• February 13Good luck to those participating in the IHSSA All-State Large Group Events this weekend!

  • February 13Good luck to the wrestlers participating at the State tournament this week!

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Aching for my Footloose

October 24, 2011

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Movie Review: Footloose (2011) and Footloose (1984) Zoe Krueger I admit, I went into the new Footloose movie with high doubts of it being anything worth seeing, but I did attempt to watch it without bias and with the hope that it would surprise me. Sadly, my initial doubts were right. I foun...

Homecoming Dance offers fun for all – OPINION by Cammi Nelson

September 29, 2011

Filed under Activities, Opinion, School News

OPINION - by Cammi Nelson Everyone is getting out their fancy clothes, their favorite pair of high heels, and their best dance moves for the Homecoming Dance this weekend. This only comes once a year, and you have to make the best of it since high school seems to fly by. Homecoming is one of the b...

Captain America: The First Avenger

September 16, 2011

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by Paul Honke Captain America is one of the oldest American comic book characters. He became popular back in the 1940’s to help sell war-bonds in WW2. One of the most recognizable moments in Cap’s history is an issue in which he punched Hitler (Go, Cap! Punch his moustache off!). This is when...

According to Paul Movie Review: Thor

September 6, 2011

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  by Paul Honke Going into the theatre I had this in mind: “This movie is… going to be bad.” I mean, come on, it’s Hollywood + religious figure + beloved comic book character (I mean anything else would be considered crazy). I had the same mindset with Heath Ledger as the Joker, but...

The Sweet Joy Gelato Shoppe

August 31, 2011

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Atlantic recieved a special treat July 15th, when the Sweet Joy Shoppe opened down town. Wendy Schulz runs the Shoppe with the help of her two teens, Darrin and Danielle Lambert. In the Sweet Joy Shoppe you can find many enjoyable treats, including Gelato. For those who don’t know, Gelato is an Italian...

According to Paul, Summer Movies: Marvel/DC

August 29, 2011

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By Paul Honke It’s open to debate, but ever since Tim Burton’s 1989 “Batman,” there have been few summers that didn’t feature a comic book movie. Whether it’s Marvel, DC, Image, or Darkhorse, there is usually a comic book movie. In the 90’s comic book movies--except for “Blade”--were...

According to Paul Overrated Part 2

May 19, 2011

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By Paul Honke What Is Overrated in Pop Culture -- Part 2 Second verse, worse than the first. Pop culture is like a magnet for epic failures and overrated icons. Pop culture can include a political standpoint, a nostalgic one, or a reality stand point. Now some may disagree with what I have to say. ...

ACCORDING TO PAUL! Top 10 fictional villains – OPINION

April 19, 2011

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By Paul Honke - OPINION Villains are just everywhere: in comic books, literature, video games, Disney, movies, anime, manga, or TV Shows. Why do we love villains so much? Sure, in real life we want them gone, but in the fictional world we love what they do. Is it because the worse the villain is, ...

Rebecca Black’s “Friday” falls flat OPINION-Alyssa Askeland

April 4, 2011

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OPINION - by Alyssa Askeland Is Rebecca Black the new Justin Bieber? She has a popular video, and a whiney voice just like the Bieb.  This “song” has taken the world by storm with its whopping 73,678,738 views, and I’m sure it won’t stop there. This video has gone viral for its horrible lyrics...

We support…but what do we really know?

March 31, 2011

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OPINION - By Zoe Krueger We’ve been hearing about our soldiers in battle for years now. For as long as the US had been involved in middle east conflict, you’d think we’d all be knowledgeable about what is going on. I received a message from Nate Allen, a 2006 graduate and soldier from A...

“Teenagers are genetically ungrateful” – OPINION by Zoe Krueger

March 25, 2011

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OPINION - By Zoe Krueger  Let’s face it, the simplest habit we were taught as children was to always say thank you, but somewhere along the way to adulthood our memory cards involuntarily moved the “Manners Folder” into the trash. That’s not to say, however, that teenagers don’t appre...

Spread the word to end the word campaign – OPINION by Alyssa Askeland

March 17, 2011

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By Alyssa Askeland - OPINION "That's so retarded" is a simple phrase used by Americans every day. But do we really understand the meaning and impact of that one simple word? Retarded: it isn't derogatory. According to organizers of the "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign, respectful and ...

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