Monthly Archives: November 2017

It movie is back 27 years later

HANNAH WILLIAMS/ Editor-in-Chief

Clowns are creepy no matter what, and Stephen King’s It, has the creepi­est. The clown “It” haunts every 27 years, and the director was very clever to release a remake exactly 27 years later, and definitely met expectations.

Set in summer of 1988 in the small Maine town of Derry, the film follows a group of misfit kids look­ing forward to summer, but it does not meet their expectations.

One of the kids, Bill Den­Brough, is the quiet one; he has a stutter and is still grasping reality from a recent family tragedy. His younger brother, Georgie, disappeared earlier in the year, which kicks off the plot of the film.

“This movie was way bet­ter than the original, and I can’t wait for the next one,” junior Emily Kleitsch said.

Soon, the kids learn their town is haunted by an evil force- “It”- who emerges every 27 years to torment the children. This “It” takes form of Pennywise, a circus clown who lives in the town’s sewers and has an ominous floating red balloon.

As spine-tingling as many scenes with Pen­nywise are in this film, overall “It” is more intense than scary.

“The movie was so terrifying,” senior Hugo Jimenez said.

Besides some inconve­niences, It ends exactly how films like this should and directors should take notes. Many fans can’t wait to see where the filmmak­ers take it next.

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1-800-273-8255

HANNAH WILLIAMS/ Editor-in-Chief

American rapper Logic released an album in May called Everybody, which has hit the top of the bill­board charts.

His music focuses on many of to­day’s problems, some from his own experience. This album features topics rang­ing from mental illness to mass shoot­ings, and has caught attention of many.

On his album, his songs focus on some­thing im­portant. He has songs about rac­ism, being broke, on welfare, being poor, and more. Logic is shedding light on who he is and the message he spreads as a whole.

The song “Anxiety,” addresses a panic attack he had in 2015 and a battle with crippling anxiety that led him to the hospital. Logic also grew up poor and had parents who struggled with addiction.

“I think Logic is very wise and has good ideas about how to better the world,” junior Cora Gladlow said.

A top hit on his album “1-800-273- 8255,Heart” was made to help those who are in a dark place and can’t seem to find the light. It is an anthem for suicide prevention, and makes a strong attempt to let the fan know some­one is there for them. It’s sup­posed to be an emotional plea for survival that encourag­es listeners to fight for their lives and over­come feelings of suicide.

“His new song 1-800 was very inspiring to young teens that are gay and/or suicidal. I believe it is re­ally deep, and it describes a lot of relatable experiences,” junior Kelli Bamford said.

Logic’s message is that no one is alone, and with all the problems in the world, we need to come togeth­er. With the spread of peace, love, and positivity, this world can be a better place.

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Fall is here

HANNAH WILLIAMS/ Editor-in-Chief

Autumn is here, which means it’s time for the leaves to change colors and people throw on their sweaters. Apple picking, visiting pumpkin patches, and getting lost in corn maz­es are perfect things to do this time of year, and luckily there are some local establishments who specialize in these activities.

Mountain Valley Ranch, located in Ramona, is having its 20th anni­versary. It’s open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and has free admission. They have many things to enjoy there, including: assortment of pumpkins and indian corn, a corn maze to get lost in, a corn cannon, a petting zoo, hayrides, and pony rides. All of these attractions are open 7 days a week, and the ranch is open through Oct. 31.

“What I love about fall is that I can wear colorful sweaters and go pump­kin picking with my friends and family,” senior Angela Weeks said.

There is a fall festival in Julian at Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures, and it opens every weekend through Oct. 29. Admission is free, which in­cludes entry to the pumpkin patch.

“I love going up to Julian during the fall, because the whole atmo­sphere is the essential part of fall,” sophomore Kaila Kiesel said.

There is a fall festival activity package, which is $20 per person or $5 for each activity. The activities in­clude hayrides, a hoedown, jug band participation, cider pressing, petting zoo, candle dipping, and pumpkin painting.

Additional activities like archery, tomahawk throw, and a paintball slingshot range are available. This is a great place to go to get that fall experience.

These are some fun and cool places to go to celebrate the new season. As the weather gets colder, these activities are a great way to spend an autumn day.

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Memory of Madi Taylor

HANNAH WILLIAMS/ Editor-in-Chief

Madi Taylor, who would have been a freshman here, passed away on Oct. 15 after battling cancer since the sixth grade. Many Titans are af­fected by the loss, and some of her close friends remember her here.

“She was a true ray of sun­shine and didn’t let anyone get in the way of her happiness. Even though the time spent with her has become a memory, those moments are treasures. Everyone who got to know her, or even just met her knows that she gave so much to remember. Her happi­ness would always be a promise that you are loved. When we would go out and take pictures for class, she could turn the five minutes into an hour of fun and I will forever be grateful,” fresh­man Jenna Opel said.

“Madi is such a fighter and amazing girl that impacted my life and lives of others. I know she’s up there watching over us with all her puppies, and heaven got a beautiful angel and she will always hold a place in people’s hearts that no one else can fill. She left fingerprints of grace on our lives, and won’t be forgotten. Rest in peace, Madi Taylor,” fresh­man Samantha Seward said.

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