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‘City of Bones’ doesn’t live up to the hype

Vanessa Anderson, Reporter

March 20, 2018

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare is one of the most cliched books I have ever read. The characters are annoying. There’s a scene that could be wiped out, and the romance was gross. Clary, the main protagonist, is a useless ch...

‘Strange the Dreamer’ exceeds all expectations

Vanessa Anderson, Reporter

February 16, 2018

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor is the only poetic book that I have ever read, and while it is not true poetry, it is beautiful. Taylor creates her characters through metaphors, casting an emphasis on her characters emoti...

Tom King delivers a heart-pounding finale in “Batman: I Am Bane”

Dylan Bush, Reporter

January 29, 2018

  In Tom King’s third Batman story arc “I Am Bane,” King sets the stakes higher than ever. With his previous “I Am…” arcs, he’s been building up to this moment -- the finale, the fight, the drama. And he ...

The Kiss of Deception Rings True to its name

Vanessa Anderson, Reporter

January 29, 2018

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson is by far the worst book I have ever been unfortunate enough to read. Half the pages in the book could go missing, and it would still make sense. The characters are poorly characterized, illog...

“Best New Artist”: Lil Uzi Vert?

Ross Medure and Kurtis Colburn

January 25, 2018

The 2018 Grammys is fast-approaching and Lil Uzi Vert, a prominent hip-hop/rap artist, is one of five musicians, along with SZA, Julia Michaels, Alessia Cara and Khalid, nominated for “Best New Artist” in this years Grammys. Though...

Ed Sheeran Creates Global Sound

Nick Dunn, Reporter

January 25, 2018

Ed Sheeran dropped an album on March 3 entitled “Divide.” Recently the singer-songwriter decided to take a year off from work and go find inspiration for the album. What the world received after the long-awaited music was not ...

Tom King delivers best work on ‘Batman: The War of Jokes and Riddles’

Dylan Bush, Reporter

January 17, 2018

Tom King has been writing “Batman,” the comic, for two years now, and he gets better with every arc. “Batman: The War of Jokes and Riddles,” issue 25 through 32, is an example of that ascension of quality. As King’s fou...

Wonder Woman Takes on the World

Vanessa Anderson, Reporter

January 17, 2018

Because the whole world loves to tell us what we can’t do, that we aren’t good enough. The people in your own house should be on your side. It’s the people who never learn the word impossible who make history, because they’r...

Music Monday: “An Evening with 2Cellos”

Ross Medure, Reporter

January 15, 2018

2Cellos, an up and coming cellist rock band, has made a recent reappearance in music with the release of their new album, Score. Both cellists were classically trained in Croatia but when first collaborating in 2010, created unique...

Tool of War Goes Beyond Expectations

Vanessa Anderson, Reporter

December 13, 2017

So many of his memories were fragmented, lost to wars and violence. His story was a kaleidoscope jumble of images and scents and roiling emotions, scattershot explosions of joy and terror, much of it blocked and inaccessible now...

Stranger Things 2 Gets Even Stranger

Amelie Spurlin, Guest Reporter

December 7, 2017

Stranger Things 2 is the much anticipated second season of the Netflix Original Series. The nine-episode-season is starring Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven/Jane, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Gaten Matar...

October To Do List

Kirsten Mendiola, Reporter

October 30, 2017

With just a couple more days left till we kick off the spooky holiday, here are some places to check out before it's too late. Scary: House of Torment House of Torment has three haunted houses that are to die for, with clowns and ghouls roaming around. Howev...

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