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Catcher in the Rye: a beautiful tale unjustly hated

Catcher in the Rye: a beautiful tale unjustly hated

Clare Mulherin, Opinions Editor

April 25, 2018


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Many juniors across the Rockwood school district pick up a copy of widely-banned book Catcher in the Rye. Most parents dislike the book for its crude language, occasional sexual themes and the whole notion of Holden Caulfield's quest. Despite many parents' objections, Catcher in the Rye is a classic...

A Quiet Place presents creative take on horror

A Quiet Place presents creative take on horror

Ty Prozorowski, News Editor

April 17, 2018


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John Krasinski's A Quiet Place delivers an intriguing spin on the post-apocalyptic horror film genre that is sure to keep audiences holding their breaths on the edges of their seats. Set in the year 2020, Lee Abbott (Krasinski) and his wife Evelyn (Emily Blunt) struggle to protect their children...

Camila Cabello self-titled album recalls past experiences and takes a turn on modern music

Camila Cabello self-titled album recalls past experiences and takes a turn on modern music

Jessie Cargill, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2018


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In the past year, there has been a lot of tension between music group Fifth Harmony and former band-member Camila Cabello, due to her leaving the group to pursue a solo-career. At the start of Cabello's solo career, she did many collaborations, such as the popular remix of a song, "Bad Things," with...

Battle of the British Isles: Twining’s English Breakfast tea vs. Irish Breakfast tea

Battle of the British Isles: Twining’s English Breakfast tea vs. Irish Breakfast tea

Clare Mulherin, Opinions Editor

December 8, 2017


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As an avid tea and caffeine lover, I can safely say that I know a bit about teas. My personal favorite would be the full-bodied flavor of black tea. One famous black tea is the English/British Breakfast tea. It's a lovely tea and a traditional Black tea, but it's not nearly as good the Irish Breakfast. I...

“Call Me By Your Name” details touching coming-of-age story

“Call Me By Your Name” details touching coming-of-age story

Kiley Black, Production Editor

December 8, 2017


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A coming-of-age film disguised as a romance, "Call Me By Your Name" follows Elio, a seventeen year old Italian-American. His parents invite Oliver, a doctoral student, to stay with the family in their villa in rural Italy, for the summer. Over time, Elio and Oliver begin to bond and eventually develo...

Radiator Hospital releases latest masterpiece

Radiator Hospital releases latest masterpiece

Abby Karandjeff, Reporter

November 17, 2017


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In October, Radiator Hospital released their latest album, Play The Songs You Like. This follows their previous albums Torch Song and Something Wild and is their first release in three years. The band, originating in Grand Rapids, MI, is known for their punk-alternative vibe accompanied by an aco...

Phil Kline and an introduction to ‘Sound Art’

Phil Kline and an introduction to ‘Sound Art’

Ally Hartman, Reporter

November 3, 2017


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I was first introduced to Phil Kline’s music, ironically enough, through an environmental science project. We were doing a project on an endangered species, and I just so happened to pick Bachman's Warbler, a species of little yellow birds. It’s not officially extinct yet, but the creature’s las...

iOS 11 offers necessary improvements to old software

iOS 11 offers necessary improvements to old software

Gehrig Prozorowski, Features Editor

November 1, 2017


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A little over a month ago, Apple released iOS 11 to the public. With complaints about the new update draining battery life, I’m here to set the record straight. Its flaws are outweighed by its improvements. There are plenty of changes with the iOS 11 software, but I’m going to mention only a...

The Snowman creates a not-so-thrilling thriller

The Snowman creates a not-so-thrilling thriller

Natalie Karlsson, Culture Editor

October 31, 2017


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The Snowman, released October 20, 2017, seemed to be another one of those cheesy horror movies. It was set in Oslo, Norway, where it always snows. So far, it has earned $22.7 million, which doesn't even compare to movies like It and Dunkirk. Directed by Tomas Alfredson, it starts off with a young...

Subjective Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Clare Mullherin, Reporter

January 26, 2017


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Most high school students in the Rockwood School District will be acquainted with the controversial William Shakespeare. Many freshman read Shakespeare’s pun and angst filled "Romeo and Juliet" as well. Sophomores have it way better in my opinion though, they have it better in general compared to f...

Review: Moana topping box offices worldwide

Shwetha Sundarrajan, Reporter

December 15, 2016


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The newest Disney animation, Moana, is topping box offices around the world. This is the latest movie in Disney's attempt to represent various cultures- starting from Mulan, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Merida, and now Moana. Previously, Disney has faced criticism from viewers for drawing their female protagonis...

Review: Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks

Review: Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks

Jack Deubner, Opinion Editor

December 1, 2016


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Underground legends Xiu Xiu have come back with one of their most hauntingly beautiful records in years. Now, Xiu Xiu isn't your typical underground band. Starting in 2002 Jamie Stewart, prominent leader of the group, has been playing with elements of noise, pop, freak folk, experimental music and...

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