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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,...

Oscars fall short on laughs

Anna Lehman, Orange Entertainment Editor

March 8, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

The Oscars may not be on Comedy Central, but it’s troubling to me how the highlight of the comedy was Melissa Leo, Best Supporting Actress winner, dropping the f-bomb. Every year I try to watch the Academy Awards, and I personally...

Looks like we got a bad ‘Roommate’

Amanda Pearson, Blue Scoop Editor

March 2, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

Everyone knows that the milestone of your teenage years is going to college. All throughout high school you hope and wish to just make it to graduation. Once you graduate the only thing on your mind is college, or is it? In...

Not sure we ‘Idol’-ize new judges: Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez bring about a new era

Thomas Ariale, Oracle Editor

March 2, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

I miss my angry British man in a deep-v telling people how bad they are at singing. I can honestly tell you that Simon Cowell was the only reason I watched the horse and pony show that is American Idol.  Now they have replaced...

Andrew Garfield steals the scene

Kelly Carlin & Lisa Williams, Oracle Staff Writers

March 2, 2011

Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

First there was Clooney. Then there was Pitt. Depp, Affleck, Damon; we all know these names. Every once in a while, an actor comes along who is a dreamboat, but this dreamy actor has to have the perfect looks to talent ratio....

‘Liars’ keep viewers on the edge

Sara Lepley, Orange Entertainment Editor

February 11, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

It’s no secret that ABC Family constantly chugs out trendy, yet mediocre dramas that are a breeding ground for poor acting and desperate plot twists, but “Pretty Little Liars” actually has some potential. The television...

‘Funny’ commercials miss the mark with viewers

Rita Zevallos, Senior Staff Writer

February 11, 2011

Filed under Entertainment

Keep your hands off my mama, keep your hands off my Doritos. Some commercials are more than just commercials. Some commercials will live for years on Youtube, in tweets, in pop culture references, and in inside jokes. This...

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