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Kate Beaton’s humorous comics

“Baby? What baby?” asks Daisy from The Great Gatsby in a comic by Kate Beaton. Daisy, as the final panel of the comic reveals, is sitting on the baby the entire time. Beaton writes and draws short comic strips; sometimes she creates a series of strips on the same topic (there are several about Gatsby), and...

Catching Fire: Movie Review
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Catching Fire: Movie Review

Catching Fire, the second movie of the Hunger Games trilogy, captivated thousands of people at its premiere on November 22. Directed by Francis Lawrence, Catching Fire surpassed fans’ expectations including Mia Maher (Jr.), who said, “I absolutely loved Catching Fire. This movie was ten times better than the first Hunger Games movie.” Francis Lawrence and...

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Vi Hart, YouTube math educator

Bored in math class? Don’t worry; your nonsensical doodles are actually the same math your teacher is lecturing about. Vi Hart (YouTube channel: vihart) is one of many educators on YouTube who make videos to simultaneously teach and entertain. Hart is both a mathematician and a musician–a “mathemusician”–so her videos tend to explore mathematical ideas,...

Auditions for Spring Musical, Shrek! The Musical
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Auditions for Spring Musical, Shrek! The Musical

Auditioning for musicals takes a lot of courage and diligent practice, but it is also a very rewarding experience, regardless of the result. The musical for spring 2014 was officially announced earlier this week to be Shrek! The Musical. It features predominantly male roles, but females planning to audition should not worry, as “the ladies will have plenty...

Into the Wind: Book Review
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Into the Wind: Book Review

Often times, many of us get so drowned in our daily life that we forget our roles and purposes as human beings. We keep ourselves busy in the search for success, rather than trying to find our true purposes in life. Into the Wind is an autobiography by Jake Ducey. At only twenty-one years old, Ducey started his...

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UHS’s Midsummer Night’s Dream: a review

Midsummer Night’s Dream, this year’s University High School (UHS) fall play, is a complicated yet highly entertaining story about the hardships of love. The tale takes place in Athens, Greece and follows four Athenians youths: Lysander (Alberto Silva (Sr.)), Hermia (Megan Tran (Sr.)), Demetrius (Harrison Bachman (Sr.)) and Helena (Alexandra Kramer (Sr.)), a mischievous fairy...

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Bangerz by Miley Cyrus: a music album review

From her Video Music Awards (VMA) performance to her controversial music videos, Miley Cyrus has dramatically changed her image. Many children grew up watching the show Hannah Montana, which is why Cyrus’ sudden transformation has been a shock to millions of fans around the world. Despite her recent bad decisions, her music has been hitting the top...

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Artree: an app review

Artree is a tree designing app where intricate designs made from components of a plant can be made with a simple swipe of your finger. You “direct” the growth of the tree by drawing one long, continuous and freeform shape as a blueprint for the plant. There are three buttons within the app: one that...

Carrie Diaries Season II: a review
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Carrie Diaries Season II: a review

Carrie Bradshaw from the Carrie Diaries is back! The second season premiered on the CW Television Network (CW) on Friday, October 25. I honestly did not expect The Carrie Diaries to come back with a second season. Even though it was one of the most popular shows of 2012, there were rumors that the series...

Urban Plates: a restaurant review
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Urban Plates: a restaurant review

Urban Plates, located in the Crossroads, is a new satisfying alternative to places like TGI Fridays (TGIF) when choosing a restaurant. Urban Plates offers a wide array of salads and soups as well as a comfortable setting to enjoy the food. Everything served at Urban Plates is organic, including the soft drinks! Unlike the usual...