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Meghan Bennett, Staff Reporter

Meghan Bennett is a senior at Normal Community High School. This is her first year on the Inkspot as a staff reporter.

 

Words To Live By

"Draw a monster. Why is it a monster?" -Janice Lee

 

Likes

Linguistics, film, photography, literature, languages, and poetry.

 

Favorite Film

Fight Club. I'm not supposed to talk about it.

 

Random Fact About Me

I do a radical Louis Armstrong impression.

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2011 graduate Austin Bennett on his student film Sayonara, Galvera!

2011 graduate Austin Bennett on his student film ‘Sayonara, Galvera!’

Bennett discusses his senior thesis short film 'Sayonara, Galvera!', a film about a kaiju suit actor who loses his job when CGI makes it obsolete.
Meghan Bennett, Staff Reporter May 20, 2015

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Vans Warped Tour 2015

Vans Warped Tour 2015

Kick It With The Cool Kids (Get it? Cause Vans. Kicks. Shoes. Ha.)
Meghan Bennett, Staff Reporter May 15, 2015

It’s the birthplace of the Next Big Things. The pilgrimage mecca for sk8r bois and riot gurrrls across the nation. It’s beautiful, it’s chaotic, it’s magic. It’s Vans Warped Tour 2015. The longest running, largest traveling music tour in North America, Warped Tour has been warping minds...

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Bombs Away was released in the U.S through Decca Records after its success on the Australian charts.

‘Bombs Away’ bombs in U.S.

Sheppard 'Bombs Away' Album Review
Meghan Bennett, Staff Reporter Apr 28, 2015

Australian family band Sheppard has made their U.S. debut with their first album, Bombs Away. Unfortunately, despite the war cry title, the album falls short on the battlefield. Formed by siblings George (vocals), Amy (vocals), and Emma Sheppard (bass), along with their friends Jay Bovino (guitar...

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Saguaro Cacti, the most commonly recognized cactus in Arizona, are found mainly on warm, south-facing hills (desertmuseum.org)

Hiking Arizona

Meghan Bennett, Staff Reporter Apr 17, 2015

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Celebrating National Poetry Month

Celebrating National Poetry Month

Meghan Bennett, Staff Reporter Apr 16, 2015

This April 2015 marks the 19th annual celebration of National Poetry Month. Founded in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, it is now the largest literary celebration across the globe. And you may have no idea that it exists. Or, perhaps you are perfectly aware of it, but at the mere mention of...

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An endless horizon.

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An endless horizon.

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A mountain goat surveys the horizon.

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A mountain goat surveys the horizon.

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Private hiking tours are offered throughout Arizona

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Private hiking tours are offered throughout Arizona

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This is a snake hole, as rattlesnakes are numerous along the Arizona hiking trails. Other frequently spotted critters include jackrabbits and tarantulas.

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This is a snake hole, as rattlesnakes are numerous along the Arizona hiking trails. Other frequently spotted critters include jackrabbits and tarantulas.

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This is a cairn, which are built mainly to act as trail markers. Cairns vary in sizes from tiny (such as this one) to huge piles of rocks. They are also occasionally used for astronomical or even burial purposes.

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This is a cairn, which are built mainly to act as trail markers. Cairns vary in sizes from tiny (such as this one) to huge piles of rocks. They are also occasionally used for astronomical or even burial purposes.

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Official 6 Narrative IMG_8097

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And so the trek begins

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And so the trek begins

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This is the Superstition Mountain, (elevation 5,059 ft) we’re about to hike up under the blazing sun.

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This is the Superstition Mountain, (elevation 5,059 ft) we’re about to hike up under the blazing sun.

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Hiking is a popular activity in Arizona’s many mountains and hidden trails. This trail leads up Superstition Mountain in Arizona’s Lost Dutchman State Park. Other popular hiking spots include Camelback Mountain.

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Hiking is a popular activity in Arizona’s many mountains and hidden trails. This trail leads up Superstition Mountain in Arizona’s Lost Dutchman State Park. Other popular hiking spots include Camelback Mountain.

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The new classic Oreo

The new classic Oreo

Meghan Bennett, Staff Reporter Apr 10, 2015

Has the day arrived for a new cookie to usurp the Oreo throne? Three cookie flavors, Lemon, Birthday Cake, and the Classic Oreo, were put up to the test to decide if it is time the term “classic” was redefined. The conclusion? Don’t underestimate a rookie cookie. First up was the Birthday Cake...

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[Photo] An Iron Paintbrush

Mar 19, 2015

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Rebecca Balch (10) smiles for a selfie

At Arm’s Length: The Selfie

Meghan Bennett, Staff Reporter Mar 19, 2015

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It only takes FourFiveSeconds to retune music

It only takes FourFiveSeconds to retune music

One song, two performances, three artists, and FourFiveSeconds to success
Meghan Bennett, Staff Reporter Mar 3, 2015

‘Tis the dawn of a new age of music. Gone are the auto-tuned arias, the screeching bass drops, and the meat dresses and egg chairs. Music is getting back to its roots: celebrating raw, awe-inspiring talent-- and at the forefront of this new era is Rihanna in a belted jean jacket, Paul McCartney at...

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The Beatles Abbey Road

The Beatles’ Abbey Road

A behind-the-scenes look at the iconic album cover
Meghan Bennett, Staff Reporter Feb 6, 2015

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Scaredy Kat

Scaredy Kat

Meghan Bennett, Staff Reporter Dec 16, 2014

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Me And My Rixton Heart

Me And My Rixton Heart

Meghan Bennett, Staff Reporter Dec 9, 2014

Rixton may be a new band, but their sound is already classic. You swear you’ve heard that beat before, know that riff, sang those lyrics in your sleep, and yet they’re all completely original. The familiarity is comforting. Rixton serves as the new soundtrack for driving home with your windows rolled...

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Yoga Club Stretches to New Lengths

Meghan Bennett, Staff Reporter Dec 8, 2014

Mats of various colors lay sprawled across the floor in a clearing of shoved aside desks. The lights of room 22 have been dimmed save for a small table lamp, and a soundtrack of wind chimes and Tibetan bowl music is quietly piping from an iPod. Kate Crutcher (12) sits on a pale green mat at the front...

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Theatrical release poster,  rights reserved by Roadside Attractions.

Indie comedy ‘In A World…’ shines with sharp wit and humor

2013 film uses humor while challenging views on feminism
Meghan Bennett, Staff Reporter Nov 5, 2014

In A World… stars Lake Bell, who wrote and directed the film, as Carol Solomon, a vocal coach hoping to break into the male-dominated Hollywood niche industry of voice-overs. She competes with her egotistical father, played brilliantly by Fred Melamed, and his protege (Ken Marino), for a sought-after...

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