‘Beauty and the Beast’: A Tale as Old as Time — With Some Twists

‘Beauty and the Beast’: A Tale as Old as Time — With Some Twists

Rebecca Campbell, Reporter
March 28, 2017
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Was this movie a beauty or a beast? While it got mixed reviews, many critics enjoyed the revamped portrayal of a tale as old as time. Many watchers, including me, were very impressed with Emma Watson. The standard has been set high for her since her famous role as Hermione in “Harry Potter.” Watson’s...

Don’t Pass Up “Passengers”

Don’t Pass Up “Passengers”

Rebecca Campbell, Reporter
February 14, 2017
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What would you do if you were forced to choose between living a selfless but lonely life, or a selfish but fulfilling life? Protagonist Jim Preston, played by Chris Pratt, is faced with this choice in “Passengers.”  He can either spend the entirety of his life alone, or he can bring someone else in...

‘A Man Called Ove’ (and a Reviewer Named Danielle)

‘A Man Called Ove’ (and a Reviewer Named Danielle)

Danielle Pigeon, Reporter
February 2, 2017
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"A Man Called Ove" is a great read with both humor and character development.

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Ooh La La—Land

Ooh La La—Land

Lindsey Keith, Reporter
January 20, 2017
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“La La Land” effortlessly infuses old-fashioned Hollywood with retro and whimsical aspects to create a timeless era. Aspiring actress Mia and musician Sebastian pursue their dream careers, finding themselves in the crossroads of making it big. The movie successfully captures the glamour of Hollywo...

In the Closet

In the Closet

Anna Davis, Reporter
January 19, 2017
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For CAHS students searching for new things to do near the school, Plato’s Closet is a store often overlooked. Plato’s Closet is a high-quality used clothing store that pays people to bring in their old, (but gently-used) clothing. Located on West Valley Parkway, the store is very close to the scho...

A Good Habit

A Good Habit

Gabe Senter, Reporter
January 18, 2017
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Coming off of the San Marcos Boulevard exit, the first thing you notice is the ambrosial smells of all the restaurants nearby such as Phil’s BBQ, In-N-Out, Chick-Fil-A and Slater's 50/50. Because it is tucked away, not many people notice The Habit immediately. With 147 locations  across the United State...

‘Fantastic Beasts’: a Wonderful Portkey to the Wizarding World

‘Fantastic Beasts’: a Wonderful Portkey to the Wizarding World

Elizabeth Reimann, Reporter
December 9, 2016
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The Harry Potter universe has always been dear to my heart. Even as a toddler, I was an avid fan. After hearing “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” was to be made into a movie, I hoped to become a fan of that as well. “Fantastic Beasts” is a whimsical and captivating escape int...

‘Stranger Things’ Proves its Worth—and Then Some

‘Stranger Things’ Proves its Worth—and Then Some

Brigid Ambuul, Reporter
October 11, 2016
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I wouldn’t normally consider myself a crowd follower. It’s not a protest against modernization; I simply find little interest in passing fads. However, when it comes to Netflix’s summer hit “Stranger Things,” I’m glad I decided to try it this one out for myself. Just weeks after its d...

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ Soars Above Expectations

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ Soars Above Expectations

Emily Farren, Reporter
October 7, 2016
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“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” introduces you to the wonderful realm of the Peculiars, people gifted with incredible abilities. The movie follows the journey of a teenager named Jacob Portman after the unusual death of his grandfather, Abraham Portman. Because of a promise he made to his late grandfather, Jacob travels to Cairnholm, a Welsh island, with his father. There he discovers the peculiar children, their headmistress, Miss Peregrine and the children’s home from Abe’s bedtime stories.

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BBC’s “Consulting Detective”

BBC’s “Consulting Detective”

Danielle Weston, reporter
June 7, 2016
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote four novels and 56 short stories about one very specific man, a man still quoted and remembered to this day: Mister Sherlock Holmes, the cold, calculating scientist lost in his brain palace. He is joined by his companion Dr. John Watson, a medical doctor and survivor of ...

Into Kettle

Into Kettle

Beth Schloeder, Reporter
June 2, 2016
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Every day, some CAHS student or another walks into the school bearing their cups of coffee from Kettle. As I walk down Grand Avenue, I look in. I have waved at the sign twirler, nicknamed Dan the Man, as he shouts “Good morning!” to passersby while advertising the coffee and tea. And yet, in my ...

A Rave On “All In”

A Rave On “All In”

Gage Auge, Level 200 Dragonborn
May 31, 2016
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Full of complex plotlines that keep the reader hooked throughout, Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ “All In” is the third book in the marvelous YA mystery series, “The Naturals.” Throughout the novel, the protagonist, Cassie Hobbes, and her fellow “Naturals” (teens with exceptional abilities utilized ...

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