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Review: ‘Umbrella Academy’ suffers with similar episodes

Review: ‘Umbrella Academy’ suffers with similar episodes

Grant Vogel, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


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Netflix’s brand new superhero show contains unconventional characters, but familiar concepts. “The Umbrella Academy” (based on the Dark Horse Comics of the same name) essentially features the fast-paced, in-your-face action from “Kingsman,” as well as eccentric, superpowered characters reminis...

Review: Hat Creek Burger Company worth the try

Review: Hat Creek Burger Company worth the try

Nnenna Nchege, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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The grand barn and colorful playground just outside Allen’s new fast-food chain, Hat Creek Burger Company, present a fun and welcoming environment that is both casual and family-friendly. Immediately when you walk in, the staff is approachable and respectful. For a new restaurant, the staff was ve...

Review: ‘Glass’ storyline ‘crumbles under the weight of high expectations’

Review: ‘Glass’ storyline ‘crumbles under the weight of high expectations’

Grant Vogel, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


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After setting the stage 19 years ago with his second major theatrical release, “Unbreakable,” M. Night Shyamalan has returned in “Glass” to conclude the story of reluctant hero David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and his wheelchair-bound mastermind nemesis Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson). In addition, Shyam...

Ten apps for the new year

Ten apps for the new year

Austin Keefer, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019


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Every January we kick off the new calendar by attempting to better ourselves in some way. But, much like “I’ll call you later,” “Just one more” and “You’ve got my vote,” it’s usually a short-lived promise–which is no one’s fault. Resolutions are hard to keep up with, and old habits...

Playlist: Winter is hear

Playlist: Winter is hear

Joseph Vastano, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


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The weather is cold, the leaves are gone, and it's finally holiday season. This playlist was designed to be a relaxing group of songs that puts you in the winter mood. “Mistletoe” - Justin Bieber: This is a slow Christmas song that works for any yuletide situation. Justin Bieber is straight a...

Photo Essay: Fine Arts Festival

Photo Essay: Fine Arts Festival

December 4, 2018


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The district hosted it's annual Fine Arts Festival on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Students displayed their visual and preforming arts.  

Review: “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” offers classic entertainment

Review: “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” offers classic entertainment

Austin Keefer, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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Anyone familiar with the Coen Brothers (Joel and Ethan) knows that their work has been defined by the way they spin classic storytelling techniques, as well as for their black sense of humor, both of which are especially prevalent in “The Big Lebowski,” “No Country for Old Men” and “True Grit...

Review: “The Grinch” steals hearts with fulfilling story

Review: “The Grinch” steals hearts with fulfilling story

Austin Keefer, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


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It’s not a stretch to say that the Grinch is a familiar character to us all. From those of us who grew up watching the 1966 cartoon every December, to fans of the 2000 film, to those who have never seen either one, everyone’s heard of the Grinch who Stole Christmas. So, “The Grinch” (2018) rev...

Review: ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ suffers weak script despite talented actors

Review: ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ suffers weak script despite talented actors

Austin Keefer, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


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“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” seems to be Disney’s latest attempt at proving that they’re capable of making a good live-action film that’s not a remake of an animated film or about pirates. The result, unfortunately, is decent at best and pretty cringeworthy at worst. Clara Stahlbaum (M...

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