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Luke Skywalkin’ on these haters

Luke Skywalkin’ on these haters

Hudson Murphy, Staff Writer

January 11, 2018

“Star Wars,” one of the most beloved movie series of all time, released Dec. 16 “The Last Jedi,” which tried to follow “The Force Awakens” success. This PG-13 movie changed directors from J.J Abrams to Rian Johnson. Fans feared it would be difficult to continue the previous director’...

Reflections on ‘Black Mirror’

Reflections on ‘Black Mirror’

Laney Rendon and Rebecca Covington

January 10, 2018

If one had to use one word to describe “Black Mirror,” refreshing would be a good choice. The British M-rated creation of Charles Brooker began in 2011 and has been making a name for itself since the traumatizing first episode. No other series tackles the presentation of a seemingly utopian society ...

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Review:

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Review:

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

January 8, 2018

On December 20th Sony Pictures struck gold with the movie “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle”. The movie was directed by Jake Kasden and consists of stars Dwayne Johnson as Dr. Bravestone, Kevin Hart as Mouse Finbar, Karen Gillian as Ruby Roundhouse, and Jack Black as Professor Sheldon Oberon. The plot o...

Slender Man Trailer

Slender Man Trailer

Jack Padgett, Entertainment Editor

January 5, 2018

Over the break Sony released the trailer for the upcoming coming Slender Man movie. The premise of the movie is that the Slender Man had been released after four highschool girls performed a ritual to learn more about the Slender Man. The movie then follows the downfall of the girls as they fall into ...

“Wonder” encourages embracing differences

“Wonder” encourages embracing differences

Rebecca Covington, Opinion Editor

December 18, 2017

Based on the R.J. Palacio novel of the same name, the PG rated "Wonder" is a movie that follows 5th grader Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), a child that has a facial genetic abnormality, and his family. The Director Stephen Chbosky was able to take a best selling book and turn it into an emotional rol...

A review of ice and fire

A review of ice and fire

Emma Sipple, Co-Editor in Chief

December 18, 2017

Over the course of two years, I finished A Song of Ice and Fire the five book series by George R. R. Martin, finishing the fifth book A Dance with Dragons during Thanksgiving break. I loved every minute of the series.    A Game of Thrones: The story opens in Westeros, a land where su...

“Justice League” movie review

“Justice League” movie review

Wyatt Tomallo, Sports Editor

December 13, 2017

On November 17th DC Comics finally made their second big break with the jaw dropping film, Justice League. DC Comics recently struck gold this past year with the whole Batman vs Superman storyline which lead fans to believe that Justice League was going to be extraordinary. Unfortunately that was not the ...

“War & Leisure” album review

“War & Leisure” album review

Bobby Palomin and Hudson Murphy

December 12, 2017

R&B singer Miguel released his fourth studio album “War & Leisure” following the success of his hit single “Skywalker” featuring rapper Travis Scott. The album rose amongst the top of the charts thanks in part to melodic beats that go from a vibrant and tropical feel like on the song ...

Rapper Jaden Smith releases “Syre”

Rapper Jaden Smith releases “Syre”

Emma Black, Staff writer

December 8, 2017

“So, you think you can save rap music?” Actor, rapper and singer Jaden Smith, son of acclaimed actor and rapper Will Smith, said he hopes to in his second album “Syre.” Smith presents the theme of the album in the tracks “Breakfast” and “Hope,” in which he goes into detail about himse...

Marvel releases Avengers: Infinity War trailer

Marvel releases Avengers: Infinity War trailer

Laney Rendon, News Editor

November 29, 2017

Honestly, I don’t know where to begin. It's all so exciting! But I’ll try with: the new Avengers movie trailer, Avengers: Infinity War, was released this morning after Marvel Studios released the trailer teaser last night. The teaser included fan reactions to previous trailers of individual marvel s...

Movie season continues to ‘ragnarok’ on

Movie season continues to ‘ragnarok’ on
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Jack Padgett, Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2017

As the holiday season draw closer the theaters continues to fill with new movies. Down below are 6 of the big films to be released in November and December.

Infinite possibilities for new music group

Infinite possibilities for new music group

Jack Padgett, Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2017

New rock band Saving Forever released its first single, “Million Ways.” The catchy tune will surely follow you; however, lyrically, the song seems to lack variety and substance.Even though the band is labeled as a rock band, the song has more of a rock/pop blend to it. Teen brothers Khaden Harri...