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Mockingjay, Part 1

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By Dora Juhasz, Web Section Editor

December 1, 2014

Director: Francis Lawrence 123 minutes PG-13 five stars The widely anticipated release of Mockingjay, the third part in The Hunger Games trilogy, matched with the same heart-pounding nature as its precursors. The first film of a two-part sequel was released on Nov. 21 and gave viewers a tan...

Four stars for “Four”

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By Mora Downs, Assistant Editor

November 25, 2014

Rate: 4 stars With three best-selling albums, millions of Twitter and Instagram followers and over 15o awards, One Direction has ruled the music world since their debut. Their fourth album Four was released on Nov. 17 and has been in the top five albums on iTunes since. This album was announ...

Nightcrawler leaves a lasting impact

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By Dora Juhasz, Web section editor

November 13, 2014

When brilliance combines with obsession and mania, it becomes the perfect recipe for a dark adventure. In the new movie Nightcrawler, actor Jake Gyllenhaal blazingly plays Lou Bloom, a compulsive manipulator who is willing to put not only his life, but others’ lives in heart-pounding danger for a ...

Motown the Musical

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By Kaley Makino, Web Section Editor

November 1, 2014

Motown may represent music of eras past, but that doesn't mean this musical isn't interesting or relevant to this generation’s boy-band, bubble gum-pop-obsessed teens. Though I am far from a "Directioner,” I too entered the auditorium with the preconceived notion that this would be a bland produc...

Arrow season premiere proves to be just as exciting as ever

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By Thomas Remenar, Assistant Editor

October 24, 2014

Grade: 4.25 stars Lately DC Comics has been trying to defeat its archrival, Marvel Comics, by creating the biggest multi-medium empire. DC has recently announced 11 movies that will be released between now and 2020. They also announced three new televisions shows: The Flash, Gotham and Constantine. ...

Google’s Chromecast makes the transition from smart phones to smart televisions

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By Ritika Sanikommu, Assistant Editor

September 24, 2014

The newest addition to the family of media streamers, Chromecast arrived on July 24, 2013. Google’s most recent product received all the hype it deserved. Along with Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire, Chromecast was all set to be used with every smart television owner in the world.  But,  it has users...

Which Wich

Which Wich

By Jen Kusch, Section Editor

June 1, 2014

Every sandwich shop has its hook. A gimmick, a jingle — call it what you please, but every sub franchise has one, whether it be Subway’s “five dollar foot-long” or “freaky fast delivery” (I’m looking at you, Jimmy John’s). Which Wich, Kercheval’s newest carbo-loaded addition, possesses...

Small Plates

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By Lauren Semack, Senior Assistant Editor

May 15, 2014

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

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By Marie Bourke, Senior Assistant Editor

May 2, 2014

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...



By Rey Kam, Assistant Editor

April 7, 2014

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

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

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...