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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


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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...

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

By Thomas Remenar, Intern

December 11, 2013


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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 ...