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Sarah Dessen’s Along for the Ride creates Utopian escape

February 11, 2013


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Skyler Thompson      Having written eight books previously, Along for the Ride, her ninth novel, was a piece of cake for Sarah Dessen. No, really. She even wrote on her website, sarahdessen.com, of the fantastic experience she had writing the young adult novel: "Some books are incredibly hard to write. Most are, actually. But this one, for me, was a little escape once in a while, and I was more ...

Predicted Oscar darling Lincoln challenged by Argo, Django

February 11, 2013


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Devon Constable On February 24 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, actors, directors, costume designers, screenwriters and everyone in-between will wait with baited breath to see whether or not they’ll go home with that coveted golden statue; that tangible symbol of excellence: the Oscar.   ...

Pinterest inspires DIY craft projects, recipes

February 11, 2013


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Maddie McGee and Rebecca Schmidt Can’t think of an outfit to wear? Unsure if that crazy braid is properly executed? Trying to make a unique dessert for that Super Bowl party? The website Pinterest may just be the answer.      Pinterest is one of the newest and most popular additions to the w...

Twitter accounts cause controversy

February 11, 2013


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  Five tweeters provide insight on everyday life in the Hereford Zone. Caitlin Abbott      A new craze has hit the Hereford Zone: Hereford Twitter accounts. Scrolling through the Twitter news feed, one of them is bound to appear, commenting on Hereford’s daily life. To date there have...

Hereford Confessions Twitter provokes schoolwide curiosity

November 2, 2012


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Amanda Battle      "Plot twist: there’s a torrential downpour in the gym tonight as well. Shawties, attempt to get low and slip in the puddles #hz_secrets," tweeted anonymous Hereford Confessions on the Friday night before the homecoming dance.      Twitter, a social networking app where users post the things most relevant to their lives, has become t...

Poetry Out Loud competition requires courage

November 2, 2012


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Devon Constable      Watching students standing at the front of their classrooms in front of their peers, sweat dripping down their foreheads and lines of their poem they had to memorize slowly slipping out of their brains, anyone could tell that it is time for Poetry Out Loud.      Poetry O...

Hoco dancer becomes water-slinging slasher

November 2, 2012


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By Genevieve Ott      Assistant Principal Mrs. Barbara Dorsey took the LED stage, her conservative black suit stark against the flashing rainbow platform. "Please," she bellowed as the DJ stopped the track, "Do not throw water. The dance will be on hold until everyone behaves themselves."     ...

Carly Rae Jepsen kisses way to top of charts with sugary hits

November 2, 2012


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Music Review Patrick Much      I thought "teen pop" artists couldn’t get more original, more meaningful, and more powerful with their music. But I was wrong because there now seems to be a new trend happening with these artists that is truly revolutionary: that is, having a singer who’s producin...

Jira’s Jeep handles Hereford’s hills

November 2, 2012


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 Haley Gilmore      Assistant Principal, Mr. Joe Jira, drives probably the most recognizable Jeep in Hereford out of all the faculty and staff. Mr. Jira bought his 2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon from Carmax in 2005 for just $19,000. "It was a steal," Mr. Jira said.      His brown Jeep has a six cylinder, 4.0 lite...

Kaitlyn Fowler publishes Ruby Red, new twist on Snow White

October 12, 2012


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Claire Hunt      Writing a book is a task that re quires time, creativity, and skill. For many authors, however, publication is only a dream and rarely an accomplishment. But not for Kaitlyn Fowler (12) who, as a high school student, has just published her first book, Ruby Red.      Ruby...

Owl City’s album attempts a “Good Time”

October 12, 2012


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Patrick Much      Do you know what I like to hear when I listen to music? A 20-something-year-old who sings about "teenage" commodities (such as love, living, heartbreak, talking about pretty girls etc.) with the accompaniment of recorded instruments and electronic noises that sound similar to a cross between ...

Field of Screams scares stunned students

October 12, 2012


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Sam Crosby        Shrieks of horror fill the air on opening night of The Field of Screams, located in southern Pennsylvania. With an average of 70,000 fright-lovers over an eight weekend period, the FOS surely deserves the title of America’s number one Haunted Attraction.        Composed of three main attra...

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