Old shows are “All That”

Alyssa Reyes Each year, a new movie or TV show obsession sweeps the young adult and child age groups. This year for example, brings the Fantasy Fiction nature of Harry Potter and Twilight and. It can also be noted for Jersey Shore and Glee. Where was the influence for these shows? What set their foundation? In the early 90s, there were Saturday morning cartoons, like Rugrats on Nickelodeon or the Power Puff Girls on Cartoon Network. Now, the majority of Saturday morning cartoons are re-runs of I-Carly or Total Drama Island. For children in the…

Halo reaches new heights

By: Nick Smith Bungie Studio, developers of the Halo Game series, is going out strong with Halo: Reach as their final Halo game. With new loadouts, new forge, new game types, new experience system, Halo: Reach definitely stands out compared to previous halo titles, but at the same time, keeping the same Halo feel that we all know and love. Halo: Reach is actually not an expansion of the Halo Series, but more of a prequel to the original Halo game that came out back in 2001. The game’s campaign (or story mode) tells the…

“Little Women” take the stage

By: Davey Willis Marking his sixth year of directing NPHS musicals, choir director Stephen Beebe is preparing his pupils for this year’s performance of “Little Women.” The musical originally began as a novel written by Louisa May Alcott.  The musical tells a story about four sisters named Meg, Beth, Amy, and Jo.  They all share the same mother, named Marmee, and their father is fighting in the Civil War.  Jo, a strong-willed ‘tomboy,’ aspires to be a writer.  In the play, she meets and befriends a boy named Laurie. ”’Little Women’ is a new musical. …

Fresh Fall Line Up

Would you rather watch family drama? No Ordinary Family is the story of an average, everyday, nuclear American family; they just happen to have superpowers. With a father whose career isn’t going as planned, a mother that is a busy-body, a teenager daughter struggling to fit into high school and a teenage brother who is on the edge of being held back in school; the family decides to take a vacation. A freak plane accident sends their plane tumbling into the Amazon River and the family arrives back home with super powers! They will find…

Renewed home for local musicians

By: Cody Almond With a classic theatre sign and old town look on the outside, the Irving looks any other old beat up theatre. But stepping inside artsy light fixtures dangle from the ceiling and appear to be floating in the dim light. Unique statues are propped up throughout the building and an enormous stage comes into view as your eyes adjust to the light and your ears tune into the band performing. Last year the Irving Theatre was a simple run-down movie theatre that like every other local music venue felt like it was…