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It’s time. It’s May.

Allee Armitage, Axe staffer
May 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion

It’s the smartest of times; it’s the dumbest of times. It is the time for reason; it is the time for irrational choices. It’s the time to cram makeup work; it’s the time to take the loss and move on. It is the time for friends; is is the time for yourself. It’s May. It’s the end:...

Orchestra worked hard for 1 ratings at contest

Jordyn Bensyl, Axe staffer
May 3, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

The Oak Park symphonic orchestra buckled down last week and headed to contest. They were determined to redeem themselves from last year’s events. As a fellow violinist, we had worked so hard and played, what we thought was our best.  Unfortunately, we took home a 2 rating on our performance pieces,...

Stag is cool – go to the dance anyways

Landon Patterson, Axe staffer
April 20, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Prom is quickly approaching and people are pairing up quickly. All of your friends are finding dates and you are not. It’s okay. We put this huge pressure on ourselves that we need to have a date, but in reality is completely okay to go to prom STAG. Going to prom with a group of girlfriends/boyfriends...

Super vs. Bat

Jacob Bartz, Axe staffer
April 20, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

This movie was pretty good but could have been slightly better. It had a darker, more serious tone than a lot of superhero movies. The movie had a lot of interesting acting choices, some I liked, and some I didn’t. Jesse Eisenberg was great as Lex Luther, and Amy Adams was good as Lois Lane. I wasn’t...

Revamp your spring wardrobe

Revamp your spring wardrobe

Mabrey Wathen and Remy Tran, Log editor-in-chief and staff
March 28, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Groundhog’s Day has long passed, and our buddy Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring this year. Pack away all of your winter clothes and break out your spring gear. Preparing for the warmer months may have you finding your wardrobe isn’t ready. Don’t worry if you need to go shopping to...

Review: Little Brother

Mina Buchholz, Journalism 1 rookie reporter
March 28, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

  Book: Little Brother Author: Cory Doctorow (Yes, that one.) Genre: Could be argued as realistic fiction, but it diverges from the real world in 2007-ish. (If I may just mention the PATRIOT Act II?) If pressed I’d describe it as very realistic sci fi that could happen within the next...

Review: London has Stolen the Fall

Jacob Bartz, Axe staffer
March 7, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

London has Fallen: This movie was decent, but it was a complete rip-off of "Olympus Has Fallen," which takes place in London instead of Washington D.C. Seriously, if you’ve seen "Olympus has Fallen" then you’ve basically seen this movie too. It has the same basic plot, the president gets captured...

All Things Come To An End

All Things Come To An End

Landon Patterson, Axe staffer
March 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports

As high school students, we tend to take advantage of what we have and assume things last forever. They don’t. There are so many things we all get involved in during high school that we spend our whole high school career doing. I chose cheerleading. I tried out for cheer my freshman year for...

Review: The Forest

Hullale Khizapour, Axe staffer
March 2, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

If you are a person that gets scared very easily, but wants to get into horror films, this movie is perfect for you. About: The forest is about a girl (Sara) who goes to Japan to find her twin sister that was lost in “The Forest.” Now, this forest is an actual forest named Aokigahara, a forest...

Review: Scream Queens

Alex Brown, Axe staffer
March 1, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Overview: The first season focuses on a sorority called Kappa Kappa Tau lead by Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts) located at the fictional Wallace University. A 20-year-old murder mystery reemerges a serial killer dressed as the Red Devil mascot who begins targeting the sorority members.  Dean Cathy M...

Review: The Martian

Mina Buchholz, Journalism 1 rookie reporter
February 28, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Book: The Martian Author: Andy Weir Genre: Easily a hard sci-fi, but the hardest hard sci-fi I’ve read. Reads like realistic adventure fiction from the near future. General Notes: Ok, so this is one of the most realistic sci-fi books I’ve ever read. Seriously, I very frequently forgot ...

Sense 8 – Netflix Review

Alex Brown, Axe staffer
February 8, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Overview:  Sense 8 is an American science fiction drama web television series created, written and executive produced by Andy and Lana Wachowski and J Michael Straczynski. The plot revolves around 8 strangers from around the world who suddenly become mentally and emotionally linked.  While living t...

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