Novel powers through love, illness, strength

"The Fault in Our Stars," a 2012 novel by John Green, is a beautifully crafted story of triumphing against all odds.
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By Natalie Kfoury — A&E Editor

Time and time again, young-adult author John Green has proved that he has an amazing ability to craft heartwarming, beautiful works of literature. The Fault in Our Stars is no different. The novel, which was published in January, tackles the subject of terminal cancer patients finding hope, love, and the strength they did not believe existed.

Green introduces the reader to Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16-year-old with terminal thyroid cancer who has been medicated by a miracle drug that will keep her alive for an indeterminable amount of time. Green tells the story from Lancaster’s eyes, making her the first female narrator that Green has written about. Continue reading “Novel powers through love, illness, strength”

“Wrath of the Titans” brings drama, action

"Wrath of the Titans" stars Sam Worthington and is an exciting sequel to 2010's "Clash of the Titans."
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By Alex Ferri — Photo Editor

For the Greek mythology lover, “Wrath of the Titans” was a much-needed break from the more lackluster movies this spring season. The sequel to the 2010 movie, “Clash of the Titans,” focuses on Perseus, played by Sam Worthington and the demi-god son of Zeus, played by Liam Neeson, almost a decade after defeating the Kraken.

The film begins with Perseus, who is now trying to live a quiet life as a fisher¬man with his son, Helius. Meanwhile, the struggle for power between the Gods of Olympus and the Titans continues to rage on. The Gods are losing control of the Titans due to humanity’s lack of devotion. Continue reading ““Wrath of the Titans” brings drama, action”

Cupcake shop serves delectable sweets

By Alex Ferri — Photo Editor

Sweet Cupcakes is an attractive shop with windows decorated with pink and red paper heart chains. Brown boxes made tiers for little pink cupcakes and the word “Sweet” is printed on the window. From just a mere glance, a Newbury Street passersby is just dying to go inside and try a cupcake or two.

I walked into a quaint little store with one of the most beautiful cupcake display cases I had ever seen. I was a kid in cupcake heaven. Along with their everyday lineup of cupcakes like Dark Chocolate, Organic Karat, and the Sweet Cake, they have different sets of seasonal cupcakes. Continue reading “Cupcake shop serves delectable sweets”

“Hunger Games” presents action, grit

“The Hunger Games,” which opened on March 23, featured a fantastic cast, including Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, and a strong plot that appeals to all audiences.
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By Natalie Kfoury — A&E Editor

Suzanne Collins’ post-apocalyptic world of Panem came alive when “The Hunger Games” was released in theaters on March 23. The film, directed by Gary Ross, is an adaptation of the first in a trilogy of the same name, and earned between $25-30 million during the midnight and 3 a.m. showings, according to Variety. Continue reading ““Hunger Games” presents action, grit”

Debut Novel filled with intrigue

By Cait Fitzgerald — 1851 Staff

Alexandra Monir’s premiere novel, Timeless, begins with a reoccurring dream, a ruined romance, and a fatal car accident that leads main character Michele Windsor from sunny California to New York City.
As Michele settles, she discovers secrets of her family’s past, including why she has never met her father. The mystery dives deeper as Michele learns more about her family rivals, the Walkers, and begins to travel back to 1910.
Monir’s idea for a mystery and fantasy novel is original, and her storyline is a breath of fresh air to the avid reader. However, Monir’s style of writing is that of a 14-year-old girl, which contradicts Michele’s age of 17. Her choice of wording is clear and concise, making her storyline easy to follow, but she is slow to elaborate on emotions and the setting. Continue reading “Debut Novel filled with intrigue”

“21 Jump Street” offers laughs

“21 Jump Street” shines as a hilarious comedy starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill.
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By Zac Vierra — Copy Editor

“21 Jump Street” stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as two police officers fresh out of the police academy. The movie is a re- make of the 1980’s show with the same title, starring Johnny Depp.

When Schmidt, played by Hill, and Jenko, played by Tatum, start their job, it is not as exciting as they expected. They roll around on bikes searching for crime in a park. When the duo finally busts a man for drugs, they celebrate comically, as if scoring the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl. Continue reading ““21 Jump Street” offers laughs”

Singing Bee entertains Campus Center crowd

By Cait Fitzgerald — 1851 Staff

Danielle Medaglia and Max Berkowitz, freshmen members of the Campus Activi- ties Board, presented the Singing Bee in the Campus Center. The event attracted a small audience and seven different participants who each played the game.

The object of the game was for the contestants to fill in various parts of a song based on the round. At the end of each round, contestants with the lowest num- ber of points were eliminated until the last, most challenging round. Songs came from every genre and included famil- iar ones, such as “Red Solo Cup,” “Achy, Breaky Heart,” and “Highway to Hell.” Continue reading “Singing Bee entertains Campus Center crowd”

New Rowling book builds anticipation

The image that appears on J.K. Rowling’s website leaves fans intrigued.
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By Casey O’Brien — News Editor

J.K. Rowling fans rejoice—the Harry Potter author is at it again. Rowling announced she has written a new book for a different market than the wildly successful series about the boy wizard, which skyrocketed her to stardom in 1997 after debuting in the United Kingdom. Continue reading “New Rowling book builds anticipation”

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