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2016: Worst Year Ever?

Mahlete Massa
January 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion

This has been an overwhelming year. Popular news sources like The Washington Post, or The Source have both already dubbed it “the worst year in history”, and it may be the worst in a while whether it be terrorist attacks, David Bowie, Prince, and Alan Rickman’s deaths, the most exhausting presidential...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Review

Maddi Caton, Axe producer
December 23, 2016
Filed under Opinion

  Overview: Rogue one is actually a prequel to the original Star Wars movie, “A New Hope”. It follows the story of the team of rebels that steal the plans to the Death Star, a planet destroying weapon created by Darth Vader and the Empire. The story takes place directly prior to A New Hope,...

Doctor Strange Movie Review

Orlando Quintana
December 21, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Summary: Doctor Strange is the story of a world class neurosurgeon named Steven Strange. His ability to stay relaxed under pressure and perform almost impossible surgeries makes him perhaps the most skilled surgeon in the world. But when a deadly car crash destroys the nerves in his hands, he can...

Movie Review: Loving

Movie Review: Loving

Alex Brown
December 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Loving is a 2016 historical drama film written and directed by Jeff Nichols.  It features Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.  The plot consists...

OVERPRICED AND OVERRATED

OVERPRICED AND OVERRATED

Courtney Calhoon
December 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

  You stumble out of bed in the morning you look to your left and see your alarm clock roaring its terrible roar. The sound that wakes you up in the morning, the sound of unrested souls being rudely awakened, the sound every human being hates. Time to get up and start your day. What comes next...

“Blink” Book Review

Hullale Khizirpour
December 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING BY: MALCOM GLADWELL Non-fiction book published by Malcom Gladwell. This book compiles facts, not fiction. In Gladwell’s reading, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within, he explains how we think, without thinking, about the choices ...

Social Groups in High School

Allee Armitage
December 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Congratulations Oak Park students! You are almost done with 1st semester of this year! IF you are a freshman, I hope you like high school. If you are a sophomore, make sure you stay on top of your grades. If you are a junior, don’t get involved in social cliques, it won’t matter your senior yea...

Winstead’s Review

December 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Experience: As soon as I stepped into the restaurant, a whole new vibe went over me. Everything was so old schooled, there were even jukeboxes! Service was quick and I’ve never had such a fresh, hot burger with some crispy, hot fries. Pricing: Pricing is absolutely amazing. I pictured seeing...

The Mathematics of Christmas

Orlando Quintana and Brett Felten, Axe staffers
December 12, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

With the holidays coming up, kids all over the world are excited as ever to receive a gift from Santa Claus. Every year, Santa is tasked with the job of delivering presents to every single child in the world, all in one night. As you could imagine, this feat seems almost impossible. We decided to do...

FANTASTIC BEASTS REVIEW

FANTASTIC BEASTS REVIEW

Mahlete Massa
December 12, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

The reboot of the iconic Harry Potter franchise has many in arms over whether the new story is a new unique story or just a poor attempt to cash in on the second highest grossing film series of all time. REVIEW: The film takes place in the roaring 1930s, and we follow the protagonist named Newt,...

Column: Black Friday Shopping Craziness

Column: Black Friday Shopping Craziness

Chloe Gillespie, J1 Writer
November 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion

If you have never been black Friday shopping I don’t blame you! Black Friday shopping can be very crazy. I went and “there really wasn’t any rude people” like Christian Marshall had said. But sometimes there can be. Many people get into fights on Black Friday; either because someone els...

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