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50 years of Abbey Road

50 years of Abbey Road

Justin Maroney, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

The final Beatles album to be recorded, went to store shelves 50 years ago, on Sept. 26, 1969. The record, known simply as Abbey Road (coined after the studio in which it was recorded), marked the end of an era for rock music, and the final entry for the music of a generation. Despite a tense and toxic studio atmosphere,...

Review: ‘It: Chapter 2’ is hardly horrific at all

Review: ‘It: Chapter 2’ is hardly horrific at all

Justin Maroney, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

With the recent release of IT: Chapter Two, it can conclusively be said that yet another Stephen King classic has been lost in translation to the screen. The movie follows similar plot beats to the first, with the group uniting to fight the monster It. Headlined by a fish out of water in Bill Hader, who’s comed...

Review: ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’ proves stylistically triumphant, riveting

Review: ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’ proves stylistically triumphant, riveting

Justin Maroney, Staff Writer

September 4, 2019

The Hollywood aesthetic in 1969 would almost be comically stereotypical of mid-century America by today’s definition. Hippies hitchhiked, style and color blossomed, and the greatly altered social dynamic and structured of the country created a wilder, more experimental and far younger city than had e...

Playlist: Sounds for study

Playlist: Sounds for study

Layla Healey, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

Finals and exams are here, with summer break clipping their heels. Study music can be beneficial to beat pre-exam anxiety and help calm the nerves. According to Florida National University, music and studying have many benefits when done together. This playlist will cure the silent bedroom hours and al...

Dance classes to perform in showcase

Dance classes to perform in showcase

Arushi Gupta, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

The high school and middle school dance classes will be holding their annual dance showcase tonight at 7 in the auditorium. Admission is free for all. “Working with both the middle school and high school students has been so much fun,” dance director Jen Morrow said. “All students have been...

Review: Avengers assemble for the last time in ‘Endgame’

Review: Avengers assemble for the last time in ‘Endgame’

Grant Vogel, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

Editor’s note: This review does not contain major spoilers. Read freely without fear of ruining the movie. “Avengers: Endgame” is quite possibly the most anticipated film of the last 10 years, and it didn’t disappoint. After witnessing the malevolent purple alien Thanos wipe out half of life in the universe in “Avengers: Infin...

‘Healthy Vibez Nutrition’ provides healthy options for student athletes

‘Healthy Vibez Nutrition’ provides healthy options for student athletes

Lulu Butler, Section Editor

April 30, 2019

New to the Allen area, nutritious tea and meal replacement shake shop “Healthy Vibez Nutrition” offers a modern, unique spin on the average smoothie-juice bar providing a healthy stop for student athletes or anyone looking to stay in shape. On first account, the store’s staff was incredibly welcoming a...

Review: ‘Hellboy’ burns at the box office with senseless plot and breakneck pacing

Review: ‘Hellboy’ burns at the box office with senseless plot and breakneck pacing

Grant Vogel, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

“Hellboy” (2019) not to be confused with “Hellboy” (2004), is the goriest superhero film ever made. Instead of retaining the same visionary style of the Oscar-winning director, Guillermo del Toro, this reboot decides to follow the comic book source material more closely. That being said, it wasn’t an ...

Review: ‘Shazam!’ shocks audiences with hilarious comedy, relatable characters

Review: ‘Shazam!’ shocks audiences with hilarious comedy, relatable characters

Grant Vogel, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

In DC movies, Superman causes billions of dollars of property damage in literal earth-shaking fight scenes. Aquaman fights poorly animated fish people in epic ”Lord of the Rings”-esque underwater battles. And Batman breaks his only rule in crime fighting by killing criminals in the most brutal, i...

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