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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...

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...

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