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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Hope Grable

December 13, 2013


Filed under A&E, Movie Review

“May the odds be ever in your favor,” Katniss thought she heard this for the last time at the reaping for the 74th Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen, the “girl on fire,” and Peeta Mellark are now victors of the 74th Hunger Games. Living in large, fancy houses with plenty of food for them and...

Debate steps up

Debate steps up

Taylor Jenkins

December 9, 2013


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Most high school students are not concerned about whether “the United States federal government should substantially increase its economic argument with Mexico, Cuba or Venezuela.” Debaters are. That statement is the national resolution, which is the theme for this year’s debate tournaments. Ev...

CD Review – “Fuse”

CD Review – “Fuse”

Katie Comer

November 14, 2013


Filed under A&E

Country music faces stereotypes all over. Sad songs, songs about dogs and trucks, sad songs about dogs and trucks. Keith Urban has, from birth, thrown those stereotypes to the wind. Urban was born in Whangarei, New Zealand, a fact that alone makes him stand out as an artist. As if his style and origins were...

The Drunken Fish- Soberingly good

Sean Pahls

October 29, 2013


Filed under A&E, Restaurant Review

The Drunken Fish. Not exactly a run-of-the-mill name for a restaurant, but one that certainly catches your attention. True success of a restaurant is not measured by an eye-catching name, or a flashy building, but rather its ability to keep your attention. That just might be what The Drunken Fish does...

Senior follows a different beat

Senior follows a different beat

Keegan Sparks

October 29, 2013


Filed under A&E, Featured

His hobbies include chilling, keepin’ it 100 and his favorite, playing the drums. Senior Bryce Slaughter has been interested in music from a young age. Growing up, he had many family members that played instruments, something he found really cool. He always wanted to play an instrument, and at age...

‘Grace Unplugged’ Movie Review

‘Grace Unplugged’ Movie Review

Mikala Sullivan

October 28, 2013


Filed under A&E, Movie Review

In “Grace Unplugged,”  the leading character, Grace Trey, is played by AJ Michalka. Michalka takes on the role of a spunky, talented 18-year-old with dreams of becoming famous. Her father, Johnny Trey (James Denton), is a former rock star who exchanged the party lifestyle for a relationship with...

‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ movie review

‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ movie review

Maddie Hays

October 10, 2013


Filed under Movie Review

The infamous Lambert family is back in a thrilling adventure that leaves you frightened even after you leave the theater. “Insidious: Chapter 2”  is a captivating sequel to the frightening scare, “Insidious.” The sequel attempts to uncover the mysteries of the last movie. As most movies...

‘Once Upon a Mattress’ Cast List Released

‘Once Upon a Mattress’ Cast List Released

Katie Comer

September 23, 2013


Filed under A&E, Featured

The cast list for the fall musical, "Once Upon a Mattress" has been released. The story is based on the fairytale "The Princess and the Pea." It features a king and queen trying to seek a wife for their son. In order to test the girl's sensitivity, they make her sleep on 20 mattresses set on top of a...

“The Croods” Movie Review

Katie Comer

May 8, 2013


Filed under A&E, Movie Review

In a family where the motto is "never not be afraid," what is a teenage cavegirl to do? “The Croods” tells the story of Eep Crood (voiced by Emma Stone),  a curious cavegirl whose father is extremely overprotective. When Eep sneaks out of the cave, she meets Guy (voiced by Ryan Reynolds). Guy is...

FCCLA bakery May 15 to 17

Maddie Hays

May 8, 2013


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Sophomores Gabi Kempf, Maddie Hays and Carly Johnson will have a bake sale May 15 to 17 in the commons area during lunch. Kempf, Hays and Johnson are fundraising for their trip to Nashville where they will participate in nationals in their FCCLA STAR event. The three competed in Hospitality, Tourism...

State Music

Maddie Hays

April 27, 2013


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Five students along with the music-n-motion members will be participating in the state competition for music April 27. Sophomore Tyler Simcoe qualified for a marimba solo, senior Alden German qualified for a trombone solo, senior RJ Horvat qualified for a trumpet solo and senior Nick Tate and sophomore...

Oz the Great and Powerful

Hope Grable

April 5, 2013


Filed under A&E, Movie Review

Starting out in the middle-of-nowhere Kansas and ending up in a fairytale-like far away land, “Oz the Great and Powerful” is a visually captivating story of  a man searching to find himself. Oz (Oscar Diggs)  is a magician at a traveling circus. Performing magic shows on a regular basis, it...

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