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MockingJay Part 1 shoots past expectations

MockingJay Part 1 shoots past expectations

December 2, 2014

Katniss Everdeen of District 12 not only ruled the big screen this past weekend, but dominated social media after the hugely successful MockingJay Part 1 premiered and solidified the reluctant heroine in the hearts of fans worldwide. MockingJay not only...

Dracula Untold sucks

Dracula Untold sucks

November 7, 2014

Anyone familiar with Dracula lore and Bram Stoker’s famous novel probably expected Dracula Untold to be filled with a load of  historical inaccuracy to lend an ounce of plausibility to some overdone special effects. These people would not be disap...

Five Finger Death Punch kills it at UCF

Five Finger Death Punch kills it at UCF

October 27, 2014

If you hate incomprehensible screaming, insane guitar solos, metal horns and sexual innuendos; hard rock concerts might not be for you. However, it was every head banger’s dream as Five Finger Death Punch rocked the CFE Arena in UCF. Five Finger De...

Forever: the best show to kill the main character

Jessica Ritchie, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2014

The new show “Forever” on ABC takes killing the main character to an extreme. The show is about lead character Dr. Henry Morgan, working in the New York City morgue. But he has a secret- he cannot die. Morgan goes through his 200-year life span in New York trying to figure out why he cannot die and solving homicides. Oh the irony. The show has the deductive reasoning of Sherlock, the dead bodies of Bones and the history of Sleepy Hollow. Of course the plot is not ...

Finding Carter finds more than expected

Finding Carter finds more than expected

October 14, 2014

Imagine if your whole life was a lie. Every story you heard, picture you saw and even your birthday were all fake. Your mom, the person who you looked up to your whole life, was actually your kidnapper. This is what happened to Carter Steven’s in Finding...

Shake Shack shakes off competition

October 14, 2014

Anyone can go through a McDonald’s drive thru and order any average burger with fries. The food is ready in way too short of a time to be considered fresh and if your craving a dessert, the typical artificial flavoring in a McFlurry is available. But...

Once upon a time this show was good

Jessica Ritchie, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2014

ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” has jumped on the Frozen bandwagon by dedicating a whole season to Elsa. A show that was meant to be about fairy tales in a modern town has turned into a bad fan fiction. Just because Disney owns ABC does not mean that ABC should not thrust Frozen back into views homes. The show picks up where the movie left off, but with no direction. Writers were so focused on bringing in Frozen that they did not care about creating a plot and thought that...

“How to Get Away with Murder” revitalizes the crime show

Jeannie Williams, Floater Editor

October 13, 2014

In the first moments of the new television series, four characters were faced with a question: “What do we do with the body?” Should it be left at the scene of the crime? Or hidden in the woods? Viewers across America shivered as they pondered what they would do in the situation. It was the first of many times when Shonda Rhimes’s new series “How to Get Away with Murder” would cause audiences to question their own judgment and morals, presenting a new look on the...

Starbucks app reinvents coffee experience

Justin Baronoff, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2014

When waking up in the morning and craving a cup of coffee, the last thing anyone wants to do is carry a big, bulky wallet around. The Starbucks app makes buying that caramel Frappuccino you crave quick and efficient and all you have do is scan and enjoy. The Starbuck app, available on both iPhone and Android. It lets customers purchase their favorite drinks and other items with the click of a button from their mobile device. The app allows for a new digital tipping and...

Little Machines mixes beautiful sounds, poetic lyrics

Lauren Lee, Graphics Editor

October 10, 2014

Lights, a Canadian electro-pop artist, has debuted her third full length album entitled Little Machines. The album was released on Sept. 23 and is available on iTunes. With electronic music becoming more popular, Lights’ new album is a great one, especially if you want music that reminds you of running around without any worries. Her new album is a mix of both her oldest album, The Listening with more free beats and synthesizer sounds and Siberia, an album that focuses...

Red Band Society takes unique spin on medical shows

Lauren Lee, Graphics Editor

October 9, 2014

After watching shows like Grey’s Anatomy and movies such as The Fault in Our Stars, you start to wonder how many more shows and movies can feature hospitals and diseases. The answer is quite a lot; however, the new show, Red Band Society, takes a different approach. It follows the lives of teenagers who live in a hospital ward, the teenagers who deal with day-to-day life and find unlikely friends through sickness. Episode one starts off with two of the main characters,...

Frozen is not a fixer-upper

Jeannie Williams, Floater Editor

October 9, 2014

From the opening, featuring saws stabbing into thick layers of ice, to the epic moment when Prince Hans utters the words, “If only somebody loved you,” viewers of Disney’s 2013 film Frozen were captivated by the Frozen’s riveting songs and plot. In the months that followed, songs like “Let it Go” and “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?” played on a constant loop in people’s brains, perhaps to the point of insanity. However, despite its over-marketing and over-expansion,...

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