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Slender: The Eight Pages

Caytlyn Pickering, Reporter

October 3, 2012

This isn’t so scary, senior Tyler Elzi thought as he searched a virtual forest for eight mysterious pages. Six pages down, two to go. Suddenly the sound of static fills the room and Elzi jumps back from the screen, screamin...

Fall Festivities

Hannah Thomas

November 16, 2011

In the spirit of Fall, below are some great things to do with the family during a season filled with cooler temperatures and home-cooked meals. Pumpkin Spice Latte – To get your taste buds into Fall, try the delicious Pu...

Teacher featured in SXSW film

Cole Sawyer

March 21, 2011

Theater teacher Dona Dye has a role in “Blacktino,” a film that debuted at South by Southwest last week. The movie is directed by a former student of Dye, Aaron Burns. “[Burns] is energetic, positive and driven to achieve...

Record Number of Students to Compete at VASE

McKenzie Gwin

February 18, 2011

Saturday, Feb. 5, a record amount of 150 art students were sent to Cedar Ridge High School to participate in the Visual Arts Scholastic Events. VASE is an annual art competition created to recognize exemplary artwork and providing...

CD Review: “Smoke and Mirrors” by Lifehouse

Cole Sawyer

March 26, 2010

Lifehouse’s fifth studio album in a decade, “Smoke & Mirrors,” was released last Tuesday, hoping to follow up on the commercial success of “Who We Are,” released in 2007. “All In” is the first song on “Smok...


Jona Mata

January 29, 2010

Music is created like an artistic masterpiece. Notes are mixed with the perfect chords to create a symphony of appealing sounds. High and low C’s blend like puzzle pieces placed in the correct order. Symphonies, orchestras and...

Top Music Downloads

January 27, 2010


‘Book of Eli’ Pinnacle of Creativity, Emotion

Eric Allen

January 21, 2010

The white mist of nuclear fallout descends upon an ominous forest somewhere on the American mainland. Corpses litter the foliage of the dead landscape, providing a grim backdrop for a pale cat who strolls the graveyard, scavenging...

Vampires, Werewolves, “Twilight,” Oh My!

Morgan McGrath

January 12, 2010

The bedside lamp is low. Heat softly radiates from the light as her fingers faintly slide across the torn, crumpled pages. Biting her lip, sophomore Lindsay Tarrant, wonders where to begin this time. She decides on starting at...

Illegal Music Downloads

McKenzie Gwin, Staff Writer

January 6, 2010

Ninety-five percent of music downloads, nearly 40 billion files, have been illegally downloaded over the past 10 years according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI.)  With so many free mp3 search...

CD Reviews: Creed and Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Cole Sawyer

December 3, 2009

Two much-anticipated albums were released by two powerhouse rock groups in recent weeks: Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Creed. Trans-Siberian Orchestra continues to have a very diverse blend of music on Night Castle, their fi...

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