By: Crystal Mwende
Last Friday, February 16th 2018, history was made. Marvel’s anticipated film, Black Panther, was finally released in theaters across the world. Black Panther is the final major superhero introduced leading up to the Avengers movie coming out this summer. The overall excitement behind this film has been building for over a year. This movie means so much more to fans than a simple addition to the series. Black Panther was directed by a black man and consisted of a majority black cast, something that is rare for mainstream films. Before the movie was even released to the mainstream audience, it was viewed by several critics and received a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Black Panther has made about $242 million domestically and $427 million worldwide, shattering box-office records. Therefore making it the fifth highest opening for a film ever and the second highest grossing Avengers film. Continue reading
By: Tigerlily Johnson
2017 was a huge year for new music. Most students listen to music often at home, and in the hallways at school. Different types of music can influence how the listener feels, or to focus better. There have been many new successful artists come of age this year, and few bands that were popular years ago have announced new albums. With music being such a huge outlet for people of all ages, we are very excited for future years of music being released. These are just a few of the best albums released in 2018.
By Kylie Potter
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (TLJ), the second installment of the new Star Wars trilogy, will hit theaters on December 15, 2017. Fans have waited with bated breath since The Force Awakens (TFA) first came to theaters in December of 2015, and many showtimes for TLJ have already been sold out since tickets became available on October 9th.
While a teaser trailer for TLJ was uploaded 6 months ago, and a behind the scenes reel was released 3 months ago, the first extended trailer did not premiere until two weeks ago. The trailer, which was showcased at halftime during Monday night football, has many fans speculating about the events that will take place in the upcoming movie.
TFA, which was directed by J.J. Abrams, left off with Rey, the main protagonist of the story, finally tracking down the fabled Luke Skywalker. Her mission was to deliver his lightsaber to him and convince him to come out of exile and help the Resistance defeat the First Order. Continue reading
By Kylie Potter
With only four days to go until the much-anticipated release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans are scrambling to get tickets and be the first to witness Episode VIII of the legendary saga.
The more casual Star Wars fans, however, may not have watched the previous installment of the saga, The Force Awakens, in quite some time. Many people may need a refresher on where exactly the previous episode left off, and what they should look forward to when viewing The Last Jedi, officially opening this Friday, December 15th. Continue reading
By: Tigerlily Johnson
Animal Crossing is making a comeback, from what was originally a game started for Gamecube, DS and Wii, is now being available in app stores for smartphones! Animal Crossing is a video game created by Nintendo that enables players to create a character and live in a village with other computer-simulated animal citizens. The character can do various things, like complete jobs for Tom Nook (the owner of the store and house owning), planting flowers, transporting mail to residents, and of course paying off your mortgage! Players can also earn money by selling items from the town like fruit and seashells. The objective of the game is to upgrade your house and pay off your mortgage on your player’s house, but with a bigger house comes more responsibilities. Animal Crossing isn’t only a fun virtual game, but it serves as a relaxing and stress-free pastime. Continue reading
“I haven’t been this excited about a movie since The Hunger Games.” -Maya Harris
“I’m really glad that they’re talking about Africa and it’s not about slavery.” -Naya Quartey
“I am so excited! I love Marvel and the Avengers.” -Danny Quinter
“I haven’t even seen it yet and I already know it’s the best movie I have ever seen.” -Journie Drew-Hargrow
“I got my tickets a month ago.” – Naya Quartey
“I like to see black excellence in the works.” -Bethany Hewitt
By Ethan Daucher
Almost everyone has heard of the Rolling Stones, and if they haven’t, they have probably unknowingly heard one of their many famous songs. The Rolling Stones is a widely popular British rock band that had been around for many years, ever since the British Invasion in the 1960’s. The band is made up of many members, such as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood. The Stones have been known to change their style of music throughout the many years that they’ve been around. From genres such as Rock n’ Roll to blues, pop, disco and even country, thus appealing to many. Because of such diversity in music, they have many great and influential songs that have reached top charts countless times throughout the many years they have been together. Hate them or love them, here are the top 5 Rolling Stones Songs that you should listen to, in no particular order.