Fresh Fundraiser: Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Exhibition Comes to RISD

Shea Regian, Guest Contributor
January 19, 2010

What do you think of when you hear the word fundraiser? Chocolate bars, cookie dough, packaged food or catalog trinkets? Time to change your thinking! A unique and fresh fundraiser is coming to Rockwall. Springer Elementary PTA is sponsoring a fundraising basketball exhibition with the Harlem Ambassadors.... Read more »

The Blind Side blinds audience with heart warming story

Julia Horvath
January 14, 2010

The Blind Side is so much more than a cute movie with a touching story line. It’s someone’s life. Sandra Bullock plays a honey blonde feisty southern wife and mother takes in a homeless black boy. This homeless boy plays football for the school team and turns out to be very good. Michael Oher... Read more »

“Sherlock Holmes” a feast for mind- and female eyes

Sydney Allen, Senior Editor in Chief
January 14, 2010

While some moviegoers remained under the spell of James Cameron’s epic of military madness and blue people (Avatar, if you couldn’t catch the hints) during the Christmas holiday, many patrons flocked to the mystery thriller Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, and Rachel McAdams.... Read more »

Tanorexics Worst Nightmare

Hailey Dunn, Senior Editor In Chief
January 14, 2010

There is a part of the new proposed health care bill that is called a “Tanning Tax”. This tax would affect the thousands of tanning salons and millions of individuals who see that “healthy glow” indoors. Doctors have heralded this tax as an answer to the skin cancer epidemic sweeping the nation... Read more »

The People’s Choice Awards

Ashley Robinson, Senior Staff Writer
January 14, 2010

On January 6th 2010 the People’s Choice Awards took place. The awards were at the Nokia Theatre. Many celebrities and fans come out to watch the awards. The nominations for the People’s Choice Awards were announced in November. The host for the 2010 awards was Queen Latifah. She did an amazing job... Read more »

Courtney’s Collective; Perspectives

Courtney Welch, Junior Staff Writer
January 14, 2010

Perspectives can be an interesting thing. Recently, my perspective specifically has been transformed and all of the sudden, more responsibilities then ever before are being laid upon me. A few weeks ago I was graciously given the “privilege” (as so many parents like to put it) to get a car and drive... Read more »

Packed Malls during the Holiday season

Erin Vickers, Junior Staff Writer
January 14, 2010

Around the holiday season, malls around America seem to be more packed than they usually are. Everyone is in a rush and trying to get last minute gifts for their family members. Around November 25th-29th is when the holiday rush begins, and it doesn’t end until a few days after Christmas. During the... Read more »

Youth in Revolt: A Movie/Book Comparison

Emily Compton
January 14, 2010

As a fan of C.D. Payne’s novels about Nick Twisp, a sixteen-year old boy’s coming of age story told through his online journal entries in a humorously over-polite prose using every SAT word in the books, the movie version, which came out on January 8, didn’t live up to my expectations. However,... Read more »

Blue Aliens Take Box Office

Tiler Bates, Senior Staff Writer
January 14, 2010

Don’t let the sci-fi genre, strange names, and giant blue aliens keep you away from the theatre this winter. Avatar was by far one of the best movies I have ever seen and has been getting sensational reviews by most critics. Avatar is about a young military man, Jake Sulley, who takes the place of... Read more »

The Secret to Why No One Can Commit

Ashly Fouse Senior Assistant Editor in Chief
January 14, 2010

2009 has officially came and gone. With the change of the calendar from ’09 to ’10, many people have begun to try to change themselves. New Year’s resolutions offer people a way to transform their lives. However, resolutions are based on false hope and sentiment, seem to always be nothing more... Read more »

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