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Spanish film paints dark 1940s fantasy

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March 14, 2008
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By: Reid Conner <[email protected]> Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy/thriller fairy tale is no ordinary story. It definitely isn’t a children’s tale either. Don’t have any misconceptions about this movie; it has more blood, gore and gruesome images than a traditional fairy tale. However, the imagi...

Cultural diversity expressed in traditional ethnic customs

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March 14, 2008
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By: Michael Wang <[email protected]> On the first day of eighth grade, Shalin Zia, who is now a sophomore, received smiles of recognition but also stares of curiosity. She said, “Some people acted normally and talked to me like they normally did and some just gave me stares. They were kind o...

Updated site built for readers

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March 14, 2008
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By: Jaclyn Chen <[email protected]> A new survey released last month by We Media/Zogby Interactive shows that more than half of Americans primarily use the Internet for news and information. This figure is up nearly 40 percent from just a year ago. The survey of nearly 2,000 respondents also says...

Time to look beyond appearance

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March 14, 2008
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By: Meagan McNulty <[email protected]> It was the summer after freshman year and before leaving for Rome, I specifically remember looking at the itinerary for the days we were to spend there and realizing, much to my surprise, I was probably going to be bored. Intermixed between visiting mu...

Organic labels don’t indicate healthier food

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March 13, 2008
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By: Lexi Muir <[email protected]> In recent years, consuming organic foods has become so popular that some experts are calling it a fad. According to the CNN article “The Organic Debate: Healthy or not?” in the past decade sales of organics have surged more than 20 percent, and according t...

The green holiday means more to people of Irish descent than to most others

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March 13, 2008
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By: Sarah Sheafer <[email protected]> As senior Katie O’Connor sat on the stone fence in front of her cousin’s bed and breakfast and looked out at Dingle Bay in Ireland, she felt the sea-air blowing. At that moment, she said all she could think about was her grandfather. “I never...

New Jodi Picoult novel controversial

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March 13, 2008
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By: Shireen Korkzan <[email protected]> How do you bring in the controversial topics of organ donation, religious truth and capital punishment and combine them all into 464 pages of literary excellence? It’s not easy, but Jodi Picoult manages to pull it off in her newest book, Change of Hea...

‘10,000 B.C.’ film unemotional, fails to engage young viewers

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March 13, 2008
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By: Sam Watermeier <[email protected]> Unless you want to spend $9.50 to see an awesome trailer for “Iron Man,” do not see “10,000 B.C.” It should not come as a surprise that it is a terrible film. Its writer-director, Roland Emmerich is one of the worst working today. His movi...

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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March 13, 2008
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By: Jade Schwarting <[email protected]> Higher speeds, longer drops, more bloodcurdling atmospheres. For some, fear is the only thing standing in their way of a great time. However, for others, this fear is the exact thing that attracts them to the most thrilling of activities. Even w...

*Exclusively Online* Interview with Dale Yessak

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March 13, 2008
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Why did you start riding your bike to school? My wife bought me a bike as a birthday present, January two years ago, and I started riding to work every day shortly after that because it seemed like a good way to combine a workout with my commute. How does weather affect you when riding to school?...

Bridging the gap of education

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March 12, 2008
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By: Michelle Hu <[email protected]> Senior Daniel “Dan” Stamer’s eighth period class has only 4.5 percent of the entire student population. This course is multivariable calculus, the highest mathematics course this school offers. This low percentage may be an indication of troubled times ...

J.T. Smith wins Carmel Idol

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March 7, 2008
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Senior J.T. Smith won Carmel Idol, beating out nine other finalists in the singing competition. He sang and strummed "Collide" by Howie Day. Lifelines, Student Venture and the Swing Dance Club sponsored this year's event. Smith won $1,000 as reward, half of which will be donated to the Alopecia...

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