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Super Bowl LI halftime review

Denaya Lewis, Opinion Editor

March 10, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

On Sunday, February 3rd, millions of Americans watched the Super Bowl. America’s favorite past time wouldn’t be the same without the halftime show. Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Big Boi, and Spongebob all made an appearance. The show itself was mediocre and uninteresting. Maroon 5’s performance had...

“Middle Child” review

Chase Rehder, Sports Editor

March 10, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

The new song “Middle Child” is part of J. Cole’s interim project titled ‘The Off-Season,’ until his much anticipated sixth studio album ‘The Fall Off.’ In “Middle Child,” Cole speaks about his place in the rap game. Although he identifies himself as one of the best in the game, the...

Review over The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet (Act II) and Carmen

Jaeden Johnson, Entertainment Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

The Russian National Ballet Theatre is a classical ballet company based in Moscow, Russia that performs classical ballets and travels worldwide to dance. The repertoire features many famous ballet masterpieces like: "Swan Lake," "Sleeping Beauty," "Don Quixote," "Giselle," "Carmen," "La Bayadere,"...

Top 3 nutrition apps to kickstart New Years resolutions

Jaeden Johnson, Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Now that the New Year is here, many Americans have plans to get in shape. 45 percent of New Years resolutions are based around fitness goals according to Healthline. Many Americans use various apps to help improve their health. The top three apps used by consumers are, MyFitnessPal, Lifesum, and WW....

Glass shatters high hopes

Emma Hansen, Online Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Bam! Pow! Wham! These are all the sound effects I was expecting to hear when I walked into the theater. The “superhero” movie I got instead had a severe lack of fun costumes and witty one-liners. Writer and director M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” takes the main characters from two of his past...

Bandersnatch makes the wrong choice

Molly Schmeits, Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Growing up in the 2000’s, I was exposed to the “choose your own adventure” books from the time I was born. Back then, the stories were lighthearted, and the choices the reader has to make were simple and not life threatening. Not only did the stories give uncomplicated choices, but also creative,...

The Grinch who stole our hearts

The Grinch who stole our hearts

Molly Schmeits, Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

When I heard there was going to be a new version of the Grinch, I couldn’t contain myself. I looked like a little kid on Christmas morning. To get in the spirit, I decided to take a trip down memory lane and watch the old Grinch. The 2000’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” starts with by a...

No gripes about the Grinch

No gripes about the Grinch

Emma Hansen, Online Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Christmas’ number one hater is back and better than ever with a radiant new animation style and an allstar cast. Benedict Cumberbatch steps in and takes over the mantle of the Grinch, effectively turning the character from someone you wouldn’t want to touch with a thirty-nineand-a-half foot pole,...

New holiday treats jingle all the way

New holiday treats jingle all the way

Salena Alderson, Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

IHOP Grinch Pancakes From the variety of foods I’ve tried, I never thought I would be eating green pancakes. After seeing them advertised I knew this was not going to be the average pancake, just by examining the picture. When I finally did some investigating, I read some of the ingredients used...

Gingerbread house crumbles in the making

Gingerbread house crumbles in the making

Ja'Naya Hanks, Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Gingerbread houses are a very popular interactive way to get in the holiday spirit, but sometimes they can break the bank and aren’t worth it. I’ve seen them range anywhere from $5 to $20. Gingerbread houses are typically found in most stores around Christmas time and are a great family bonding activity. I...

“Nutcracker and the Four Realms” takes a nutty twist on the classic tale

“Nutcracker and the Four Realms” takes a nutty twist on the classic tale

Jaeden Johnson, Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Everyone knows the classic tale of the nutcracker, but Disney has created a new movie called, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” that changes the story completely. The movie was released, October 29, 2018, and the film was directed by Lasse Hallström. Although I thought the movie was captivating...

Review on “The Princess Switch”

Review on “The Princess Switch”

Jaeden Johnson, Entertainment Editor

December 27, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

“The Princess Switch” is a classic, “The Parent Trap” replicate, but slightly different. Netflix put out an array of new movies for the 2018-2019 holiday season. One of these movies is called, “The Princess Switch,” released November 16, 2018, and directed by Michael Rohl. “The Princess...

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