Popular fiction generic, uninspired

Sara Koenig, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2014

You’re always reading them, the books where the main character describes themselves as completely ordinary, yet as soon as you start reading you realize they’re the atypical-better-than-you-will-ever-be dreamboat babe, whose intelligent enough to rule the world, athletic enough to beat a Greek god,... Read more »

Horror movies fail to terrify

Sara Koenig, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2014

With them being called horror movies you would expect them to be horrific. But it seems that instead of inspiring terror they make us want to die…of boredom. With a copious amount of gore and a surprising shortage of original ideas, our fearfulness is far past beginning to suffer. Some agree that horror... Read more »

FCC should keep internet free

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Dylan Johnston, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2014

The big 3 ISPs (Internet Service Providers) (Comcast, Verizon, and Time Warner Cable) are in the process of changing the internet for the worst. This will allow ISPs to charge customers for a “fast lane” and a “slow lane.” Essentially this will allow internet providers to monopolize the internet... Read more »

Marvel films need more women

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Cameron Fairchild, staff reporter
October 6, 2014

With 10 movies currently released, five confirmed future projects and a TV show, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is breaking the boundaries of what a franchise can be, as characters and storylines once thought independent to their own franchises (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and the Hulk, specifically)... Read more »

Summer break too short

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Sasha Terry, staff reporter
June 10, 2014

School will come to an end soon and summer vacation will begin! Some students don’t like the break because it’s too long from the school year and they would like to continue learning. Other students like the break because they want to have fun in the sun and hang out with friends. I like summer because... Read more »

Dark Souls 2 lags

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Dylan Johnston, editor-in-chief
June 10, 2014

Dark Souls 2 is a very unpolished game, especially in the multiplayer. It is more broken than the last game, and the lag is even worse. ‘From Software’ made some dumb decisions on how to “balance the game.” In Dark Souls 2, ‘From Software’ introduced two new stats for characters to... Read more »

Hollywood should leave the video for games

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Cameron Fairchild, staff reporter
June 10, 2014

An increasing number of video games are becoming more cinematic in their presentation. Games like Uncharted program movie-like action set-pieces to mirror the game’s inspiration (Indiana Jones), while games like Heavy Rain reduce control of the action down to a series of quick-time button presses.... Read more »

Feminism doesn’t accomplish equality

Jude Hanno, staff reporter
June 10, 2014

The feminist movement has been a grand part of American society and it has shaped its outlook on women. The modern feminist movement started with Betty Friedan in 1962 and “The Feminine Mystique,” her novel, which inspired women to fight for the same treatment as men. Even in the definition,... Read more »

Gender equality in school sports a must

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Jessica Perez, staff reporter
June 10, 2014

You can’t play sports! You’re a girl! From a young age, we are taught to think that only a certain gender can play certain sports. Boys seem to have the idea that girls are too weak to play “guy sports” and that they are too manly to play “girl sports.” Who said sports have... Read more »

Social media alters real-life interaction

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Jude Hanno, staff reporter
May 6, 2014

We are called the global generation. The generation of technology. Technology brings a lot to the attention of everyday teenagers, and one of the most important factors of this is found in social media. Social media plays very distinct roles in our society and they can both be positive and negative. Social... Read more »

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