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Ten Activities to Cure Summer Boredom

Ten Activities to Cure Summer Boredom

Campbell Wilmot, Reporter
July 16, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Front Page

It’s officially summer, and as relaxing as it sounds, three months of doing nothing gets boring pretty quick.  Here are some suggestions of local activities to beat summer boredom and some are even free! Goatman’s Bridge For a free summer adventure, take a trip to the local “Goatman’s B...

Kentucky Derby Creates Lasting Memories

Kentucky Derby Creates Lasting Memories

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Front Page, Reviews

The feeling of being in the crowd as the horses round the final turn for the home stretch in the Kentucky Derby can only be described as surreal.   After the a thirteen hour drive to get to Louisville, seeing Churchill Downs in person for the first time was well worth the trip. My dad and I were w...

Ed Sheeran ➗ (Divide) Review

Ed Sheeran ➗ (Divide) Review

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor
May 8, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

Having sold over half a million copies within its first week of release, Ed Sheeran’s new album, ➗ (Divide), has been the best selling album of the year so far. His first release since 2014’s X, Sheeran has once again proven his ability to write hits. Before releasing the whole record, he relea...

The Glass Castle Earns Praise From Sophomore Class

The Glass Castle Earns Praise From Sophomore Class

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under Reviews

During their sophomore year, students have to read The Glass Castle for their English class. Most students who normally don't enjoy the books students have to read in English end up thoroughly enjoying this one. The Glass Castle is a memoir about the Jeannette Walls' adventurous and crazy childhood. Wit...

Maty Noyes Makes Herself Known With Debut EP

Maty Noyes Makes Herself Known With Debut EP

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor
February 22, 2017
Filed under Front Page, Reviews

Maty Noyes, whose debuting her first extended play with Republic Records, Noyes Complaint, has already made her mark on the pop music industry. Appearing on many singles in major motion pictures, such as “Haunted” from Secret in Their Eyes and “Love You with a Bang” from Mr. Right, Noyes ha...

Grease Proves to be a ‘Must See’

Grease Proves to be a ‘Must See’

Chad Lyle, Senior Writing Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Front Page, Reviews

The Argyle Theater Department’s rendition of Grease, billed as the largest production they have ever attempted, is unexpectedly excellent. In all candor, I walked into the auditorium with my expectations set lower than they should have been. The show had all the markings of being a great success, b...

La La Land Has Critics Singing Praise

La La Land Has Critics Singing Praise

Hudson McCabe, Senior Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Front Page, Reviews

It's been said before but it's worth repeating: they don't make movies like La La Land anymore. La La Land may technically be a modern musical, but it has more similarities to Hollywood's golden age films like Singing In The Rain and On The Town more than gaudy recent efforts like Les Mis or Moulin R...

Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor
December 17, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Front Page

Christmas is certainly the most wonderful time of the year until the stress of finding the right gift comes. With that said, here are a few gift ideas to help you pick out the perfect gift this holiday season. 1. Snowflake Red Cookie Jar - Just right for any sweet tooth. Get it for $29.95 at h...

More Than Christmas Decorations

More Than Christmas Decorations

Faith Stapleton, Photography Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Christmas is one of the busiest holiday seasons of the year between buying gifts for others, baking cookies, and going home to see family. One of the best traditions of the season is setting up decorations around the house. Setting out a nativity scene for Christmas reminds people of the hi...

Fall Nail Ideas

Fall Nail Ideas

Miranda Downe, Junior Writing Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Front Page

As the weather gets chillier, it's the perfect time to start trying out some new nail designs that match the change in season. An easy way to stay on trend is to update your fall nail color pallet. You can do this by shifting from bright summer colors to warmer, deeper toned paints: muted red...

Hacksaw Ridge Review

Hacksaw Ridge Review

John Walsh, Reporter
November 16, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Front Page, Reviews

On November 4, Hacksaw Ridge made its debut in theaters. The movie follows the story of a man named Desmond T. Doss (played by Andrew Garfield) who lives in Lynchburg, Virginia. Doss, after helping an injured man to the hospital, meets Dorothy Shutte, whom he instantly falls in love with. Doss, however, i...

11.22.63 is a 10/10

11.22.63 is a 10/10

John Walsh, Reporter
October 19, 2016
Filed under Front Page, Reviews

11/22/63 is an eight part sci-fi series airing on Hulu about the events leading up to John F. Kennedy's assassination. The story follows Jake Epping (played by James Franco) who is a history teacher that is sent back in time with the purpose of preventing Kennedy's death. Epping then has to navigate the p...

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