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“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...

High school kids shouldn’t make CDs

High school kids shouldn’t make CDs

Kevin Wu, Staff Writer

December 5, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

So, recently I received a package in the mail from “Bosue Recordz”. Someone apparently made the mistake of sending me a CD, “Playing Her Guitar Suite,” with really poorly produced and arranged music on it to review. I’m not quite sure why they did this. They cited my previous opinion features on ...

Yume Nikki offers a unique storytelling experience for the patient

Yume Nikki offers a unique storytelling experience for the patient

Aaron Gray, Staff Writer

December 5, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Yume Nikki is an odd game, to say the least. Players start the game with arbitrary directions that basically tell them to go to sleep and collect "effects" before being plopped unceremoniously into the game world, controlling a solitary young child as she moves between a sparse two-room area. You have...