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‘Birdman’  Considers Meaning of Life

‘Birdman’ Considers Meaning of Life

March 23, 2015

A thrilling black comedy, Birdman not only explores in depth the idea of a person’s ego, but has great cinematography, visual effects, music score, and intricate dialogue. Not only that, but the movie ...

Alan Turing: A Gay Hero Convicted by His Own

Alan Turing: A Gay Hero Convicted by His Own

March 11, 2015

People expect heroes to be perfect, charismatic people. They should have super powers, like Superman, or amazing agility, like Batman. Sure, they have their demons--everyone has skeletons in their closet--but...

The Characters We Deserve

The Characters We Deserve

March 11, 2015

The characters that authors write are important. They show us how our society views different types of people and set standards for readers. At one point, all of the characters had to be white males in...

The Egotistical Fifty Shades of Grey

The Egotistical Fifty Shades of Grey

March 11, 2015

This past week, I’ve been occasionally asking myself one question; why do people want to watch Fifty Shades of Grey? First of all, sure, I’m 15. Some may ask me, “what do you know?” I’ve never ...

Calculus III: Take the Challenge

Calculus III: Take the Challenge

March 11, 2015

Calculus. That word alone injects fear into math-challenged minds, and it should. It’s hard. Really hard. Differentiation, Integration, Riemann Sums, a lot of what you do in Calculus is abstract to t...

Je Suis Charlie are Words to Live By

Je Suis Charlie are Words to Live By

February 4, 2015

Je suis Charlie. I am Charlie. The phrase has caught fire in the wake of the Paris shootings on January 7 when masked gunmen killed 12 members of the Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine that has a re...

Video Games and Violence

Sebastian Flister, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015

Video games are notorious for violence, and most people would make a connection between the violence in video games and aggression in the real life people that play them.  Playing a game with violent content can lead to frustration, anger, and procrastination, but playing the game won’t make you a homicidal maniac. Tragedies in real life, such as mass shootings or murder, are often connected by the media to video games;...

Big Hero 6: A New Twist on Disney Animation

Big Hero 6: A New Twist on Disney Animation

January 21, 2015

With colorful animation and upbeat dance music, the latest Disney movie Big Hero 6 takes its audience to “San Fransokyo,” a futuristic city. Here, we meet Hiro Hamada and his older brother Tadashi. Orphan...

Marco Polo: A Netflix Wonder

Marco Polo: A Netflix Wonder

January 12, 2015

Recently, Netflix has shown a creative streak, producing rather spectacular shows that have garnered many fans from around the world. For example, the infamous House of Cards is well known throughout the US...

The Growth of One Direction

Theresa Nguyen and Gillian Milton

December 22, 2014

This fall One Direction released their fourth album, the appropriately titled FOUR . This album is shift from their pop days as boys to their current roles as men. Although One Direction isn’t for everyone, FOUR is still a good album filled with positive, catchy, and upbeat songs that make you want to get up out of your seat and dance. Boy bands were always known to create pop music that is directed towards the teenage f...

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