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Avatar: Ten Stars

Rankin Dam, Rankin Dam, Rankin Dam, Rankin Dam, and Rankin Dam

February 9, 2010


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Perfect! Exhilarating! Awe-inspiring! No matter which words critics use to praise James Cameron’s Avatar, the message is always the same. This movie is incredible! In fact, the movie is so spectacular, that the words of praise do it no justice. Avatar’s story is, essentially, a scientific remake ...

Pep Rally #2 – Improvement?

Corrie Vandyke

December 16, 2009


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The crowd cheers wildly as Junior Jordan Greskamp runs down the court, making his game face, jumps up, then SLAM!, makes the basketball go through the hoop and smack the court. He is the winner of the first slam dunk contest in the '09-'10 schoolyear. This was only part of the 2nd pep rally this year,...

Girls, Be Strong

Corrie Vandyke

December 16, 2009


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It's hard to imagine someone you love breaking your heart in one of the cruelest ways - cheating. Unfortunately, according to www.cheatedbylife.com a recent poll shows that 60-70 percent of American relationships have faced the reality of a cheating partner. If those statistics are right, you will likel...

When the Buzzer Sounds

Tatiana Cerreta

December 16, 2009


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The crowded gymnasium begins to get louder and louder as the entrance song begins to play, The coach, already on the floor, waiting for his team to enter, has left the players  alone with each other just a few moments before they must run out and face their competition head on. The teammates, some sm...

I’m An Assassin (Shhhhhhhh)

Rankin Dam

December 7, 2009


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  To all the people who are growing tired of Modern Warfare 2 (of which there are very few), I send the suggestion to buy Assassin’s Creed II. This monumental title was released exactly one week after Modern Warfare 2 and was one of the most anticipated sequels in the past year. Unfortunately, th...

Pardon my spelling

Kaitlin Holtzclaw

December 3, 2009


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“You don’t need to worry about spelling, there’s always spell check.” There are just a few problems with that statement. For spell check to work, people need to be able to get close to the right spelling of the word. They also need to be able to recognize the word when they see it. But what...

Cirque Du Soleil Alegria

Rankin Dam, Rankin Dam, and Rankin Dam

November 24, 2009


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Upon entering the stage area of the Bi-Lo Center, my first thought was one of perplexity. I had seen Cirque Du Soleil once before, and the stage before me couldn’t possibly be large enough to sustain all of the high flying acrobatics that I had seen in the previous performance. The stage itself l...

Our School

Kaitlin Holtzclaw

November 17, 2009


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Everyday students walk into the school building, go to the common’s area, go to their lockers, and then to class. This has become such a routine that it seems that most students forget where this school was last year and the year before that. So this is just a little reminder to appreciate how far...

Guns, Mutation, and Nukes! OH MY!

Rankin Dam, Rankin Dam, Rankin Dam, Rankin Dam, Rankin Dam, and Rankin Dam

November 13, 2009


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An internet pixie from IGN.com, a little birdie working at GameStop, and a pest known as my brother, all told me that the new game known as Borderlands would be just like Fallout 3, but with vehicles. That pixie needs to be banned from IGN, the bird should be fired, and my brother should have his allowance...

Please be courteous to others and silence your mouths…

Lelia Rill

October 28, 2009


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Students who were here Thursday and were respectful and quiet during the assembly with guest speaker Susie Vanderlip, thank you. Those of you who were outright rude and were not quiet, I am very disappointed. We have been going to assemblies since elementary school,  and back then you were taugh...

Judgment House

Michael Anderson

October 26, 2009


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For more than twenty years, churches everywhere have participated in an interactive drama about death and judgment, known as Judgment House. The Ladies and Gents at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church worked hard for about a month straight, preparing sets and learning lines, and received a great audience this...

Super Mario Bros Z

Rankin Dam

October 26, 2009


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This next review has me going out on a limb. A shaky limb on a half dead tree above a rather large drop, to be more precise. This is because I decided to turn my penmanship toward an area that doesn’t have much ground for critics. That area is online flash animation. I will be critiquing an exceptionally...

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