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Rock Stars in Training

The forever bulletproof boys are at it again as they enter into the crossfire. Kevlar has  just released their second album/ep “Into the Crossfire” which in a lot of ways is a continuation of their first album “Forever Bulletproof”   Kevlar is a rock/hard rock band in Erie PA. The …

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The bulletproof boys are at it again!

Kevlar’s latest EP speaks to fans who are on the cusp of adulthood as the band itself moves from teenagers to adults. This theme is evident through the songs on their new EP, Into the Crossfire, due to be released in late May or early June. Their new EP is …

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The Color War Has Ended…For this Year

Color wars have been a tradition at many schools, but recently made its way to McDowell.  MIHS had its second assembly for Color Wars on June 5.  It was successful because everyone was very pumped up and very competitive. Our first color war January 22 assembly was a unexpected success. …

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Sterling’s Punishment for Comments Too Severe

One of the last times a human being was forced to sell his or her business was The Holocaust. But in 2014,  Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has basically been forced to sell his part of the franchise after making racist comments to his estranged girlfriend. Sterling is also …

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Avenged Sevenfold Steals the Stage in Columbus

Some say rock is dead. I would beg to differ. In Columbus from May 16-18, major streets were closed off for parking, tailgating, and headbanging. Twenty thousand fans of all shapes and sizes fill the stands, and another 20,000 occupied the field of Crew Stadium. A total of 100,000 people …

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McDowell’s Jane Eyre Wraps Up Year with Huge Success

Jane Eyre was yet another spectacular show put on by the McDowell Center for Performing Arts. The play was performed Thursday, April 24 through Sunday, April 27 in the Little Theatre. The show was, without a doubt, a huge success. Jane Eyre was originally a novel written by Charlotte Bronte …

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How the Academy Changed my View

The Oscars.  A night of glitz, glamor, and gold.  Actors, actresses, directors, producers, and many more come together to receive one of the most prestigious recognitions for their work.  This year, three films dominated the show; Gravity, Dallas Buyers Club, and 12 Years a Slave.   12 Years a Slave …

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Comedy Makes Good ‘Neighbors’

College movies are a hallmark of American cinema.  In movies such as Animal House and Van Wilder, the frat boy heroes of the story have fought against authority for their right to have a good time. Neighbors is another addition to the plethora of college movies that have been created, …

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Small Town Girl Takes on Chicago

With over 200 theaters, 7,300 restaurants, 100 neighborhoods, 550 parks, and a population close to 3 million, its no wonder why I was so amazed at the size and atmosphere of the Windy City of Chicago! Since I was born and raised in good ol’ Erie, visiting Chicago was such …

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Dallas Buyer’s Club Lacks Transgender Understanding

In a dark corner of The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Hattie McDaniel listened intently to the announcement for winner of best supporting actress during the 12th Academy Awards Ceremony in 1940. Rising to the stage of the Coconut Grove banquet room, white actress Fay Bainter called forth McDaniel to …

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