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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ with several heaping spoonfuls of nostalgia

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ with several heaping spoonfuls of nostalgia

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 29, 2018

A star-studded cast meets a storyline dripping with nostalgia, "Mary Poppins Returns" has several spoonfuls of adorable parallels and quirky characters. Those expecting a cinematic masterpiece to push their intellectual, artistic minds will be severely disappointed by the film, but those who love so...

‘Aquaman’ swims into theaters with strong reception

‘Aquaman’ swims into theaters with strong reception

Nathaniel Willius, Distribution Reporter

December 29, 2018

When I went to see Aquaman, I did not expect to enjoy the film, but what I saw took me by surprise. While the movie has a few flaws, it is a film many can enjoy. Aquaman is a superhero action movie that takes place in the DC film universe where Aquaman (Jason Momoa) is told by Mera (Amber Heard) tha...

‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ slowly tells deadly story of WWI

‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ slowly tells deadly story of WWI

Sadie Heieren, Photographer

December 25, 2018

Opening with an introduction from the director Peter Jackson, "They Shall Not Grow Old" is a newly released movie taking a deep look into the real lives of the World War I American soldiers, who fought in the trenches for our country. Though it takes some time in the movie to get into the true action of war. Released Dec. 17, 2018, the f...

Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ sends chilling message

Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ sends chilling message

Paige Speedling, Distribution Reporter

December 23, 2018

Netflix's newly released movie, "Bird Box" came out Dec 13. The movie starring Sandra Bullock set a record for Netflix at 45 million views in the first week, and the movie has only gained in popularity. The movie is based on a deadly force that infects people and makes them kill themselves. Nobody...

Illumination Studios new ‘Grinch’ movie more life-like

Illumination Studios new ‘Grinch’ movie more life-like

Linda Hill, Podcast Reporter

December 23, 2018

You may remember the classic The Grinch movie that you probably watched around Christmas time every year. On Nov. 9 there was a new and updated version that was released in theaters all over the world.  This new classic remake was done by Illumination Studios in Santa Monica, CA. Illumination Studios decided ...

‘Thank U, Next’ by Ariana Grande promotes self love

‘Thank U, Next’ by Ariana Grande promotes self love

Julia Bennett, Busines Editor

December 17, 2018

Ariana Grande’s new hit song, Thank U, Next, got her to the number one slot of the Top 100 Billboard Charts for the first time in her career.  Celebrities everywhere are applauding her for releasing this song promoting self-love, confidence and girl power. Teenage girls around the world are going to so...

Cooks of Crocus Hill welcomes community

Cooks of Crocus Hill welcomes community

Catherine Monty, Distribution Reporter

December 8, 2018

With the holidays approaching, making meals seems to become a top priority. With families and loved ones to please and impress, cooks of the family need someone to show them how to bring out the best in their cooking. When customers enter Cooks of Crocus Hill, a sense of welcoming comes over them...

Bohemian Rhapsody worth the money for Malek, Sing-Along

Bohemian Rhapsody worth the money for Malek, Sing-Along

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2018

In yet another stellar Hollywood portrayal of the gay community, the new Queen biopic felt slightly more like a sit-down concert than the hard hitting film on Mercury's experiences that it so desperately wanted to be. Definitely worth ticket money, but entirely different than the trailer would have one believe. Bohemian Rh...

‘Mamma Mia’ should not go again

‘Mamma Mia’ should not go again

Jordyn Le Vasseur, Layout Editor

November 25, 2018

Marcus Theater's screening of "Mamma Mia" and "Mamma Mia 2" was not a success in the box office. This past summer, "Mamma Mia 2" was finally released after the original "Mamma Mia." The first film left off with Meryl Streep who played Donna, getting married to Hilton McRae who was played by, Sam Carmichael....

‘Bumblebee’ film release has audience buzzing

‘Bumblebee’ film release has audience buzzing

Nick Parent, Podcast Reporter

November 20, 2018

The new movie Bumblebee from Transformers comes out Dec. 21 and it has people buzzin'. This will be the seventh movie related to the Transformers series. This features the famous well-known character Bumblebee, a 1967 Volkswagen Beetle, but also in the film everyone can clearly see some of his friends like...

Perception of novels changes over time

Perception of novels changes over time

Antonio Garcia, Distribution Reporter

November 20, 2018

The concept of perception is something that dictates every life on Earth. Perception affects how one interprets something, which leads to an opinion of that particular thing. An individual's perception is formed by their past experiences, attitudes, motives, etc. Adolescence is an important time for...

Students take ACTion, ACT prep course offerings

Students take ACTion, ACT prep course offerings

Elise Truman, Online editor

November 17, 2018

  An all-out academic battle, where only the strongest survive, and even fewer thrive. The ACT is a standardized test that the majority of the midwestern and southern students take during their junior or senior year. The ACT is comprised of 5 timed sections, math, reading, English, science and a...

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