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  • February 22Remember to attend the appropriate STAAR tutorials to ensure that you master the test!
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SHOVEL KNIGHT FOR THE NINTENDO WII U

SHOVEL KNIGHT FOR THE NINTENDO WII U

Abbigale Holton, Staff Writer

April 20, 2016

Shovel Knight is a retro inspired platformer game made by the indie game studio Yacht Club Games.  The game is available for purchase on most current game platforms, but I will be reviewing the Wii U version of the game. Taking musical cues from classics like Mega Man and Castlevania, along with...

12:07: A MONSTER CALLS

12:07: A MONSTER CALLS

Peyton Sellers, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

Humans tend to use the phrase “battling your inner demons” when they feel as if events in their life are uncontrollable or have taken on a life of their own, testing their limits to the fullest . In “A Monster Calls” Conor’s demons quite literally come to life, pushing the introverted pre-teen...

POKÉMON GO

POKÉMON GO

Heather Kirkland, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

Pokémon is coming to the real-world reality game with Pokémon GO for Android and iPhone, along with an extra special piece: the Pokémon GO Plus device. Here's all there is to know about Pokémon GO and Pokémon GO Plus. Who created Pokémon Go? "Pokemon is coming to the real world in ...

A Dystopian Comparison

A Dystopian Comparison

Katherine Clardy, Associate Editor

March 3, 2016

Imagine that you walk into a book store, looking for a new read. You pick up a book of the shelf with a dark cover and start flipping through it. The book is about a young teen who is forced to fight in a deadly set of games for the purpose of entertainment and keeping peace. You set the book down to...

Doctor Who Showrunner, Steven Moffat, Relinquishes His Throne

Doctor Who Showrunner, Steven Moffat, Relinquishes His Throne

Maddison Brandley, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

The current Doctor Who showrunner, Steven Moffat, finally announced only recently that he will be leaving the show after the upcoming season 10.   “Feels odd to be talking about leaving when I’m just starting work on the scripts for season 10, but the fact is my timey-wimey is running out,” Moffat...

AWARDS SEASON: JANUARY 2016

AWARDS SEASON: JANUARY 2016

Katherine Clardy, Associate Editor

February 2, 2016

The beginning of 2016 kick-starts a long and exciting year of award shows, and from the Oscars to the Teen Choices, families all across the world tune in to see if their favorite actors, movies, and artists will take home gold. January has wrapped up a few of the ceremonies, including the Golden Globes,...

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Alee Domingue, News / Special Interest Editor

October 21, 2015

Back to the Future 2 originally came out in theaters in 1989, predicting what the year 2015 would look like. The specific time and day of that year is none other than this very day; October 21. In the movie Marty and Dr. Brown must travel through time in their well-recognized mobile, to the year 2015...

CREWEL, BY GENNIFER ALBIN — BOOK REVIEW

CREWEL, BY GENNIFER ALBIN —  BOOK REVIEW

Molly Pinkstaff, Writer

October 18, 2015

"Did you do it?" she asks in a breathless voice, skipping ahead of me. I hesitate for a moment..."No," I lie, and her face falls. "It's okay," she says with a resolved nod. "At least this way you get to stay in Romen. With me." I'd rather pretend she's right, than face what's coming. I have my whole li...

THE UKULELE

THE UKULELE

October 10, 2015

Last summer I purchased my very first Ukulele. His name is Miko Kaleo (Yes, I named my instrument). Kaleo is a Hawaiian name meaning sound, so I thought it was a perfect fit. Before I got Miko Kaleo, I was mainly a guitar player – it’s name, Ol’ Blue. I was looking to try something new, and...

POTTERMORE GETS A MAKEOVER

POTTERMORE GETS A MAKEOVER

Maddison Brandley, Writer

October 5, 2015

Last week, Pottermore.com went through many significant changes (for those of you how don’t know, Pottermore is a Harry Potter website filled with new writings from author J.K Rowling where you can learn more about the Wizarding World). There have been so many changes to the site, that Pottermore is nearl...

MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS MOVIE RECAP

MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS MOVIE RECAP

Katherine Clardy, Assistant Editor

October 5, 2015

DISCLAIMER: MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS IS A PG-13 MOVIE, AND MAY CONTAIN CONTENT DEEMED UNSUITABLE TO SOME AUDIENCES.  This article may contain spoilers Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is the film adaptation of the second book in the young adult, New York Times bestselling The Maze Runner t...

BECOMING A SWIFTIE – MY FIRST TAYLOR SWIFT CONCERT

BECOMING A SWIFTIE – MY FIRST TAYLOR SWIFT CONCERT

Audrey Scott, Special Sections Editor

October 1, 2015

Never in my wildest dreams, no pun intended, would I have known that I would get Taylor Swift concert tickets because the Houston Astros are projected to make the MLB 2015 Playoffs. I only became a Swiftie recently – as much as it pains me to say it, I used to be a Taylor-basher, spitting on a lot...

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