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Basic Vacation

Basic Vacation

Sydney Wirth, Opinion Editor

February 26, 2014

Throughout the last couple of years, alternative/pop bands such as Fun, Foster the People, One Direction, The Wanted and various other groups have become quite the craze with the younger generations. The up and coming band, Basic Vacation, is nearly a mixture of these groups with their very hyper, indie...

Parkview musicians on the rise

Parkview musicians on the rise

Steven Bettler, Staff Writer

February 25, 2014

In the past ten years, thousands of young musicians have taken to the internet to spread their music across the world. Artists such as Colbie Caillat and Justin Bieber gained exposure using this relatively new medium. Teens across America are aiming to follow in their footsteps, including Parkview’s own K...

Snapchattin’ with Friends

Snapchattin’ with Friends

HongDuyen Pham, Staff Writer

February 25, 2014

People can take a picture of a group of friends hanging out at Chick-fil-A, a video of a hilarious stunt, or just a random selfie with a simple click of a button and then send it to many of their closest friends with the latest social network: Snapchat. Most students at Parkview, who own a smartphone,...

A Night with the Stars: 2014 Golden Globes

A Night with the Stars: 2014 Golden Globes

Kayla Rhoden, Online Editor

February 21, 2014

The award season officially kicked off with the 71st  Annual Golden Globes Awards.  It may have been cold outside, but the red carpet was hot with Hollywood stars. Leah Royes said, “ I love watching the Golden Globes. Seeing what celebrities are wearing interests me the most.” The metallic t...

Grammy stars shine bright

Grammy stars shine bright

Aaron K. Ladd, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2014

On a night where new stars shined bright and performances varied, the 2014 Grammy Awards will be most remembered for those not receiving brass trophies. Performances by Beyoncé & Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar & Imagine Dragons and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis headlined the 56th annual show. Futuristic duo Daft P...

R5 gets louder and gains fans

Sara Anderson, Staff Writer

February 3, 2014

New upstarting band R5 is to perform at the Hershey’s New Year’s Eve Celebration 2014. From a humble beginning, this American Pop Rock band has been sent on a whirlwind by their recent success in the music business. Since their debut album, released in September 2013, Louder has sent them flying,...

Finding Dory

Sara Anderson, Staff Writer

February 3, 2014

The sequel to the 2003 Pixar Disney movie “Finding Nemo” has recently been said to release on June 17, 2016. This has excited both children and children at heart who feel sentimental about this undersea world and the characters that make it so interesting. This time, the movie spot lights Dory, v...

Katy Perry ‘Roars’ with debut of new album

Amy Pan, Staff Writer

December 22, 2013

Rejoice, Katy Cats! The queen is back. After a three year hiatus since the debut of her hit album Teenage Dream, Katy Perry has released the long-awaited follow-up, Prism, on October 22, 2013. Anticipation for the album started with the summer hit, “Roar,” and her fans’ excitement has only esca...

Good beats and great feats: what makes good music today?

Good beats and great feats: what makes good music today?

December 6, 2013

Whether chilling out, rocking out, hanging out or even stressing out, music is always there with us. Music is heard playing everywhere around Parkview; walking to and from school, driving to school, playing in the locker and workout rooms after school, in the engineering lab, in the art studio, in the...

Catching Fire movie review

Evan Long, Centerspread Editor

December 6, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiered the Friday, November 22, and had a box office record breaking first week. What a movie it was. When the middle installments of series are usually weaker films, Catching Fire far surpasses the first Hunger Games with its size, quality, and characters. I hung on eve...

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