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What dance really is

Anna Bezler, staff writer

November 21, 2017

Filed under A & E

Around the world, people have trouble defining what dance really is. Is it a sport or an activity? Does it actually benefit people in the long run? Dance is known as an art form where humans put movement to music. While that m...

The Emoji Movie: Thumbs up or thumbs down

Cheyanne Morris, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017

Filed under A & E, Movies

What if your phone had its own little world in it where your phone's inner workings are their own people and have their own emotions, lives and families?  The Emoji Movie gives a perspective on this idea. It's definitely a fun movi...

Analyzing Annabelle: Creation

Samson Mosley, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017

Filed under A & E, Movies

Annabelle: Creation is a smooth flowing continuation to the first movie. The best aspect of this movie is its ability to make the storyline incredibly easy to follow. The main actresses Lulu Wilson and Talitha Bateman play the r...

Moana: A splash into a new world

Mary Rose Prewitt, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

Filed under A & E, Movies

 The hit new Disney movie Moana rolled out on the big screen on November 23, 2016 and was released on DVD and Blu-Ray March 7, 2017.  Moana was a huge hit with kids around the country with the high-quality Disney animation an...

Beauty and the Beast enchants audiences

Molly Jackson, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017

Filed under A & E, Movies

Disney’s original animated film Beauty and the Beast, based on the traditional French fairy tale by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, was released back in 1991. Now, twenty-six years later on March 16, Disney released a live act...

Split: M. Shyamalan’s most intense film yet

Abby Mitchell, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

Filed under A & E, Movies

An incredible performance, fantastic characters, and an excellent new look on mental illness-- the premier of the new movie, Split, wowed its audience. M. Night Shyamalan’s most praised films including Signs (2002), The Sixth Sense (1999)...

Best thriller this year

Abby Scribner, Staff writer

December 15, 2016

Filed under A & E, Movies

Don’t Breathe is the best thriller of 2016! This movie is a thrilling movie that will have viewers on the edge of their seats and their hearts racing. Don’t Breathe was released on August 5 of this year. It is a suspensef...

The dangers of war

Madison Reynolds, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016

Filed under A & E, Movies

Hacksaw Ridge is a movie that recently came out based on a true story. This story takes place during World War 2 while this group of troops is fighting the Japanese. The main plot of the story is about a man, Pfc. Desmond T. Doss,...

The power of music education

Mary Rose Prewitt, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

Filed under A & E

Music education has been a tradition in Jacksonville for over a hundred years now since the centennial anniversary in 2011. It continues on with the support of the staff and administration throughout the district. In many other...

Kane Brown’s album and tour

Avery Dugan, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under A & E, Music

Kane Brown has been known to be one of the best country singers in today's time. As his new album, self-titled Kane Brown, is getting ready to release on December 2, his fans are excited and think this could be one of his best albu...

Cramalot opens at JHS

Molly Jackson, staff writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under A & E

It’s that time of year again for JHS’s annual fall play. This year a talented group of students will be performing Cramalot, directed by Frau Guthrie and Señorita James. The show is based on the legendary Camelot but with a twist. It ...

Star Trek: Sci-fi and beyond

Mary Rose Prewitt, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016

Filed under A & E, Movies

Hitting the big screen for the third installment of the series, Star Trek Beyond stars Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Commander Spock. This sci-fi blockbuster hit theater in the summer of 2016. Th...

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