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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sam Rutzick
January 6, 2016
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away . . . Everyone knows the words, the heralds of excitement, drama, and lightsabers. The Star Wars movies have been beloved by the American public since the seventies, with each new one recieving applause and acclaim, even, shudder, The Phantom Menace. With the end of th...

Easy New Year’s resolutions

Easy New Year’s resolutions

Veda Bhatia
January 4, 2016
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Be nicer to others Instead of getting in fights with your parents over grades, or your sibling over who rides shotgun, tell your parents you will try harder in school or tell your sibling that they can ride shotgun. Being nicer to others will make you feel better as a person. Tell your loved ones ...

Sinatra’s Big 100

Sinatra’s Big 100

Ashley Shepard
December 15, 2015
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100 years ago, a legend was born. The legend: Frank Sinatra. Sinatra was an American jazz and traditional pop singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and director. He was one of the influential and popular artists in the 20th century. Born in Hoboken, New Jersey to immigrants from Italy. He began his career...

Movie Review: SPECTRE

Movie Review: SPECTRE

Sam Rutzick
December 9, 2015
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James Bond, at this point, is essentially an institution, rather then a movie franchise. Every movie, with the exception of a rare few, hits the same main points -- the cool car, the fancy gadgets, the dressing-down from M or Q, and the dramatic end scene where he does things that aren't quite school...

Avoid the Winter Break slump

Avoid the Winter Break slump

Katie Thompson
December 9, 2015
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With thoughts of the holidays in everyone's minds, it can be difficult to focus in the weeks between Thanksgiving and winter break. Sadly, teachers use these weeks to fit in one more unit into the year. The final week can be especially difficult, with unit tests, projects, and essays for different...

Hunger games Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Review

Hunger games Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Review

aliciakay
November 23, 2015
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A haunting conclusion to the Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay exceeded all expectations. While the movie strayed a bit from the book, every difference was added to give clarity to scenes from the book that are seen as rushed. So whether a casual movie goer or an avid fan of the novels, audiences are...

Self-Balancing Scooters emerge as one of season’s most popular gifts

Self-Balancing Scooters emerge as one of season’s most popular gifts

Nathan Tankel
November 23, 2015
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This year a new product has taken America by storm and has consumers' complete attention. It has been dubbed many names including "monorover" and "Io hawk." Who would have thought that a two-wheeled self-balancing scooter that contains a motor could become so popular in such a short time period? Online,...

Let it grow: No-Shave November is in full-swing

Let it grow: No-Shave November is in full-swing

Kristen Peters
November 23, 2015
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November has rolled around again, accompanied by the event known as “No-Shave November.” No-Shave November is a month-long excuse for men to not shave their facial hair and show off their beard-growing abilities. This campaign has spread like wildfire and even has young boys attempting to grow out...

The red cup controversy

The red cup controversy

Victoria Grimm
November 23, 2015
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There are a lot of ways to tell that the holiday season is coming soon, one of them being the always-popular Starbucks holiday cups. In past years, the seasonal cups were adorned with festive snowmen and ornaments, but this year the cups came out plain, red, and underwhelming to customers. However, these...

Video Game Releases for 2015

Video Game Releases for 2015

Arthur Kennington
November 19, 2015
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Every year around the holiday season many game developers proudly release their new video games to the public that many people look forward to play on their consoles for hours on end. Many video games revolve around annual series' that create a popular story line for players to recreate, with special...

Finding Nostalgia

Finding Nostalgia

Tony Waltrich
November 17, 2015
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Everyone has a treasured memory from their childhood, something that makes them long wistfully for simpler days. For young children of the 2000's, Finding Nemo is almost definitely staple of their past. The movie is famous, telling the story of a clownfish searching desperately for his missing son, wit...

The Classic, but always enjoyable Pep Rally

The Classic, but always enjoyable Pep Rally

Katie Xenos
November 11, 2015
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Oakton High School's 2015 pep rally was definitely an exciting. The pep rally was hosted by Jay Leonard and Alex Dimitriades, who brought as much hype from the football games to the gym on Friday. The pep rally began with the senior football players bursting through a sign with excitement, as this...

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