Articles By: Tanner O'donnell

The Endless River

The Endless River

by Tanner O’Donnell Some things never die. Although Pink Floyd founding members Syd Barrett and Richard Wright have passed away, they both live on through the band. Richard Wright died in 2008, but last Friday his final works were released by band members David Gilmore and Nick Mason. The English rock band formed in 1965 by Barrett, Roger Waters, Mason, […]

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Review: Grand Budapest Hotel

By Tanner O’Donnell The Grand Budapest Hotel is a 2014 comedy film written and directed by Wes Anderson. The film focuses on the elderly owner of the grand budapest hotel, Zero Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham), and his youth working at the hotel. Wes Anderson is known for his distinct artistic direction, and this film is no exception. The environments of […]

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State Track Meet

State Track Meet

Boys take 2nd at state meet Best boys team in Hale’s history loses to Bellevue in state track meet by Sam Huston and Zach AIrth   Junior Stuart Smith and Seniors Max Leach and Andrew Foerder in the 1600 meter race at the District meet on May 21st   Javelins fly through the air, runners pump their arms as they […]

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Why Does A Have to be a Grade?

Why Does A Have to be a Grade?

by Thao Pham My best friend asked me a question that made me think a lot in these days: “Why do we have to get an A grade while we don’t use them for anything?”. At first, I absolutely agreed with her because when we try to get a job in the future, the employers just see your degree in […]

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Godzilla Review

Godzilla Review

Godzilla By Meghan Gottschalk     The most recent reboot of the Godzilla franchise directed by Gareth Edwards stuns and amazes audiences once more. As the theatre goes dark clips of fading news and flickering video begin to reel by on screen, depicting incidents from historical nuclear tests as well as old sightings of a mysterious creature. Unexplained tremors have […]

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Ugly = No Relationship?

Ugly = No Relationship?

by Thao Pham   Last week, I read about a girl in Thailand. She bared her heart to a boy and he told her: “No, you are ugly so I cannot accept.” Then she decided to have plastic surgery. So that means if you are ugly, you will be FA, right? Of course our appearance is really important. My father […]

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Syria’s Competition Of Violence

Syria’s Competition Of Violence

by Tzur   Syria’s competition of violence   In the violent Syrian civil war that started back in 2011 during the Arab Spring, it seems that both sides of the conflict have been competing to be the most violent aggressor. But the Syrian Government really takes the cake, for the greatest amount of pointless violence against innocents. You see, neither […]

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This Day In History

On Friday, May 23, 1934, the infamous couple Bonnie and Clyde were shot by a Texas posse of four on a rural road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.  The two were shot more than fifty times, and after the shooting, more than twenty thousand people came to nearby towns in hope of visiting the site.   Bonnie Parker,  as well as […]

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More ‘D-Storm’ than speed

More ‘D-Storm’ than speed

Sophomore track sensation clowns around off the field but is no joke on race day By Sam Huston   The crack from the starting gun resounds across the infield. Seven runners fly around the bend. The runner in lane 3 comes around the curve five meters in front of the runner behind him. His muscles contract and relax at an […]

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The Situation In Ukraine

The Situation In Ukraine

by Zach Airth           Image courtesy of Creative Commons         As you have probably heard in the news, a tense standoff is now playing out in the Eastern European country of Ukraine. Russia is projecting its economic and military power, creating unrest in the east of Ukraine while the European Union tries to […]

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