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Archive for December, 2012

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Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

The Hobbit (PG-13): Movie Magic in Middle Earth

26 December 2012 Directed by: Peter Jackson Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and Ken Stott What It’s About: A young Bilbo Baggins treks on an adventure to reclaim a dwarven kingdom from the clutches of the powerful dragon Smaug. Rated PG-13 (for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images) Runtime: 169...

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Blink-182 is Back With an Amazing EP

26 December 2012 By Stephen Park, Staff Writer California’s own pop-punk sensation, Blink-182, is back with a brand new EP entitled Dogs Eating Dogs and has surpassed the expectations their previous album, Neighborhoods, had failed to meet....

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Facebook privacy changes

20 December 2012 UNTAG: Facebook edits its privacy settings to secure users’ safety. By Hannah Lerstad, Staff Writer Facebook will institute a new security system to simplify the navigation of privacy settings and grant more control over...

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Charter petition looks shaky

20 December 2012 EDUCATION: The Riverside Unified School District staff recommends denial of the charter school petition by the Carolyn E. Wylie Center for Children, Youth and Families. By John Burke, Staff Writer The center is a...

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Contact sports lead to brain disease

20 December 2012 EMERGENCY: Contact sports can cause permanent degenerative brain disease. By Stephen Park, Staff Writer There is growing evidence in the link between head trauma and long-term, degenerative brain disease. After extensive research was performed...

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Neiman Marcus for the Masses

19 December 2012 DESIGNER: Luxury department store Neiman Marcus recently launched an exclusive collection for Target. By Shelby Clemons, Staff Writer It seems to be the trend for high-end designers to take the plunge and sell their...

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

And the Nominees Are…

19 December 2012 By Shelby Clemons, Staff Writer It’s that time of year again, and I’m not talking about the holiday season. It’s time for the release of the nominations for the upcoming award season. On December...

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Golden Globe Nominations Surprise

19 December 2012 By Aaron Sanders, Diversions Editor The 70th Golden Globes Awards are looming and the Oscar hopefuls are beginning to gain awards momentum leading up to the big night. Among those garnering the most Golden...

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Green Day’s Trilogy Ends on a Decent Note With “¡Tre!”

Courtesy of www.spin.com 19 December 2012 By Desmond Ho, Staff Writer Green Day’s experimental album trilogy finally comes to a conclusion with ¡Tre!. Despite ¡Uno! merely being passable, ¡Dos! was so good that I had high hopes for...

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Colbie Caillat—“Christmas in the Sand” Review

Courtesy of albumjams.com 19 December 2012 By Joann Lee, Staff Writer Pop singer Colbie Caillat decided to battle this year’s December chill with her new album, Christmas in the Sand. With summery guitar plucking and West Coast warmth,...

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