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“Primordial Dust” Collecting Primordial Dust

“Primordial Dust” Collecting Primordial Dust

Addy Bennett, Editor of Features and Extras and Student Opinion
December 19, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books, Showcase

I was pretty excited about this book before it arrived in the mail, but when I opened to the first page, I was thoroughly disappointed. “The hills crest right below the moon and the tableau, in other circumstances, would be breathtaking. However, as I wade through corpses, I’m not focused on scenery.”...

“Pretty Little Liars” – Winter Special

“Pretty Little Liars” – Winter Special

Zach Asato, Head of Photo
December 18, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies

On December 9, 2014, ABC Family released the widely-anticipated winter special of the popular television drama series, “Pretty Little Liars.” The episode was titled, “How The A Stole Christmas” and picked up where season five left off in August. The Halloween Special in October did prove to be...

Inside “The Outsiders”

Inside “The Outsiders”

Sammi Tester, Columnist
December 17, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books, Showcase

In an act to revisit some of my old books, I came across “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. I remember reading the book as a class in seventh grade and not being able to put it down. “The Outsiders” is the first book I ever loved. It was the first time I had read such a heart-wrenching yet exhilarating...

“Mockingjay” Misses Mark

“Mockingjay” Misses Mark

Cooper Brown, Photo Editor
December 9, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books, Movies

“Mockingjay Part 1” is the first half of the sequel to previous installments of the “Hunger Games” series. It is again centered around Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, who finds herself in District 13, where she agrees to help its people as the face of their rebellion. The protagonists...

Christmas Music Madness

Christmas Music Madness

Emmy Walker, Columnist
December 9, 2014
Filed under Music, Showcase, Student Opinion

A few days before Thanksgiving, I casually turned on the radio and was shocked to find that Christmas music was already playing. At first, I was frustrated because it seems like Thanksgiving was being forgotten and everyone was jumping ahead to Christmas. But as I thought about it more, I realized that...

Ecstatic About “Eleanor & Park”

Ecstatic About “Eleanor & Park”

Lauren Bander, Columnist
December 5, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books

“Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell is a piece of art that reflects this perfectly. Set in 1986, Rowell puts two outcasts into real-life situations and has them deal with real-life topics: poverty, body image, and popularity. Many say they read to get away from real-life topics like this, but...

“Doctor Who” Season 8: Promising But Imperfect

“Doctor Who” Season 8: Promising But Imperfect

Lauren Bander, Columnist
November 23, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies

As of Nov. 8, season eight of the “Doctor Who” revival series has come to a close. This collection was filled with new beginnings, personal conflict, and a jumble of the usual messes the Doctor gets himself into. And with the show introducing Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, who is very different than...

Extremely Surprised and Incredibly Pleased

Extremely Surprised and Incredibly Pleased

Danielle Moran, Columnist
November 16, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books, Showcase

I’d personally like to thank my teacher Ms. Shaheen, spring break assignments, and the chances of eenie-meenie-miney-moe for exposing me to the wonderful works of Jonathan Safran Foer. It is because of you all that I am now able to say what my favorite book is in those little All About Me quizzes and...

Arizona’s Folk-Punk and DIY Scene

Joseph Rivas, Columnist
November 6, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music

Punk rock for the most part is dead, but from time to time a local music scene will pop up and bring back certain punk ideals and practices. The newest incarnation of punk culture is folk-punk, or DIY, and currently Arizona is home to one of the largest scenes in the Southwest. Bands such as Andrew Jackson...

Word of Mouth: “People Keep Talking” Album Review

Word of Mouth: “People Keep Talking” Album Review

Alexa Geidel, Editor-In-Chief
November 4, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music

The self-proclaimed Prince of Manhattan has done it again. He’s topped the charts, planned a national tour that kicks off on Oct. 29, and catered to hurricanes of screaming fans, and all while staying true to the essence of his music. This musical magician goes by the name Hoodie Allen. His beginnings...

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