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It Is Too Late to ‘Apologize’ for Band OneRepublic

Lauren Ilano, Content Editor

December 14, 2007

It may be a little too late to apologize, but is it too late to get a refund? “Dreaming Out Loud,” released on November 20, is the first album from OneRepublic, the Los Angeles alternative rock quintet. Since the summer of...

Writers’ Strike Halts Production of Favorite TV Shows

Hallie Keenan, Business Manager

December 14, 2007

Ever wonder how one could get through the sleep-depriving and stressful weeks of school without their favorite TV shows? Since The Writers Guild of America went on strike November 5 in the sidewalks and streets of Hollywood, many ...

Body Worlds Venture Beneath the Flesh

Courtney Moulds, Staff Writer

December 14, 2007

Museum displays are no longer limited to interesting artifacts and colorful paintings. The Tech Museum in San Jose is currently displaying an exhibition that offers viewers the chance to see the interiors of real human bodies. Body...

A Site Worth Seeing: Freerice.com

Kelly Wang, Staff Writer

December 14, 2007

“WARNING: This game may make you smarter. It may improve your speaking, writing, thinking, grades, job performance.” This greeting is found on FreeRice.com, a website that allows visitors to simultaneously study vocabulary and...

Paul’s Wall

Paul Winterbotham, Senior Writer

November 21, 2007

Like so many seniors right now, I am in the middle of the great bundle of joy that is college applications. It is the one chance for everyone to win the college over and get into the school of their dreams, but I have a question f...

My Name is Ava. What is a Plastic Guitar?

Ava Foudeh, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007

Maybe it was that I had absolutely no musical ability. Maybe it was that my real guitar was sitting at the bottom of my closet gathering dust. But when I threw the strap of the small electronic guitar of Guitar Hero III aroun...

My Name is Scott. I am a Guitar Hero Addict

Scott Stephens, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007

I trembled with anticipation as I sat out in front of the Mountain View Best Buy. my chair was planted directly next to the door, and I made sure that nobody was going to get there in front of me. As I sat with my coffee in fron...

Guitar Hero III

November 21, 2007

Activision’s previous installments in the Guitar Hero series, Guitar Hero I, 2 and Rock the 80s, have sold millions of copies. The mass appeal of the series is its ability to alure both hardcore and casual gamers, due to its r...

Jay-Z’s New Album Jazzes With Inspired Style But Has Little New Substance

Meaghan Whitehorn, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007

Less than a year after the release of his first “post-retirement” album, “Kingdom Come,” Jay-Z is back on the shelves with a new compilation of songs inspired by Denzel Washington’s new film, American Gangster. The al...

American Gangster: A Review

Jeff Liu, Managing Editor

November 21, 2007

With the directorial talents of Ridley Scott and superb performances from Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, “American Gangster,” based on the real-life rise and fall of one of New York’s most infamous drug lords of the...

‘Spice’ Up Your Life With the Return of the “Girls”

Kate Keenan, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007

“If you wanna be my lover/got to get with my friends.” These simple words could be heard singing at the top of every girl’s lungs when the Spice Girls were in their prime, and now with their comeback on its way, the questi...

The Baer Necessities

Stephanie Baer, Content Editor

November 21, 2007

I have two words for you. Two words that we all experience some time during our high school career. Two words that make some cry themselves to sleep. Two words that cause hyperventilating or nervous shaking. Yes, I’m talking abo...

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