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“Selma” Movie Review

“Selma” Movie Review

Becky DeAcetis, Staff Writer

January 28, 2015

In the film “Selma,” released on Jan. 9, the events that unfolded in a southern town in 1965 are reenacted and retold in an intriguing film. The movie follows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other activists’ attempts to create awareness and sympathy towards blacks living with racism. In “Selma,”...

The Pixar Theory

The Pixar Theory

Emily Hamilton, Staff Writer

January 15, 2015

The Pixar Theory is the theory that all Pixar movies take place in the same universe and happen on the same timeline. Sound like another crazy conspiracy theory? Not to some people. Jon Negroni got the idea from a video on Cracked.com and became “obsessed over this concept, working to complete... ‘The...

A Sparked Fire in the Trans’ Rights Movement

A Sparked Fire in the Trans’ Rights Movement

Kaitlyn Zabadal, Staff Writer

January 15, 2015

If one turns on their TV and flip to a news channel, they’ll see all sorts of events: shootings, marriages, or  new movies like Mockingjay or The Interview. This past couple of weeks, one has probably heard Leelah Alcorn's name somewhere. Leelah (born Joshua Alcorn) was a transgender girl who was ...

Through the Years of Annie

Through the Years of Annie

Lola Akinlade, Staff Writer

January 14, 2015

Because of Annie's ambition, adventurous-mind, kind-spirit, and overall loveable characteristics, she has been seen in several stories, plays, and movies. According to IMDb, the first “Annie” was released in 1982. The latest “Annie” was released Dec. 19. The star of the first “Annie”...

Unbroken: Unable to Live Up to its Legacy

Unbroken: Unable to Live Up to its Legacy

Connor Polk, Staff Writer

January 14, 2015

“Unbroken,” Angelina Jolie’s film adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand’s book, is a story of the resilience of the human spirit and the physical and mental determination of Louis Zamperini to stay alive against all odds.  Unfortunately, Jolie does little to delve into Zamperini’s mental struggle...

Spin it to Win it

Spin it to Win it

Jillian Ruff

January 13, 2015

Walk down any hallway at LHS and it is not uncommon to see a student engrossed with their phone.  The question is, what are they doing?  Perhaps it is texting, searching for information or more commonly as of late, competing with other fellow students on the trending game Trivia Crack. Trivia Crack...

The Evolution from Snapchat to Snapcash

The Evolution from Snapchat to Snapcash

Kayla Fiore, Staff Writer

December 11, 2014

One app released more than three years ago is currently one of the most-used social media apps today, Snapchat. Snapchat is fun, friendly, and easy to use, and for the past three years, this app has had the same purpose, until Nov. 17. On that date, a person with Snapchat on their phone may clearly...

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Odds Are In Mockingjay Part 1’s favor

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Odds Are In Mockingjay Part 1’s favor

Becky DeAcetis, Staff Writer

November 25, 2014

Last Thursday, “Mockingjay Part 1”, the third movie in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, was released. In “Mockingjay Part 1”, the rebels in District 13 try to convince Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, to become the face of the rebellion (The Mockingjay). District 13 has...

Taylor Swift: 1989 Album Review

Taylor Swift: 1989 Album Review

Kaitlyn Zabadal, Staff Writer

November 22, 2014

Kiss the Nashville, heartbroken, 17-year-old girl who sang about her mean ex-boyfriends goodbye because Taylor Swift is back with an entirely new style in her new album 1989. Swift describes it as her “first documented official pop album,” according to the New York Times; seeing as all of her...

Back to the Strat with the Lightning Strap

Back to the Strat with the Lightning Strap

Tom Ackerman, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2014

It’s a fantastic feeling to turn on an album and discover it as a straight-up rock anthem within seconds. A fed-up Rivers Cuomo (Weezer’s head man) backed by a classic-sounding Weezer came back to the music scene with a vengeance and they are refusing to sit back down with their album Everything Wi...

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