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An ode to Johnnie’s Beef

Lexi Wachal, In depth editor
February 26, 2016
Filed under Reviews

Winning the lottery. Finding out there's no homework. An unexpected skill check being easier than thought. These are the few things in this world that can even come close to the amount of perfection that is taking that first bite of a warm, soggy Johnnie's beef sandwich. Pair that with a refreshing lemon...

Tore & Luke’s is the meaning of life

Jamie Anderluh
February 26, 2016
Filed under Reviews

Tore & Luke's is beautiful in every way. Start with the drive-through. The amount of gems are nearly infinite, with the wonderfully-buttery pizza slice and the overflowing bag of French fries. One bag is enough to melt the heart. They are, perhaps, the best French fries I have ever had. And I...

‘The Boy’ falls below expectations

Zoe Strozewski
February 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Online only, Reviews

In a normal home, dolls are seen as innocent, fun playthings. Given this fact, something that never ceases to surprise me is that the horror genre manages to take seemingly harmless toys and makes them truly horrifying-the antithesis of innocent and fun. The theme of evil dolls makes an appearance in...

Kesha takes over social media

Kesha takes over social media

Gracie Scannell
February 19, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Entertainment

  Social media has always been a huge outlet for celebrities to reach out to fans, and for individuals to speak out in current issues involving their favorite performers. Recently, pop artist Kesha has been dominating places like Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag 'freekesha' and a l...

‘Mad’ as hell (but might be worth taking)

February 9, 2016
Filed under Reviews

One of the best moments in "Mad Dogs" thus far is a scene where the show's four protagonists attempt to negotiate with a woman whose car they've just crashed into. After a number of failed attempts, one character walks up to her and quietly threatens to shoot her if she doesn't walk away. The woman's...

The Cube collaborates with students

Lauren Theisan
February 9, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Online only

For most students who are in hard classes or do extracurricular activities, most of their time is filled, which could cause them to miss certain Hersey sporting events that they wanted to see. The Cube is a living video streaming website that can help with this. It allows students who can't be at the...

‘Grease Live’ creates a modern yet mediocre twist

‘Grease Live’ creates a modern yet mediocre twist

Lauren Theisan
February 9, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Online only

A second rendition of "Grease", a popular musical focused in the 1970s, was produced and left critics raving. "Grease Live" premiered as a modern version while still grasping the memorable fashion senses and time period of the original. The main characters, Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson was originally...

‘The Boy’ fails to scare

Zoe Strozewski
February 9, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Online only

In a normal home, dolls are seen as innocent, fun playthings. Given this fact, something that never ceases to surprise me is that the horror genre manages to take seemingly harmless toys and makes them truly horrifying-the antithesis of innocent and fun. The theme of evil dolls makes an appearance in...

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ kicks back into action

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ kicks back into action

Claire Durand
February 9, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Online only

After five long years, DreamWorks Animation released their third installment of "Kung Fu Panda" on Jan. 29. The new threat this time is Kai, voiced by J. K. Simmons, who has a massive grudge against Oogway, and is determined to destroy everything regrading Oogway. In order to defeat Kai, Po, voiced...

‘Concussion’ gives little to critique

‘Concussion’ gives little to critique

Zoe Strozewski
January 25, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Online only

"Concussion" is a slightly darker take on the typical feel-good sports drama, but the change isn't a bad thing. The movie manages to present excellent characters while also telling the story of a chilling discovery and the attempts to prevent a groundbreaking exposé. "Concussion" is centered on Dr....

Personalized playlists make Spotify unique

January 25, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Online only

Spotify, a free music streaming service, has been a popular force in the music industry for a couple of years now. So many people have been taking advantage of Spotify's diverse and seemingly endless selection of music that the application is almost ubiquitous on the phones of teenagers and adults alike. One...

“Dance Moms” falls to bottom of the pyramid

Caroline Stiefbold
January 15, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

After a dramatic finish to last season, "Dance Moms" is back in action. There is more drama than ever before and tensions are high after the girls had the worst record of any season so far. With the move from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles, the former villains, Cathy and the Candy Apples, have been replaced...

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