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“It” Leaves Lasting Impressions

“It” Leaves Lasting Impressions

Rahil Ali, Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under A & E, Opinions

   The reinvention of Stephen King’s novel It, directed by Andrés Muschietti is an updated look at the infamous antagonist Pennywise and his search for children to eat. Set in the summer of 1989 in Derry, Maine, a group of young kids that call themselves the “Losers” are trying to survive fr...

Plain Jane

Plain Jane

Ruth Mekonnen, Reporter

April 12, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Book Reviews, Opinions

How many people do you know of that are still relevant decades after their big break? Take J.K. Rowling; its been 20 years since Harry Potter’s adventures stole the world’s attention, and she is still as popular as ever...maybe even more! Charlotte Brontë’s literary genius, however, has j...

United We Stand: A Look Into the First Muslim Women’s Day

United We Stand: A Look Into the First Muslim Women’s Day

Hannah Khalil, Reporter

March 28, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Looking at the advancement of women's issues over this past Women's History Month, it is apparent that the energy stemming from the recent marches and the solidarity and activism that followed has led to a large national dialogue about the progress we have made so far and the lengths we still need to...

A Dog’s Controversy

A  Dog’s Controversy

Anthony Alessandri

February 27, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

"A Dog’s Purpose" was once a beloved novel that has now been turned into a movie. I read this novel when I was in middle school and absolutely loved it. I have been following this movie since the very first trailer came out late December last year. A couple weeks before the movie’s opening night,...

A Nation Divided, A City Devastated

A Nation Divided, A City Devastated

Ruth Mekonnen and Tinsae Tadele

February 4, 2017


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  The autumn sun was shining over the historic Umayyad mosque in October 2010. Visitors who had been present the night before for their evening prayer would not be able to recognize the mosque today. After six years of constant war, the Umayyad mosque and most of Aleppo, Syria has been reduced ...

Pushing Forward

Pushing Forward

Ruth Mekonnen, Reporter

November 30, 2016


Filed under Book Reviews, Opinions, Showcase

Zora Neale Hurston’s classic, “Their Eyes Were Watching God” follows the life of Janie Crawford of the post-slavery South...

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13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment

13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment

Caleb Sewell, Reporter

November 30, 2016


Filed under A & E, Opinions, Showcase

History is something that we can’t get rid of and we learn about it to better ourselves and our future. The 13th is a brutal realist documentary by Ana DuVernay that needed to be shown. In Colorado there was an Amendment T, which was voted on. Voting yes meant supporting the removal to part of the...

In Pursuit of Unity

In Pursuit of Unity

Emma Lovato

November 10, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

A day after the election, I feel deeply frightened and dejected for myself, and others in the minority, whose livelihoods could be capsized by the possibility of deportation, loss of marriage and family rights, or the forfeiture of personal safety for religion. I am shocked to witness a political system a...

Netflix Halloween Horror Recommendations

Amber Carey, Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

     There are a large array of horror films cast away in the chambers of Netflix, but one can easily get lost trying to find a good one to watch. From freak serial killers to horrific yet realistic accidents, Netflix has it all. The first film I recommend is Hush, produced in 2016 and dire...