‘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 ...

Book Recommendations from the Jerds

Book Recommendations from the Jerds

Crystal Sung, Danielle Weston, Lydia Oven, Gage Auge, Rachel Howard, Megan Kolod, Orion Lenz, Maddix McWha, Danny Miller, Megan Oakes, Alex Redd, Anastasia Reimann, Micah Summers, Emily Wright, Kelsea Wolleson, and Breanna Turk
May 27, 2016
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Gage Auge - The Chronicles of Narnia Clive Staples Lewis, or Jack as he preferred to be called, was born into a Christian Irish family in 1898. As a firsthand witness of World War I, at age 15, Lewis was a self-proclaimed atheist. However, after long talks with his close friend, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lewis ...

Ori and the Blind Forest, an enthralling experience

Ori and the Blind Forest, an enthralling experience

Justin Leonard, Reporter
May 27, 2016
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Introduction: From Moon Studios—an independent video-game development company based in Vienna, Austria—and Microsoft production studios comes Ori and the Blind Forest, a game which won the Best Debut award at the 2016 Game Developers Choice Awards. Ori and the Blind Forest is a 2D platformer game whose stor...

Ella Enchanted: The title says it all

Ella Enchanted: The title says it all

Claire Andolina, Reporter
March 2, 2016
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Many children have movies that they grew up with. Whether it was a classic from your parents’ childhood, or just the incessant replay of a specific Spongebob Squarepants episode. My family’s main infatuation pre- and during-elementary school age happened to be Ella Enchanted. Up until now, I had ...

“An Invisible Sign” Should be Invisible

“An Invisible Sign” Should be Invisible

Chelsea Taylor, Reporter
February 25, 2016
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I’m going to be honest. I feel a little jipped. I spent an hour and 36 minutes watching An Invisible Sign. Since it’s a math movie, here are some calculations. That’s 96 minutes. That’s 5,760 seconds. That’s 0.0001th of my life right there—granted I live to be 90. Okay, so that’s a ti...

Undertale – A Tale of Determination

Undertale – A Tale of Determination

Evan Lipé, Reporter
January 30, 2016
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ATTENTION! If you do not want to read any information and would rather find out everything for yourself, I would recommend not reading any part of this article except for the “Recommendations and Overall Thoughts” section. The only spoilers that are mentioned include how the gameplay works, the s...

Creed is a finale that hits hard, but nearly off-target

Creed is a finale that hits hard, but nearly off-target

Aubree Delavara, Reporter
January 7, 2016
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Now nominated for a Golden Globe Award, Ryan Coogler's Creed is the movie that officially ends the epic Rocky series, an iconic series following the man Rocky Balboa as he makes his way to the top of his boxing career. Following almost ten years after the last movie of the Rocky series, Creed focuses ...

Ho Ho Haunted—Michael Dougherty’s Krampus is a fun film despite a cliche plot

Ho Ho Haunted—Michael Dougherty’s Krampus is a fun film despite a cliche plot

Megan Oakes, Reporter
January 6, 2016
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The movie Krampus, which expands on the old German legend of Saint Nick’s companion, tells a (rather average) tale of how those on the naughty list are punished. The subjects of the film, a dysfunctional family of 11, are all together for the holidays, and as expected, there is a good amount of t...

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