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Paul’s Wall

Paul Winterbotham, Senior Writer

February 5, 2008

As I enter my last semester of high school, I realize how much I have matured over the past three-and-a-half years. No longer do my friends and I throw soda bottles at pigeons, hit each other in the private regions with soda b...

Witty Ways to Ask That Special Someone to Be Your Valentine

Nicole Schreiber, Staff Writer

February 5, 2008

Fuzzy pink teddy bears, bouquets of red roses heart-shaped chocolates and cheesy poems: Suppressing a gag on Valentine’s Day can be a difficult feat. Here are some original ideas on how to ask someone to be your Valentine wi...

‘Cloverfield’ Lives Up to Its Massive Viral Hype

Felix Ong II, Staff Writer

February 5, 2008

Godzilla meets the Queasy-Cam to produce “Cloverfield,” a “Monster Destroys New York City” recipe crossed with “The Blair Witch Project.” Produced by J.J. Abrams and directed by Matt Reeves, “Cloverfield” live...

The Best Picture

Dieter Joubert, Business Manager

February 5, 2008

Assuming the Oscars don’t pull a Golden Globes, the annual awards show should have a very memorable year. With the writers’ strike still in progress, the show could very well be boycotted not only by the writers, but many b...

Television Holding Up Despite Writers’ Strike, For Now

Jade Shi, Senior Writer

February 5, 2008

With the advent of the recent writers’ strike by the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America (WGA), many scripted television programs including “Chuck” and “Grey’s Anatomy” as well as many late-night shows have been post...

Paul’s Wall

Paul Winterbotham, Senior Writer

December 14, 2007

I consider myself to be in pretty good athletic condition. I work out almost daily, have decent physique and physical strength, and I happen to know my way around a pool a little. I am a good athlete, no question; I love playing mos...

The Italian Plumber Returns … in SPACE

Dieter Joubert, Business Manager

December 14, 2007

Arguably  there hasn’t been a proper Mario game since the Nintendo 64 with the release of the classic Super Mario 64 on September 26,1996. Sure, there’s been Super Smash Bros., Mario Party and countless other games where...

Holiday Video Games

Dieter Joubert and Doug Sangster

December 14, 2007

As the holiday season approaches, there are some games that deserve to be given as gifts. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (PS3) In Uncharted, players take control of Nathan Drake, and Indiana Jones-type character searching for ...

Great Places to Ice Skate as an Icy Winter Season Approaches

Sydney Negus, Content Editor

December 14, 2007

With every holiday card, movie and song painting images of a snowy winter wonderland, it’s easy for a Californian to feel left out this time of year. But there is a part of the perfect holiday image that we can have: ice ska...

‘The Golden Compass’ Encompasses Fantasy Fans, But No One Else

Paul Winterbotham, Senior Writer

December 14, 2007

English fantasy novel adapted for the big screen that is released around the holiday season is a formula that has worked in the past, and Hollywood tries it again with “The Golden Compass.” Produced by New Line Cinema, who used this stra...

The Baer Necessities

Stephanie Baer, Content Editor

December 14, 2007

It’s a bummer when batteries die on the job. But that’s what’s supposed to happen, right? Every day, we somehow use batteries whether it be a small lithium battery for our cell phone or a large 12-volt battery for our c...

Studio Art AP II: Students Channel Inner Artists

Shefali Luthra, Staff Writer

December 14, 2007

Ben Franke, senior Although Ben has been involved with art for “basically [his] whole life,” he realized that it was truly his passion in the third grade. Since then, Been took his self-described “doodling” and and decided to focu...

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