Making our mark in any medium... the official student news of Normal Community High School

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Making our mark in any medium... the official student news of Normal Community High School

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Making our mark in any medium... the official student news of Normal Community High School

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10 years later, Hunger Games franchise still survives among die-hard fans

Changing the game

10 years later, Hunger Games franchise still survives among die-hard fans
Abby Ruebush, Senior Staff Reporter Apr 11, 2022

Chaotic.  Dystopian.  Entertaining.  Every time Mr. Ricky King revisits the iconic Hunger Games franchise, these words fly into his head like one of Katniss Everdeen’s razor-sharp arrows. The...

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Alfred Hitchcock Day -- March 12 -- celebrates the genius of “The Master of Suspense”

The psycho behind ‘Psycho’

Alfred Hitchcock Day -- March 12 -- celebrates the genius of “The Master of Suspense”

Recognized by film buffs as one of the most influential directors of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s place in film history often goes underappreciated by modern audiences.  Hitchcock, the filmmaker...

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30 years later and the lambs are still screaming

30 years later and the lambs are still screaming

The lasting legacy of Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling
Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Sep 14, 2021

Anthony Hopkins flawlessly executed his portrayal of world-renowned psychiatrist-turned-serial-killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter in 1991’s "Silence of the Lambs". For 30 years, Hopkins’ performance has had...

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Students, staff spotlight their favorite cinematic duos [video]

Students, staff spotlight their favorite cinematic duos [video]

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Sep 14, 2021

Buzz Lightyear and Woody from "Toy Story", Doc Brown and Marty McFly from the "Back to the Future" franchise, and Marlin and Dory from "Finding Nemo". These on-screen pairs are all classic cinematic duos. Whether...

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Counting down the top five worst Harry Potter characters

Counting down the top five worst ‘Harry Potter’ characters

Kelsey Kern, Senior Staff Reporter Sep 7, 2021

5.) Draco Malfoy: Sorry Malfoy fans, but I despise this character. He was a little butt for seven books and eight movies. A large portion of my childhood was taken up watching Malfoy be a terrible human-(wizard)being...

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20 Years  of movie magic: ‘Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone’ celebrates anniversary

20 Years of movie magic: ‘Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone’ celebrates anniversary

Kelsey Kern, Senior Staff Reporter May 25, 2021

The tan pages of an adored children’s book were transfigured 20 years ago into colorful pixels, bringing a magical universe to the silver screen. The adaptation of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's...

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Harry Potter bingo: Re-igniting the magic after repeat views

Harry Potter bingo: Re-igniting the magic after repeat views

May 15, 2021

  Like handmade sweaters with your initials lovingly sewn in, the Harry Potter series has provided endless feelings of comfort. But if Polyjuice potion has taught us anything, even the most magical...

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Earwig and the Witch,  released in the United State on HBOmax in March, is the worst received Studio Ghibli film in company history on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Earwig and the Witch”: Studio Ghibli’s biggest disappointment

Kennedy Coe, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

"Earwig and the Witch," Studio Ghibli's first film in four years, fails to bewitch the audience. In developing the movie, director Gorō Miyazaki missed adding a few of the iconic animation studio's most...

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Join an amateur cook as they reminisce about a simpler time, when cartoons reigned supreme and cooking took place on a plastic stove.  Erica Copeland attempts to recreate some iconic cartoon dishes in this food review.

Cartoon cooking

After months of binging television and binging food, an amateur cook decided to combine her two pandemic past-times by cooking some of the iconic dishes she saw animated on screen
Erica Copeland, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, we all have been looking for a recipe to keep us connected and keep us sane. During quarantine, my own life was dedicated to two activities - logging in to Google Meets...

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‘Jennifer’s Body’ brought back to life

‘Jennifer’s Body’ brought back to life

Nayonika Banerjee, Senior Staff Reporter Mar 8, 2021

"Jennifer's Body" (2009) has crawled out of the grave to bask in the glory of a new, more open-minded generation.  Megan Fox stars as Jennifer, a high school cheerleader-turned-succubus preying on...

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5 throwback movies to watch

5 throwback movies to watch

Mantra Dave and Olivia Plangger Apr 1, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting schools down until at least April 30, students have more time to fill than ever before. The current chaos across the globe is stressful for all - and nothing helps us to calm down like a familiar film. With shelter at home orders requiring us to stay inside, streaming services offer a plethora of potential watches. Here are five classic movies available to rent or stream from the comfort of your living room.
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Big screen board games

Big screen board games

Adaptations - a Hollywood monopoly; rolling the dice with board games to get a piece of the action
Tommy Olsson, Senior Staff Writer Feb 15, 2020

With the film version of Battleship (2012) and the Theatre department performing an on-stage adaptation of the movie Clue (1985), based on the popular board game, I couldn't help but wonder what other...

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Movie Guide: How to spend your Valentines Day

Movie Guide: How to spend your Valentine’s Day

Olivia Plangger and Mantra Dave Feb 12, 2020
Celebrate the day of love by spending the night watching a romance, by yourself, with your significant other, or with friends and family.
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