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Top 5 Books to Read Before the Movies

Top 5 Books to Read Before the Movies

February 23, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Still Alice by Lisa Genova This story of a successful woman who starts feeling the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease shows how she navigates through memory loss and confusion. She tries to make the most of her time while she can. Starring Julianne Moore, this movie hit theaters January 16. Seren...

Book Review: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Book Review: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

January 25, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

“My yesterdays are disappearing, and my tomorrows are uncertain, so what do I live for? I live for each day. I live in the moment.” Since last year when I first came across this book on Goodreads, I have been hearing nothing but praise about the novel. A few weeks ago, I finally read the New York T...

Lambert Spills Her “Secrets” in Hit Song

Lambert Spills Her “Secrets” in Hit Song

Elizabeth Fu, Entertainment Editor
January 13, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

For the music world, 2014 has been a year full of self-empowerment chart toppers: Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” Colbie Caillat’s “Try,” and most notably newcomer Mary Lambert’s hit single “Secrets.” Seattle native Mary Lambert, whom you may recognize from her work in Macklemore’s...

Swift Kills in “Blank Space” (Not Literally)

Swift Kills in “Blank Space” (Not Literally)

Grace Li, Editor-in-Chief
December 9, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Taylor Swift’s newest music video, “Blank Space,” had heads turning as a staged relationship quickly morphed from sweet to maniacal. The description box, however, points out that “no animals, trees, automobiles or actors were harmed in the making of this video.” Nothing harmed except Taylor...

Rooney Mara’s controversial casting as Tiger Lily, in Pan

Rooney Mara’s controversial casting as Tiger Lily, in Pan

Grace Li, Editor-in-Chief
December 6, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Rooney Mara’s role as Tiger Lily in Warner Brothers’ upcoming movie, Pan, has created a large uproar among potential movie-goers. Pan is an adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s character Peter Pan–someone we’re all familiar with through the Disney movie Peter Pan. Director Joe Wright’s take on t...

Shows To Watch and Avoid This Fall

Shows To Watch and Avoid This Fall

Elizabeth Fu, Entertainment Editor
November 25, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

Watch: Selfie (ABC) 8/10 Selfie, a modern adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, is a corny yet relatable eye-opener. The show centers on social-media obsessed Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan, Doctor Who), who takes etiquette lessons from businessman Henry Higgins (John Cho, Star Trek). With her socia...

Eating at Zachary’s

Eating at Zachary’s

Liliana Wong, Online Editor
May 27, 2014
Filed under Reviews

If a person is hungry, sad, or even just bored, Zachary’s is the place to be. Zachary’s Pizza is a great place where students from Dublin High School can hang out and enjoy a slice. The pizza is served Chicago styled so it is very different from an average pizza. The texture and the way the pizz...

The Perfect Score Project proves to be a must-have guide to the SAT

The Perfect Score Project proves to be a must-have guide to the SAT

Shreya Mathur, Online Editor
May 23, 2014
Filed under Feature, Reviews, Showcase

The Perfect Score Project details an attempt by Debbie Stier to help her high school son, Ethan, prepare for the SAT.  Aware that her son was perfectly normal yet completely uninterested in any test, and that a number of test prep options were available, she devised a plan--on his behalf--to create the p...

Transcendence: Yesterday Dr. Will Caster Was Only Human

Transcendence: Yesterday Dr. Will Caster Was Only Human

Tristen Whitley, Entertainment Editor
April 29, 2014
Filed under Feature, Reviews

Transcendence, a science-fiction movie about Dr. Will Caster’s life and research on artificial intelligence was released on April 10, 2014. Transcendence has an interesting plot that keeps its viewers in suspense. The actors did a nice job playing their roles and staying in character and  the graphics w...

Speech and Debate Boosts Confidence

Naveed Shaikh, Opinion editor
April 29, 2014
Filed under Community, Entertainment

Imagine that you’re giving an interview for a job you really want, you’d have questions thrown at you from left and right. What would you do if you didn’t know how to answer and you were afraid? Are you a student who loses their self confidence when they speak up and have something to say to a...