Cyber Monday tops the charts in shopping history

jenny steinberg, staff writer

December 15, 2014

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Black Friday has almost become its own holiday.  The day of "unbelievable sales" no longer begins at midnight, but now hours before hand, taking over Thanksgiving for those who celebrate it.  As a tag-on to Black Friday comes... Read more »

Consumerism has taken over Christmas

michael gallagher, staff writer

December 15, 2014

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Let’s put a big X through Xmas this season. Xmas should be done away with, and Christmas should be the focus of celebrations this time of year. A dramatic shift in how we view this incredibly important... Read more »

Rixton shows diversity in new album

danna tabachnik, staff writer

December 10, 2014

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Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Cody Simpson, and PSY all have something in common; manager Scott “Scooter” Braun. Braun, who finds most of his acts on YouTube, discovered the band Rixton from their cover of Chris Brown’s... Read more »

DreamWorks’ Penguins of Madagascar a success

allie brandl, staff writer

December 8, 2014

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A spin-off of the Madagascar movies, Penguins of Madagascar tells the story of the series’ favorite minor characters: Rico, Private, Kowalski, and Skipper.   The film follows the adventures of the... Read more »

Love songs, growing up for Nick Jonas

danna tabachnik, staff writer

December 2, 2014

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From racy photoshoots to his chart topping singles, Nick Jonas seems to be everywhere lately. Leaving his boyband image behind, Jonas released a self titled album to make a name for himself.   The... Read more »

New singles topping the charts

danna tabachnik, staff writer

December 1, 2014

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Music fans always get excited when new music comes out. Beyonce, Selena Gomez, and Jennifer Lawrence are just a few of the artists who recently released new music.   Beyonce’s song “7/11”... Read more »

Mockingjay cannot live up to its predecessors

meagan bens, print managing editor

November 28, 2014

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The Hunger Games continues to shock the world as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself in District 13 leading a revolution against the Capitol.   Katniss’ home, District... Read more »

The Testing is a new, creative look at dystopia

brianne saab, staff writer

November 26, 2014

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The Testing is about a dystopian society where the smartest students get chosen to go to "the University" and further their education, a prestigious honor many young adults desire. Malencia Vale is one of such selected,... Read more »

Big Hero 6 a visual treat, appealing to all ages

brianne saab, staff writer

November 20, 2014

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Loosely based on the Marvel comic book, Big Hero 6 adapts the tale into a family-friendly, Disney impression of the basic storyline, but still delivers a good story.   The movie... Read more »

Taylor Swift captures attention with fifth studio album

allie brandl, staff writer

October 29, 2014

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Taylor Swift released her fifth album, 1989,  on Monday, October 27. Unlike Speak Now, Swift’s third album, 1989 features many more upbeat songs that portray Swift as less dependent on men. Of course most... Read more »

Open House is beneficial for parents to attend

brianne saab, staff writer

September 9, 2014

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Open House, scheduled for September 11 at 7pm, is an opportunity for parents and teachers to meet and interact.   “I think it’s a great way for the parents to get an idea as to what... Read more »

Group projects are unfair

May 28, 2014

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You are either the one who does all the work, or the one who takes all the credit for it. There doesn’t seem to be any in between when it comes to group projects. Group projects should be used less frequently because they... Read more »