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AHS and MHS go head to head on camera

AHS and MHS go head to head on camera

Kate Ferguson, Staff Reporter

June 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

For the first time in Albemarle and Monticello High School history, the AHS Filmmaking classes had some competition. May 16 was the first AHS vs. MHS Film Festival in the AHS auditorium. Drawing in a considerable crowd, the filmmaking students were at the ready, handing out popcorn and a detailed progr...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 dances its way to the top

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 dances its way to the top

Jake Elliott, Staff reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Showcase

There are NO spoilers ahead, if you haven’t seen the movie feel free to read.   Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 did not disappoint. The brilliant mix of comedy and action made the movie hard to look away from for even a second. I especially loved how they balanced the screen time between...

Nintendo Switch Is A Must-Buy Already

Nintendo Switch Is A Must-Buy Already

Jesse Case, Managing Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

It’s 7 a.m. and I’m trekking down the street to a nearby Toys R’ Us that opens in three hours, carrying only a wallet full of cash and head full of dreams about the Nintendo Switch. Yes, I’ve managed to track down the console that has forever changed gaming as an art form. The Nintendo Sw...

Review of the Arby’s Chicago-Style Beef Dip

Milo Penzell, Staff Reporter, Arbys specialist

March 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

If you're thinking that Arby's is trying for a quick cash grab by throwing a few peppers on a french dip sandwich, you'd be correct. Introduced with the big cities sandwich pack , the Chicago-style Beef Dip sandwich is  Arby's classic roast beef, Swiss cheese, and various peppers settled on top a...

A real “Beastly” return to the big screen

A real “Beastly” return to the big screen

Kate Ferguson, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Truly a tale as old as time, it has been 277 years since the original Beauty and the Beast book was published, 26 years since Disney released the animated movie, and just days since its remastering as a live-action full-length film came to theatres. With all of this history, the story has had plenty of ...

Iron Fist does not quite make a smashing first appearance

Iron Fist does not quite make a smashing first appearance

Annika Morton, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

There was only one more Defender in the series to find out about and that was Iron Fist. The first episode does not make Danny Rand or Iron Fist look that exciting. Danny played by Finn Jones, comes back to his home in New York City after being allegedly dead for fifteen years. His parents were killed...

Logan shreds superhero stereotypes

Logan shreds superhero stereotypes

Jude Hedman, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Logan is a superb spin on the superhero genre, and refreshingly so. Instead of the innumerable movies where the protagonist is some unbeatable, invincible demigod, Logan takes a dramatically different approach, which gives the audience more to take away than just fight scenes and explosions. As a ...

Before I Fall offers a twist on teen movies

Before I Fall offers a twist on teen movies

Astrid Weisend, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Before I Fall is yet another movie created in the image of a book because Hollywood doesn’t like fresh storylines. As someone who has read the novel, I was hoping that this movie wouldn’t turn out like the atrocity that was the Percy Jackson films. I had no doubt that any original plot would be sta...

Potter World Continues Expansion With Fantastic Beasts

Potter World Continues Expansion With Fantastic Beasts

Kate Ferguson, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Captivatingly brilliant, the Harry Potter franchise and author J.K. Rowling do it again with another unforgettable blockbuster. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes wizards, witches, muggles, no-majs, and fans of all ages on the adventure of a lifetime, exploring the American counterpart to th...

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