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Holiday spirit reflected in giving community

Nikki Hinshaw, News Editor

December 11, 2014


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As a Red Kettle Club officer, I was blessed with the responsibility of participating in the well-known Salvation Army service project of bell-ringing. I spent hours greeting strangers who had chosen to shop at Fry’s Marketplace on Dec. 6. Although the task was tedious, the cause was noble and I was...

Disney pleases audience with Big Hero 6

Josh Staples, Staff Writer

December 1, 2014


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Disney's newest animated film, Big Hero 6, is set in the fictitious, hybrid city of San Fransokyo and follows the story of Hiro Hamada, a young genius with a knack for robotics. After his brother’s death, Hiro upgrades and utilizes his brother’s technology and recruits four of his brother’s closest ...

Black Friday shopping vs. online ordering: which is superior?

Zein Sy, Clubs Editor

November 25, 2014


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Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. This time of good will and empty wallets begins not on turkey day, but the day after, Black Friday. To some, this day evokes memories of both great deals and aggressive shoppers. Online shopping offers an alternative to the stress involved with...

Lorde exceeds expectations in curating Mockingjay: Part 1 soundtrack

Patricia Stoica, Staff Writer

November 24, 2014


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When it was announced that Lorde would be curating the entire soundtrack to Mockingjay: Part 1, I imagine that there was some harbored doubt floating around. But any fan of Lorde knew that having her in control of a project like this wasn't as much of a risk as it was a great decision. She absolutely did not ...

One Day offers a creative and thoughful read

Carson Pyatt, Online Editor in Chief

November 21, 2014


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How important can one day be? Does a single day impact us as individuals? Does it change our relationships? Can a story be told over the course of one day? David Nicholl’s novel One Day is written over the course of 20 years, each chapter a different year. However, each chapter is told on the same...

Interstellar lands among the stars

Brenna Bochenek, Life and Times Editor

November 19, 2014


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Nowadays, space movies that are not a part of a popular franchise such as Star Trek find themselves thrown into an unfavorable stereotype. Taken at face value, these films are only large-budget special effects thrown against an action based plot. Finally a film has come along that defies the common s...

PVRIS creates a solid debut album

Patricia Stoica, Staff Writer

November 17, 2014


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After two EPs and two years as a band, Massachusetts-based PVRIS (pronounced Paris) have released its debut album, titled White Noise on Nov. 4. With so few years under their belt, the group’s debut album is stunning in itself, and even more so once you realize just how much confidence a band thi...

Five Seconds of Summer open tour with a bang

Patricia Stoica, Staff Writer

November 15, 2014


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5 Seconds of Summer played its first ever amphitheater headline show on November 13. It was the first date of its “Rock Out With Your Socks Out” worldwide headliner tour, its first tour of that magnitude. For four boys from Australia whose average age is 19, filling up the 20,000 seat Ak-Chin Pavilion...

Corona percussion inspires audience

Nikki Hinshaw, News Editor

October 31, 2014


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Corona’s first percussion concert of the year exhibited talented musicians and composers through recognizable Halloween classics. On Oct. 28, percussionists from Aprende, Kyrene and Pueblo middle school’s as well as Brisas Elementary joined Corona to play frightful tunes. To emphasize the Halloween...

School has become a pressure-cooker

Carson Pyatt, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2014


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Recently I logged onto my Synergy ParentVue account to check my grades. I hit the ‘My Account’ tab, curious to see how many times I had logged on recently. A math quiz was supposed to be entered into my gradebook, and because I felt I had done poorly, I wanted to see how it would affect my grade....

Unique Homecoming theme makes for a success

Anita Daryanani, Photographer

October 2, 2014


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On Sept. 27, the annual Homecoming dance took place at Corona. Although there might have been worries on how the flood warnings and impending rains would affect the dance, it still proved a success. The unique theme this year was “Enter the Dragon” which gave the scene a foreign, Asian-inspired...

Why is Waldo hiding?

Lily Corona and Patricia Stoica, Staff Writer

October 2, 2014


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Many children know of Waldo, the man in the striped sweater, the traveler through space and time, and quite frankly, a hide-and-seek champion. Wally, or Waldo as we call him in America and Canada, from the popular Where’s Waldo? series is one of the most wanted men in history. The question has been...

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