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Glass Castle is not good, it’s Exceptional

Glass Castle is not good, it’s Exceptional

Mulia Arham Hermudia

September 21, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

With The Glass Castle movie being on the screens of many theaters all around the world, let’s take a look at the memoir that the English department has forced us Sophomores to read; the 2005 memoir The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. Glass Castle tells about the childhood story of author Jeanett...

Isabel’s “Best of All Time” Book List

Isabel’s “Best of All Time” Book List

Isabel Garcia, Litmag Editor, Copy Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Lit Mag

POETRY Crush Richard Siken Yale University Press, 2005   This is the first collection of poetry that I ever fell in love with. About Crush, Louise Gluck writes, "This is a book about panic. The word is never mentioned. Nor is the condition analyzed or described—the speaker ...

My Failed Sleep Attempt

January 27, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Like most teenagers, I don’t get much sleep. I’m lucky if I get four hours of sleep every night. I’m one of those people who loses time after 10:30 p.m. I’ll start reading a book, thinking it’ll take just a few minutes. But all of a sudden hours have passed, it’s four in the morning an...

Jermaine Lamarr Cole’s Latest Album 4 Your Eyez Only: Swooning Over the Originality and Heart

Tracy Lamptey, Reporter

January 25, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features

            Jermaine Cole, or as he is famously known as J.Cole, released his second album on Dec. 9.              4 Your Eyez Only, his newest album, consists of 10 songs in the following order: For Whom the Bell Tolls, Immortal, Deja Vu, Ville Mentality, She’s Mine Pt. 1, Change,...

Steal Their Style

Steal Their Style

Isabel Garcia, Litmag Editor, Copy Editor

January 23, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features

Recently, I've been enamored by the idea of fashion as a form of self-expression. I've never quite fit the societal mold I was supposed to, so gathering the "courage" to dress outside of high-school trends wasn't very difficult; I've had a lot of practice with being different. Here's a school-week's...

Becky Fyolek and The MCPL Ground Floor: A Space for Teens to be Themselves

Braden Marksberry, Contributor

December 22, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

The space is more than fun -- It’s alive. A place where you can smell popcorn and hear the “Super Smash Bros theme” playing in the background. A place where even the quiet introverts have a space of their own and the artsy kids can work as they please. This is the Ground Floor at the Monroe...

Trifles: A North Production About Women’s Empowerment

Tracy Lamptey, Reporter

December 20, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Features

Recently North High School put on a small production based on the one-act play Trifles by Susan Glaspell. North senior Sarah Sackmann, who acts the part of Mrs. Peters, the sheriff’s wife, describes Trifles as a play set in 1910 that shows the oppression of women at the time. “You can’t really...

Teacher Revolutionizes how Students Learn About Automobiles Through Popular Movie, Mad Max

November 4, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Features

Teacher Revolutionizes how Students Learn About Automobiles Through Popular Movie, Mad Max If you’ve ever seen Mad Max: Fury Road, then you know it’s about the collapse of civilization. The tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress, called the Citadel. Fort...

A Jump To The Past: A Recreation of Rocky Horror

CC Burton, Reporter

November 4, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

The recreation of the unaccredited movie of its time, “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” has captivated our attention this time around. With new actors, singers, dancers and scenes, this film attempts to fulfill the vision it was going for in its first film, almost but not quite succeeding.   ...

Send In Your Skeletons

Kristen Bills, Reporter

October 31, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Features

Painted faces and colorful skulls -- this is what celebrating the death of your deceased family and ancestors looks like. In Mexico, it’s a tradition. But death is not something many Americans celebrate. Maybe it should be.   El Día De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a Meso-American holi...

Urban Air: Where You Can Act Like a Kid Again

Urban Air: Where You Can Act Like a Kid Again

Arianna Buehler and Sydney Piercy, Reporters

September 7, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

When you were a kid you were always told STOP! Stop climbing, stop jumping, stop messing around and stop throwing things at your friends. Urban Air tells you the opposite. When you arrive, you see the giant logo above the doors that looks out of place against the drab and faded yellow of the w...

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