Students binge watch Netflix TV shows

Holland Primm, Opinion Editor

February 5, 2015

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Boredom struck senior Sarah Taylor as she sat in the backseat of the car on the seventeen hour drive to Crested Butte, Colorado. Rather than continue to wallow in a state of monotony, she proceeded to unlock her dad’s iPad, open Netflix, and watch hours upon hours of Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, and Breaking Bad. Even after...

Fifty Shades of Grey stirs up controversy in young viewers

Caty Langston, A&E Editor

February 5, 2015

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The so called “most anticipated movie of the summer” by IMOb, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” will be released to theaters Feb. 14 this year. The film is based on the “erotic romance novel” by E.L. James. Many viewers are questioning the rating that has been given to the movie, rated R, instead of NC-17. Director Sam Taylor-Wood...

Taylor Swift’s 1989 album breaks records

Caty Langston, A&E editor

February 5, 2015

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Platinum. Taylor Swift’s new album “1989” is the first album of the year to go platinum, and it’s November. It sold 1.287 million copies in the first week of sales. Her first song that was released, “Shake it Off”, immediately became number one on the billboards  and maintained that spot for two weeks. Since the...

Don’t Mock the Mockingjay

Caty Langston, A&E editor

February 5, 2015

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Mockingjay - Part One, the third movie of the trilogy based on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games series, was released in theatres Nov. 20, and it was the best one yet. As Katniss Everdeen, the main character, wakes up in a panicked haze, she finds herself in a District 13 hospital room. From the beginning of the movie to the...

Difference in football rules

Caty Langston, A&E editor

February 5, 2015

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NFL vs. College vs. High School   The National Football League (NFL) was founded in 1920 with a total of ten teams spanning through four states. Now with a mass of 32 teams, the organization has grown immensely throughout the years. With a growth in teams, a growth in popularity and fan base is bound to happen. Streamed live...

Rocky Horror Picture Show Rose Tints My World

Samantha Stansbury, Editor

February 5, 2015

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One does not usually condone the wearing of fishnet tights, embroidered bodices, lingerie, or gold booty shorts in public on a Friday night-- most people are actually arrested for it. However, Oct. 31 was an exception AND acceptance of dressing like a streetwalker or someone of the opposite sex. What better night than Halloween...

Backpack Weight

Holland Primm, Opinion

February 5, 2015

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Backpacks are essential to all students to lug around countless sheets of paper, stuffed binders, food provisions for the day, heavy textbooks, notebooks with scribbled writing within them, folders that are falling apart from too many worksheets, and other miscellaneous items such as headphones, pens, pencils, phone chargers,...

The AMP brings new music scene to NWA

Kerrigan Reading, Features Editor

February 5, 2015

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A surge of bodies threw me against the railing at the front of the stage. Elbows flung sporadically to the pulse of the music. Speakers blared, pumping the bass into my heart like blood. The flashing lights that would normally give me a 5 hour migraine flitted through the night sky, illuminating the screaming fans. Despite...

Maze Runner runs through box office and reviews

Kerrigan Reading, Features Editor

February 5, 2015

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On Sept. 19, the movie adaptation of the book The Maze Runner, by James Dashner, made its way into theaters. Being a fan of the entire Maze Runner series, I was thoroughly entertained by the film, despite several significant differences between the book and the movie. This could have been because I got to spend an hour and...

College Deadlines

Joanna Keck

February 5, 2015

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DATES TO KNOW:   September-November 1- Submit application for admission and non-refundable application processing fee. The fee is $40 for all in-state applicants. Get official transcripts sent to the University of Arkansas Office of Admissions Submit ACT scores. Note: all applications received by November 1...

Super Bowl XLIX: Katy Perry lives her “Teenage Dream”

Amanda Thattanakham

February 4, 2015

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According to Yahoo! Sports, Super Bowl XLIX was the most viewed television program in history, raking in over 114.4 million viewers from home. For some, Super Bowl Sunday is an unofficial holiday; while others may have just tuned in to watch the commercials or Pepsi’s halftime show featuring Katy Perry. Katy Perry kicked...

Band Aid 30 enlists popular artists to combat Ebola

Kerrigan Reading, Features Editor

December 9, 2014

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This Christmas season, Band Aid 30 is gearing up to spread holiday cheer and combat Ebola at the same time. Bob Geldof and Midge Ure founded Band Aid in 1984 to raise funds for people starving in Ethiopia with a group recording of the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” This year will feature a re-recording of this song,...

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