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“Paranormal Activity” fails to live up to hype

Paranormal Activity

"Paranormal Activity" suitable for a "cheap thrill."

Our Rating: B-

Kaitlin Bobbin, Editorials Editor
November 10, 2009
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

Anticipated to be the scariest movie in decades and possibly of all time, I left the theatre after watching “Paranormal Activity” wondering if I had even seen the movie that allegedly caused rooms full of people to shake with terror and leave due to excessive vomiting. I am all for genuine terror...

Desperate Housewives Weekly Blog: Ep. 5

Desperate Housewives: Episode 5

A hotel maid causes Bree to second-guess herself, and much more.

Kate Froehlich, Jenny Hottle, Executive Editor, Managing Editor
November 10, 2009
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

Episode 5: Everybody Ought to have a Maid It’s judgment day on Desperate Housewives... From Bree to a maid to Susan to Katherine, everyone is being judged for their actions, or lack thereof. Bree As Bree and Karl continued their affair in their motel room (which Bree is getting quite fond of), ...

Desperate Housewives – The Weekly Blog Ep. 4

Desperate Housewives: Episode 4

Katherine once again invites viewers into her fantasy world.

Our Rating: A

Kate Froehlich, Jenny Hottle, Executive Editor, Managing Editor
November 10, 2009
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

Episode 4: The God-Why-Don’t-You-Love-Me Blues J: So… Kate the first thing I saw on ABC.com was this: Is Katherine unraveling? I guess that means tonight's episode is going to have a lot of Katherine. Can't wait. K: Jenny, I'm making a sad face. 9:01 J: Katherine's in love?  With who?...

Desperate Housewives – The Weekly Blog Ep. 3

Desperate Housewives: Episode 3

More awkward moments and affairs arise on Wisteria Lane.

Our Rating: A

Kate Froehlich, Jenny Hottle, Executive Editor, Managing Editor
November 10, 2009
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

Episode 3: Never Judge a Lady by her Lover 9:01 J: John? I forget who he is... Awkward K: Oh God, what’s up John? You are still gorgeous and you’re successful! I remember when you were just a gardener; you've grown up so much. But now you’re a pedophile. Fantastic. You’ve learned from your...

Desperate Housewives – The Weekly Blog Ep. 2

Desperate Housewives: Episode 2

The scandal and mystery on Wisteria Lane continues to grow every week...

Our Rating: A

Kate Froehich, Jenny Hottle, Executive Editor, Managing Editor
November 10, 2009
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

For all those who wish they lived on Wisteria Lane, we sympathize, but we offer the next best thing to joining the cast. We will be providing commentary on every episode this season, and we’re always open for comments, predications, complaints, connections to Mike Delfino, etc. Jenny can be reached...

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....

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