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MTV’s Video Music Awards killed the alternative star

MTV’s Video Music Awards killed the alternative star

Casey Metcalf, Staff Writer

September 2, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

Green Day, Ludacris, and 50 Cent. The Killers, Shakira and My Chemical Romance. What do all of these bands have in common? They all performed during the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards just nine years ago. Try this list on for size: Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Usher, Beyonce and Taylor Swift....

“The Fault in Our Stars” deemed acceptable

“The Fault in Our Stars” deemed acceptable

Natalie Larimer, Staff Writer

June 13, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

"The Fault in Our Stars" (TFiOS) is a book by John Green that was released in 2012. It was taken to the screens with the movie adaptation that premiered June 6. This book is fantastic, with a storyline that demands a ton of research and skill to be able to tell. John Green is an absolute genius. He mak...

“Divergent” lives up to books standards

“Divergent” lives up to books standards

Zoe Wilson, Sub Design Editor

April 11, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

"Divergent" was first a book written by Veronica Roth and it was released in April 2011. The movie was released on March 21 into theaters. The story takes place in post-apocalyptic Chicago after a war has ended. Everyone in the city is split up into five factions. Once a child turns 16 they partici...

Selfie Olympics cancelled because of Ellen DeGeneres

Selfie Olympics cancelled because of Ellen DeGeneres

Carly Kinning, Sub Editor

March 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Black and White was planning on holding a Selfie Olympics through Twitter, however, that idea was shut down when Ellen DeGeneres posted her all-star selfie. The Selfie Olympics was planned to go through the month of March, and students would take a selfie and use #JHSselfieolympics on the tweet....

What’s up with WhatsApp

What’s up with WhatsApp

Carly Kinning, Sub Editor

March 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Facebook recently made a $19 billion purchase for WhatsApp, a messenger app that can connect the iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian, and Windows Phone in almost any country around the world with ease. This app should be noticed with spring break being just around the corner. The...

“Trade Hattress 2”: The world’s leading war-themed hat simulator

“Trade Hattress 2”: The world’s leading war-themed hat simulator

Aaron Gray, Staff Writer

December 17, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Why does war have to be so serious? Why do video games about them always seem to focus on the gritty, somber fight for survival part of it? The market is full of games where you save the world from impending nuclear war, are forced into desperate situations where atrocious acts must be committed, or...