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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...

Why Nintendo is in trouble

Why Nintendo is in trouble

by Jake Rainey, Senior Reporter

October 20, 2014


Filed under columnists, ENTERTAINMENT, OPINIONS, video games & internet

Nintendo is in trouble right now. The Wii U sales are diminishing and the classic gaming company is facing bankruptcy. Why is this? Nintendo is one of not the most well-known gaming publishers in the world. What caused them to fail so badly? For the answer you have to go back to the year 1996. Nintendo,...

Review: Hozier by Hozier

Review: Hozier by Hozier

by Samantha Burton, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music

I’m declaring it now: Andrew Hozier-Byrne, a rising indie rock musician known simply as Hozier, is the next Music God. In addition to his Irish charm and scruffy good looks, his meaningful lyrics and soulful sound are simply prayer-worthy. Hozier’s self-titled first album was released in the U.S....

YouTube: the future of entertainment

YouTube: the future of entertainment

by Thomas Reymond, Entertainment Editor

October 10, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, video games & internet

Over one billion people visit YouTube each month, viewing a combined six billion hours of videos. Another hundred hours of video are uploaded each minute to the massive site from over 61 countries. You can’t deny it—YouTube has become one of the largest sources of media, giving cable television some...

Review: Annabelle

Review: Annabelle

by Jake Rainey, Senior Reporter

October 6, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv

Annabelle (2014) Director: John R. Leonetti Cast: Annabelle Walls, Ward Horton, Tony Amendola Screenplay: Gary Dauberman MPAA Rating: R Without wasting too much time, this was terrible. Annabelle is a shameless cash grab looking to capitalize off of the 2013 thriller “The Conjuring,” making...

Review: The Equalizer

Review: The Equalizer

by Denzel Reyes, Senior Reporter

October 2, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv

The Equalizer (2014) Director: Antoine Fuqua Cast: Denzel Washington, Chloe Grace Moretz and Marton Csokas Screenplay: Richard Wenk MPAA Rating: R Robert McCall is your average man. He goes to work, reads his books and goes to the same diner all on a daily routine. On his free time, he decides...

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