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Mojave Cross Case Faces Courts

October 23, 2009


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 By Shelly Voss    A case concerning the fate of a cross erected on Mojave National Preserve as a memorial to fallen war WWI heroes is now before the Supreme Court.    Seventy-five years ago, veterans of WWI set up a memorial in honor of their fallen brothers and sisters in the form of an 8-...

Paranormal Activity- Rated R

October 23, 2009


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By Ashley Bagwell    Imagine a movie that has the ability to terrify almost an entire audience, prevent teenagers from closing their eyes at night and winning a spot as one of the best horror movies of all time, all for around $15,000.    Oren Peli, a video game designer turned director, shot the...

Radioactive Cockroaches Discovered

October 6, 2009


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By Ashley Bagwell    Imagine a world where the skies are stained orange, the air is so thick that it almost hurts to inhale, the summers start fires where the winters freeze the ground and radioactive cockroaches roam the earth. Maybe it isn’t the fault of this generation, but that doesn’t matter, ...

The death of a king

August 6, 2009


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v  By Ashley Bagwell The recent death of the self-proclaimed King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has done nothing short of set the world of television news broadcasting on fire. Grown men and women are crying at the loss of an icon, and a younger generation is experiencing an entirely new category of music...

A need for speed

July 7, 2009


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v By Ashley Bagwell For a world where life hinges on making things move faster, we sure seem to do a lot of waiting around. Faster cars, planes and trains have been paralleled as a goal by the mission to make faster computers, food and messaging devices. However, all of this seems in vain when we have to...

A truly ‘Up’lifting film

July 7, 2009


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v By Ashley Bagwell “Up” is the latest in a string of highly successful Pixar films. This list includes “Toy Story”, “A Bug's Life”, “Toy Story 2”, “Monsters, Inc”, “Finding Nemo”, “The Incredibles”, “Cars”, “Ratatouille” and “WALL-E.” While all of these films ha...

The Last House on the Left – (Rated R )

March 24, 2009


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Last House on the Left- Review v  By Halley Theroux             If you have a gothic fascination with murder and vengeance then you will be enveloped in the series of predictable plot twists found scattered between scenes of blood and betrayal in, The Last House on the Left.         ...

Slumdog Millionaire

March 12, 2009


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v  By Evia Zack Box Office - $115,024,121 in the US, $189,424,479 worldwide    Slumdog Millionaire was the winner of eight Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, and topped numerous critics’ lists. Some wonder whether or not it deserved this amount of praise, but this story of love and loss was well worthy o...

Melting Pot: a dining experience

March 10, 2009


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v  By Evia Zack    One wouldn’t think that a pot of melted cheese could be a meal, but the Melting Pot has taken this idea and created an amazing restaurant. From six different cheese appetizers to an even wider selection of chocolate fondues for dessert, the Melting Pot is the perfect place to celebrate a...

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...

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