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...

Ghost Adventures crew lends unique spin on capturing evidence of paranormal

December 17, 2013


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By Managing Editor: Amber Lee Carnahan Many of the paranormal shows on television, which add up to quite a few, tend to blend together with their similarities. There’s a certain limit to how creative ghost hunters can be. Ghost Adventures, however, uses unique techniques and procedures when ghost hunting that distinguis...

Doctor Who hosts record-breaking 50th anniversary special

December 16, 2013


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By Managing Editor: Amber Lee Carnahan Doctor Who began in 1963 as a series intended for educational purposes - it was planned that, through the use of time and space travel, the writers of Doctor Who could make learning more entertaining. Since then, the series has grown and expanded beyond belief. When William Hart...

New Disney film delivers twist on true love

December 11, 2013


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By Staff Writer: Kate Bauer Disney’s Frozen has only been in theatres for a week but it has already smashed Disney Animation’s opening weekend record, grossing an estimated $66.7 million over the three-day holiday period. Although critics were concerned with the movie’s resemblance to Pixar’s Tangled, Frozen adds a twist to Disney’s traditional tales and presents a beautiful story of sisterhood. The story is abou...

PTX Vol. II, worth a listen

PTX Vol. II, worth a listen

Logan Tesmer, Staff Writer

December 3, 2013


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Pentatonix new album released on iTunes By Staff Writer: Logan Tesmer Pentatonix are an a cappella singing group that consists of four guys and one girl, all vocalists and one vocal percussionist. Pentatonix became a musical sensation after winning season three of NBCs singing competition show, The Sin...

Children’s author, book series inspired Main Four writer

Children’s author, book series inspired Main Four writer

Jada Boprie, Staff Writer

November 26, 2013


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By Staff Writer: Jada Boprie All kids are inspired by somebody. For me, that person was a spunky six-year-old named Junie B. Jones. Everything about Junie B., from her matter-of-fact attitude to the floppy, oversized bow in her hair, I loved. It didn’t matter at all that she was a character in a boo...

Marvel Thor: The Dark World, three year masterpiece

Marvel Thor: The Dark World, three year masterpiece

Kayla McClain, News Editor

November 22, 2013


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By News Editor: Kayla McClain Normally those who have seen The Avengers have already watched  Thor, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Captain America beforehand in order to know the characters' individual stories before seeing how they came together to join forces. As for me, however, I came in late, and saw The A...

What’s happening behind the curtains of “Footloose”

What’s happening behind the curtains of “Footloose”

Eliza Bengala, Marissa VanDaelen, Natalie Dunn, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013


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The Howell High School drama department has changed it's schedule this school year, and bumped the annual spring musical into the fall slot, pushing the yearly play until March. Ms. Amanda Malo, the drama teacher at HHS and director, is bringing a contemporary musical to the Howell stage for the first time i...

TV character featured in movie comedy

Lexi Petroi, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013


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By Staff Writer: Lexi Petroi This October, Jackass’s signature TV character, an 86-year-old man, Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville), takes the most insane and unexpected road trip with his eight-year-old grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll) across America to get Billy to his father after his mother was placed in jail. Along the way, Irving introduces new people, places and situations that give th...

Writer of “Allegiant” shows dauntless characteristics with surprise ending

Alexis Klask, Staff Writer

November 19, 2013


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By Staff Writer: Alexis Klask Calling Veronica Roth, author of the best-selling Divergent trilogy, ruthless would be a compliment after reading her final book. Roth continues to impress the young adult dystopian crowd with Allegiant given that on the first day that it was released, 455,000 copies were...

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