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Songs You Need to Add to Your Christmas Playlist

Jaycee Simpson, Axe staffer
November 28, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

It’s never too early to start listening to Christmas music! The only reason I look forward to Thanksgiving is for it to be over so I can listen to Christmas music. These are some songs that are a MUST for your Christmas Playlist: Mariah Carey- All I Want For Christmas Is You This song is the go...

Review: China Wok

Review: China Wok

Alex Brown, Axe staffer
November 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Overview: China Wok has proudly served authentic Chinese cuisine to the Northland for 22 years. They offer a complete menu of Mandarin, Hunan, Szechuan and Shanghai cuisines. They also offer banquet facilities. Their restaurant is located in the Boardwalk Square Shopping Center, located at I-29...

Technology and Millennials: I dare you

Technology and Millennials: I dare you

Allee Armitage, Axe Executive Producer
November 21, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I recently had the honor of attending my school musical, "The Little Mermaid." It was put on by my very talented friends of whom worked extremely hard on this production. You could tell as they bowed on stage for the last time that they left everything they had on the stage. Though fatigued, their...

Holiday Hurdles

Courtney Calhoon, Log section editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

The holidays are hard enough just trying to get to grandma’s house, then to your aunt’s house then if your parents are divorced it’s a whole new hassle. Then you have to figure out what all of your family and friends would like for Christmas. Then after that you have to raise enough money to invest...

New/Noteworthy Music: Songs, Albums you should check out

New/Noteworthy Music: Songs, Albums you should check out

Chris Winegarner, Log Photographer
November 12, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Here are some tracks and albums worth listening to:   Singles   Bruno Mars “24K Magic”- Another fun track from Mars that sounds like it’s straight out of the 80’s. A feel-good song that will put a smile on your face.           ...

Make the Best Playlists for this Season or any Occasion

Chris Winegarner, Log Photographer
November 10, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

With November now in full swing, that means it’s time for awkward family get-togethers. Making a playlist for these situations could help break the ice. Here’s some tips from techlife.samsung.com and personal experience. Know your “audience” and try to include some music they might like (I...

Review: Is Suicide Squad really as bad as most movie review sites say it is?

Review: Is Suicide Squad really as bad as most movie review sites say it is?

Hullale Khizirpour, Axe staffer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Over the weekend, I watched the movie “Suicide Squad” to really see what the hype was about. I walked into the theatre thinking I was going to be disappointed by the movie, but then I walked out of that same theatre with my mind blown. What is it about? A U.S. intelligence officer decides to assemble a tea...

Review: Zootopia

Abigail Clapham, Axe staffer
October 25, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Overview: Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) is the first rabbit to join the Zootopia police force. She quickly finds out how tough her new job is. Judy quickly tries to solve a mysterious case. However, to solve the case she must work with a sly fox, Nick Wilde, (Jason Bateman). Review: When I watched the trailer for ...

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ Review

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ Review

Chris Winegarner, Log Photographer
October 24, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

  ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ Directed By: Tim Burton Starring: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson Length: 127 minutes Rated: PG-13 Score: 3.5/5 Stars According t...

First Choir Concert Opens Well

Chloe Gillespie, J1 Writer
October 17, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

If you haven’t been to one of the choir concerts you should really make time to go to one. Choir concerts are so much fun. The first concert may not always be the best, but it is still fun. We have a very good choir; there are some things they need to work on. “I think we need to work on...

Sports Column: From a Softball Player

Catie Janeczko, J1 writer
October 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports

The JV softball team had a great season. At the beginning of the season, they were not used to their new coach; this was coach Dan Backhaus’ first year of coaching softball. He coached baseball for many years before. According to players, at first it was hard to listen to him compare softball...

REVIEW: Finding Dory

Alex Brown, Axe staffer
September 29, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Overview: Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to fin...

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