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Small Plates

Small Plates

By Lauren Semack, Senior Assistant Editor

May 15, 2014


Filed under Restaurants, Reviews

Right across from the Detroit Opera House sits a minuscule restaurant called Small Plates. Filled with tables covered in butcher paper, younger guests draw while adults admire the tastefully spray-painted artwork covering the walls. The concept of this unique restaurant is modeled after other countries’...

If I Stay

If I Stay

By Marie Bourke, Senior Assistant Editor

May 2, 2014


Filed under Books, Reviews

Mia’s happy, carefree family goes out to visit a friend’s house one morning but in a split second they are all thrown from the car as it collided with another on the highway. This is the opening to the book If I Stay. Mia stands on the side of the road and sees her parents’ gruesome, lifele...

Divergent

Divergent

By Rey Kam, Assistant Editor

April 7, 2014


Filed under Movies, Reviews

Divergence. It may surprise some people to know that divergent thinking actually exists in real life. Convergent thinkers think in straight lines, they will follow a set of logical steps to arrive at what they think is the correct solution to a problem. Divergent thinkers, however, employ an out-of-the-box...

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...

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

By Ritika Sanikommu, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2013


Filed under Reviews

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


Filed under Reviews

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


Filed under Reviews

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


Filed under Reviews

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...

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

By Thomas Remenar, Intern

December 11, 2013


Filed under Reviews

The Legend of Zelda is one of the most popular video game franchises around, so it was inevitable that Nintendo would release a new entry in the series for their new handheld system, the 3DS. A Link Between Worlds is a direct sequel to A Link to the Past, the third Zelda game, and is designed in the ...

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