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Five Books to Read from Your Favorite YouTubers

Five Books to Read from Your Favorite YouTubers

Trevor Wyatt, Reporter
April 18, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Lists

In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World -- Joey Graceffa Nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards, this book is an inspiring memoir by YouTuber Joey Graceffa. The book relays stories from his childhood to the present day, including an account of coming out in a music video uploaded shortly before the relea...

Kingdom Hearts Series Benefits From a Remix

Kingdom Hearts Series Benefits From a Remix

Trevor Wyatt, Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Around three months ago, a game titled Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue was released as the final installment in the Kingdom Hearts series leading up to the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III. Those who have been fans of the franchise since its inception were overjoyed about this news. Then it was announced ...

‘Power Rangers’ Blasts Through Cinema Ratings

‘Power Rangers’ Blasts Through Cinema Ratings

Trevor Wyatt, Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

The Power Rangers franchise, which started in 1993, revolves around five teens adorned in colored suits. There have been many retellings over the years in many forms, from a dinosaur-based character style to a samurai-based one. The latest version is a movie that acts as a remake/reboot of the origi...

Beauty and the Beast Falls Short of Becoming Monster Hit

Beauty and the Beast Falls Short of Becoming Monster Hit

Mae Bruce, Reporter
March 24, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Beauty and The Beast is a classic Disney princess movie and is one of the newest films to have a live-action remake. While many people were concerned with Disney’s choice for this film, it’s safe to say that it has lived up to the enormous shadow of the original animated version. Beauty and The Be...

OPINION: LGBTQA+ Inclusion in Entertainment

OPINION: LGBTQA+ Inclusion in Entertainment

Trevor Wyatt, Reporter
March 8, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Gay: a word that for many years was considered a taboo for television and movies. Over the years, many directors have incorporated it into their work, and in the last few years, it has become something less of a big deal and more of a norm. There are tons of people who still unfortunately don’t agr...

OPINION: Traditional Entertainment is On the Decline

OPINION: Traditional Entertainment is On the Decline

Mae Bruce, Reporter
February 28, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

If you go and see a movie, one of the best parts are the trailers that come before. You get to see upcoming movies come to life on the screen, and it’s exciting and thrilling to see glimpses of movies before they come out. However recently, with each trailer we see in the theaters, that feeling of e...

Prom Ticket Sales Begin

Prom Ticket Sales Begin

Amy Vo, Assistant A&E Editor
February 21, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, School News, Showcase

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, prom tickets will go on sale. The Moonlight Wonderland-themed dance will be held on the lakeside at the Oasis restaurant, with photography by Jenny Rhea. Ticket prices, listed below, will increase as the date for prom approaches. Feb. 21 - Feb. 24 – $35 Feb. 27 - Mar. 3 –...

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Movie Fails to Tell Heartfelt Story

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Movie Fails to Tell Heartfelt Story

Faith Song, Assistant A & E Editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under A & E, Entertainment

The best and saddest movies almost always include the one critter every person sympathizes for: dogs. In the movie A Dog’s Purpose, the story follows a dog whose life is continually reincarnated until his “purpose” is fulfilled. Best known as a book published in 2010, A Dog’s Purpose has tak...

Newest Kingdom Hearts Release Draws Love from Gamers

Newest Kingdom Hearts Release Draws Love from Gamers

Trevor Wyatt, Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

At the end of 2015, a trailer for a new game within the Kingdom Hearts series was announced, causing the community to be very anxious as to if this would be the long awaited Kingdom Hearts lll or another filler. Sadly, it was another HD remaster, similar to previous installments, to be released on the Pla...

Stephanie Garber Makes a Magical Debut with ‘Caraval’

Stephanie Garber Makes a Magical Debut with ‘Caraval’

Amy Vo, Assistant A & E Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Debut author Stephanie Garber released her fantasy novel Caraval on Jan. 31, triggering predictions that the work would instantly launch her into fame. A month later, fans have been proven right, with Caraval currently at #2 on The New York Times' Best Sellers list under the Young Adult hardcover categor...

Fire Emblem Heroes Hits the App Store

Fire Emblem Heroes Hits the App Store

Amy Vo, Assistant A&E Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

With the popularity of video-games-turned-apps such as Pokemon Go by Niantic, Miitomo, and Super Mario Run Nintendo has released a new version of their popular franchise Fire Emblem for Android and iOS. The free app, Fire Emblem Heroes, which requires internet connection, launched on Thursday, Feb. 2, featu...

Netflix Continues Trend of Success with ‘The OA’

Netflix Continues Trend of Success with ‘The OA’

Emily Chang, Executive Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Never has a TV show left me more confused, angry, and yet strangely satisfied. Netflix’s The OA cannot be pinpointed to one genre -- it ranges from mystery to sci-fi to supernatural. The show starts slow and thrusts the viewer into the story without much context. However, The OA is far from fragmen...