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Chapstick showdown

Lily Villarreal, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2017

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EOS: Personally I believe that the EOS lip balm was not the best. It made my lips feel more chapped and dry than they did before. It felt like there was a layer of wax laying on my lips. There wasn’t a time I felt comfort...

Starbucks Review: Twist on seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte

Drake Kidd, Calendar Czar

October 19, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

October is all about pumpkins, spices and aspects that make the fall season amazing. Along with the new season, Starbucks has now released a gaggle of fall time drinks I couldn’t wait to try. I decided on the classic Pumpki...

Movie Review: Is “It” better than the book?

Briana Ramsey, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2017

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WARNING: REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Stephen King’s “It” movie adaption hit the big screen in early September, sending horror film fans everywhere into a frenzy. It has reached a high rating of 8/10. For those who are ...

Music Reviews: Music lovers rave over new releases

Lizzy Nguyen and Claribelle Yao

October 19, 2017

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BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, has recently made its comeback with their new album “Her”. DNA, being their title song, has made record views by hitting 10 million views within eight hours of the release, then reaching the to...

TV show reviews: Netflix originals are a hit

Erica Sandoval, Brodie Hill, Heavenlee Walker, Austin Felty, Noble Shaw, Drake Kidd, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2017

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With over 7 million subscribers, rising YouTube sensation Colleen Ballinger also known as Miranda Sings launched her new show “Haters Back Off” on October 14, 2016. This show is about a self absorbed teenage girl, Miranda Si...

Movie Reviews: Summer movie trailers spark excitement

May 8, 2017

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“Everything Everything” is a bestselling book by Nicola Yoon that was made into a movie and will hit theaters May 19. It focuses on the love story between a girl named Maddy and a boy named Olly. The girl isn’t allowed ...

Starbucks Reviews: Secret menu success

Hannah Stedman, Heavenlee Walker, Drake Kidd, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2017

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The Thin Mint Frappuccino tasted just like thin mints. Ordering this frappuccino was awkward because I have never ordered something so complicated and was on the receiving end of a weird look from the barista. While making it,...

Music Reviews: New releases are a hit

Catherine Nolan, Brodie Hill, Austin Felty, Staff Reporters

February 8, 2017

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  No Plan is the last Extended Play album by musician David Bowie. It was released on January 8 2017, coinciding with what would have been Bowie's 70th birthday. The songs "No Plan", "Killing a Little Time" and "When I ...

TV Show Reviews: New shows entice many viewers

Austin Felty, Mckenzie Hoskins, and Hannah Stedman

January 17, 2017

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“Fuller House” is a new version of the original TV show “Full House” that started in 1987 and ended in 1995. What I like about “Fuller House” is how similar it is to “Full House.” Fuller House is kind of si...

Movie Reviews: Recent releases prove to be good distractions

Mckenzie Hoskins, Katherine Nolan, Austin Felty, Quaylin Bryant, Staff Reporters

December 15, 2016

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Directed by Farren Blackburn, “Shut In” is a suspenseful thriller that highlights the main protagonist, Mary Portman (Naomi Watts), and a tragic car crash involving her son (Charlie Heaton) and her husband. As a result, h...

Book Reviews: Students take on library suggestions

Hannah Stedman, Heavenlee Walker, and Drake Kidd

November 16, 2016

Filed under Entertainment, Features, Showcase

The Leaving by Tara Altebrando Six kids are taken on their first day of kindergarten and only five come back. No one remembers anything about being taken or where they were for the 11 years they were missing. The point of vie...

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