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The biggest let down of the year

The biggest let down of the year

Jonathan Nechita, Reporter

March 31, 2017

Just envision a movie with CGI that is breathtaking and actors that fit a movie so perfectly you can’t believe it. Well don’t, because this movie isn’t like that. As a person that is personally a huge fan of King Kong, I was extremely excited to watch “Kong: Skull Island” on the big scr...

Highlights, mishaps of Oscars 2017

Highlights, mishaps of Oscars 2017

Samantha Welch, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2017

Highlights: Jimmy Kimmel and his jokes The blue American Civil Liberties Union ribbons Viola Davis’ acceptance speech Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s poignant follow-up message Kevin O’ Connell’s win for sound-mixing after 20 nomination losing streak Auli’i Cravalho’s recovery ...

City Museum awakens your inner child

City Museum awakens your inner child

Madilynn Kipp

February 28, 2017

The year is 1983. Bob Cassilly buys an abandoned shoe factory with a vision of something great, something people could only imagine—until 14 years later. Flash forward to 1997—the City Museum opens. The City Museum now has around 700,000 visitors a year. The City Museum is home to recycled, well, (...

‘The Lego Batman Movie’ beats my ratings

‘The Lego Batman Movie’ beats my ratings

Jonathan Nechita, Reporter

February 28, 2017

Batman is depicted as a cold heartless hero, but if you’ve ever wanted to see a different spotlight on Batman, “The Lego Batman Movie” would definitely be the one to see. The movie starts off with Batman (voice of Will Arnett) saving Gotham City again and acting as if life were perfect. Later on ...

Snow Factory leaves savoring taste

Snow Factory leaves savoring taste

Olivia Robinson, Features Editor

February 28, 2017

The Delmar Loop is notorious for good music, busy nights and people that love to eat. Recently, the Loop has added a new shop that embraces all three of the things. The Snow Factory, located at 6602 Delmar Blvd, is a revolutionary new way to serve ice cream. On Saturday, Feb.  25, 2017, on a spur of t...

‘Monster Trucks’ crushes my ratings

‘Monster Trucks’ crushes my ratings

Jonathan Nechita, Reporter

February 1, 2017

As the greyish blob creature slithered into the car, you can’t help but sit on the edge of  your seat wondering what’s going to happen. As the character slowly approaches the car, you soon realize that the emotional trip of fear and terror was pointless, because the creator was actually just an ad...

‘Sing’ harmonizes way into viewers’ hearts

‘Sing’ harmonizes way into viewers’ hearts

Danielle Scharfenberg, Editorials Editor

January 31, 2017

An energized, heartfelt animated comedy infused with passionate musical numbers and relatable characters, “Sing” by Illumination Entertainment will leave you satisfied and charmed with its familiar climax and talented host of voices. In an anthropomorphic world of animals comparable to ours, ...

‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ arrives on Netflix

‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ arrives on Netflix

Sophie koritz, Reporter

January 22, 2017

It has been ten years since Lemony Snicket published the last ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ book. Netflix released a television series adaption based on the adventures of Klaus, Violet and Sunny Baudelaire. The all-star cast includes Neil Patrick Harris (Count Olaf), Patrick Warburton (Lemony S...

‘Hyper Light Drifter’ becomes one to remember

‘Hyper Light Drifter’ becomes one to remember

Kostas Kakadiaris, News Editor

November 30, 2016

"Hyper Light Drifter" opens up with a gorgeous cinematic that doesn’t reveal much for our story other than our main protagonist running through a world recently ravaged by some calamity. A horrific monster gives chase to the bleeding drifter, who finds himself face to face with towering titans slow...

Fazoli’s Review

Fazoli’s Review

Cecilia Manzanilla, Reporter

November 30, 2016

Just the idea of an Italian-style fast food restaurant has a certain je ne sais quoi that would appeal to most, if not all, food lovers and pasta enthusiasts, myself included. I was thoroughly impressed by the vast amount of meals to choose from and the amazingly low prices. My order of tortellini alfredo topped with chicken and broccoli, two delicious garli...

The adventures of the ‘Trolls’

The adventures of the ‘Trolls’

Jonathan Nechita, Reporter

November 30, 2016

The movie “Trolls” takes place in a mythical land that is invested with sad creatures known as Bergans that believe the only way they can achieve true happiness is by eating a troll. The trolls have to go on a crazy adventure to go save their friends, and on the way they teach others what true hap...

‘Doctor Strange’ dazzles viewers

‘Doctor Strange’ dazzles viewers

Spencer Johnson, Web & Entertainment Editor

November 10, 2016

Marvel Studios have built one of the most successful movie franchises in history, with each title exceeding their genre’s standards for creativity and enjoyability. Their most recent blockbuster, “Doctor Strange,” continues this trend by bringing a new and lesser-known superhero into the fray. This r...

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