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He’s Just Not That Into You

March 6, 2009


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v  By Kaitlin Hutson    He’s Just Not That into You storms through the box office bringing a total of $27,785,487 opening weekend. It is the romantic comedy of our generation with a whole lot of truth, fun and excitement.   Mainly, the movie is about how girls, at a young age, are “programme...

Goat-man arrested for auto theft

March 2, 2009


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v  By Ashley Bagwell When most Americans think of black magic they go immediately to old movies or myths involving some sort of voodoo and sorcery. Rarely does a goat come to mind, unless of course you are up to date on the latest Nigerian news. Recently in Nigeria, a country in Western Africa, a group of vi...

Valentine’s Day… Con

February 12, 2009


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    v By Alyssa Bickford    Boxes shaped like hearts full of varieties of chocolates… Tasty chalk-like hearts with cheesy sayings written all over them… Heart shaped cookies… Roses, flowers everywhere…    All of these things are history!  To many Valentine’s Day has becom...

Valentine’s Day…Pro

February 12, 2009


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v  By Kaitlin Hutson  Valentine’s Day is the one day every year that people all over the world comes together in the spirit of love. It is the holiday of love, were people bestow flowers, candy, and many more things that show affection they have for their loved one.    The history of Valentine consists...

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

February 12, 2009


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v  By Alyssa Bickford Box Office- $79,011,000    Curious Case of Benjamin Button, an adaption of an F. Scott Fitzgerald short story. Director David Finch, has already won three British Academy Awards.  The movie stars Brad Pitt as Benjamin Button, a man who is born 80 years old, but instead of aging, he...

Sushi: fast becoming a favorite

January 23, 2009


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v  By Alyssa Bickford         Americans taste for food has broadened rapidly throughout the years from a simple meal of a burger and fries, to what now is popular, sushi. Originating from China, sushi was a way to preserve the fish. The definition of sushi is vinegar rice; regardless, th...

Lower electric bills come at high costs

January 20, 2009


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v  By Claire Toomey      Finals after winter break? Really? Do people seriously expect us to study on our days off? Who came up with this?    Starting last year our school schedule was majorly reconstructed. School starts later in August, first semester doesn’t come to an end until after winter break, and s...

Ugly Americans

January 15, 2009


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v  By Ashley Bagwell    The ugly American is a common stereotype that exists not only in pop culture but also in the minds of most Americans. It is the common cliché of the rude and ugly American tourist vs. the beautiful but arrogant Frenchman. This stereotype stems primarily from a misunderstanding of ...

Bedtime Stories

January 5, 2009


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v  By Kaitlin Hutson    Behind Marley and Me, and the Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Bedtime Stories is currently ranked third in the box office with a weekly total of $23,592,144, and a total gross of $88,629,973.    In Bedtime Stories, Adam Sandler plays a hotel handyman, when not fixing TV sets...

Raw Danger

January 5, 2009


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v  By Evia Zack    Everyone is aware of the vegetarian and vegan diets, but few are conscious of the ridiculous “raw foodist” movement. Contrary to other no-meat diets, this lifestyle is unhealthy and dangerous, not to mention ignorant.     Raw foodism, or rawism, is a lifestyle based on the consu...

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