Spirit animal shirts create new trend

Gabriella Maestri, News Editor

December 8, 2014

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Five dollars is all it takes to express your inner animal. The “spirit animal” shirts have taken over, and no one can seem to get enough of them. Wolves, eagles, even gangster cats have been seen revealing student’s, and teacher’s true identities. Since the Walmart located off of Elm Springs road has opened, the spirit...

Homecoming girls vote for top trends

Holland Primm, Opinion

October 10, 2014

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The extravagant proposals for homecoming 2014 have begun, and so the next step would logically be to begin searching for the perfect outfit for that special night. Every year, the trends for homecoming dresses change. Whether it’s wearing simple converse with a blinged-­out gown or seeing who can squeeze into the tightest...

iPhone 6 drop kicks the iPhone 5

Samantha Stansbury, Editor

October 9, 2014

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The iPhone Air doesn’t have quite the same familiar ring to it as the numbered name all of the previous iPhone models possess; however, rumors of the iPhone 6 or “iPhone Air” release and its new features have spread like wildfire, suggesting a game-changing revolution in the tech world. According to a survey of 4,109...

Hacking becomes dominate in our generation

Ethan Ross Elledge, Reporter

October 8, 2014

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Hacking is the anti-thesis to technological censorship and security of information. Hacking can be done in many different ways through many different forms. Of course, there are many obvious reasons to believe that hacking is bad, but there are also reasons, frequently unknown, that explain why hacking is actually good. People...

Billboard Music Awards honor best in business

May 28, 2014

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If you didn’t tune into the Billboard Music Awards May 18, you were one of the few who missed out on the attendance of Michael Jackson's hologram. Broadcast on everyone’s ABC network, viewers watched in either amazement or disappointment as Justin Timberlake won Top Artist of the Year over Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons,...

‘Faces’ receives nothing but love

May 28, 2014

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“We are on the same trip carrying different baggage.” A line like this from Mac Miller’s newly released "Faces" instantly pulls me into his latest mixtape. This mixtape came out on Mother’s Day 2014. "Faces" was free when it became available on the website: oldjewish.com. When a Mac Head arrived to the site, the...

Will releases first EP of career

Diamond Moore, Reporter

April 2, 2014

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Senior Lindsay Will released her long awaited and highly anticipated, self- titled EP. When I say highly anticipated, I mean people were waiting to see if on her race to stardom, would she come out on top or crash and burn. I was amongst those anxious students just waiting and hoping my ears would be filled with sounds of pure...

Church steps back into spotlight with new album

Ryne Fletcher, Reporter

April 2, 2014

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Eric Church, a respected country star, has a different way of singing his tunes.  Church has five albums starting in 2006. This new album “The Outsiders”, released Feb. 11, has 12 brand new songs.  One of the most recent songs of which is only available with the purchase of the album. In the album, an array of different...

Thug Notes: Bringing original gangster to classical literature

Macey Martinez, Reporter

April 2, 2014

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As students, we rely heavily on website sites like Spark Notes, Cliff Notes, and Wikipedia to do the hard work when reading books for English. We depend on theses websites to give us the grade we all believe we need, and to understand complex literature books that mean nothing to use. Even though these websites simplify the...

‘Lone Survivor’ unexpectedly touches hearts

Ryne Fletcher, Reporter

April 1, 2014

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Although it is obvious that there is only one survivor when you read the title, you still go watch the heart wrenching film about a military division on “operation Red Wings.” The four-man SEAL team is sent to capture or kill a Taliban leader. This movie is rated R, and rightfully so. The language is strong ...

‘Frozen’ captivates audiences of all ages

Riegan Anderson, Co-Editor

April 1, 2014

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In the kingdom of Arendelle, princess, and soon to be queen, Elsa was born with the ability to create ice and snow with a simple touch or thought. After almost injuring her younger sister, Ana, their parents seek the help of a group of trolls, who erase Ana’s memories of her sister’s magical abilities. During Elsa’s coronation...

‘Her’ breaks the boundaries of love

Elizabeth Harp, Co-Editor

April 1, 2014

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In a not-to-far-away future, Theodore Twombly (played by Joaquin Phoenix), a passionate man who works as a writer, writes beautiful, personal letters for those who can’t find the words or care enough to do so. This barely sci-fi film illustrates a deep and impactful love found between a man and his OS (Operating Syste...

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