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Local haunted house review

Local haunted house review

Hanna Seago, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Haunted housing is a Halloween tradition that has steadily grown more popular, with the frightening attractions either matching or surpassing horror movies in popularity. The Quad Cities and surrounding communities host a number of haunted attractions, including haunted houses, corn mazes and hayrides...

Book Review: “We Were Liars”

Book Review: “We Were Liars”

Brooke Netcott, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

If you like a book with lots of twists and turns then “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart is the book you need to read. It is about a family named the Sinclairs. No one in the family is a criminal. No one is an addict. And no one is a failure. While reading this book, I thought it was very dark and mysteri...

Book Review: “They Both Die at the End”

Book Review: “They Both Die at the End”

Alyssa Vick, Reporter

October 23, 2017


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Spoiler alert: In Adam Silvera’s newest novel “They Both Die at the End”, readers are forced to evaluate their own decisions as the main characters’ mortality catches up to them. Right from the beginning, there is no holding back. The book opens up with the main characters, Mateo Torrez and Ruf...

Logic brings awareness to suicide hotline

Logic brings awareness to suicide hotline

Georgia Witt, Reporter

October 7, 2017


Filed under Columns

On April 28, 2017, Logic released an inspirational song titled “1-800-273-8255”. This was the third song off of his studio album Everybody. He wrote it to bring awareness to not only the hotline, but to the act of suicide itself and to remind everyone that things get better. The song itself has...

TV Show Review: “Riverdale”-Season One

TV Show Review: “Riverdale”-Season One

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

September 25, 2017


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As a person that enjoys binge-watching TV shows on Netflix, “Riverdale” was obviously the perfect choice for me and my interests. The show is a drama, but involves romance, mystery and comedy. The show is based on the Archie comics but based in modern times. The small town of Riverdale is divided into ...

IT: the scariest movie of 2017

IT: the scariest movie of 2017

Danielle Stevens, Managing Editor

September 15, 2017


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In 1986, horror author Stephen King published haunting novel It. The book was made into a movie and was released to the public originally on Nov. 18, 1990 as a TV mini series on network TV.  After 27 years, It is back after its release date, Friday, Sept. 8. On Sunday my father and I went to go s...

Hate speech shouldn’t be free speech

Hate speech shouldn’t be free speech

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

August 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The First Amendment is the right to free speech. However due to recent activity, this amendment is being challenged. On Aug. 12, 2017 a riot broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia that started a large controversy over what types of speech the First Amendment protects. At the riot there were peop...

Movie Review: The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Movie Review: The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Emma Day, Social Media Manager

August 30, 2017


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I personally believe there is nothing better than getting some popcorn, an icee and sitting in the comfortable reclining chairs at the movie theater as you watch a movie. It is especially great if you watch one of the best movies you have seen in a while. The Hitman’s Bodyguard is definitely taking a...

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Bailey Turner, Reporter

May 17, 2017


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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is one of the best movies I have seen in the last few years. People often say that a sequel is never better than an original, but that is not the case for this series. The second movie was just as interesting as the first, and I was impressed that the producers were able...

Album Review: Divide by Ed Sheeran

Album Review: Divide by Ed Sheeran

Danielle Stevens, Editor

May 11, 2017


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On March 3, 2017, Ed Sheeran released an amazing album titled Divide. The album features sixteen different songs, including his very well-known hits “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill”. When Divide first came out, there were half a million copies sold by the end of that week. One o...

Supernatural: A world where demons are real

Danielle Stevens, Reporter

April 28, 2017


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“Saving people, hunting things is the family business.” Do you know this quote? If you don’t, it’s from a very popular and my favorite TV show Supernatural. Supernatural is about two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester. They hunt supernatural creatures and help save lives at the same time. ...

Mental health is taken too lightly

Mental health is taken too lightly

Danielle Stevens, Reporter

April 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Approximately 26 percent of kids are under age 18, and 1 in 4 adults have issues with their mental health, The Kim Foundation states. Kids take the words mental illness lightly, and that can be harmful or offensive to people who struggle with it. The most common mental illnesses for high schoolers ...

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