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America Is Beautiful

America Is Beautiful

Gil Gonzales, Guest Blogger
February 5, 2014
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After Coke’s commercial “It's Beautiful”, featuring the song America the Beautiful, aired, several people on various sites exploded in outrage. The song begins in English, then switches between a total of seven languages, Spanish being the most recognizable, and perhaps infamous, of the mix. I am a C...

Turning the Page on Book-to-Movie Adaptations

Turning the Page on Book-to-Movie Adaptations

Mary Alice Schultz, Editor/Reporter
February 3, 2014
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Movies have been made from books since the beginning of Hollywood.  Think about it - it's hard to find a classic novel that hasn't been made into a movie, and many of their movie adaptations were made in the mid to early 20th century.  This method of movie-making is obviously still being practiced...

The Book Thief Steals Audiences’ Hearts

The Book Thief Steals Audiences’ Hearts

Isabella Flower, Reporter
January 13, 2014
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Never before has a book and a movie about a time so dark been shown in such a beautiful way. The Book Thief will have you on the edge of your seat, smiling at the beautiful moments and in tears at the heartbreaking ones. And be warned - this story is full of heartbreak. The story starts with the Narrator (played by...

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Continues the Captivating Journey in The Hobbit Trilogy

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Continues the Captivating Journey in The Hobbit Trilogy

Sierra Singh, Reporter/Sports Editor
January 7, 2014
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Not a seat in the theater was empty as people of all kinds came to see the second Hobbit movie.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was released in theaters on Friday 13, 2013. This film is a sequel to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which came out in 2012. The Hobbit movie trilogy, directed by P...

Results from an Exciting Football Rivalry Weekend Draw Heated Reactions

Results from an Exciting Football Rivalry Weekend Draw Heated Reactions

Holly Cannady, Co-Editor
December 10, 2013
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Football fans across the nation watched in either excitement or disappointment as team rivals faced off in football games that will go in the record books during the weekend of November 30. The University of South Carolina vs. Clemson game always gets the local fans excited. Clemson turnovers and...

Playing Her Guitar Suite is Exceptionally Beautiful

Playing Her Guitar Suite is Exceptionally Beautiful

Monique Dobson, Reporter
December 9, 2013
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It’s seventh period at Unity High School in West Los Angeles,  where students gather in Gunther Parigaliy’s Multimedia Studies class. Parigaliy introduces the following quote, “In September 2013, four young musicians began a journey--traveling through a portal where space, time, and music intersect."...

Today’s Teens Aren’t Driven to Drive

Today’s Teens Aren’t Driven to Drive

Mary Alice Schultz, Editor/Reporter
December 6, 2013
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I don't know about you, but the prospect of being in charge of a large machine capable of traveling at alarmingly unnatural speeds and, if not handled correctly, ending lives, strikes fear into my heart.  For me, this possibility was not at all diluted by the fact that this wondrous machine could give m...

How to Enjoy the Season of Giving

How to Enjoy the Season of Giving

Holly Cannady, Co-Editor
December 3, 2013
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With Christmas right around the corner, it is easy to get caught up in the food, gifts, and holiday parties. In the midst of all fun, it is important to notice the needs of those around you. Around the world, people have little to celebrate this season because of the pain and suffering faced each day. ...

Ender’s Game Plays Its Way Through Theatres

Ender’s Game Plays Its Way Through Theatres

Kylie Singh, Reporter
November 26, 2013
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Movie after movie is released and there is one thing that typically stands out to most viewers: leadership. Ender's Game, which is based off of the book by Orson Scott Card, mainly interested me because it utilized intelligence in a specific way. Along with intelligence, themes in the movie include ...

Stores Are Opening Thanksgiving Day to Get a Jump Start On Black Friday

Stores Are Opening Thanksgiving Day to Get a Jump Start On Black Friday

Destiny Byrd, Public Relations Editor/Reporter
November 25, 2013
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Stores should not be opened on Thanksgiving because it defeats the purpose of holiday family time. Some stores have decided to give consumers a head-start on their shopping by opening stores on Thanksgiving Day. This decision has sparked an ongoing debate about whether retailers should open stores on Thanksgiving Day. Tha...

Where to fly, Gravitopia or Sky Zone?

Where to fly, Gravitopia or Sky Zone?

Cristal Boyce, Reporter
November 21, 2013
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Gravitopia and Sky Zone are two fun trampoline parks that make jumping around feel like you’re actually flying around. Although they both have the same purpose, Gravitopia has better music and activities. Gravitopia is an indoor trampoline park that just recently opened. It’s much smaller than Sky ...

Cut Copy Not Exactly Breaking Free in “Free Your Mind”

Cut Copy Not Exactly Breaking Free in “Free Your Mind”

Mary Alice Schultz, Editor/Reporter
November 19, 2013
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Australian rock/electronic/alternative/dance (and maybe even post-80's?) group Cut Copy has made their recently released fourth album, Free Your Mind, available to stream.  But unlike previous Cut Copy records, this new album doesn't seem to be pushing any boundaries. I honestly didn't know what to exp...

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