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Jana Kramer Returns to Rochester

Jana Kramer Returns to Rochester

Haley Aouate, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor

April 16, 2014


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The halls were buzzing with excitement and stardom as country music star Jana Kramer chatted and took “selfies” with students before her concert the Crofoot Ballroom on February 27. Since the recent accomplishments of her chart topping single “Why Ya Wanna,” acting debut on One Tree Hill, an...

Student Spotlight: Sleeping Pilots

Student Spotlight: Sleeping Pilots

Hope Bobbitt, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 14, 2014


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Until recently, local band, Sleeping Pilots, has been flying under the radar. Now, the loud, fast-paced, three-piece band is gaining popularity and ready to rock. Roughly three years ago, in their freshman year, juniors Alex Stoitsiadis and Ryan Werner were brought together by their love of music....

The Oscars – a time for predictions

The Oscars – a time for predictions

Cameron Johnson, Co-Editor-in-Chief/ Web Editor/ Opinion Editor

February 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Award season is coming to a close this Sunday with the 86th Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Love them or not, the Oscars are an institution within the movie industry, watched by millions and celebrating the previous years’ advancements in film technology and storytelling. 2013 was a grea...

“Flappy Bird” taps out

“Flappy Bird” taps out

Dalia Barghouty, Editorial Writer

February 28, 2014


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Beads of sweat trickle down an IPhone user’s face while he, with intense concentration, taps at his phone screen. Suddenly, the person drops the phone in anguish and slams his fist against the desk.  “STUPID BIRD!” If you’ve seen a person exhibiting this kind of behavior, then chances ar...

“The LEGO Movie” picks up the pieces for animated movies ★★★★★

“The LEGO Movie” picks up the pieces for animated movies ★★★★★

Cameron Johnson, Co-Editor-in-Chief/ Web Editor/ Opinion Editor

February 20, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Even with Oscar season and hype surrounding Disney’s Frozen on the minds of moviegoers everywhere, Warner Brothers’ The LEGO Movie has managed to work its way to the top of the box office and into the hearts of kids of all ages- across America and the world. With near-unanimous positive reviews (in fact, the only major critic to dis...

Frozen soundtrack is dramatic, exciting ★★★★½

Frozen soundtrack is dramatic, exciting ★★★★½

Hope Bobbitt, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 4, 2014


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Thousands have fallen in love with Disney’s latest animated musical, Frozen, and the soundtrack was only added to its wonder. If the film itself is a warm piece of apple pie; the soundtrack is the scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. The album features 32 original songs, including 10 songs written by pow...

“Prism”: Intriguing and funky ★★★½

“Prism”: Intriguing and funky ★★★½

February 3, 2014


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Pop icon Katy Perry  released her new and highly anticipated album Prism late last year. Katy appeared on Saturday Night Live to sing her hit single “Roar,” in addition to a new song from Prism called “Walking on Air”. It was a solid performance and got all her fans pumped for the albums de...

Anatomy of a Single Girl: A series of unfortunate events ★★½

Anatomy of a Single Girl: A series of unfortunate events ★★½

Hope Bobbitt, Entertainment Editor

December 3, 2013


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Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky is a relatable and easy to read novel that allows the reader to tag along as college freshman Dominique “Dom” Taylor’s preconceptions about life, love, relationships, and romance are challenged. In Snadowsky’s first novel, Anatomy of a Boyfriend...

The rise of independents

The rise of independents

Mia Swanon, Arts & Entertainment Writer

December 2, 2013


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Everyone has ideas. Some people have ideas that they want to publish, but some companies pass over these ideas. Others don’t want to jump through hoops to get their ideas published. Then there are those who succeed on their own, publishing their works for the world to see. These are the independents,...

“Fandoms” take over culture

“Fandoms” take over culture

Mia Swanton

November 25, 2013


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Fangirls squeal in the hallways, fanboys shout out-of-context phrases into the sky, sports fans of all sorts yell obscenities to the unfeeling television screen; they all represent a word, and that word is “fandom”. This word is seen all over the Internet and mentioned in normal conversations....

Ender’s Game: Passable but Generic ★★★

Ender’s Game:  Passable but Generic ★★★

Brian Savage, News Editor

November 21, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Since its release in 1985, the novel Ender’s Game has garnered much attention and accumulated millions of readers. Given the popularity of the novel, a movie adaptation was bound to be made at some point. Now that the movie has been made, does it live up to the expectations of the fans, or does it joi...

Album Review: Fall Out Boy- “Pax-Am Days” ★★★

Album Review: Fall Out Boy- “Pax-Am Days”  ★★★

Hope Bobbitt, Entertainment Editor

October 28, 2013


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Back from their four year hiatus, Chicago based emo-pop/ pop-punk band, Fall Out Boy, follows their comeback album, Save Rock and Roll, with loud and fast-paced Pax-Am Days. This 13 minute eight-track EP is lively, dramatic, and slightly chaotic. The album, following more closely the hardcore rules of punk...

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