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Irish Guard Competes at IHS

Irish Guard Competes at IHS

Maddie Davis
November 12, 2015
Filed under Community, Reviews, Showcase

Last weekend, the Dublin Irish Guard attended the Independence High School Field Show Competition. The Irish Guard performed their field show titled Dreams of Flying based of the Wright brothers dream of building a flying machine. The show features the building of the wright brothers plane as the band...

The Scorch Trials: Review

The Scorch Trials: Review

Eugenia Gavrilova
November 10, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

Wes Ball, director of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, manages to hit yet another home run with his action-packed sequel to The Maze Runner, one of many dystopian young-adult book franchises to hit the screen in recent years. Of course, the movie loses some of the complexity of the elements in the novel itself, s...

Improv Show Review 10/21

Lauren Manning
October 24, 2015
Filed under Community, Reviews, Uncategorized

On Wednesday October 21st, I had the great pleasure of attended the first Improv Show of the year put on by the wonderful Improv team composed of Kieva Bradley, Savannah Quintero, Arash Hojat, Noah Bradley, Andrew Turner, Sean Haggerty, and Nick Padnos. The team organizes a series of games which they...

A New Perspective on Autism to Enlighten Your Summer: A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon

A New Perspective on Autism to Enlighten Your Summer: A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon

Ashley Kim, Writer
July 17, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

Christopher Boone of Swindon, England is not your average fifteen year old. He hates the colors yellow and brown. He cannot lie. He takes everything literally - even simple idioms and metaphors. He knows all of the countries of the world and their capitals and all the prime numbers up to 7507. He is ...

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz – “Shockingly Familiar and Foreign All at the Same Time”

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz – “Shockingly Familiar and Foreign All at the Same Time”

Grace Li, Editor-in-Chief
July 10, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz  takes us through young Yunior’s struggles with heartbreak, family, and infidelity in his novel, This is How You Lose Her. Yunior, who came to live in the United States from Santo Domingo as a young child, has a distinct voice rich with wit, anger, and grief. The nove...

Newbery Award Winner A Wrinkle in Time an Interesting Summer Fantasy Read

Newbery Award Winner A Wrinkle in Time an Interesting Summer Fantasy Read

Ashley Kim, Writer
July 3, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

A Wrinkle in Time is a medley of everything: a fascinating science fiction story of when life gets too routine, a summer game changer that will get your mind thinking, a collection of good quotes from Shakespeare and the Bible, a Harry Potter-esque battle between good and evil, and most importantly--th...

5 Fun Ways to Get Fit this Summer

5 Fun Ways to Get Fit this Summer

Elizabeth Fu, Entertainment Editor
June 29, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

1. Find activities that you can do with friends. Find group activities that you think you would enjoy: hiking, laser tag, rock climbing, beach volleyball, paintball, surfing--anything that involves muscles and gets your heart rate up. Bring a few friends along and it’ll be guaranteed to be a fun time. 2. Explore a new city. Pick a new city ...

The Joy Luck Club: A novel that makes your heart sing and cry all in one read.

The Joy Luck Club: A novel that makes your heart sing and cry all in one read.

Grace Li, Editor-in-Chief
June 26, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Amy Tan weaves four stories of four mother-daughter relationships in her novel, The Joy Luck Club. The Joy Luck Club centers around women who have immigrated from China to San Francisco, and now struggle with crossing the cultural border with their American-born daughters. The Joy Luck Club is bit...

Bombs Away! Sheppard’s American Debut

Bombs Away! Sheppard’s American Debut

Michelle Yun, Writer
June 9, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Turning on the radio is a popular way to listen to music and discover new favorites. One song in particular made listeners search up its lyrics, the artist, and everything else about it, more often than almost any other tune on the radio. Sheppard’s new hit single “Geronimo”, written by band members...

8 Albums You Need to Check Out

8 Albums You Need to Check Out

Elizabeth Fu, Entertainment Editor
June 5, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

1. The Wombats, Glitterbug (release date: April 13th, 2015) English indie rock band The Wombats released their third full album, which features instant hits such as “Greek Tragedy” and “Your Body Is A Weapon.” Full of upbeat tempo songs, crisp drum rhythms, and skillful basslines, this album is ...