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Meet local band Holes and Hearts

Meet local band Holes and Hearts

by Annaka Cieri, Reporter

January 30, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, music, SHOWCASE, spotlights

Before playing at venues like The House of Blues and opening up for famous bands like KC and The Sunshine Band (known for their late ’70s songs like “Get Down Tonight” and “That’s The Way I Like It”), Palo Verde senior Riley Macek and brother Casey Macek, LVA graduate, created a band known...

Review: Into the Woods

Review: Into the Woods

by Chandler Patrick, Reporter

January 30, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv

Rating:8/10 Into the Woods Director: Rob Marshall Cast: Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp. Screenplay: James Lapine MPAA Rating: PG What better way to spend Christmas day than reliving fairy tales told in one’s childhood? Into the Woods is a musical turned movie...

Top 5 Best and Worst of 2014

Top 5 Best and Worst of 2014

January 13, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv, music, SHOWCASE, video games & internet

Top 5 Best Young Adult Books of 2014 Top 5 Best Movies of 2014 Top 5 Worst Movies of 2014 Top 5 Best Music of 2014 Top 5 Worst Music of 2014 Top 5 Best TV Shows of 2014 Top 5 Worst TV Shows of 2014 Top 5 Best Video Games of 2014 Top 5 Worst Video Gam...

Review: Far Cry 4

Review: Far Cry 4

by Denzel Reyes, Senior Reporter

January 12, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, video games & internet

Far cry 4 is a deja vu experience. Compared to its predecessor, Far Cry 3, the similarities are obvious. You are a male protagonist who gets caught up in a civil war, you liberate outposts and radio towers, and you are up against a psychopath. Games who copy and paste are often ranted on, but Far Cry...

Pretty Little Liars Christmas Special

Pretty Little Liars Christmas Special

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor

December 17, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv

Celebrate the holidays with a Christmas mystery. The first ever Pretty Little Liars Christmas special premiered on Dec. 9. The four best friends are celebrating the holidays trying to find out who killed Bethany and who framed Spencer for Bethany’s murder. The four main liars are Emily, Aria, Spence...

Review: Trivia Crack

Review: Trivia Crack

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor

December 10, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, SHOWCASE, video games & internet

Trivia Crack is spreading across Palo Verde High School, the newest trivia game, is taking over students minds. The game was causing students to actually think and they are dealing out their usernames to play one another. The point to this game was to secure six different crowns before the opponent does....

Review: ShadyXV by Various Artists

Review: ShadyXV by Various Artists

by Thomas Reymond, Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music

Shady Records brought a well-needed boost to the 2014 rap album list, dropping a double-disk record featuring some of the company’s greatest hits as well as new material from Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse, D12, and of course the label’s founder, Eminem. While the album boasts a whole lineup of great rappers...

Review: Penguins of Madagascar

Review: Penguins of Madagascar

by Thomas Reymond, Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv, SHOWCASE

Penguins of Madagascar Director: Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell Cast:  Tom McGrath, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Knights, John Malkovich Screenplay: Michael Colton, John Aboud, Brandon Sawyer MPAA Rating: PG   Slapstick. Childish humor. Mischief. Action. These words come to mi...

Review: The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1

Review: The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1

by Madi Purdue, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 23, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv, SHOWCASE

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1 (2014) Director: Francis Lawrence Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman MPAA Rating: PG-13 The third movie of the Hunger Games series came to the big screen on Friday Nov. 21, finishing the weekend in the first spot...

Review: Songs of Innocence by U2

Review: Songs of Innocence by U2

by Thomas Reymond, Entertainment Editor

November 17, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music

It’s been five years since U2 released an album, and now they’ve done so in a way never heard of before: giving it to all iTunes users for free during Apple’s September 9th Keynote Event. Apple has hailed Song of Innocence as ‘the biggest album release in music history’, but does the record...

Review: Big Hero 6

Review: Big Hero 6

by Jake Rainey, Senior Reporter

November 10, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv

Big Hero 6 Director: Don Hall and Chris Williams Cast:  Scott Adist, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney , T.J. Miller, Jaime Chung and Damon Wayans Jr. Screenplay: Robert L. Baird, Dan Gerson and Jordan Roberts MPAA Rating: PG BIg Hero 6 is the newest installment in Disney's animated film collection....

Review: 1989 by Taylor Swift

Review: 1989 by Taylor Swift

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music

Romantic, girly, poppy, slightly country, chart topping… the words to describe Taylor Swift’s music come to mind easily, and her latest album “1989” is no exception. The album sold over 1.2 million copies in its debut week, the most since the 2002 album “The Eminem Show”. The singer recently...

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