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MOVIE MANIAC reviews Aquaman

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Aquaman

Jacob Ward, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


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I had the chance to see the big-budget superhero blockbuster about a guy who can talk to fish. I have to say, I am very surprised to report it was one of the best DC movies in recent memory. The film I am talking about is of course Aquaman. Aquaman is the newest addition to the DC Extended Universe, and ...

OPINION: Mere exposure should apply to crisis

OPINION: Mere exposure should apply to crisis

Jasmin Kim, Ad Manager

January 23, 2019


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Mere exposure effect is a psychology term that refers to a person's growing positive perception of an object as the person is exposed to it for a long time. In the world of materialism, we often appreciate and buy an item just because of our exposure to them on TV. However, there is an exception; it's the story of t...

OPINION: What my fear of failure has taught me

OPINION: What my fear of failure has taught me

Chloe Baker, Web Editor

January 8, 2019


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I stand at the very edge, looking down toward the thing I fear most. It's what haunts me everyday: failure. I shiver at the thought that the failure I have grown to fear  looms closer than I had ever imagined possible. We are all far more capable of falling than we believe. But recently, it seems like I can never catch a...

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Elf

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Elf

Jacob Ward, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


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Elf is one of my favorite Christmas movies just because of how different it is from the rest of the cookie cutter holiday movies. It has so much charm to it. Elf is a 2003 fantasy/comedy starring Will Ferrell as the main character Buddy the elf. Also starring Jon Favreau, Zooey Deschanel, James Caan, E...

OPINION: My experience as an only child

OPINION: My experience as an only child

Kayla Carpenter, Sports Editor

November 27, 2018


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During a college admission interview last summer, the admissions officer asked me what my favorite thing about my brother is. I jokingly said it was that we have a telepathic connection. Although my response was initially a joke, I began to realize the true special bond that my brother, Cameron, and...

OPINION: Trump administration’s new definition of gender highlights ignorance

OPINION: Trump administration’s new definition of gender highlights ignorance

Shelby Darnell, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


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The concept of gender has recently begun to change to be more accepting of LGBTQ people, specifically transgender people. However, the Trump administration wants to change that by defining gender by genitalia at birth, specifically in Title IX. Title IX protects people in educational institutions...

Photo Op: What would you do if you won the lottery?

Photo Op: What would you do if you won the lottery?

Jasmin Kim, Ad Manager

November 1, 2018


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On Oct. 24, the Mega Millions lottery announced the winner of the $1.537 billion jackpot, a South Carolina native. For a few weeks prior to the announcement, the school was filled with the imagination of what to do if they won the lottery. As we observed this national lottery fervor, we asked Laf...

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Halloween (2018)

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Halloween (2018)

Jacob Ward, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


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I’m senior Jacob Ward and I am a bit of a movie buff. I have loved movies since I was born, it was just one of the things I’ve been raised on. It wasn’t until I was about 11 years old that I realized movies are something that a large team of people make, and I wanted to be part of that process one...

OPINION: Introverts still make great leaders

OPINION: Introverts still make great leaders

Chloe Baker, Web Editor

October 23, 2018


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Today's culture is biased against introverts. An outgoing, loud and bold personality is idolized, especially in the workplace. Oftentimes, an introverted personality is looked down upon, especially for leadership positions. The common misconception that only outgoing individuals make good leaders is understandable. Intro...

OPINION: Why the death penalty is necessary

OPINION: Why the death penalty is necessary

Naomi Saegusa, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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When capital punishment is brought up as a topic for debate, whether focusing on the legality or morality of the issue, someone is bound to get offended. It’s a sensitive subject, with a variety of volatile emotions attached to it. Here in the United States, we tend to reserve the death penalty...

OPINION: Why I am a feminist

OPINION: Why I am a feminist

Melina Hudak, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


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In school, I was always taught that the way I dressed affect a boy’s education. I was taught that the slight peek of my shoulder was enough to get me sent to the head office. It was much too distracting, because, after all, a boy’s education had to be more important than a girl’s. At least, that...

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Night School

MOVIE MANIAC reviews Night School

Jacob Ward, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


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I'm senior Jacob Ward and I am a bit of a movie buff. I have loved movies since I was born, it was just one of the things I've been raised on. It wasn’t until I was about 11 years old that I realized movies are something that a large team of people make, and I wanted to be part of that process one day....

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