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Actors give it all for Oscar gold

John Esper, Co-Arts Editor

March 28, 2014

On March 2, the Oscars will come along yet again to satisfy or disappoint passionate movie fans. This year the show will be hosted by television icon Ellen Degeneres, who hosted once before in 2007. The yearly award show has a strong round of films and actors this year. These tough competitors means no cle...

‘Annie Get Your Gun’ hit the mark

John Esper, Arts Editor

February 7, 2014

In the late 19th century, the Wild West was dying and disappearing due to the invention of the railroad, telegraph, and other inventions that made the country seem a lot smaller. Annie Get Your Gun in a way can be seen as a celebration of the dying frontier life, the sharpshooters, Indian tribes roami...

Mural shows changing lives of students

Megan Cantwell and Patrick Kearney

February 7, 2014

One distinct feature that stands out as students walk through the art pod is the eclectic mix of high school and middle school student work that decorates the walls. While the majority of the art designs change year round, one piece has remained since last year: the art club’s The Evolution of a Bruin m...

LB students enter NCTE writing contest

Patrick Kearney, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014

The search to find the next great writer begins with the National Council of Teachers writing contest. This contest is a national writing competition that is open to all high school juniors in America. “The purpose of the contest is to find some of the best writers in the country, but it is only a...

Symphony Orchestra inspires young students

Amy Wang, Co-News Editor

February 7, 2014

The rumble of students echo off the walls as the children file in. In front of them is a neat array of people poised like professionals, instruments in hand waiting to end the children’s murmuring. Suddenly, the room is prompted to silence. There is a hanging moment where all the instruments are in posit...

Marching band is old and new

Marching band is old and new

John Esper, Arts Editor

November 18, 2013

Autumn days bring many festivities to the fray as high school students gather every Friday night for football games. One Important factor to creating the classic Friday night lights feel is the marching band. They take the field every football game at halftime, with their distinct uniforms, carefully navigating the turf while remembering their notes.  The ba...

‘Carrie’ brings fresh scares to story by a classic writer

‘Carrie’ brings fresh scares to story by a classic writer

Amanda Hendrix, Staff Writer

November 18, 2013

From Stephen King’s novel written in 1974, to the movie released two years later, and now the remake in theaters today, Carrie remains a simple yet remarkable thriller. The 2013’s remake of King’s first novel takes a straight forward approach rather than including the deviations of the 1974’s...

Students hold onto old-fashioned cell phones

Vickie Park, Staff Writer

October 14, 2013

With technology developing and advancing, outdated types of cell phones are dying down. With newly developed smart phones, they come with a price. Even though the prices are expensive, some smart phones are quite fragile. “I think [smartphones] are too expensive. Despite what they say, they break...

Grand Theft Auto V review: The grandest of them all

Grand Theft Auto V review: The grandest of them all

John Esper, Arts Editor

October 14, 2013

This year alone we have had three games that changed the industry forever: Bioshock: Infinite, The Last of Us and now Grand Theft Auto V, which pushes the dying consoles to their limit and provides the greatest open world video game of all time. This video game brings a new gigantic world and extremely ...

Fresh albums, songs excite music fans

Fresh albums, songs excite music fans

Amanda Hendrix, Staff Writer

October 14, 2013

As the year grows colder, the music industry prepares yet another fresh batch of albums to keep us occupied clear through to next spring. Whether it’s a newer artist still breaking out, or a well-known singer going steady, all have something unique to bring to the charts. Pop star Katy Perry released...

Fault in Our Stars marks latest teen book-to-movie adaptation

Megan Cantwell, Assistant Arts Editor

October 14, 2013

John Green’s bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars is hitting theaters in 2014, with Shailene Woodley staring as protagonist Hazel Lancaster and Ansel Elgort as Augustus Waters, another main character. Fans of the book are excited to see the novel turned into a movie. “The book was really good,...

Do video games affect grades?

Ian Bovina, Staff Writer

October 14, 2013

In households all across America, students are being distracted from their schoolwork by video games, which is resulting in lower grades and test scores for students. According to USA Today, students who brought video games to college studied roughly forty minutes less, which resulted in 0.241 points...