Book Recommendations from the Jerds 2017

Book Recommendations from the Jerds 2017

Brigid Ambuul, Mikaila Barker, Lauryn Butler, Rebecca Campbell, Anna Davis, Emily Farren, Rachel Howard, Rylie Pepper, Danielle Pigeon, Anastasia Reimnn, Elizabeth Reimann, Kaleigh Strong, Crystal Sung, and Skylar Todd
June 8, 2017
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We're back with more book recommendations from the 2016-2017 Journalism Staff! Click on the name of the staffer to check out their profile; click on the title of the book for more information about that book. Happy reading!

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Everything You Need to Know About ‘Everything, Everything’

Everything You Need to Know About ‘Everything, Everything’

Alex Parker, Reporter
June 1, 2017
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“Everything, Everything” is a romance revolving around the life of 18-year-old Maddy Whittier. Maddy has SCID (severe combined immunodeficiency) which prevents her from going outside and experiencing normal life. Her immune system cannot defend itself against common viruses, so she can only be expose...

Out of This World: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Out of This World: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Amber Bacardi, Reporter
May 30, 2017
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After three years of waiting, the highly anticipated release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” had fans flocking to theaters on May 5, 2017. With nonstop action, slapstick humor, retro music and Groot’s killer dance moves, the newest installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has different aspects ...

Breaking Bread: Panera Bread is great for any meal

Breaking Bread: Panera Bread is great for any meal

Rebecca McCain, Reporter
May 26, 2017
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Known for their fresh breads made daily, delicious soup and salad deals and one-of a kind sandwiches, Panera Bread is a unique cafe that has a variety of different options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located just by Chick-Fil-A and Target off of Auto Parkway, Panera Bread has a quiet, coffee shop ...

Seeing Purple: Fall Out Boy Teases Seventh Studio Album

Seeing Purple: Fall Out Boy Teases Seventh Studio Album

Rachel Howard, Reporter
May 10, 2017
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April 27 was a quiet Thursday like any other. Jaded students and teens at CAHS and across the country studied anxiously for AP exams and slogged through the end-of-the-year lethargy, unaware of the “tweetstorm” about to ensue. It was on that day that Fall Out Boy unleashed “Young and Menace,” th...

‘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...

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