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A hardcover copy of Peter Rock’s charming tale.

Book Review: My Abandonment

My Abandonment, by Peter Rock, is a novel about a young homeless girl named Caroline living in a national park with her father. They are…



The movie poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 has the symbolic mockingjay pin in the background. The pin also appears throughout the movie and after the end credits, which begin by dedicating the movie to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away before the film premiered.

Mockingjay catches fire

The new movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has taken over the box office, earning over $123 million after playing in theaters for…


The Dance Ensemble performed multiple dances together throughout their concert along with solo and group performances in between. All of the dances were beautifully choreographed and wonderfully executed thanks to the students and Ms. Cadby.

Dance Ensemble concert review

On Thursday, Nov 13, friends and family of the Dance Ensemble (DE) filled the auditorium to watch them perform one of their dance concerts. The…


The North Carolina Museum of art is located on Blue Ridge Road. The Small Treasures exhibit is found in the East building.

Small Treasures

The North Carolina Museum of Art is holding a unique and interesting exhibit, Small Treasures. The exhibit attracts many art enthusiasts from all over the…



Modern Family recently started its sixth season. Since the show started in 2009, the show has won over 38 awards including one Golden Globe and 21 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Modern Family Review

Every Wednesday, I was always excited to watch Modern Family to see what comical conundrum the family would get themselves into. This past week was…


The album artwork for Nick Jonas’ new singles, as well as his self titled album, follow a similar black and white portrait theme. Nick Jonas is set to release November 11 of this year.

Another child star resurfaces

2013 and 2014 have held a notable reputation for reintroducing Disney child stars to their former relevance. Last year, it was Miley Cyrus with “We…


Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Hiro, GoGo and Fred pose with Baymax. Baymax was originally created by Tadashi Hamada, Hiro’s older brother, as a healthcare companion.

Solo Cinema: Big Hero 6

Sitting in a movie theatre alone at 10 p.m. on a Friday night can be quite cathartic. Surrounded by a total of six other people…


Backyard Burgers is a higher-quality fast food restaurant. The photograph pictures three sandwiches in the middle of preparation

Backyard Burgers Review

Backyard Burgers is a semi-fast food restaurant on the corner of Leesville Road and Strickland Road. The menu at Backyard Burgers is filled with a…


A paperback copy of the book. Many copies of The Outsiders are still printed today. (Photo Credit Barnesandnoble.com)

“The Outsiders” Review

The interesting thing about old literature is the tendency of the seas of time to wash away the drab selections from our memories, leaving only…


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Gmail adding new service

Gmail is easily one of the most popular free-email clients in the world. This success is largely in-part due to Google championing motto of simplicity…





Sarah Rayne, drummer, singer and keyboardist for the band SomeKindaWonderful, is performing with her band as one of the opening acts for New Politics. The band Bad Suns followed SomeKindaWonderful, adding to the wild and exciting atmosphere leading up to New Politics’ performance.

New Politics thrills enthusiasts

On Wednesday, Oct 15, the band New Politics took over Cat’s Cradle. People began lining up at the door before 3:30 even though people could…


The album cover is an abstract painting. The artistic cover represents the intricate work that went into the total final product.

Alt-J lulls listeners

Alt-J, British indie-rock band, released their second album This is All Yours on September 22. Although the album is their first ever without bassist Gwil…


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Phantom of the Opera at DPAC

The Phantom of the Opera is showing at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) from October 8 to October 19. This infamous musical was originally…


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Gone Girl shoots to the top

On Friday, October 3, the movie adaptation of the novel Gone Girl premiered. The movie shot to the top of the box office earning over…



The 1937 map of Umstead. Some trails have been shut down and added since this copy was printed.

Umstead State Park review

Umstead is a beautiful 5,579 acre park. Many people go to Umstead to horseback ride, bicycle and run on the soft gravel or dirt trails,…


This poster depicts the main characters of The Maze Runner racing the maze.

The Maze Runner movie confuses

The movie The Maze Runner, based off of the book by James Dashner, came to theaters on September 19. The movie received mixed reviews from…


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The Gargoyle review

The Gargoyle is a Novel by Andrew Davidson, published in 2008. It is a story of a man and a woman who had been soulmates…


Lorde came to Raleigh on September 18. Her unique show kept the crowd on its feet the whole time.

Lorde does not disappoint

Ella Yelich-O’Connor, better known as Lorde, came to the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on September 18 for her Pure Heroine tour, and she did…


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Goodberry’s Frozen Custard review

Goodberry’s has been serving frozen custard since 1988. There are currently nine creameries in the triangle area. The closest Goodberry’s to Leesville Road High School…







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Grease lightnin’s up the stage

On Thursday, April 10, through Saturday, April 12, Leesville Road High School’s theatre program put on a production of the ’70s musical film, Grease. Essentially,…



The comedic pairs’ chemistry is often shown in the wacky dialogues featured in their sketches. Here the two pose as a rebellious-looking couple insisting upon their own ideas, playing off of personalities in Portland.

Keep Portlandia weird

Anyone familiar with Fred Armisen is also familiar with his odd sense of humor, indulging audiences and himself with wacky personas. Armisen displayed his personality…





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Gonza Tacos Y Tequila review

Gonza Tacos Y Tequila is a friendly Colombian restaurant with two convenient locations: Wake Forest location by The Factory and a North Raleigh location in…


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Chubby’s restaurant review

Voted “Favorite Restaurant Value” in 2010 by the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chubby’s Tacos has certainly lived up to this title in recent years….


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Raleigh museum reviews

Located downtown on 5 East Edenton Street, the North Carolina History Museum hosts multiple exhibits. Any sports fan can enjoy the permanent NC Sports Hall…


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The Cosby Show

By now, everyone should be familiar with the famous Cosby Show: A 1984 sitcom that follows the life of an upper-middle class African-American family, living…


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Gonza Tacos Y Tequila Review

Gonza Tacos Y Tequila is a friendly Colombian restaurant with two convenient locations: Wake Forest location by The Factory and a North Raleigh location in…




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Facebook receives a “facelift”

Recently, Facebook celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Through the many highs and lows, the company has brought in new innovative features, including but not limited to:…


The Goldfinch is Donna Tartt's first novel in eleven years. It was well-worth the wait.

The Goldfinch is a triumph

It took me a few days after finishing Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch to decide I was, in fact, going to write a review. And once…


Riley Campbell, who plays Young Cosette, is the real daughter of her onstage mother, Lauren Kennedy, who played Fantine. Les Misérables’ last night is February 23.

Les Mis exceeds expectations

NC Theatre’s current production of Les Misérables was exceptional, especially considering the immensity of the musical. Les Misérables, set during the French Revolution, is the…


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Osage triumphs

Tracy Lett’s August: Osage County, the Pullitzer award-winning play, may have translated to the screen victoriously, but every aspect was not a victory. Set in Osage…



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Our Grammy Predictions

http://www.grammy.com/nominees Best New Artist–James Blake Out of names such as Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Kacey Musgraves and Ed Sheeran, it seems highly unlikely a generic-sounding James…


Downton Abbey airs Sundays on UNC-TV, 9 p.m. Several new characters will be introduced this season including two “real life” characters - Virginia Woolf (Christine Carty) and Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba ( Dame Kiri Te Kanawa).

Downton Abbey returns

The fourth season of Downton Abbey began Sunday, January 5 — leaving eagerly awaiting fans feeling bittersweet. The absence of the British drama left a…