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How Star Wars Episode VII Could Have Been Better

How Star Wars Episode VII Could Have Been Better

Mark Holland, Reporter

January 21, 2016


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"Star Wars Episode VII" was a blockbuster success and a worthy continuation of the epic film saga. But it could definitely have been done better. Here are five ways that it could have been improved. SPOILER ALERT! (If you have not seen the movie don't read any further.) More Luke-   While L...

Album Review: Death of a Bachelor by Panic! At The Disco

Album Review: Death of a Bachelor by Panic! At The Disco

Kate Anderson, A&E Editor

January 20, 2016


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In their fifth album, Death of a Bachelor, Panic! At the Disco manages to go in a completely different direction from any other albums while still keeping up the iconic Panic! sound.  Recorded just before his wedding, Brendon Urie bids farewell to his bachelordom with an explosion of anthems and pumped-up so...

REVIEW: Krampus

REVIEW: Krampus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6cVyoMH4QE

Lauren Rosenstock, Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor

December 9, 2015


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  1.5/ 5   This out-of-the-ordinary Christmas movie has a serious plot showcasing mediocre acting and poor CGI effects. The thrill and main plot of the film is centered around the family attempting to find missing family members and destroy the elves and deranged “presents” that Kr...

REVIEW: Spotlight

REVIEW: Spotlight

Lauren Rosenstock, Assistant Editor-In-Chief, Sports Editor

December 9, 2015


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg5zSVxx9JM   4/5   The Boston Globe, a large newspaper in Boston, MA, reopened a "retired" case about the Catholic Church's neglecting of priests abusing and molesting children and young adults. Continuing this piece, originally begun in the 1980s ...

12 Days of Finals

12 Days of Finals

Lauren Rosenstock, Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor

December 8, 2015


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A classic Christmas song, 12 Days of Christmas can really represent anything. Just as a reminder that Christmas is approaching, this adaptation of 12 Days of Christmas will hopefully distract from the fact that finals are fast-approaching too. A scary thought for all of us, finals are coming up quick and one way to avoid thinking about scary th...

Living Under a Rock: Music

Living Under a Rock: Music

Lauren Rosenstock, Assistant Editor-In-Chief, Sports Editor

December 6, 2015


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The feeling of your heart dropping, or maybe it was a beat... Anyway, when you’re favorite artist releases a new single, or even worse, and entire album, it's startling. Just think of some of the artists to do this today: Beyonce. Need I saw more? No, Beyonce is all we need. Continuing on. The day Beyonce rele...

‘Miracle’ Opens Tonight

‘Miracle’ Opens Tonight

Sophia Belshe, Ads Editor

December 2, 2015


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The Repertory (Rep) Theatre production of “Miracle on 34th Street” opens tonight. Students have been working on the show during class and in after school rehearsals since the beginning of November. Rep theatre students make up the cast of the show, directed by theatre teacher Mark Swezey, but ...

Thanksgiving Breakdown

Thanksgiving Breakdown

Lauren Rosenstock, Assistant Editor-In-Chief, Sports Editor

November 12, 2015


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Thanksgiving is the time of year when families travel to celebrate all the things they should be thankful for; it is not the time to reinvent the wheel. So why can Thanksgiving dinner feel like such a chore? No matter what you make on this highly anticipated night, there will be a mess, just accept it....

KC Renaissance Festival 2015

KC Renaissance Festival 2015

Rose Pollina, Features Editor, Graphics Editor

September 17, 2015


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Opening weekend was HOT at the Renaissance Festival.

Challenge Accepted

Challenge Accepted

Lauren Rosenstock and Emily Wilkinson

May 21, 2015


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For some, spending a day at the mall, is nothing out of the ordinary. But, what about spending the whole day in just one store? Impossible, you say? Sure, depending on the store, an all day experience would be very challenging. Now, think of a store that has a cafe, restrooms across the hall, and...

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