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The Judge Review

The Judge Review

Grant Norfleet, Reporter
October 17, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Opinions, Reviews

In The Judge, Robert Downey Jr. stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years be...

Banned Books Week: Of Mice and Men

Banned Books Week: Of Mice and Men

Kayley Allen, Staff Reporter
October 1, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Opinions, Reviews

A novel that has surprisingly been attempted to be banned at libraries across the country is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Set in the times of the Great Depression, Of Mice and Men is a tale of two men travelling from farm to farm looking for paying job opportunities. George, being witty but u...

Banned Books Week: Howl

Banned Books Week: Howl

Mary Adcock, Reporter
September 29, 2014
Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions, Reviews

"America, why are your libraries full of tears?" Howl is about life. It is an epic, stretching poem illustrating America in the 1950's from the perspective of the freaks. Or the Beats. In a generation characterized by ready-made washer machines to buy for mass produced button down pink shirts,...

Banned Books Week: Looking for Alaska

Banned Books Week: Looking for Alaska

Alaina Strollo, Asst. Webmaster
September 26, 2014
Filed under Blog, Opinions, Opinions, Reviews

Unlike many of the other banned books, Looking for Alaska, written by John Green, is a potential up-and-coming classic. The Fault in Our Stars (TFIOS) did leave an imprint on the adolescent mind, but Looking for Alaska simply blew TFIOS out of the water. The novel is centered around a gawky, socially...

Banned Books Week: To Kill a Mockingbird

Banned Books Week: To Kill a Mockingbird

Garrett McBay, Reporter
September 25, 2014
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In the past To Kill a Mockingbird has been banned on the basis that it supports white supremacy, but in reality the opposite is true. The story  is a coming of age tale about Scout, the book's main character and narrator, growing up in a racially biased fictional Alabamian town. Scout's story sh...

Banned Books Week: The Kite Runner

Banned Books Week: The Kite Runner

Jennifer Butler, Opinions Editor
September 24, 2014
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If you go to the American Library Association (ALA) and find the top ten banned and challenged books for 2012, number six will be The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. The reasons listed are for homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, and sexually explicit scenes. While I do not deny t...

Banned Books Week: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Banned Books Week: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Bryan Woode, Reporter
September 23, 2014
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie is a book about a first-person account of young 14-year-old Native American boy nicknamed “Junior” who writes about his hard life. Junior is a character that represents the author himself as he grows up so many of the things in the...

Banned Books Week: Fahrenheit 451

Banned Books Week: Fahrenheit 451

Patrick Levine, Reporter
September 22, 2014
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To understand what Banned Books Week is, go to: http://lhsimage.com/news/2014/09/22/banned-books-week-publicizes-challenged-banned-literary-works-in-schools/ Of all the books that have been banned or challenged in different school districts across America, I believe Fahrenheit 451 is by far the ...

Qwertee, fun way to buy user created clothes

Qwertee, fun way to buy user created  clothes

Garrett McBay, Reporter
September 17, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Reviews

Graphic tees are a great way to show off something you love, but tees you love can be few and far between. Whether it's the wrong quote, movies or shows you don't like, or it just looks bad, a shirt that's interesting and cool can be hard to find. Qwertee.com aims to fix this problem through community...

Mike Mullin, Gateway Award winner and Taekwondo black belt, wows students

Mike Mullin, Gateway Award winner and Taekwondo black belt, wows students

Emily Altic, Reporter
April 20, 2014
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The Library was able to provide students with an amazing privilege to experience the speech of award winning author, Mike Mullon. Mullen, known for his series Ashfall, has won multiple awards, including making the 2013-2014 Gateway list and earning his place as a nominee for a Reader's Choice A...

Story of the Year returns to their hometown for a goodbye show before breaking up

Story of the Year returns to their hometown for a goodbye show before breaking up

Jennifer Butler, Entertainment Editor
February 13, 2014
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On Feb. 7, The Pageant hosted the St. Louis-based band, Story of the Year. They have been together since 2003 when their debuted album, Page Avenue, came out to the public. However, after 10 years, Story of the Year has decided to end their careers as musicians. They went on a world-wide tour to...

Annual Y98 Mistletoe Show makes for an intimate night with famous artists

Annual Y98 Mistletoe Show makes for an intimate night with famous artists

Jennifer Butler, Reporter
December 9, 2013
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At the Family Arena on Dec. 8, about 5,000 people gathered to see famous artists Five For Fighting, Colbie Caillat, Gavin Degraw, Backstreet Boys and Avril Lavigne for the annual Y98 Mistletoe Show. Half of the arena was used for the show, making a smaller venue and a better experience for the audience....