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Review of Bates Motel

Chanya Holness
March 5, 2014

The television series Bates Motel is a “contemporary prequel”, as the creators call it, to the 1960 film adaptation of the novel Psycho. It generally gets good ratings and reviews, as it stays true to Psycho in some aspects, but really exists in its own reality. Some people would say that the show... Read more »

“Mitt” Movie Review

Katie Sims
March 2, 2014

A new Netflix original documentary sheds light on the Romney family and Republican Mitt Romney’s two campaigns for President of the United States. The documentary chronicles their “family time”, decisions in the presidential race, and also shows a behind-the-scenes view of what it’s... Read more »

Catching Fire Movie Catches Attention

Diana Tolentino, Reporter
December 20, 2013

If you love Suzanne Collins, you know what to expect. Her novels are poetic, brutal, filled with tragedy and a grim splash of humor. The movie adaptation of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was clearly in Collins’s style. In Catching Fire, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capital... Read more »

FIFA 14 Game Review

Nile Williams, Reporter
December 18, 2013

As you probably know, if you’ve read my previous year’s review of this long-running video game franchise: I LOVE FIFA. Ever since I was 10 it has been my favorite game, and FIFA 14 has lived up to my expectations and beyond. As I turned the game on, I watched the opening scenes, and the visuals of... Read more »

good kid, m.A.A.d city Review

Chanya Holness , Reporter
December 18, 2013

The story of rapper Kendrick Lamar’s life while living in the streets of Compton, Californiaunfolds in the rap epic known as good kid, m.A.A.d. city. Each track weaves its way through Lamar’s past as well as his present, giving life to old memories of girls, dreams, and even the falsehood of mortality.... Read more »

Review of Divergent by Veronica Roth

Chelsea Isaac, Reporter
December 3, 2013

  The book Divergent is written by Veronica Roth. One thing really enjoyable this book because of the strong, different characters, original setting and plot, and that it’s relatable. I personally enjoy books with a strong heroine instead of a damsel in distress which is exactly what the main... Read more »

Shingeki no Kyojin Review

Asia Brooks, Reporter
December 3, 2013

If there was ever an anime that would leave you restless and on your toes, marathon watching Shingeki no Kyojin would be the one. By the end of this anime you would be so emotionally exhausted and mangled, you’ll know what total despair and heartbreak is. Yet in spite of its soul crushing hopelessness,... Read more »

Grand Theft Auto Review

Nile Williams, Reporter
November 18, 2013

Although not my favorite game of all time, I cannot deny that Grand Theft Auto V it was most likely the best game made for this generation of consoles (Xbox 360 and Playstation 3). I did not know it was even possible to have graphics like this in a free-world game.             When I first... Read more »

Film Review – Sound City

Katie Sims
April 6, 2013

I was extremely disappointed when the credits began to roll after Sound City. I never wanted it to end. It is the kind of film that leaves you in utter awe after viewing. It’s the kind of film that makes you want to get off of your couch and jump up and down, saying “films are such beautiful things... Read more »

Book Review: “Speak”

Kymani Senior
March 1, 2013

The Freshman English class recently read a 1999 book called Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. This book is a first person, diary-like narrative, and the general subject of this book is speaking aloud; hence the title. Speak takes place the summer before Melinda Sordino’s freshman year of high school,... Read more »