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The Death of Harper Lee

The Death of Harper Lee

Jill Parriott, Reporter
February 24, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Harper Lee has accomplished so much in her lifetime, and she just passed away unexpectedly at the age of 89. Students may remember her for her book, To Kill a Mockingbird, but she has accomplished so much more. Lee creates such loveable characters in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which was pu...

Dinner and a Show

Dinner and a Show

Grace Felder and Audrey Palmer
February 24, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Dinner and a show? Yes please! If you like murder and lasagna then you would have loved Napa High School’s production of Murder at the High Noon Saloon. The dinner started off with the beautiful saloon girls (Nianna Garrido, Gemma, Sierra Cerda, and Catherine Gonzalez) making small talk with th...

The End of Gravity Falls: Weirdmageddon Part 3 Review

The End of Gravity Falls: Weirdmageddon Part 3 Review

Luz Robles, Reporter
February 23, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

>SPOILERS AHEAD< Gravity Falls was an animated series on Disney XD, created by Alex Hirsch and first aired on June 15th, 2012. The series followed two pre-teen twins named Dipper (voiced by Jason Ritter) and Mabel (voiced by Kristen Schaal) Pines, as they spent the summer in the fictional, stra...

The New Season of House of Cards – What you can expect on March 4th

The New Season of House of Cards – What you can expect on March 4th

Aidan Harvey, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

>SPOILERS AHEAD< Netflix has announced that its hit series House of Cards will be returning for the fourth season on March 4th of this year. As that date approaches, several trailers have been released and in consequence many clues as to what this season will hold. Showing tension between Frank ...

Deadpool

Deadpool

Sarah Gaeta, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Although Marvel’s anti-hero Deadpool has been seen in many comics, films and games, the new movie starring Ryan Reynolds as the “R” rated, 4th wall breaking mutant premiered the 12th of February and has already broken several records including highest grossing rated R movie of the year. The movie is...

J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World

J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World

Luz Robles, Reporter
February 16, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Reviews, Showcase

J.K. Rowling promised that the Harry Potter magic would never leave us, and on that promise she held true. The author has written a handful of novels since we waved goodbye to Harry on page and on screen, including The Casual Vacancy and even a new series under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. But despite that, it seems so...

Ender’s Game Series – Review

Ender’s Game Series – Review

Aidan Harvey, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Although the first book in the series is well known because of the movie released in 2013, the rest of the Ender’s Game qintet is ignored by many who have read the first book. However, the rest of the series is as good, if not better than the original. Written by Orson Scott Card, the series has won ...

The Fifth Wave

The Fifth Wave

Sarah Gaeta, Arts & Entertainment Editor
February 3, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

After four waves of devastation unleashed by aliens attacking earth, humankind has been mostly eradicated. Only a few pockets of survivors remain and the next wave is coming. Cassie Sullivan (portrayed by Chloë Grace Moretz) has to survive long enough to find her missing brother, Sam. Overall, T...

Panic! at the Disco’s no.1 new album – Death of a Bachelor Review

Panic! at the Disco’s no.1 new album – Death of a Bachelor Review

Jill Parriott, Reporter
February 2, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Panic at the Disco’s fifth studio album, Death of a Bachelor, was released on January 15, 2016. Frontman Brendon Urie wrote and recorded the whole album alone, with occasional external writers. Similar to a one-man-band, Urie also played multiple instruments on the tracks, due to the absence of previ...

Chapter 77 of Attack on Titan

Chapter 77 of Attack on Titan

Patricia Arriaga-Rivera, Reporter
January 27, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Marco Bodt. A natural born leader, also a well respected member of the 104th Trainee Squad. Despite being a fan favorite his death was made evident after the Battle Of Trost District. The mysteries surrounding his half eaten corpse were left up to debate. Until chapter 77 that is. Prior to chapter 77...

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