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“Miners of Another Generation”

“Miners of Another Generation”

Megan Cox, Front Editor
December 5, 2014
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks

When I first listened to the Growlers’ latest album “Chinese Fountain” the literary nerd in me couldn’t help but connect my understanding of the album to a period in literature during the 1920s, referred to as the “Lost Generation.” A few of the Lost Generation writers were F. Scott Fitzgerald,...

Taking Flight: The Amazing Story of Michaela Deprince

Taking Flight: The Amazing Story of Michaela Deprince

Christina Davenport, Staff Writer
December 4, 2014
Filed under Editor's Picks, Focus

Meet star ballerina Michaela Deprince, a strong young woman who rose to fame against all odds. Deprince grew up an orphan in Sierra Leone during civil war where she faced horrible violence and almost constant danger. Because of her skin condition, pigmentation due to vitiligo, she was often mistreated....

Videos with a Cause

Videos with a Cause

Loretta Cardenas, Staff Writer
November 26, 2014
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Showcase

As the holiday season comes around children and adults alike start to compile a list of things they wish to receive over the holiday season. But as we make those lists we must ask ourselves, do we actually need these items we are asking for? If not, what can we do instead of buy these unnecessary things?...

Michael Brown: Riots Reign

Michael Brown: Riots Reign

Denisse Brito, Editor-In-Chief
November 25, 2014
Filed under Editor's Picks, Focus, Showcase

Riots across the nation started about eight o'clock yesterday due to the fact officer Darren Wilson received no incidement for the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Americans, full of enragement, marched the streets in huge numbers protesting the final verdict. Ferguson, Missouri, the town in which...

Movie Review: Mockingjay, Part 1

Movie Review: Mockingjay, Part 1

Kiana Smith, Staff Writer
November 24, 2014
Filed under Editor's Picks, Media&Arts, Showcase

Part 1 of the third installment of The Hunger Games Series was released on November 21, 2014. The movie, titled Mockingjay, has already received high reviews, and actress Jennifer Lawrence, who plays the role of Katniss Everdeen, has been praised for her ability to bring the movie to life. After Katniss ...

The Worst High School Play in the World

The Worst High School Play in the World

Jenevieve Haug, Media & Arts Editor
November 20, 2014
Filed under Editor's Picks, Media&Arts, Showcase

Drama has performed yet another play that displays the creative minds that make up the class. "The Worst High School Play in the World," written by William Gleason (not a student) and directed by senior Lexi Manegdeg (and dedicated to Robin Williams who, according to the playbill, could've performed...

Book Review: I Am Malala

Book Review: I Am Malala

Maria Minnella, Staff Writer
November 20, 2014
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Media&Arts, Showcase

As I flipped the pages of Malala Yousafzai's book, I grew closer to her. The way she describes her home and her situation is spot on. Anyone who knows how to read will understand and feel for the Yousafzai family. With such powerful descriptions of the disgusting behavior of the Taliban, a Pakistani...

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