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The Interview delivers controversial comedy

The Interview

After much ado, The Interview turns out to be just good comedy.

Our Rating: 10 out of 10

Danilo Lezza, Staff Reporter
February 18, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Movies & TV, Reviews

This classic Seth Rogan action-comedy is just what I hoped it would be.  James Franco stars as David Skylark, talk show host, and Rogan is Aaron Rappaport, his manager and producer.  The two create a late night talk show called Skylark Tonight.  When they find out that North Korean dictator Kim Jong...

Not-your-typical Valentine’s Day movie list

Not-your-typical Valentine’s Day movie list

Galen Alaks, Layout Editor
February 12, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Featured A&E, Movies & TV, Top Stories

After a long day of rose-picking, chocolate-eating, and lip-puckering, there’s nothing better than to watch a movie while snuggled up with your girlfriend or boyfriend or box of half-stale chocolates you got on sale at Penny’s like I’ll be doing. Here are the five best movies of all time to watch...

What’s On YOUR Playlist: Valentine’s Day

What’s On YOUR Playlist: Valentine’s Day

Chris Olszewski, Opinion Editor
February 12, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Interactive Media, Music & Books, Top Stories

The hallway music is dictated by what is submitted to the school office, but what goes on between your headphones is up to you. For the third edition of our recurring series, "What's On YOUR Playlist?",  the Clarion has compiled a series of songs perfect for listening to on Valentine's Day. There...

Whiplash is a symphony of tension

Whiplash

Music ends in a taut battle of wills.

Our Rating: 10 out of 10

Chris Olszewski, Opinion Editor
February 12, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Featured A&E, Movies & TV, Reviews

If one is pressed for time and needs a visual summary of Whiplash (and they should watch the film in its entirety regardless), they only need to watch one scene: in this particular scene, J.K. Simmons's character, band conductor Terence Fletcher, is pushing his students to do better through a string...

Get Taken to the end of a great series

Taken 3

Liam Neeson's now iconic film series ends with a shocking twist.

Our Rating: 9.7 out of 10

Nick Kaczmarek, Staff Reporter
January 23, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Featured A&E, Movies & TV

The three movies in the Taken series have followed a familiar format.  Someone gets stolen, and Liam Neeson must rescue them.  In the first film, he rescues his daughter, and in the second, his wife. The formula is broken in the third film when his wife is murdered and Neeson is framed for it. ...

MOBAs dominating the online world

MOBAs dominating the online world

Chris Olszewski, Opinion Editor
January 23, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Games & Tech, Top Stories

On January 11, 2015, spectators filled the Cobb Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia to watch Cognitive Prime and Titan Gaming play a video game with a $1.3 million share of a $2.5 million prize pool on the line. That is not a typo. The game these two highly respected teams were playing ...

Band room flood damages instruments

Band room flood damages instruments

Jimmy Nolter and Nick Rogoz
January 22, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Fine Arts, News, Top Stories

A defective valve led to a burst hot water pipe in the ceiling of the foyer outside the band and choir rooms on Saturday, January 9, flooding the area and damaging lockers and instruments.  When the valve did not shut properly, too much pressure resulted, blowing out several screws and spilling boiling...

The Hobbit trilogy still has some fight left in it

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Orcs, dwarves, men, eagles and elves clash in what could be the best movie of the Hobbit trilogy.

Our Rating: 6.75 out of 10

Galen Alaks, Layout Editor
January 12, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Featured A&E, Movies & TV, Reviews, Top Stories

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and his crew of thirteen dwarves have awakened the great dragon Smaug who has flown over to the neighboring Laketown. And to make matters even worse, an army of orcs, an army of dwarves, an army of elves, an army of men, and an army of eagles have all come to the lonely...

GUIDE: Get to the big screen over break

GUIDE:  Get to the big screen over break

December 17, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Guides, Interactive Media, Movies & TV

Into the Woods Release Date: December 25 Rated: PG In this Disney produced family oriented fantasy; a witch plots to teach lessons to the characters of popular children’s tales which include Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Jack and the Beanstalk. This star studded cast i...

Sing along to the holidays

Sing along to the holidays

Robby Filec, Story Editor
December 17, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Featured A&E, Fine Arts, Multimedia, Top Stories

This year, the annual school holiday concert was made optional rather than mandatory for all classes, but the turnout was still large.  Students do appreciate the copious amount of time and effort put into the event.  Even though attendance was optional this year, watching the concert was still fun...

Racing with The Crew

The Crew

It takes an actual hour to drive across the game. An hour. How cool is that?

Our Rating: 9 out of 10

Cameron Yarger, A&E Editor
December 15, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Games & Tech, Reviews

The Crew is a brand new racing game made by publisher Ubisoft and it is a truly great game. The Crew starts off with an adrenaline fuel chase where you are trying to escape the police. The player is dropped into the thick of it in an F-150 built for off road and then thrown all thought the country like...

Predicting the 2015 Grammys

Predicting the 2015 Grammys

Chris Olszewski, Opinion Editor
December 15, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Music & Books, Top Stories

The Grammy Awards are often considered the pinnacle of achievement in American music. To win one is to etch yourself into the history books, and to even be nominated is an honor. There are four “general” categories amongst the 83 total: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and...

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