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Journalism Students Discuss Favorite Characters

Journalism Students Discuss Favorite Characters

Sarah Honosky, A&E Editor in Chief
January 23, 2015 • 37 views
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The staff of The Western Hemisphere discuss their favorite fictional characters with only some mild confusion as to the meaning of the word "fiction." http://vimeo.com/116580571

Mixed on Mockingjay

Mixed on Mockingjay

Morgan Broadus and Madeline Hamer
December 19, 2014 • 39 views
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Mockingjay: Part 1 Surpasses Expectations by Madeline Hamer The fire in Hunger Games hasn’t been extinguished just yet. “Mockingjay: Part 1,” the third movie of the Hunger Games trilogy, strayed away from the similar basic layout of the first two movies which focused on fighting in the arena. In...

Drama Classes Travel for Henley Show-and-Tell

Olivia Gallmeyer, Staff Writer
December 19, 2014 • 93 views
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On Wednesday, December 17, a mixed class of dedicated thespian students took the long, rigorous journey across the street and into the Henley parking lot for a visit with their middle school counterparts. This field trip that the Drama class made was a show-and-tell with the budding theatre lovers of...

Journalism Students Recommend Movies

Journalism Students Recommend Movies

Sarah Honosky, A&E Editor
December 5, 2014 • 47 views
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Journalism students from The Western Hemisphere tell the camera their favorite movie and provide a riveting teaser to convince audiences to watch it. http://vimeo.com/113529889

Cult Classic Countdown

Cult Classic Countdown

Sarah Honosky, A&E Editor
October 20, 2014 • 48 views
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A Cult Classic TV show is the kind of television that people follow so passionately and obsessively that their sanity is often doubted. These aren’t necessarily the shows with the largest following, we aren’t talking programs like Judge Judy or Wheel of Fortune that generate insane amounts of viewers...

Book Review: The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Eme Massarelli, Operations Editor
October 19, 2014 • 47 views
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The Five People You Meet In Heaven, written by Mitch Albom, takes place at an old amusement park called Ruby Pier, where maintenance man Eddie dies in a freak accident on his birthday. After his death, Eddie must face the five people who had a major impact on his life. Through a series of flashbacks, Eddie ...

Music Reviews: Walk The Moon and HAIM

Music Reviews: Walk The Moon and HAIM

Morgan Broadus
October 19, 2014 • 89 views
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Walk The Moon: Forming in 2008, Walk The Moon started out as a young, indie-pop band from the roots of Cincinnati, Ohio. Members Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman, and Eli Maiman have taken the indie scene by storm. Releasing a total of three albums so far, their fourth album, Talking Is...

Heartthrobs of the Early 2000s Attempting to Make a Comeback

Heartthrobs of the Early 2000s Attempting to Make a Comeback

Amalia Garcia-Pretelt, Social Media Editor
October 19, 2014 • 42 views
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Lizzie McGuire is back. Just kidding, it’s Hilary Duff, mother of one, divorcee of retired hockey player. Once a Disney star, Hilary Duff is set to release an album in early 2015. As a 27 year old, Hilary is also facing an internal conflict. She is torn between facing adulthood and sticking with her...

22 Jump Street Deemed a Success

Madeline Hamer, staff writer
October 19, 2014 • 39 views
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It’s no secret that the sequel is never quite as good as the original. There are exceptions though, including 22 Jump Street. Gaining the “Fresh” title on Rotten Tomatoes is not easy, but 22 Jump Street has managed to do this with an 84% like rate. This action and adventure comedy stars Channing...

Travis Grice Rocks Jorts

Tim DeSimone, Staff Writer
June 4, 2014 • 42 views
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13 years and seven instruments ago, young Travis Grice set off on his musical journey. Starting with piano Travis soon became literate in the art of music, and has become a leader on the forefront of drumline education. Or something like that. Accumulating seven years of concert band classes, five...

On Pointe

Emily Williams, Latitudes Editor
June 4, 2014 • 36 views
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For little girls, ballet lessons are a rite of passage. More than anything lessons are an hour of socializing with friends, wearing pink tutus, and staring at yourself in the mirror. However, a select few girls appreciate the elegance of a pirouette and revel in the perfection required of a true bal...

Carly Witt: A Future Hit

Cata Chernavvsky-Sequeira, Staff Writer
June 4, 2014 • 44 views
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Carly Witt has always loved singing and playing music, but it wasn’t until she was twelve that she really began to take singing seriously. Like many pre-teen girls, her first musical inspiration was punk rocker Avril Lavigne. Carly especially loved listening to Lavigne’s single, Complicated. As Carly...