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TBT: Throwback Thursday of video games

TBT: Throwback Thursday of video games

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2014


Filed under Ideas

There are some real gems in the previous generation of video game consoles. So, I decided to play three games that are well known for being spectacular. These are games I've heard so much about but haven’t had a chance to play until now. I've spent a few weekends playing these games, and I had a good...

Bravely Default

Bravely Default

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2014


Filed under Reviews

Grade: A It starts with a cry for help. It is the player’s duty to stop the land from being swallowed by darkness. And thus, Bravely Default begins. Bravely Default follows the story of four characters. There’s Tiz, a 19-year-old country boy whose entire village is swallowed up by a chasm that...

Coffee, anyone?

Coffee, anyone?

By Emily Martinbianco, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2014


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Being thrown back into the school grind after a two-week break is hard, but when getting back means immediately being crushed by everything surrounding midterms, well, that’s insane. Some of the more studious students may have started their mile-thick review packets over break, but as for me, I’m j...

Snow much fun

Snow much fun

By Kayla Luteran, Intern

January 14, 2014


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I screamed. My brother screamed. My sister screamed. Even my mom screamed. And then we ran around the house a few times before it set in. We actually had a snow day. All Sunday, we watched the snow flutter to the ground in its white ecstasy. The forecast only said snow, more snow and freezing temper...

Christmas enthusiasm

Christmas enthusiasm

By Haley Reid, Assistant Editor

December 24, 2013


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"Let's just pick up a gift card and call it a day." The words pierce my ears. There is nothing more disappointing to a child than tearing minimal wrapping paper, only to find a plastic card that conveys, "I really don't know what you like, nor do I care to take the time to ask." As I have grown old...

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

By Ritika Sanikommu, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2013


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Synopsis This film continues in the path of the first installment by a similar name and leads up to Bilbo trying to retrieve the Arkenstone from Smaug’s captivity. Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), along with Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Thorin (Richard Armitage), the future dwarf king and his compan...

Pawn

Pawn

By Lillian Rancourt, Intern

December 17, 2013


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What if you had 30 seconds to decide your future? But there’s a catch, you must give up everything. After failing a test that decides a person’s rank in society, the protagonist of Pawn by Aimee Carter, Kitty, believes she has nothing left to live for. That is, until she is given a new chance at...

iPhone 5s vs. Galaxy Note 3

iPhone 5s vs. Galaxy Note 3

By Alex Batts, Intern

December 17, 2013


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Introduction The iPhone: a phone that has revolutionized the world of technology. But is it still number one? Or has a new phone emerged to become the reigning champion? The Galaxy Note 3 phablet (phone tablet.)  We broke down the differences so you can decide which one is right for you. Display an...

ElfYourself

ElfYourself

By Erin Haggerty, Intern

December 16, 2013


Filed under Reviews

Tech-savvy folk may be familiar with the JibJab website, where the user can insert pictures of himself or herself and friends into bodies of silly elves. Now the fun has moved to the App Store, making JibJab Elf Dance available as an app. To use the app, the user uploads pictures off the camera roll ...

The Book Thief

The Book Thief

By Isabella Meteer, Intern

December 16, 2013


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B- The Book Thief is a movie based on the best-selling book by the same name. The Book Thief tells the story of a young girl, Liesel, who is separated from her mother to  go live with a foster family in in Germany during World War II. In addition to losing her mother, Liesel watched as her brother was t...

Breaking the bones

Breaking the bones

By Erica Lizza, Assistant Editor

December 13, 2013


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It has been exactly 488 days since I broke my arm. Since I had the misfortune of breaking the humerus (the upper bone), I heard a plethora of puns about how “funny” this “bad break” was. Ha, ha, ha. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, please do not attempt the following stunt at home. (But...

Welcome to the web

Welcome to the web

By Patricia Bajis, Staff Development Editor

December 13, 2013


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No, your sleep-deprived eyes do not deceive you. The North Pointe has joined the word of the Internet. From amateur to award-winning, newspapers and magazines are breaking into the business of the web. And now that we’re able to bring you up-to-date stories and the breaking news that we’re not able...