Creative movie builds message for all ages

March 3, 2014


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By Staff Writer: Kate Bauer Everything in The Lego Movie is, indeed, awesome. From the silly yet wily kid-appropriate PG-rated performance by Will Ferrell to geeking out over seeing my favorite characters in LEGO form, directors/co-writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller created a 3D masterpiece that comically rejected conformity and sp...

New movie ideal for people who love history, art

February 25, 2014


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By Staff Writer: Jada Boprie Historical movies are not usually among my favorites, except for masterpieces like The King’s Speech, so I didn’t know what to expect when I saw The Monuments Men. But being written, directed, and acted by George Clooney, and including well-known actors like Matt Damon, Bill Murray, and Cate Blanchett, it’s safe to say I had high expectations. The story follows George Clooney’s charact...

My first experience at HHS’s Winterfest

February 21, 2014


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By Staff Writer: Tricia Tucker As a new student at Howell High School, I was curious as to what Winterfest would be like. Would it be as it was at my old school in Marine City, or would it be completely different?  I heard many rumors; some said Winterfest wasn’t worth the money, and some that said i...

Award races tight in major film categories

February 11, 2014


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By Staff Writer: Alexis KlaskMarch 2, 2014 will mark the date of the 86th annual Academy Award ceremony. Films American Hustle and Gravity have been nominated for ten Oscars in a wide range of categories. Even so, the competition will be grueling; both films will go up against movies like Golden Globe winn...

Movie sequel lives up to expectations

February 4, 2014


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By Staff Writer: Rachel Cichon Seventy-five years after the novel was published in 1937, director Peter Jackson released the first installment of his Hobbit series, An Unexpected Journey, one of three epic films based upon a single children’s fantasy story by J.R.R. Tolkien. Jackson had previously directed another a...

HHS prepares upcoming dramatic production

February 4, 2014


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"You've got to love life to have life, and you've got to have life to love life." There are many experiences people have in life, and it is up to us to decide what to do with that time. This is one of the aspects that can be vividly portrayed in the theatre production, Our Town. On March 7, 8, and 9 at 7 p...

“Her” observes a man’s relationship with technology

January 31, 2014


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By Staff Writer: Marissa VanDaelen Whenever we think of being in love, we think of two people together. But being in love can be many different things. Sometimes you don’t even need a person to be in love. Her shows that it’s possible to fall in love with anything - even things that aren’t necessarily r...

Garth Brooks announces comeback tour after 12 years

January 28, 2014


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By Editor in Chief: Natalie Dunn Since his official retirement in 2001, Garth Brooks’ loyal fans have been patiently waiting for him to return. He made the official announcement on Monday, December 9, 2014 that he will be touring in 2014, and those same fans are ecstatic. Twelve years ago, country superstar Garth Brooks made the decision to leave the touring life to be a full-ti...

People’s Choice Awards 2014

January 15, 2014


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By Staff Writer: Jada Boprie The 40th People’s Choice Awards were hosted by Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, stars of the hit comedy 2 Broke Girls, on wed., Jan. 8. The event, taking place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. live in Los Angeles, lasted for two hours on live TV, with more than 50 trophies awarde...

Top movies hit theaters hard this year

January 15, 2014


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By Feature Editor: Hannah Snyder From swimming to sledding, throughout the year almost every outdoor activity comes to an end throughout various seasons. However, one form of entertainment seems to stay all year round, movies. Every year the big screen dishes out new love stories, horror films, tragedies and adventures for viewers to enjoy...

Christmas came early for Beyonce fans

January 14, 2014


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By A&E Editor: Madison Deadman Friday, Dec 13, Beyonce surprisingly released a new album via an Instagram post. It quickly shot to No. 1 on iTunes. Many are calling it one of the best kept secrets in music history. She did, however, drop hints here and there throughout the past year. For example, i...

“Saving Mr. Banks”: An unexpected masterpiece

January 13, 2014


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By Editor in Chief: Natalie Dunn When I walked into the theater a few days before Christmas, ready to see the lighthearted, fun-filled new movie Saving Mr. Banks, I realized that the rating on the marquee was PG-13. I couldn’t figure out why a movie about the making of Mary Poppins - one of my all-tim...

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