Author: Mackenzie Quinn

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Classic books are extremely complex

Classic books are often associated with required reading; however, there is so much more to them than what is discussed in English classes. Most could just be considered old books, there are tons of those. Classic literature isn’t just made up of popular books. In […]

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[Review] “The Tyrant’s Tomb” is an exciting addition to The Trials of Apollo series

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, author Rick Riordan released “The Tyrant’s Tomb,” the fourth book from the “Trials of Apollo” series. The story follows Apollo’s mortal form, Lester, and his ten-year-old master, Meg, on their journey through major and minor prophecies. The first few chapters […]

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Hollywood improves at accurate age representation

Many movies hire adult actors to play teenage roles. Most of the time these movies have mature content that minors cannot ethically perform; other times it is from increased work hours that minors cannot meet. Sometimes adults are hired just because they are famous. In […]

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Thais Guerra, Samantha Goldblum, Mackenzie Quinn 

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Retro trends are making a comeback

Over the past five years, trends from the 80s and 90s have been making a return. It all began with chokers, a simple accessory that skyrocketed. From there it was jeans, jackets and shirts. To create the look, mom jeans and overalls are paired with […]

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The summer of 2019 brought epic new movies and catchy new music

The summer of 2019 brought epic new movies and catchy new music

Summer vacation was filled with a variety of entertainment in the form of movies and music.  Films like “Yesterday” and “Blinded by the Light” brought back the music of the late 20th century, depicting legends like The Beatles and Bruce Springsteen on the big screen. […]

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Electrifying Performance. Juniors Isabela Barry, Tanzil Philip and senior Alexander Athanasiou perform in Douglas Drama’s production of the concert version of “The Lightning Thief” on April 26. Photo by Mackenzie Quinn

MSD drama performs a concert version of “The Lightning Thief”

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s drama department  performed “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief” as a musical, based off of the popular fiction series “Percy Jackson” on April 25 and April 26. The musical brought in not only high school viewers but also, children from […]

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Movie remakes surge in popularity

Movie remakes surge in popularity

Remakes are a huge part of the film industry. With technology advancing, like CGI, movies can be made better. This new form of movie-making has become a plague that is taking over all genres of the film industry. In the last decade, Disney has made […]

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Broward es uno de más de 30 condados en Florida que han adoptado el servicio de textos al 911, pero las autoridades dicen que siempre que se pueda, el público debe llamar en vez de textear. Miami-Dade planea implementar el servicio en algún momento del 2019. (BRADENTON HERALD)

Broward County citizens can now text 911

During an emergency not everyone is capable of calling 911 due to certain circumstances. Now, Broward County residents are able to text 911 when they cannot make the call. The system is for standard messages, meaning that images, videos or any other media are unable […]

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“Avengers: Endgame” (Walt Disney Studios)

“Avengers: Endgame” brings fans to tears

On April 26, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s third phase came to an end. “Avengers: Endgame,” a continuation of the Avengers saga, was highly anticipated by many fans. The year between “Avengers: Infinity War” and this latest release was full of theories and possible plot spoilers. […]

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Hollywood continues to make movies about terminal illness

Hollywood continues to make movies about terminal illness

Star-crossed lovers are meant to break every viewer’s heart; terminal romance films are some of the best at depicting this concept. The real question is are these movies representing terminal illnesses correctly or are they misinforming viewers? Teenage patients spend most of their time either […]

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