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The Next Steps

The Next Steps

Staff Editorial

May 23, 2018


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Last month, two protests manifested on school grounds. Although each reacted differently to recent acts of gun violence, both shared passion and commitment from students. However, as rapidly as the desire for school safety and the topic of gun control ignited debates across the nation, the passion...

Summer movie previews

Summer movie previews

Isabella Ank, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2018


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Solo: A Star Wars Story A spin-off of the main storyline, this prequel will explore Han Solo's backstory before he became a famed rogue smuggler. Star Wars fans will be pleased to see familiar characters such as Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian, as well as an envoy of new faces. It arrives in theat...

“Blockers” blocked from full potential

“Blockers” blocked from full potential

Macie Lavender, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


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The raunchy coming of age film has become a staple cult-classic of each generation; '70s kids have “Animal House,” '80s kids have “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” '90s kids have “American Pie,” leaving the 2000s kids zeitgeist film to be determined.    New release “Blockers” makes a bid for this position, with a unique twist on the all too familiar trope: having the protagonists b...

“Avenue Q”: Puppets pull at viewers’ heartstrings

“Avenue Q”: Puppets pull at viewers’ heartstrings

Chloe-Amelie Aikman, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


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As someone who had never known about the musical "Avenue Q" prior to purchasing a ticket to see it, I entered the theatre informed by my peers that I would be walking into a slightly more adult-oriented interpretation of "Sesame Street." It was everything described to me and more. Vibrant, edgy and a ...

Earth Day inspires growth

Earth Day inspires growth

Graham Hill, Opinions Manager

April 22, 2018


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Far too often, Earth Day is an event that passes without any significance.  Elementary school children might have a special day in class for it April 22, probably learning about reusing, reducing and recycling, but there is rarely any substantial progress in the field of environmentalism on this...

“Pulp Fiction” streams with style

“Pulp Fiction” streams with style

Macie Lavender, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


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In honor of Netflix's backdoor wheeling and dealing, which has granted them the elusive (if temporary) rights to most of Quentin Tarantino's catalogue, including "Kill Bill" one and two, "Inglorious Bastards", "Jackie Brown", and "The Hateful Eight", I will be completing a marathon in review of his best...

Not like the movies

Not like the movies

Macie Lavender, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


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In a world of social media and easily accessible streaming content, the yawning void of adolescent free time that once plagued our parents and grandparents is now almost completely filled with entertainment. Given the high levels of teenage consumption on their platforms, there's been a recent influx...

“Thoroughbreds” misses the hurdle

“Thoroughbreds” misses the hurdle

Macie Lavender, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


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Have you ever packed a snack of baby carrots, then pull them out in a hungry frenzy only to realize you made the fatal mistake of forgetting ranch, or hummus, so then you’re just stuck eating carrots on their own? Which are fine, of course. And healthy, I'm sure. But they’re just plain carrots....

More Sunshine for the Sunshine State

More Sunshine for the Sunshine State

Staff Editorial

April 13, 2018


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House Bill 1013, commonly known by its moniker Sunshine Protection Act, will benefit Floridians both economically and socially.   The bill, which has been sponsored by Florida state Sen. Greg Steube, will make the daylight saving time schedule permanent in the Sunshine State.   Followi...

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