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The modern world’s love of science fiction

Alice Bell, Features Editor

March 28, 2016

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

Bowie performs in Chile during the Sound+Vision Tour, making his return to solo music after performing with Tin Machine.

Alice Bell, Features Editor

February 2, 2016

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

The new year is here and the resolutions are beginning!

Yousra Errami, Staff Writer

January 19, 2016

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

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

The boys of One Direction huddle for some final words of encouragement before they head on stage.

Yousra Errami, Staff Writer

December 21, 2015

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

December 21, 2015

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

Senior Thanos Sarreas works on his Common Application essay.

Noah Winslow, Business Manager

December 10, 2015

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

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

A hand drawn picture of the Nightmare Before Christmas important moment where Skeleton Jack meets his love interest, Sally.

Fiona Turner, Opinion Editor

November 2, 2015

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...

Arlington Food Assistance Center

Volunteers and workers pose in front of the AFAC truck.

Olivia Sklenka, Lifestyles Editor

October 28, 2015

Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) located in Arlington, Virginia, was founded over 25 years ago as a way to help end hunger in the county. AFAC’s mission is to provide supplemental groceries to Arlington neighbors in need. The organization provides free of charge meals to Arlington residents...

Morgan is Back

Morgan is Back

Hannah Rosman, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2015

Comedian Tracy Morgan, known for paying Tracy Jordan on 30 Rock, hosted Saturday Night Live last Saturday, officially returning to TV after a brush with death last year. Though the appearance was not his first, it was his first live comedy stint since the car crash on June 7, 2014 which left him in a coma ...

Uber on the go

Uber on the go

Callie Randall, Hannah Rosman, Noah Winslow, Lifestyles Editor

October 19, 2015

Uber, founded by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp in 2009, is an American transportation company headquartered in San Francisco, CA. The company provides consumers temporary car service from local Uber drivers in cities around the world. Customers can submit a trip request through the Uber smartphone app...

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