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No matter what, Sheen can’t seem to stay clean: ‘Two-and-a-Half Men’ actor deals publicly with drug addiction

Kyle Rushton, Oracle Staff Writer

April 8, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

He is on a drug, and it’s called Charlie Sheen. The man who was once cracking jokes left and right on the hit sitcom “Two and a Half Men”  has taken a turn for the worse in his career. Due to his recent issues with drug...

Pass the popcorn

Sara Lepley, Entertainment Editor

April 8, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

Oh, television. Whether it’s a gripping-the-edge-of-your-seat drama or reality TV, teenagers love their screen time. With 500+ channels, it’s hard to believe the common complaint that “there’s nothing on.” To help...

The great debate: smoothies vs. milkshakes

Summer Claveau, ETC. Editor

April 8, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

We have many great debates in The Oracle, including boxers vs. briefs, baseball swag vs. lacrosse swag, and old music vs. new music. But the greatest debate has yet to be brought to light, and it is of utmost importance: smoothies...

Music lassos listeners

Anna Lehman, Entertainment Editor

April 8, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

Country lovin’, happens so fast. Country music  is a genre that has remained popular throughout the many different changes in the music industry, being both a music taste and a cultural taste. It is commonly  recognized...

Fairytales becoming a reality: Hollywood is remaking classics into modern originals

Nicole Brigham, Orange Page One Editor

April 8, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

Oh my, what big teeth you have. Recently old classics have been hitting the big screen with a new twist. The originals “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Beauty and the Beast,” have been redone for an older audience, “Red...

Spears did it again

Maria Scaptura, Blue ETC. Editor

March 28, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

I guess I should point out that I am not an undying fan of Britney Spears, but not necessarily a hater either. I can tolerate her, when it comes to pop music, she’s better than the rest. Just in case you have been living...

Country concert calendar

Thomas Ariale & Karista Giordano, Oracle Staff Writers

March 28, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

It’s time for summer nights. Spring isn’t officially marked by the start of country concert season, but to most high school students it is a reminder that school will soon be over and summer is just around the corner. This...

MTV shows some ‘Skin’ in scandalous new series

Kelly Carlin, Editor

March 28, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

Drugs, sex, and scandal. Not exactly a typical day in the life of the American teenager. But on MTV’s new adaptation of the British hit “Skins,” the all-teen cast participates in events that shock the socks off parents all...

BGR revitalizes burger love

Sam Goldwasser, Orange Managing Editor

March 8, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Burger Joint. Great food, cool soda machine and awesome milkshakes right? That’s what we have all been told. Right when I walked in I was immediately met with the...

Baddest underground since Harriet Tub

Amanda Pearson, Orange Scoop Editor

March 8, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

Onika Tanya Maraj, who is known to most of the world as Nicki Minaj, was born December 8 1984. As a native of Trinidad and Tobago, Minaj had to teach herself to dream big and always try to be her best. She didn’t have as many...

Forget me not, a Capstone to remember: Seniors’ benefit concert raises money for Alzheimer’s research and awareness

Rita Zevallos, Senior Staff Writer

March 8, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

5.3 million Americans have it. It is the seventh leading cause of death. It costs 172 billion annually. No, this illness is not breast cancer, heart disease, or AIDS; it is Alzheimer’s disease. “If it were more widely known...

Guitar uses gigs to rake in cash

Summer Claveau & Jessica Drago, Oracle Staff Writers

March 8, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Guitar program, and as the end of this year approaches, we can expect a lot to come from our award winning program. The most recent Guitar Coffeehouse fundraiser was very successful,...

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