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Marching Saints march out

Marching Saints march out

October 17, 2017

With four competitions and many halftime performances under their belts, the Marching Saints wrapped up a successful marching band season. The theme for this season’s show was “Then and Now: The British Invasion.” The band had many goals for the...

Fall Vocal Music Preview

Derrick Voss, A&E Writer

October 17, 2017

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The Xavier choirs have performed for the first time this school year at their Fall Vocal Music Preview on Monday, October 16, at 7pm in the Regis-LaSalle Theater. There was no admission price and anyone was invited to attend and enjoy Xavier’s five choirs. This was the first of four concerts that they will be hosting this school year. The five choirs that performed are Bel Canto, Singing Saints, Voce, Women’s Chorale, and Xavier Chorale. “There is a wide variety...

Circle of Ash

Keaton Maier, A&E Editor

October 17, 2017

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The Halloween season is marked by many staples: costumes, pumpkins, and most importantly, spooks. Lots of people will find themselves at some form of haunted attraction during the month of October. One such attraction is Circle of Ash Scream Park, located in Central City, Iowa. Some may recognize this name from its location in downtown Cedar Rapids from 2010 to 2014. After a year long hiatus, Circle of Ash returned in 2016 at its new and current location and continues today....

Christie’s murder-piece

Kathleen Kenney, A&E Writer

October 17, 2017

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“Ten little soldier boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine,” wrote Agatha Christie in her book And Then There Were None.  And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie is a masterpiece of a murder mystery. Eight strangers are invited to an island owned by Mr. Owen off the coast of Devon, in England. When the eight guests arrive on the island, which can only be reached by a boat that goes to and from the island once a day, they are...

New is not always better

Claire Delaney, A&E Assistant Editor

October 17, 2017

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In the spirit of Halloween, I decided it is the perfect time to watch a scary movie, so I chose The Shining. When scrolling through Vudu for Halloween movies, I was surprised to see The Shining because I would consider it a psychological thriller rather than an old fashioned horror movie. Spoiler alert: when the movie began, I was bored by the lack of traditional horror. The first hour of the movie consisted of prolonged descriptions of the characters and setting. The movie began w...

Get wrapped up

Get wrapped up

October 4, 2017

Get wrapped up in this new fresh restaurant. This week I went to a restaurant on the southeast side of town, called Freshwraps. It is fairly new and is located at 2843 Mount Vernon Road SE, near All Saints. I have been wanting to try Freshwraps since...

The benefit of books

The benefit of books

October 4, 2017

While many pastimes may hurt or not positvely contribute to a person’s life, reading is one hobby that can bring about a multitude of benefits for those who partake in it. A study conducted by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health found...

It returns

Keaton Maier, A&E Editor

October 4, 2017

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After 27 years of silence, It strikes again. Based on Stephen King’s 1986 horror novel of the same name, It pits a group of outcast teenagers against a mythical, shape shifting demon-clown named Pennywise. The film follows the kids throughout summer as they uncover the truth about mysterious disappearances in their small town. It was well received by critics and grossed over $120 million in its opening weekend. Since then, It has become the highest grossing R-rated ho...

Games that score

Derrick Voss, A&E Writer

October 4, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sometimes when all your schoolwork is done, you have no more film to watch for your sport, and you get your daily reading in, you need a way to pass the time. Some may use social media or shop online to accomplish this, but arguably the most popular way is by playing games on an iPad.  There are many great iPad games for your unique tastes. Here are some options that will not cost you anything. Do you like music? The game “My Singing Monsters” would be a great choice...

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