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2014 VMAs: Going Out with a Bang

2014 VMAs: Going Out with a Bang

Natori Cruz, Managing Editor
September 14, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Music

Inglewood, California, was abuzz with an abundant amount of amazing acts Sunday, Aug. 24, for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. The 31st annual VMAs were held at the Forum arena. Ariana Grande opened with her new single, “Break Free” ft. international DJ Zedd, followed by rapper Nicki Minaj with her...

Video Games and You

Video Games and You

Connor Lowe, Columnist
September 7, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, Health, Showcase, Technology, Video Games

With the advent of the video game, more people have elected to stay inside rather than go out and play. Here, in hot Arizona, that is perfectly viable, but many parents are concerned that their children may not be getting the sun and social interaction that they need. In fact, many studies have shown...

Give Us Back “The Giver”

Give Us Back “The Giver”

Lauren Bander, Columnist
August 31, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies

In a utopian sector on future-Earth, called the Community, lives a sixteen-year-old boy named Jonas. Like everybody else, he's lived there all his life, and has never been outside its walls. He believes it's perfect, until he's given the job of the Receiver of Memory, where he learns that there was life...

“Guardians of the Galaxy” Review

“Guardians of the Galaxy” Review

Zach Asato, Head of Photo
August 16, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

Marvel has developed yet another successful action-thriller, entitled “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Released on Aug. 1, the movie starring Chris Pratt (Peter Quill), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), and Dave Bautista (Drax), along with the voices of Vin Diesel (Groot), and Bradley Cooper (Rocket), is a sensational...

A Standing Ovation for “Jersey Boys”

A Standing Ovation for “Jersey Boys”

Lauren Bander, Columnist
August 10, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

You’ve probably seen the movie commercials or have heard word of it floating around, but “Jersey Boys” is a magnificent onstage production. It was at ASU Gammage from July 22 to Aug. 3, and I was lucky enough to see it. The musical is based on the real story of The Four Seasons, Tommy DeVito, Bob...

20 More Moondays

20 More Moondays

Alexa Geidel, Editor-In-Chief
July 26, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

On Thursday, it was released that the MTV hit Teen Wolf - originally based loosely off the ‘80s Michael J. Fox film by the same name - will air another full season. But not just a full season, oh no, a double season. 20 brand new, action-packed episodes are headed your way once season four’s twelve...

Bangs Comes Out With A Bang

Bangs Comes Out With A Bang

Anthony Airdo, Columnist
June 13, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music

Brick + Mortar is a hot new band on the indie music scene, and they’ve released their debut EP, Bangs, with seven songs. The first song “Bangs,” as unique and exciting, and it’s a great demonstration of how unusual this band is. Similar to Royal Blood or Death From Above 1979, Brick + Mortar...

Pretty Little Liars: A Is Back

Pretty Little Liars: A Is Back

Kai Farley, Columnist
June 13, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies

ABC Family’s hit show “Pretty Little Liars” (“PLL”) will be returning for a summer season June 10, 2014. Season five will be airing until March 24, 2015 with 25 episodes, including a holiday special. This season will reveal who the mysterious “A” is and why they have been harming the girls....

What To Read Over Summer

What To Read Over Summer

Lauren Bander, Columnist
June 13, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books

This summer, I know I’m going to have a lot of free time, so why not fill the time with the wonderful world of books? There are many good reads out there, but with school and activities, it’s hard to get them all in. So you might’ve missed a few...or more. But no matter what your favorite genre,...

Rating Film Ratings

Rating Film Ratings

Devon Urquiza, Columnist
June 13, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies

All the ratings for movies are decided by a group of eight to 13 members of the rating board. The American film ratings system was established in 1968. When a movie is submitted to the Rating Board in Los Angeles, the same people vote to decide what rating to give the movie. The members of the Board...

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