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‘The Mountain Between Us’ Appeals with Adventure and Romance

‘The Mountain Between Us’ Appeals with Adventure and Romance

Review by Lauren McCollum After a horrific plane crash occurs, two of the three passengers aboard are helplessly hidden in the middle of Utah’s many snowy mountains. Photojournalist Alex Martin and brain surgeon Ben Bass are left to use their knowledge on nature to find a way home after their pilot, Walter, dies in the […]

Haunted House in Linn County: Circle of Ash

Haunted House in Linn County: Circle of Ash

Review by Connor Bilden The Circle of Ash haunted attraction is located in Central City on the Linn County Fairgrounds. The cost for admission is $20, which gets you into all three attractions. For $35 you can get the fast pass and skip all of the long lines. In addition to the three main attractions […]

iPhone 7s Plus

iPhone 7s Plus

By Chase Martin The iPhone 7s plus is the best you can get according to recently added technology including all the premium features Apple has poured in the 7s. It’s the newest model that you can get your hands on (besides the iPhone 8 that was released Sept. 22) with all the advanced features, the […]

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Movie Review

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Movie Review

The Beauty And The Beast: 7/10 roses Lowdown: Classic animation film unburied and brought to life. Rated: G Now Showing At: Bijou Movie Theater, Wehrenberg Galaxy 16 Cine, Carmike Wynnsong Theaters, and Marcus Coral Ridge Theaters. Review By Grace McCollum The March 17 release of the film Beauty And The Beast Starring Emma Watson and […]

Movie Review: Sully

Movie Review: Sully

Sully: 8/10 stars Lowdown: Protagonist Captain Sully makes emergency landing on Hudson River after striking flock of geese. Rated: PG-13 for some peril and brief strong language. Now showing at: Wehrenberg Galaxy 16 Cine, Marcus Coral Ridge Cinema, and Marcus Sycamore Cinema By Jack Streicher Clint Eastwood’s new film, Sully, is based on the true […]

Playing With Blocks

By: Kelsey Shady   The thought of doubling class times will make a student cringe. For us at Mount Vernon High School, this horrific thought became a reality. Although at first most hated the idea of block scheduling, they soon learned it’s not all bad. On Thursdays, students have their odd period classes while on […]

Narcos Review

Narcos Review

By Simon Crocker In this generation, crime TV shows have gained a larger demographic than ever.  Television shows like The Wire, Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy have captured the attention of millions of people.  So what makes Netflix’s new TV show, Narcos, special?  Be warned, the following article contains spoilers. Narcos excellently portrays Columbia’s […]

The Abstinence Teacher

The Abstinence Teacher

By Haleigh Ehmsen- The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta is set in Stonewood Heights, a small town where everyone knows everyone, and everyone knows everything. Ruth Ramsay, a single mother and a sex ed. teacher at the local high school, is asked to teach an “abstinence only” curriculum. She finds this very difficult because she […]

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

The story starts out in Katie’s point of view, a woman new to the small town of Southport, North Carolina. Most of the townfolk find her mysterious and are alarmed by her presence but the owner of the grocery store, Alex, seems to be drawn to her. Though she tries to keep her distance she finds herself becoming close with Alex and his two children. But Katie has a dark secret that, no matter how hard she tries, still haunts her….

Haleigh’s Book Review

Haleigh’s Book Review

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
Review by Haleigh Ehmsen
In this novel, Rose Edelstein at the age of nine discovers that she can taste emotions in food. While eating birthday cake baked by her mother, she tastes her mother’s sadness. She starts a diet of pre-packaged snack food and finds out she also knows where it was made. For example, Oreos come from a factory in New York. She tries to avoid eating her mother’s meals as often as she can but one night while nibbling on some spaghetti she uncovers her mother’s affair at work. From then on she feels distant from her family, especially her brother who often disappears. This novel is very intriguing and kept me interested through to the end. It made me wonder, What would Rose taste in a meal I prepared?