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Date Night

May 21, 2010


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By Emma Berkel    Many comedies hit the screen and give their audiences a few hearty laughs before promptly growing stale. However, every so often one reveals itself to be enjoyable not only the first time, but the second, and maybe even the third time as well. It’s not the plot that brings vie...

Message to Overachievers: It’s Time to Shine

April 23, 2010


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By Emma Berkel    May is just around the corner, and for Advanced Placement (AP) students, so are exams.    A year spent under the pressure of a college level course all boils down to a single test that will decide whether or not the student obtains college credit in the field. For some, it...

The Last Song

April 23, 2010


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By Kaitlin Hutson Grade: A-    With a whopping total of $16,007,426 opening weekend, The Last Song hit a high note as it rang through theaters. It is the movie to delight girls and guys of every age that love a good ‘chick-flick.’ Based on its novel by Nicholas Sparks, the Last Song challenges...

Senioritis – The Silent Slayor

April 23, 2010


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By Ashley Bagwell    The plight, the journey, the voyage, the metaphorical mountain that is high school comes with its own unique set of de-motivational twists and turns complicating the forever naïve expectations and resulting in the plague known only as senioritis.    Originating in 1957,...

Kick-A** Review

April 19, 2010


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Kick-A** is a super hero movie based off of the comic books written by Mark Millar, that not only lives up to its name but surpasses everything I expected about the movie. From the previews and commercials Kick-a** seems like another rated R movie aimed to attract teens and young adults such as “Superbad”,...

Alice in Wonderland

March 26, 2010


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By Emma Berkel      Lewis Carroll’s well known and forever fascinating world takes on new life with the help of director Tim Burton’s vision and modern CGI. Having opened earlier this month, “Alice in Wonderland” has since held tight to its spot at the top of the box office and it’s no...

Texas Textbook Controversy Sparks Concern

March 26, 2010


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By Ashley Bagwell   Texas conservatives have seemingly won out in a battle, which has lasted a number of years, regarding the contents of Social Studies textbooks for grade levels spanning from elementary through high school.    As the leading buyer of textbooks, these decisions will prove to...

Dear John

March 3, 2010


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By Shelly Voss    The country’s population of love-struck teenage girls had been counting the days until the premiere of Nicholas Sparks’ best seller-turned-movie when it opened February 5th. Starring Channing Tatum (Step Up) and Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia), this love story sends the audienc...

Pants on the Ground and Pride Down the Drain

January 21, 2010


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By Ashley Bagwell    When the new season of American Idol premiered, it was expected that there would be some memorable auditions and some impressive talent. What the world didn’t see coming, however, was the internet sensation that became of the song “Pants on the Ground” by ‘General’ ...

Avatar Faces Controversy, Stays on Top

January 19, 2010


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By Ashley Bagwell    A majestic mountainside floats mightily behind the bright and beautiful foreground of changing colors and breathtaking jungles. Juxtaposed beside the cold steel and lumbering machines of destruction, this James Cameron film starts with a wonderful idea of the spectacular special ...

Sherlock Holmes

January 13, 2010


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By Lauren Smith    As the Christmas Eve flurries of snow brought us a chill, Christmas Day opened the door to a new sort of a chill; a chill to the bone; a chill delivered to us in the form of “Sherlock Holmes,” a movie that combines pseudo-supernatural elements, sharp humor, and of course,...

2012

December 7, 2009


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By Ashley Bagwell    Keeping in mind the fact that major Hollywood moviemakers have never found it important to remain true to the scientific nature of the way things work, 2012 delivers a healthy dose of disaster and enough amazing special effects to entertain its audiences and earn $148,787,000 ...

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