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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
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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...

A return to a Return

A return to a Return

Joshua Irvine
January 13, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

Late last year, I reviewed "The Force Awakens" for the CorrespondentLive's Corre Critic segment.  Subsequent review of my prior work has led me to write a new review of the film to better address my opinion on the film.  The previous incarnation of this review can still be found in the "Entertainment" sec...

Return of the Force strikes back or something (it’s Star Wars, okay?)

Joshua Irvine
December 24, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

This review is nearly a week late for two reasons: one, because I'm a lazy writer with no self-motivation, and two, because this movie is Star Wars, and I have spent the last six days doing nothing but talking about Star Wars, thinking about Star Wars, reaffirming my dedication to Star Wars, spinning...

‘Dancing with the Stars’ tangos to the end

Lauren Theisan
December 14, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

The finale of this season of "Dancing with the Stars" was nothing short of amazing. ABC pulled out all the stops by having performances by Elle King, Ariana Grande, Andy Grammar, and others. The three finalists made something that couldn't be missed, all with aspiring lives, making them considered "stars"....

Disney dominates in ‘The Good Dinosaur’

Disney dominates in ‘The Good Dinosaur’

Claire Durand
December 14, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

Not many movies can strike my feelings but this was a huge exception. Applying a witty twist in history and riding off from "Inside Out's" success, "The Good Dinosaur" doesn't fail to please. Marking another Pixar movie that will definitely be remembered, "The Good Dinosaur" has its heartfelt and warming...

Acapella recreates Christmas album

Acapella recreates Christmas album

Nate Horne
December 14, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

For as long as I can remember, artists have been releasing Christmas themed albums in hopes of making it big with their "new take" on the typical Christmas songs. And if successful, they may have gotten one big hit of their album, but that's it. But, a new group of musicians just changed the game: every...

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