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...

Justin Bieber Finds His ‘Purpose’ With Latest Album

Justin Bieber Finds His ‘Purpose’ With Latest Album

Lauren Crane, Reporter
January 6, 2016
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Justin Bieber, world-renowned singer and songwriter, released his eighth album titled Purpose on Nov. 13. In spite of the singer’s much-needed respite after multiple criminal accusations and a DUI arrest, the album rose to the number one spot in hours subsequent to the release with the aide of his newf...

The Scorch Trials: A Blast, Though Singed with Predictability

The Scorch Trials: A Blast, Though Singed with Predictability

Crystal Sung, Reporter
January 5, 2016
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“We never escaped. It’s WCKD. It’s all just been part of their plan.” “The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials” follows the group of teenagers who have just emerged from the trauma of the Maze only to fall into the hands of WCKD, the scientists who orchestrated the entire experiment. Their escape...

The Great Debaters: A Solid Projection with Slight Wavers

The Great Debaters: A Solid Projection with Slight Wavers

Crystal Sung, Reporter
November 13, 2015
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“Who is the judge? The judge is God. Why is he God? Because he decides who wins or loses, not my opponent. Who is your opponent? He does not exist. Why doesn’t he exist? Because he is a mere dissenting voice of the truth I speak.” In the movie “The Great Debaters” (2007), Wiley College professor Melvin B. Tolson (...

62.1 Million Miles Away, Space Just Got Groovy

62.1 Million Miles Away, Space Just Got Groovy

Emily Wright, Reporter
October 21, 2015
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"At some point everything’s going to go south on you...you can either accept that, or you can get to work." —Mark Watney In the Ridley Scott’s sci-fi thriller The Martian, Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) and his crew (including Jessica Chastain, Michael Pea, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan and...

Use your noodle and go to Star Noodle House

Use your noodle and go to Star Noodle House

Rachel Howard, Reporter
October 16, 2015
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If you have walked on any street between Escondido and Oceanside, you have probably begun to tire of the countless fast food joints and omnipresent burrito shops. Every corner seems to boast another eatery shelling out identical burgers with “fancy” new names. Fortunately, on 1507 E Valley Parkway, a Chi...

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