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Salt to the Sea // Book Review

Anushka Agashe, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books, Opinion

Today’s media is filled with tales, both true and made-up, of the horrors of World War II. There’s a good reason for this, but a stand-out in this genre is the novel Salt to the Sea by author Ruta Sepetys. It revolves around the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, the largest maritime disaster in hi...

Book Review: Famous Last Words

Book Review: Famous Last Words

Marlyn Gajek, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books, Opinion

Everyone has his/her own horror story experiences. For Willa Cresky her horror experience starts when her mother remarries to a famous movie producer, Jonathan, and they move to a mansion of a famous movie actress named Diana Del Mar. When Willa moves in, the first thing she does is do some magic w...

Five Foot Two: A Look Into the Eccentric Life of Gaga

Five Foot Two: A Look Into the Eccentric Life of Gaga

Sophia Diaz, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Home, Movie Reviews, Music

Celebrities throughout the ages have assumed a stage persona, an alter ego of their true selves to present to the public. This walking stereotype doesn't do them justice, doesn't show the complexity of their personality. Recently, my eyes have been opened to this dilemma as it applies to Lady Gaga, through...

Wolf Princess Review/Summary

Wolf Princess Review/Summary

Marlyn Gajek, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books

The book Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable is about a girl whose name is Sophie Smith. The book starts off with her waking up in her dorm in France. She’s heading to class and gets in trouble by the teacher since her shirt has a hole in, actually a lot of them. Her wonderful friends Delphine and Maria...

Greatest College Application Essay of All-Time

Greatest College Application Essay of All-Time

Jack Berens, Co-editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Home, Student Life

A legendary man named Hugh Gallagher wrote the greatest college application essay of all time in 1990.  He got into NYU and graduated from the highly prestigious school.  Republished in Kettering University, here is the essay with minimal additions from yours truly. Enjoy. I am a dynamic figure,...

Song of the Day: MIC Drop

Song of the Day: MIC Drop

Myrah Rafiah Beverly, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

BTS (Korean: 방탄소년단) is one of the most popular and international KPOP (short for Korean pop) groups in the right now. Their hip-hop inspired song, MIC Drop, is not a released single from their recent EP, Love Yourself: Her, however, it has international recognition. It attacks jealous and v...

NBA Live 18 Review

NBA Live 18 Review

Jack Berens, Coeditor

November 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Student Life

I confess my skepticism this fall when I contemplated purchasing NBA Live instead of NBA 2K as the basketball I'd play this season on my Xbox One.  I hadn't bought NBA Live since 2009, and I've played its competitor Visual Concepts's 2K series every year since then.  However, since NBA Live 18 cost...

Awesome Musical Movies: No Play? It’s Okay!

Awesome Musical Movies: No Play?  It’s Okay!

Anushka Agashe, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Home, Opinion, Student Life

Let me guess: you couldn’t get tickets to see Hamilton and now you’re going through musical withdrawal. We’ve all been there, but there are plenty of Broadway musicals that have been adapted to movies to fill the void! Here are some popular movies based on Broadway productions: Annie Ther...

Red Queen Book Review

Red Queen Book Review

Marlyn Gajek, Staff

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books, Home, News, Opinion, Student Life

The book Red Queen by Victorica Aveyard is about two different kinds of people. The Reds, who have red blood, are presently the commoners in the kingdom of Norta. The Silvers with silver blood have supernatural powers and are the nobles of the land. Silvers live in the inner walls, and the main characte...

Music That Transcends Time

Music That Transcends Time

Jessica Lim, Chief of Layout, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Home, Opinion, Student Life

I feel that classical music as a genre is largely overlooked by my generation. To a lot of teens today, it may seem outdated or boring compared to the upbeat trendy music on the radio. Some don't like the sound of it at all, while others are content to leave it as simple background noise while they...

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