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Dirty Rotten Lyrics Changed for Upcoming Musical

Controversial lines, lyrics, and characters surround the upcoming musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Necessary changes have been made to ensure the show will be appropriate for all audiences, staying true to the theatrical motto that the show must go on! Brent Johnson, director of McDowell’s Center of Performing Arts, said, “I …

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BSB, the Movie

Yes, Backstreet’s back.  And in a big way. Actually, the Backstreet Boys have been back since Friday, Aug. 22, 2012 when Kevin Richardson rejoined the rest of the Boys. Kevin had left the group in 2006 to pursue an unsuccessful solo career, but he was never gone. But more recently, …

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New Phone Policy Eases Stress, Referrals

She pulls out her phone surreptitiously in every class while the teacher isn’t looking. Beads of sweat build up while she checks her messages, avoiding the teacher and not wanting to get into trouble. If she’s caught on her phone, it could result in a detention. This is her third …

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Students Gain Skills Through Canine Companion

  Dogs have always been known as man’s best friend, but the service dogs trained for an organization called K9 Companions for Independence are so much more than friends to the people they help. Once or twice a month, a service dog named Kimmy from the K9 Companions organization comes …

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Kevlar Announces New Singer, Song

The Kevlar guys are back with a little more estrogen. The award winning local rock band has announced its new singer, and this time it’s a girl. Kelci Margaret replaced former singer Brian Lowery who decided to devote his time to college. Margaret has been completely unknown to the local …

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Student Section Makes Spirit Soar

  With a school of more than 2400 students split between two different buildings, it is difficult to get an entire student body pumped about anything, but 2014 graduate Anthony Achille set out to change that by founding the McDowell Mob during his senior year. Since then, the excitement has …

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Class act appeals to senses

Kids will see, hear, and feel McDowell’s Center for the Performing Arts’ sensory-friendly production of The School House of Rock Jr. produced by McDowell’s Performing Arts 3 and 4 students this weekend at the Little Theater. The Center’s first student run production is based on the Emmy Award-winning TV show, …

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Apple’s New Products Hope to Compete in Wireless Market

Apple’s New Products Hope to Compete in Wireless Market Apple is known to be persistent in coming out with new and improved devices, and since 23.8 percent of people own Androids compared to 19.8 percent who iPhones (www.stastista.com ), many of the iPhones latest upgrades seem to be trying to …

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McDowell Players Prepare for The Pajama Game

As the school year comes into full swing, the McDowell Center For Performing Arts actors prepare to grace the stage once again. The first production of the year, The Pajama Game, is set to start its run of the Little Theater stage from Nov. 20 to Nov. 23. The Pajama …

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E-cigs Create Haze of Misinformation

For most, when people think about teens smoking, what comes to mind is some shady circle of kids trying to get a friend to take a hit. Either that or one of those “bad boys” with the leather jackets and slick hair, who look suspiciously like rejects from The Outsiders. …

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