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Rascal Flatts runs riot at the Joint

Rascal Flatts runs riot at the Joint

by Madi Purdue, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music

On Feb. 25, country rock band Rascal Flatts opened their month long residency at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel. The “Rascal Flatts Riot” was definitely energetic and their stay here in Las Vegas is prospected to be successful. The show’s opener and winner of NBC’s “The Voice”, Craig...

Review: Smoke + Mirrors by Imagine Dragons

Review: Smoke + Mirrors by Imagine Dragons

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

“Smoke + Mirrors,” the latest album from Las Vegas natives Imagine Dragons, was released Feb. 17 and, though fairly enjoyable, fails to make its city of origin proud. The album at first stays true to the Dragons’ signature sound, an intriguing mix of soft rock and heroic surges with recurrent...

Super Bowl commercials catch viewers’ attention

Super Bowl commercials catch viewers’ attention

by Madi Purdue, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 5, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv

On Sunday evening, families gathered to watch the most anticipated television event in the nation: the Super Bowl commercials. Let’s be honest, the game is only part of the excitement, especially if your team isn’t playing! These million dollar commercials bring excitement, humor, and this year,...

Review: Wanted on Voyage by George Ezra

Review: Wanted on Voyage by George Ezra

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music

With his smooth, soulful baritone and gitchy rhythms, 21-year-old British singer-songwriter George Ezra and his first album Wanted on Voyage deliver an overwhelming success to anxiously waiting fans. The album is masterfully crafted, and though most every song is upbeat with romantic undertones and sh...

Review: The Interview (2014)

Review: The Interview (2014)

by Jake Rainey, Senior Reporter

February 3, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv

The Interview (2014) Director: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Cast: Seth Rogen, James Franco Screenplay: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Dan Sterrling MPAA Rating: R The Interview is the latest comedy from the duo of Seth Rogen and James Franco. In the film James Franco plays a talk show host tasked with...

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...

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