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Stranger Things Season Two is “Totally Tubular”

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

November 3, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Television

The first season of “Stranger Things” was released July 15, 2016, on Netflix. It instantly became a huge hit. Everyone loved all the nostalgia in it and it was a fun ride. The second season is no different; it may even be better than the first season. The second season has a higher budget than the fi...

Happier with Hobbies

Emily Christian, Columnist

October 29, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Bugs on the Battlefield The northern provinces of Thailand are home to the traditional sport of beetle fighting. Once the rainy season comes and wild Rhinoceros Beetles are full grown, residents of these areas wake up early to hunt for their little black champions, which could possibly be destined for f...

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...

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