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Stars and Stripes pleasantly surprises families

Stars and Stripes

The Stars and Strips restaurant offers a thrill of Americana food and atmosphere.

Our Rating: B

Kate Froehlich, Executive Editor
November 10, 2009
Filed under Entertainment, Quick Bites Restaurant Reviews

The cliché of an American themed restaurant is hard to live up to. The Stars and Stripes Grill opened in September of 2008, located in the Constant Friendship Business Park, adjacent to the Putt-Putt Fun Center. However, getting into the building is not quite so convenient. The entrance is...

That’s a Wrap!

That's a Wrap!

Joey Hoff goes on a mission to find the best burrito in Bel Air.

Our Rating: Fiesta Grill

Joey Hoff, Managing Editor
November 9, 2009
Filed under Entertainment, Quick Bites Restaurant Reviews

Mexican cuisine is a fiery topic—a constant battle of authentic versus Americanized. So, I tossed all of my previous opinions aside in search of the best burrito in Bel Air. Within a half-mile of downtown Bel Air, there are four Mexican restaurants: Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, Fiesta Grill, La Tolteca,...

Skype revolutionizes communication

Skype

Skype offers a new means of Internet communication.

Elizabeth Tauber, In-Depth Editor
November 9, 2009
Filed under Entertainment, In the Community

When Erika Stasakova, a sophomore at Lafayette and graduate of JC, traveled to Slovakia for three months in the summer, she was not allowed to use her cell phone. Calling her family from another country would cost too much money, so she used Skype to communicate. With Skype, Stasakova was able to...

Movie Previews 11/1 – 11/7

Movie Previews

Alien abductions, telekinesis, and a box that commits murder are all soon to be on the big screen.

Hilary Weidner, A&E Editor
November 9, 2009
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

We’re here to preview the movies scheduled to be released the week of November 6th. So get your popcorn ready and read. 1.       “The Fourth Kind” Release Date: Friday November 6 Genre: Horror Info: Based on a true story, “The Fourth Kind” is a documentary about alien encount...

The Beatles are back

Movie Previews

Alien abductions, telekinesis, and a box that commits murder are all soon to be on the big screen.

Nico Cvach, Entertainment Editor
October 16, 2009
Filed under Entertainment

The most prominent band from the sixties is back for an encore. Harmonix has done it again by making another top selling game, The Beatles Rock Band, their third Rock Band. To be honest, I had my doubts about the game at first because I knew how long it takes to beat the regular Rock Band games...

Detective reveals truth about CSI

Movie Previews

Alien abductions, telekinesis, and a box that commits murder are all soon to be on the big screen.

Taylor Schafer, Features Editor
October 16, 2009
Filed under Entertainment

It’s another Thursday night.  It’s late. There’s a gunshot, a growing pool of blood, screams, then flashing lights.  There’s a killer on the loose and there’s only one question: “who are you?” The detectives on “CSI” never let us down, but Hollywood doesn’t get it right all the...

As Seen on TV

Movie Previews

Alien abductions, telekinesis, and a box that commits murder are all soon to be on the big screen.

Collin Hoofnagle, News Editor
October 16, 2009
Filed under Entertainment

Oh, the magic of television. Everything seems so real, so perfect. Bring home what you see on TV though, and it's anything but magical. Known as direct response marketing, infomercials allow millions of Americans to bring home what they see on TV. And they have turned out to be quite the moneymakers....

Polar Bear Club strives to return to perfection

Movie Previews

Alien abductions, telekinesis, and a box that commits murder are all soon to be on the big screen.

Daniel Gallen, Editor in Chief
October 5, 2009
Filed under Entertainment

Humans strive for perfection in everything they do.  Be it in academics, athletics, or life in general, there is an underlying push to perfection that lies within a person, trying to drive them to greatness.  After perfection is achieved, the race to get back to it begins. With their sophomore release...

VMAs: “Im’a let you finish”

Movie Previews

Alien abductions, telekinesis, and a box that commits murder are all soon to be on the big screen.

Hilary Weidner, Entertainment Editor
October 5, 2009
Filed under Entertainment

And the winner is Taylor Swift! As she walks up on stage with a big, bright smile, grabs the mic and is seconds away from her acceptance speech, she hears this; “Yo, Taylor your video was great and all, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time!” Yes, indeed Kanye West did need to get his...

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