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If It Ain’t Book, Don’t Fix It!

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist
May 18, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books, Movies, Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Book to movie adaptations. The movies where people are bound to comment that movie was not as good as the book or that the character’s hair is different. I usually look at the movie adaptation not as the same story as the book, but as a standalone portrayal of a similar, but different story; still, I c...

The Most Monstrous Movie of the Year

Haylee Haupt, Columnist
May 4, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Showcase, Uncategorized

“Colossal” is a science fiction comedy about an alcoholic named Gloria (Anne Hathaway) who returns to her hometown after a breakup over her persistent addiction, and her true monster is revealed. This article will be broken up between two sections: a recapture of the entire movie and then my person...

The Year of Atlanta

Kylee Golden, Columnist
February 10, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, Showcase, Sports, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

This past weekend the Atlanta Falcons went to Houston, Texas and represented their hometown in Georgia while competing against the New England Patriots but sadly lost the battle. Even though this was heartbreaking and disappointing for the city, there are still many positive things for Atlanta to look forw...

“Split” Movie Synopsis and Review

Haylee Haupt, Columnist
February 2, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Showcase, Uncategorized

“Split” came out to theaters on Jan. 20, and there has been a pretty even amount of both positive and negative appraisal. The movie begins with three girls, best friends Claire (Haley Lu Richardson) and Marcia (Jessica Sula) accompanied by outsider Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), being drugged and kidnapped by ...

The Film Industries Are Alive with the Sound of New Musicals

The Film Industries Are Alive with the Sound of New Musicals

Haylee Haupt, Columnist
January 12, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Showcase, Uncategorized

“La La Land” premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Aug. 31, 2016, and hit theaters at different times in December, and it has blown up. “La La Land” is a musical movie set in modern day Hollywood, starring Emma Stone as Mia, a struggling actress working as a barista, and Ryan Gosling as Se...

Student Spotlight: Joey Vitagliano

Student Spotlight: Joey Vitagliano

Haylee Haupt, Columnist
December 9, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Campus Life, Featured People, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

Joey Vitagliano, also known as Joe Vito, is a senior at Horizon Honors whose music career has been taking off. Joey won second place as a soloist in Alice Cooper’s Annual Christmas Pudding on Nov. 18 and is working on his third EP at the moment. His music can be described as a mix of indie, folk, and al...

A Truly Magical Experience

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist
November 23, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Showcase, Uncategorized

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” takes place in New York in 1926, about 60 years before Harry Potter was born. This is a time when the American wizarding government, the Magical Congress of the United States of America  (MACUSA) is more cautious than ever about wizard/No-Maj relations (...

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist
November 19, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Showcase, Uncategorized

“Dr. Strange” hit theaters just two weeks ago, and it was one of the coolest Marvel movies so far. It’s the first Marvel movie to feature magic, as well as the first one that doesn’t place the final battle in New York (which I appreciate). It also introduces another Infinity Stone to the MCU in th...

What’s Next For Marvel: MCU Analysis and Predictions

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist
November 11, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Showcase, Uncategorized

With the recent release of “Dr. Strange” and “Avengers: Infinity War” parts one and two scheduled for 2018 and 2019 respectively (with many more movies coming out before then), the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is getting really big, really fast. With a surplus of characters, stories, and ide...

A Refreshing Taste of Diversity: Welcome to Night Vale

A Refreshing Taste of Diversity: Welcome to Night Vale

Selina Fluty, Columnist
March 31, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books, Showcase, Uncategorized

If you’ve ever listened to Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor’s biweekly podcast “Welcome to Night Vale,” (WTNV) you’re very aware of the impossibly real town of Night Vale, where Cecil Palmer (voiced by Cecil Baldwin) describes a “friendly desert community somewhere in the American Southwest, wher...

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