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Birchbox: What’s it all about?

Birchbox: What’s it all about?

Mabrey Wathen, Log editor-in-chief
January 29, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

What is Birchbox? Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription service that provides the subscriber four to five samples of makeup, skincare, or haircare products. Each month Birchbox sends their subscribers samples based on their preferences, so someone with oily skin won’t get a sample meant for...

Review: 1984

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

  Book: 1984 Author: George Orwell Genre: Futuristic dystopia, but it was written in the 40s and 50s so it’s roughly on par with modern day. Technically, now alternate history, thanks to being set 30 years ago. General Notes: This is the sort of book that everyone reads, that you dis...

Dirty Grandpa – Not Worth Seeing

Jacob Bartz, Axe staffer
January 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

This movie was good don’t get me wrong, but it just wasn’t theatre-seeing good if you know what I mean. This is one of those movies that you should see but you should wait until it goes onto Netflix or Redbox because it just isn’t worth paying $10 for a theatre ticket. I should also say that...

Review: ‘Perfect Guy’ is perfect

Ibtisam Jeilani, Axe staffer
December 17, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

The trailer of The Perfect Guy was great. It gave me the chills when Leah (Sanaa Lathan) was in the shower, and Carter (Michael Early) put his fingers on the glass. When the movie began, it was like a typical movie. A couple in love, but it doesn’t work out. Leah met Carter in a coffee shop and...

Kohn’s Notes: Looking forward to the next chapter

Harry Kohn, Axe staffer
December 17, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Being a senior doesn’t feel any different than being a freshman. Knowing that this will be my last year in high school is extremely frightening when I think about how my life is going to be after I graduate. After being in school for nearly 13 years it feels weird that its all going to be over in...

Kohn’s Notes: Sports Love

Harry Kohn, Axe staffer
December 14, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Since I started wrestling freshman year I couldn’t stop, I was immediately hooked on the sport. I fell in love with the sport, it wasn’t just the aggressiveness of the sport it was the hard work you had to put in to win. Wrestling contains a lot of dedication and you have to be disciplined, not just...

Goren well worth a listen

Sandy Lopez, Cambia photographer
December 9, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

The album “Songs Go You” by Ray Goren features a mixture of Blues and R&B tunes. It’s almost hard to believe that this multi-instrumentalist and songwriter is ONLY 15! Goren started playing instruments and writing music at the age of 7. Even respected musician, producer and writer Steve...

Review: ‘Creed’

Jacob Bartz, Axe staffer
December 9, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

I’m not going to lie, everyone thought this movie was going to be terrible. I mean it is literally the seventh movie in the series, it can't be good, right? Wrong. This movie was actually surprisingly good. After the last couple movies in the series were majorly disappointing, this installment...

Peach or Pit? James and the Giant Peach Raises Expectations

Peach or Pit? James and the Giant Peach Raises Expectations

Madison Russell, Log editor-in-chief
December 7, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

THEATER REVIEW: It’s not every day you walk into your school’s theatre and see a large peach gaping down at you, little did I know that the theatre department was going all out this year for the production of “James and the Giant Peach.” From the minute I walked up to the ticket booth, I...

Trans Day of Remembrance moved me

Landon Patterson, Axe staffer
December 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion

November is Trans Day of Remembrance month. We have a day when we mourn the loss of all the transgender or gender non-conforming people we have lost to murder or suicide. On Nov. 20, I got to experience my first TDOR walk. We walked from the J.C. Nichols fountain on the Plaza to KCAVP downtown. On ...

Mockingjay – Part 2 just decent

Mockingjay – Part 2 just decent

Jacob Bartz, Axe staff
December 3, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

This movie was pretty good. It wasn’t the best of the series, but it was still pretty decent. It has a few key differences from the book, I’m not going to spoil it, but the differences aren’t all that huge. The book is better then the movie, but isn’t that the way it always is? The first...

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