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Football Seniors Reflect on Season

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By Christian Pierce

On August 29th, 2017 the seniors at Kings High School started the final football season of their high school football career; dreaming of a winning record and becoming ECC and state champs, led by team captains Tommy Bauman, Sam Burgin, and Garrett Vanover. The Kings Football program has had a lot of success in the past, but unfortunately this season was a struggle. The three captains reflected back on this past football season.

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Blade Runner 2049: A Runaway Success
By Ryan O’Donnell

The year was 1982. Wayne Gretzky was firing slap shots left and right, Jelly Belly sales were at an all-time high thanks to the President who “won one for the Gipper,” and anyone with either the name Jenny or the number 867-5309, no longer wanted to get out of bed in the morning. In the midst of pop culture, a strange new movie named Blade Runner was quietly released into theaters, boasting game-changing special effects, exciting storytelling, and a thriving new star named Harrison Ford. Despite these factors, the film flopped at the box office like a fish out of water and split opinions down the middle.  Over time, critics and audiences have re-evaluated the picture and given it a much more warming welcome. The film still retains an overwhelming cult following and has been considered one of the greatest science-fiction films ever made. The American Film Institute even placed it on their list of the 100 greatest films in the history of American cinema. Now, 35 years later, a long-awaited sequel has been released into theaters.

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Storytelling with Humility, Humanity, and Humor

By Zoey FitzGerald Kidwell

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Dungeons and Dragons usually conjures up pictures of nerdy teenagers sitting in basements, eating snacks, and rolling dice. Perhaps the kids are wearing wizard hats, capes, even cheap costumes. “She Kills Monsters,” King’s High School’s current play, drives a sword right through that stereotype. Dungeons and Dragons is presented as not simply a game, but a masterpiece crafted in the minds of geeks and brought to life beyond a grimy basement, a few dice, and a bowl of pretzels.

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Finding Freedom Through Whatever Means Necessary
By Caleb Owens

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Protesting the National Anthem has become a movement. NFL ratings are down, PapaJohns sales are down, but no one is worried about why NFL players knelt down. America is showing its true colors at the moment. Unfortunately, black and brown lives weren’t part of the color wheel. Colin Kaepernick took the media and America by storm by restoring the practice of peaceful protest during the National Anthem as many sports stars have demonstrated in the past. (Remember Tommie Smith and John Carlos in the 1968 summer Olympics?)

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Lots of Love for Lady Bird 
By Kevin Lewis

Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird, is not only one of the best films of the year, but also one of the best coming-of-age movies of all time. The film is set in suburban Sacramento at a Catholic high school in 2002, and stars Saoirse Ronan as teenager Christine McPherson who goes by the name “Lady Bird”. While Christine navigates her senior year, the audience follows her misadventures as she deals with getting into college, dating, and her relationship with her mother Marion, played by the excellent Laurie Metcalf.

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