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“And I Darken” Gleams

“And I Darken” Gleams

October 13, 2016


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Set years in the past, Kiersten's White, “And I Darken,” is a work of historical fiction that combines well-developed characters and a cunning plot, weaving them together to create a wicked story. It follows the lives of Lada and Radu, sister and brother as they struggle to find a place for them...

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits the box office, not our hearts

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits the box office, not our hearts

Hannah Rosman, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2016


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Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, an American superhero film featuring the DC Comics characters Batman and Superman, came to theaters on March 25. It is a sequel to 2013's Man of Steel which, like the more recent movie, was written by David S. Goyer and directed by Zach Snyder. The film stars Ben ...

College Tour De Force

Alice Naland, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2016


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        Spring is right around the corner, which means high school students across the nation must say goodbye to snow days and hello to college visits. While taking standardized tests, gathering letters of recommendation and writing personal essays are major components essential to a student's colleg...

The modern world’s love of science fiction

Alice Bell, Features Editor

March 28, 2016


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Eighty years ago, color television had it debut. Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong took a small step into a bright and strange new world. Forty years ago, Luke and Leia met for the first time. Twenty years ago, pocket-sized computers were fictional. Today, however, the boundaries between science fiction...

A starman in the sky once more

A starman in the sky once more

Alice Bell, Features Editor

February 2, 2016


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For more than 40 years, the voice of David Bowie has been a cultural constant around the world, as a husband, a father, a beacon, a card-carrying mime, an electrician, Ziggy Stardust and a thousand and one other things. Born David Jones in Brixton in 1947, he became an electrician’s mate after finishing...

New year, new you

New year, new you

Yousra Errami, Staff Writer

January 19, 2016


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The new year is a fresh start for many people and resolutions that come along with the new year happen to play a big role in the U.S. According to the Statistics Brain Research Institute (SBRI), 45 percent of Americans set resolutions for the new year, 17 percent infrequently set goals and 38 percent usuall...

Artists on the rise: Generals edition

Artists on the rise: Generals edition

Callie Randall, Lifestyles Editor

January 8, 2016


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The music industry’s influence on today’s youth and their motivation to chase after their dreams has been prominent and impactful. Many young artists in the industry today including Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes and Tori Kelly got their start from posting on Youtube, social media or any other tool...

New direction for One Direction

New direction for One Direction

Yousra Errami, Staff Writer

December 21, 2015


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Popular international boyband, One Direction, released their fifth studio album on November 13, coming along way since their 2012 hit, “What Makes You Beautiful.” This year has been especially dramatic for One Direction fans, the “Directioners,” due to member Zayn Malik’s departure from the ba...

Hungry for “Mockingjay Part 2”

Hungry for “Mockingjay Part 2”

December 21, 2015


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The critically acclaimed film, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2,” premiered in Los Angeles on Monday, November 16 and to the rest of the United States on November 20.  According to Box Office Mojo, the first movie of The Hunger Games trilogy, “The Hunger Games,”  grossed more than $150 mi...

Tips for a winning college essay

Tips for a winning college essay

Noah Winslow, Business Manager

December 10, 2015


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As the January 1 regular decision deadline approaches for most schools, students will be submitting and reviewing college essays as part of the application process. For the seniors writing their essays now and the juniors who will be doing so next year, here are a few important tips that go into wri...

What We’re Listening To

What We’re Listening To

Will LeHardy, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2015


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This week’s Billboard Hot 100 list features both rising artists, hit tracks and falling radio plays. Here is a quick overview of this week’s most sought-after music. Topping at number one is The Weeknd’s “The Hills,” a song that has been on the charts for the past 22 weeks and that has ...

Netflix and Thrill

Netflix and Thrill

Fiona Turner, Opinion Editor

November 2, 2015


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Still in the mood to watch scary movies? Here are the Crossed Sabres staff recommendations: Nightmare Before Christmas - This is a story about a skeleton named Jack. This movie, made by Tim Burton in 1993, compares the meaning of Christmas to Halloween when Jack finds Christmas Town. In Nightmare bef...

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