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Much to Love in Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Much to Love in “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon”

Faith Minic and reporter January 10, 2023

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a Newbery Honor Award winning book, written by Grace Lin. This fantasy children’s novel inspired by Chinese folklore contains vivid descriptions, such as how Dragon’s...

Family Movies Everyone Can Agree on?

Family Movies Everyone Can Agree on?

Tanner Koepke, reporter November 14, 2022

With the holidays almost here, it's that time of year when families want to gather on the couch and watch a good movie. But finding one that everyone can agree on and enjoy is a challenge. But here are...

Tom Cruise plays Capt. Pete Maverick Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick from Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

Top Gun is Top Flight

Grant Lyon, reporter November 14, 2022

After Top Gun: Maverick was delayed by nearly two years due to the pandemic, when it finally released this summer, it did not disappoint. The main character, Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (portrayed...

Nothing Secretive about Latest Fantastic Beasts movie

Lily Wood, Entertainment Writer May 19, 2022

The new Fantastic Beasts movie “Secrets of Dumbledore” was a big letdown for many fans of the franchise. Count me in that crowd. Dumbledore grew up in Godrick’s Hallow the same place Harry Potter...

Sonic 2 Proves Super

Sonic 2 Proves Super

Kaleb G. Wood, Entertainment Writer May 19, 2022

‘Long ago the Echidnas forged a weapon called the master emerald and used it in their wars. But the owl tribe believed that the power of the emerald was too much for any one creature. They battled...

The Adam Project Review

“The Adam Project” Review

Abigail Glenn, Entertainment Writer April 28, 2022

Released on March 11th, 2022, “The Adam Project” staring Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Zoe Saldana and many others, received amazing ratings. While receiving a 68 percent in Rotten Tomatoes and a...

Ask Ellis: Braces, Distraction & Studying

Ask Ellis: Braces, Distraction & Studying

Ellis Jones, Advice Columnist April 25, 2022

Dear Ellis, I’m getting braces soon and I’m not sure what healthy snacking foods I will be able to eat and enjoy. Any advice? ~Isabella Dear Isabella, Getting braces can be scary, but there...

Dad Jokes

Dad Jokes

April 25, 2022

Q: Why was the astronaut claustrophobic? A: He just needed some space. ### Q: Who is the lonely billionaire? A: Alone Musk. ### Q: Why don’t they send a duck into space? A: Because the bill...

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