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Five Bands you should be listening to

September 18, 2009
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By Wren Culp Staff Writer People listen to mainstream bands all the time. Nickelback, 3 Doors Down, and 3OH!3 have flooded the radio. But here are some bands that are not very well recognized that you should be paying attention to. Air Review The local band has exploded into the music world. They are playing sh...

Library to host Hobbit Party

September 17, 2009
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By Ellen Cameron Staff Writer The William T. Cozby Public Library is going to host a Hobbit Party on Sept. 23, at 7:00 p.m. to honor the birthdays of Bilbo and Frodo Bagins, protagonists of the popular Lord of the Rings trilogy. Participants are encouraged to dress in their best Hobbit outfit...

New trailer makes big promises for “New Moon”

September 14, 2009
Filed under Entertainment, Entertainment Blog

By Ashleigh Heaton Entertainment Editor              At this year's MTV movie awards, Summit Entertainment kept Twilighters on the edge of their seats when they aired the first teaser trailer for the next installment in the Twilight saga, "New Moon". This past Sunday at the VMA's, MTV...

How MTV’s VMAs kinda got its groove back

September 13, 2009
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By Chris Nguyen Features Editor After several years of pain in Miami and Los Angeles with a listless ceremony in New York in between, last night's VMAs on MTV rebooted itself back in New York City. MTV kept the stage big, the celebrities camptastic and the performances coming. It's far from the g...

Review: Glee‘s second episode may be too racy for some

September 12, 2009
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By Paige Wilson Staff Writer Glee, which premiered on Sept. 9, is one of the new series on Fox this season. The show has such a different plot than most high school-based shows. For one, it isn’t all meaningless gossip and has something for everyone to enjoy, whether it is the many musical renditio...

Book review: The Shack

September 11, 2009
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By Rebecca Fowler Staff Writer “Life takes a bit of time and a lot of relationship.” There it is: the point of William Paul Young’s astonishing and controversial novel, The Shack. Revolving around love, relationships and trust, The Shack is a powerful story that forces its readers to ex...

New restaurant fills Chilli’s Too’s shoes

September 11, 2009
Filed under Entertainment

By Satvika Ananth Staff Writer In place of the typical Chilli’s fast food-style bustle, J. Macklin’s Grill features a more simple, sophisticated appearance, with sleek wooden tables and just-bright-enough lighting. The austere appearance is tempered by a few colorful paintings that give the restaurant...

Television won’t rot your brain

September 10, 2009
Filed under Entertainment

By Ellen Cameron Staff Writer Do not watch TV, they tell you. TV will rot your brain, they tell you. Well, I beg to differ. Sure, anything in excess is bad and watching 15 hours of cartoons is not exactly a productive use of time. On the flip side, watching TV is not the end of the world. ...

MTV to air another Video Music Awards, world shrugs

September 9, 2009
Filed under Entertainment, Entertainment Blog

By Chris Nguyen Features Editor It's that time of year again. Not the start of the football season. Not when all the television shows get back on air. No, it's MTV's Video Music Awards time. Excited? No? How about if I tell you Taylor Swift will be there? Still no? Unfortunately, despite m...

Album Review: Whitney Houston’s mediocre comeback

September 2, 2009
Filed under Entertainment

By Chris Nguyen Features Editor On the cover of her latest album I Look to You, Whitney Houston poses upright like a Greek statue, with a look of defiance in the face of her adversities. It is a huge turnaround from the tarnish Houston has endured this past decade, one that was marred by drug abu...

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