindsay Ell, “Bad Boy”, and “Fire’t Up.” Gilbert says “I'm really proud about this album because it's about a...

Jason Aldean’s New Album “9”

Jason Aldean’s New Album “9”

Tim Tschoepe, Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

Jason Aldean's ninth album is coming out this Friday. The record is called “9” and follows his “RearviewTown” album that debuted in April of 2018 and reached number one on the Billboard chart, his fourth album to reach first on the chart. The album features 16 tracks, including songs written...

Social Media Competition

Social Media Competition

Catherine Diel, Social Media Manager

November 5, 2019

Next week, Nov. 11-15, the media team is having a social media competition where participants will have the chance to win a $15 Whataburger gift card. All they have to do is earn instagram followers for @svjournalism. Participants will DM the instagram Friday with the amount of followers they got. Th...

Negative review

Daniel Lackey, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2019

Where to begin with a novel that had loads of potential, but fell short? First off, “Dig” by A.S. King features an ensemble cast of characters facing their own internal and external struggles. Each chapter switches points of view, allowing the reader plenty of opportunities to learn about and f...