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Chanda’s Secrets highlights devastating AIDS Africa’s epidemic

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October 10, 2007


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By: Hera Ashraf <hashraf@hilite.org> One of the many books on the new Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (Rosie Award) list this year is Chanda’s Secrets by Allan Stratton, a story about a 16-year-old girl who is trying to change the thoughts of the people in her town about HIV/AID...

Crunch Time provides immature, unintelligent tale of SAT

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October 10, 2007


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By: Stephanie Hodgin <Stephanie Hodgin@hilite.org> This book is boring. There is no other way to put it. Apart from the hideously uninteresting plot and the immature characters, it can be safe to say that nothing can be learned from reading this novel. Crunch Time, written by Mariah Frederi...

Stiff offers twisted yet interesting take on corpses

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October 10, 2007


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By: Shireen Korkzan <skorkzan@hilite.org> You may not care about what happens to your body after you die, but Mary Roach does. This journalist from San Francisco went to find out, providing enough information to create 304 quick-read pages worth of interesting and stunning knowledge on what ...

Tailgate for Life separate from Homecoming

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September 26, 2007


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By: Renny Logan <rlogan@hilite.org> Since its inception three years ago, Tailgate for Life has taken place the week of Homecoming. However, this year it took place on the day of the Aug. 31 football game instead. “(In previous years) Tailgate for Life was lost in the shuffle of Homecomi...

The Fall Look for Less

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September 26, 2007


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By: Tim Chai <tchai@hilite.org> Fall fashion for 2007 is big, daring and unapologetically indulgent. And of course, the “it” looks straight from the runways do not come cheap, costing several thousands of dollars. However, the trends can be pieced together at a fraction of that price....

Michael’s Restaurant flops for breakfast, lunch

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September 26, 2007


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By: Meher Ahmad <mahmad@hilite.org> In a sea of modern restaurants with an array of ethnic food and innovative ideas, it’s become increasingly hard to find old-fashioned family restaurants of times past. Michael’s Family Restaurant stands out from the crowd in this sense, but not much else. The ...

‘Champ’ proves smart, moving

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September 7, 2007


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By: Jade Luo <jluo@hilite.org> The first scenes of “Resurrecting the Champ” feature a few college students beating up a homeless man. Great, I thought, a mindless boxing movie with a few bloody and broken noses in between. But, boy, was I in for a sweet surprise. “Resurrecting the ...

Mudbugs pales in comparison to Yats

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September 7, 2007


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By: Bennett Fuson <bfuson@hilite.org> First off, a spoiler: Contrary to its rather suggestive reference, Mudbugs Cajun Café on Main Street has nothing to do with mud, bugs or any combination thereof. (Sorry, gross food connoisseurs. I’m sure you’ll find an alternative.) Apparently, “mudb...

New Pornographers’ album ‘Challengers’ change for better

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September 7, 2007


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By: Mitch Ringenberg <mringenberg@hilite.org> The New Pornographers’ fourth release, “Challengers,” is an enjoyable, yet inconsistent, album. The New Pornographers are an eight-piece outfit from Vancouver, Canada, that released their debut, “Mass Romantic,” in 2000 to much critical acclai...

‘Death Sentence’ accurate title for awful movie

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September 7, 2007


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By: Sam Watermeier <swatermeier@hilite.org> Death Sentence” is a return to the genre that exploded with 1972’s “Death Wish,” which starred Charles Bronson as a man who kills literally every thug on the street to avenge his family’s murder. In fact, “Death Sentence” is based on a bo...

Mudsocks satisfies variety of tastes

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September 7, 2007


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By: Reid Conner <rconner@hilite.org> Despite the fact that it is fairly new, Mudsocks Grill is a fun, delicious experience in an appealing environment. The first thing patrons will notice when they walk in the door is the large, square stone fireplace they have set in the middle of the waiting...

Yogokiss simple, refreshing

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August 13, 2007


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Yogokiss is in every way a gastronomic experience in modernism. As I walk through the door, magazines arranged in a checkered pattern (with selections from Time to Glamour) hang on the wall to the left, and tiny hourglass-shaped stools in sets of three surround similarly small circular tables. In fact,...