Keepin’ It Reel: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Jacob Suggs, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018

It’s been two years since “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” shocked the world by both reinventing the franchise and reminding almost everyone why they fell in love with “Star Wars” to begin with. Director J.J. Abrams c...

r.ankers: Thor: Ragnarok

Rachel Ankers, Copy Editor

November 16, 2017

The latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe did not disappoint. “Thor: Ragnarok” was released on Nov. 2 and held all of the major elements that have made so many Marvel films successful. The new movie revolved arou...

Miley Cyrus – “Younger Now” album

Rachel Ankers, Copy Editor

October 19, 2017

When I first decided to write a review on the new Miley Cyrus CD, “Younger Now,” I was very excited because I’d heard that her new music was supposed to be similar to her earlier songs. I grew up watching Cyrus in Disney...

r.ankers: “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”

Rachel Ankers, Copy Editor

October 5, 2017

As with most sequels, the second movie in a series is typically hit or miss. Some sequels are phenomenal and rival the success of the first movie. Others, however, probably shouldn’t have been made. And then there is a special ...

“Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift

Rachel Ankers, Copy Editor

September 21, 2017

The first Taylor Swift song I ever heard was “Tear Drops on My Guitar,” and, like many people, I had no idea who Taylor Swift was when I heard it. But as an 11-year-old, I absolutely loved the idea of being the innocent girl...

Beauty and the Beast

Rachel Ankers, Copy Editor

August 31, 2017

Like many 21-year-olds, I spent the majority of the spring semester looking forward to the ultimate childhood dream-come-true: the live-action rendition of “Beauty and the Beast.” As cliché as it sounds, “Beauty and...

Anna’s Adventures: Logan

Anna Jackson, Staff Writer

April 14, 2017

Some people have long been over the string of superhero movies that seem to constantly be dominating the box office; others are die-hard fans that never tire of seeing the newest interpretation of their comic book favorites. I...

Anna’s Adventures: “A Series of Unfortunate Events” by Limony Snicket

Anna Jackson, Staff Writer

February 26, 2017

Books have long served as inspiration for movies, almost always to the dismay of the books’ fans. Many times a movie is incapable of capturing the magic that is found in the text version of the story. I have found myself in...

Anna’s Adventures: Victor’s Bistro

Anna Jackson, Staff Writer

February 12, 2017

This New Year’s Eve I decided that I was going to be an adult and celebrate the way adults do. So, my friends (and fellow adult fakers) decided that we were going to go to Victor’s New Year’s Eve Celebration that included...

Anna’s Adventures: Addie’s Baby Paint Studio

Anna Jackson, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017

All too often I hear people say that there is nothing to do in Florence. I must admit that the choices are not as abundant as one would hope, but if you look in the right places, you can find unique activities. I was eager to...

Anna’s Adventures: “Redeployment” by Phil Klay

Anna Jackson, Staff Writer

November 19, 2016

I have not had the opportunity to crack a book that has not been related directly to class since August. For two and a half months, every page has been assigned reading. The Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival pushed me to read...

Anna’s Adventures: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

Anna Jackson, Staff Writer

October 30, 2016

In Barnes and Noble this summer, I picked up “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs. The outside cover intrigued me as it was a little girl with a strange crown on her head, and her feet were a few...

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