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JUMANJI: AN ADVENTURE BROUGHT TO LIFE

JUMANJI: AN ADVENTURE BROUGHT TO LIFE

Gabby Zeeman, Editor

January 31, 2018

With its joyous acting and outstanding design, the entertaining film, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, is a must see for viewers of all ages.   Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is an amazing tribute to the children's book by Chris Van Allsburg as well as a remake of the original movie released in 199...

ROCK BAND ROCKED THE HOUSE

ROCK BAND ROCKED THE HOUSE

Austin Medina, Reporter

January 23, 2018

On December 22, 2017, nine bands battled it out in a claim to fame in this year’s Rock Band competition. Hosted by the always-entertaining Mr. Weaver, this annual contest proved a blast once again. These bands were well prepared, at least visually, for the challenge with elaborate costumes and wild...

OUR LIFE IN “THE TRUMAN SHOW”

OUR LIFE IN “THE TRUMAN SHOW”

Austin Medina, Reporter

January 12, 2018

We are living our own versions of The Truman Show everyday.   Trees, grass, beaches, communities, weather, an ocean; this sounds like a normal world…too bad it’s all fake.  “The Truman Show,” a sci-fi-ish masterpiece of control and manipulation, is about a Hollywood television progra...

RIVERDALE MUST-BINGE -WATCH TV SHOW

RIVERDALE MUST-BINGE -WATCH TV SHOW

Sunshyne Furlow, Reporter

December 20, 2017

Winter break provides students hours and hours of freedom; it might be time to binge watch a new show. Riverdale, a drama based off the Archie comic characters, is set in a small town that looks innocent to the outsider, however, upon closer study reveals deeply hidden secrets. This teen soap ope...

LITERARY MAGAZINE RELEASES FIRST ISSUE OF SCHOOL YEAR

LITERARY MAGAZINE RELEASES FIRST ISSUE OF SCHOOL YEAR

Kaley Casagrande, Reporter

December 19, 2017

The Literary Magazine recently released its first issue of The Slate. With Mrs. Rabbat in charge and creative minds ready to impress, the club has high hopes for the upcoming school year. “In the upcoming year, everyone in Lit Mag is expecting to get more people to participate and submit their work,”...

JURASSIC WORLD: FAILING KINGDOM

JURASSIC WORLD: FAILING KINGDOM

Allyson Heard, Editor

December 18, 2017

The new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer was released and it looks absurdly horrible.   The trailer begins with small talk between Owen Grady (Chis Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) as they discuss returning to Jurassic World to save the dinosaurs from an island that's about to...

CHRISTKINDL MARKT BRINGS HOLIDAY CHEER TO THE VALLEY

CHRISTKINDL MARKT BRINGS HOLIDAY CHEER TO THE  VALLEY

Tatum Strohe, Reporter

December 15, 2017

Christkindlmarkt’s 25th anniversary begins November 17 to December 23 Thursday to Sunday! Thursday & Sunday: 11a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23: Close at 6 p.m. Whether it’s Christmas music, sparkling lights, or decorated trees that get people excit...

BHS STUDENTS READY TO ROCK

BHS STUDENTS READY TO ROCK

Kaley Casagrande, Reporter

December 15, 2017

BHS students should expect a fun, light-hearted atmosphere from this year’s annual Rock Band tournament. Mr. Madden is looking for bands to fill out the playbill for Friday, December 22 in the Craig Paine Theater. Run and organized by the yearbook committee, all funds from Rock Band will contribute...

AUSTIN TEACHES GARAGEBAND: THE BASICS

AUSTIN TEACHES GARAGEBAND: THE BASICS

Austin Medina, Reporter

December 11, 2017

Now that students have new iPads this year, students can use the music creator app known as GarageBand to add extra spice to a presentation and wow teachers.   Drums  GarageBand features three categories of drums: acoustic, electronic, and percussion. Each allows for a variety of different formats such as Classic Studio, Electronic Drum Machine, and Chinese. The display of each kit mirrors that of...

WONDER: AN INSPIRATION TO ALL

WONDER: AN INSPIRATION TO ALL

Gabby Zeeman, Editor

December 8, 2017

The inspiring film Wonder is a must see for viewers of all ages. Making approximately $100 million worldwide within the first few weeks of its release, the movie presents marvelous acting as it teaches the audience life lessons while illuminating everyday struggles that people face.  Wonder is an incredible tribute based off of the well-known book by R.J Palacio. Directed by Stephen Chbosky, the PG-rated film ...

HQ: ANSWER RIGHT, MAKE MONEY

HQ: ANSWER RIGHT, MAKE MONEY

Chris Youngkin, Reporter

December 8, 2017

Every once in a while, there will come that one app that captures the attention of users, and, after several hours, makes them question their life decisions.  Then there is HQ, which is so fast paced and high stress that you’ll question your life in the moment and well after.   An App...

GRAZIANO ASSISTS WITH ‘SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.’

GRAZIANO ASSISTS WITH ‘SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.’

Sarah Long, Reporter

December 4, 2017

Gianna Graziano’s love for musical theatre has driven her to guide the middle schoolers in their production of ‘Shrek the Musical Jr.’ “My interest in theatre began when I was 11 years old when I was introduced to the movie ‘Les Miserables’. I noticed it was all singing and it caught my...

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