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Food Fight: Wawa vs. Royal Farms

Food Fight: Wawa vs. Royal Farms

Adriana Guidi and Elizabeth Harmison
March 21, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Reporters review the food, cleanliness, and prices of each gas station. Which convenience store offers the best overall experience for students?

If the shoe fits

If the shoe fits

Kishan Patel and Mike Moxley
March 17, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, In the Community

Rapidly clicking away on his laptop, senior Jeff Jia hopes to be one of the seven thousand lucky shoppers to nab the most prized possession in the shoe world: a pair of Adidas Yeezys. Jia bought the first pair by pure luck, and continued to buy three others, all in women’s sizes to eventually resell...

Album Review: “Blackstar” shines as star

Album Review: “Blackstar” shines as star

February 19, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Introduction: The magnificently diverse and wide-spanning discography of David Bowie (1947-2016), including iconic albums such as “Ziggy Stardust” and the “Spiders for Mars,” “Low,” “Aladdin Sane,” and “Hunky Dory,” has been completed with one of his most sonically interesting ...

Dance it Out

Dance it Out

February 17, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, In the Community

Student dancers share their experiences and why dancing is important to them. Senior Morgan Johnson, freshmen Caitlin Kerrigan and Alexander Kirkland give their stories about how dance impacted their lives.

Winter entertainment provides adrenaline for students

Winter entertainment provides adrenaline for students

Adriana Guidi, Entertainment Editor
February 13, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Senior Dean LaPonzina carves down the mountains of Vail, Colo., hitting every big jump or boulder he can to reach the level of adrenaline that comes with skiing. “It’s a really fun way for me to let out some energy, and it’s also a really big thrill to hit big jumps and do rails,” LaPonzina s...

The Next Bite: Rusty Scupper put me on a ‘see-food’ diet

The Next Bite: Rusty Scupper put me on a ‘see-food’ diet

Pia Scotto, Community Editor
February 11, 2016
Filed under Columns, Entertainment, The Next Bite

Want a fun night dining out? Need a place to go that has delicious food and is beautiful inside and out? Look no further than Rusty Scupper. Rusty Scupper is located in the Inner Harbor Marina in Baltimore, where you get fine dining on the water with a stellar view of the city. Getting in and parki...

Ranking the Star Wars Movies

Ranking the Star Wars Movies

Adriana Guidi, Entertainment Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

1. Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back If there is a movie that can top the original, it is this one. There is not a single dull moment in this movie. It moves at a great pace the whole time and is entertaining every second. The characters are developed further in this movie, making you either love th...

Nick Tunes: ‘Head Full of Dreams’ is the album of our dreams

Nick Tunes: ‘Head Full of Dreams’ is the album of our dreams

Nick Miller, Entertainment Editor
February 3, 2016
Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Nick Tunes

Coldplay: “Head Full of Dreams” Rating: 4/5 Coldplay’s new album, “Head Full of Dreams,” was released on Dec. 4. It easily lives up to the standard set by their previous albums, while still remaining unique. Its sound mixes alternative rock with influences from newer genres to form a hypn...

Artist Spotlight: Smial taps into competitions

Artist Spotlight: Smial taps into competitions

Nick Miller, Entertainment Editor
January 22, 2016
Filed under Artist Profile, Entertainment

As a child, senior Casey Smial used to go with her mother to the Emerald Isle Ceili to see experienced Irish step dancers. Watching the older dancers, Smial was amazed and could not take her eyes off. “When I was six my mom decided to put me in Irish dancing because I was obsessed with it,” Smi...

The Next Bite: Rouge brings interesting, different, and très chic atmosphere and cuisine

The Next Bite: Rouge brings interesting, different, and très chic atmosphere and cuisine

Pia Scotto, Community Editor
January 21, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, The Next Bite

If you happen to visit Philadelphia near Chestnut St., you’ll see many things. One is a beautiful park, which offers calm scenery and street performers. On the far side of the park, on 18th St., you’ll see a chic little French restaurant, Rouge. Rouge shouts “city-life” and fits the Philad...

“Fallout 4” proves to be a solid game

“Fallout 4” proves to be a solid game

Kevin Blandeburgo, Video Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, In the Community, Top Stories

The launch of Bethesda’s huge new title, “Fallout 4,” was a couple of months ago, and millions of gamers, including me, anticipated its release. “Fallout 4,” released five years after “Fallout: New Vegas” and seven years after “Fallout 3,” is a single-player, open-world, RPG shooter. In...

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