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Thrifty Shopping

Stefanie Chae, Entertainment Editor

April 23, 2013

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Benefits of Thrift Shopping: 1. Save Money: At many brand name stores (i.e. Hollister, Free People, American Eagle, Vans, etc) a simple T-shirt can cost about $20. One trip to the mall can result with an empty wallet and maybe o...

Staff’s Choice – Best Animated Movies

Betsy Berenback-Gold, Focus Editor

April 23, 2013

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The Lion King: "The Lion King" is one of the most popular animated movies because it appeals to all audiences with its timeless themes and music. This animated musical is about Simba and how once his father, King Mufasa, dies bec...

‘Wonderstone’ Not So Wonderful

Hannah Bunting, Features Editor

April 23, 2013

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With the headlining names of two comic geniuses, Jim Carrey and Steve Carrel, viewers naturally expect a laugh-out-loud comedy. However, while ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’ is great for a continuous smile throughout, there is o...

Better than expected – Historic Drama of ‘Emperor’ Satisfies Viewers

Kimberly Williams, Entertainment Editor

April 23, 2013

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History doesn’t have to be boring. The historical drama "Emperor" proves this while telling the story of the investigation of war crimes of Emperor Hirohito in post- WWII Japan. The film is inspired by true events as General Do...

Famous enough to go on tour, but they’re still the underdogs

Stefanie Chae, Entertainment Editor

April 23, 2013

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Name: Late Night Reading Type of Music: Pop Punk Album: "Dedicated to Deadlines EP" Background: In 2009, Dalton Wixom (lead vocals/rhythm guitarist) and Brady Szuhaj (bass guitar/harmony) started working together. Since th...

Spring shows return to TV

Betsy Berenback-Gold, Focus Editor

February 5, 2013

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Dance Moms - “Everyone is replaceable,” except in this show ,because who wouldn’t want to watch screaming mom drama, wonderful young dancers and an in-your-face dance teacher? That’s right, Dance Moms is back for its ...

Top timeless chick flicks

Mary McGrath, Staff Writer

February 5, 2013

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Sixteen Candles - 1984 film “Sixteen Candles” remains one of the greatest chick-flicks of all time. High school sophomore Sam Baker (Molly Ringwald) struggles to get through her 16th birthday when all her family seems to ...

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