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Messenger Movie Podcast S4 Ep3: Christmas Movies

Messenger Movie Podcast S4 Ep3: Christmas Movies

Will Roach, Jeff Swift, Arpitha Sistla, Sabrina Lacy, and Jen Bosche

December 22, 2019

In this episode of the Messenger Movie Podcast, Will Roach and Jeff Swift review “Knives Out.” Also, Roach, Swift, Jen Bosche, Sabrina Lacy and Arpitha Sistla talk about their favorite Christmas movies.

Friday Fives: Christmas Movies

Friday Fives: Christmas Movies

Caroline Cudney, A&E Editor

December 20, 2019

Winter break is here, which means time to watch some classic holiday movies. Here are some of the Messenger’s top picks: 1. Elf, 2003 This funny, classic Christmas movie follows Buddy the Elf, played by Will Ferrell, after he accidentally ends up at the North Pole as a child, where he is raised as ...

Review: Saint Louis wheel

Review: Saint Louis wheel

Tanner Rojewski, Production Editor

December 17, 2019

The Saint Louis wheel opened Sept. 30  after a vast revamp to the historic Union Station located downtown.  The ferris wheel features a visibility of almost 20 miles from each one of its 42 climate controlled gondolas. Each gondola offers a 15-minute ride for a maximum of eight passengers...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping

Four of the nine gift wrapping alternatives are presented. Each item only required items from around the house such as a old t-shirt, a potato chip bag, a newspaper page and chopsticks.

Lauren Pickett, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2019

In the midst of the winter holiday season, there are two sides to the gift-giving dilemma. One is finding those perfect, unique gifts for family and friends. The other is trying to enter the New Year with green resolutions, especially through “sustainable” holiday shopping and gift-wrapping.  A...

Song Review: Everybody Dies

Song Review: Everybody Dies

Jen Bosche, Managing Editor

December 12, 2019

Who would have known the phrase “Everybody Dies” would be so comforting? Bruce Wiegner released his newest single “Everybody Dies” Dec. 3 and its morbid title is so far from what the song truly is. Wiegner sings about a time when he was panicked and anxious until his friend told him that “everybody...

Song Review: Don’t Let It Break Your Heart

Song Review: Don't Let It Break Your Heart

Jen Bosche, Managing Editor

December 10, 2019

Louis Tomlinson released his new single, “Don’t Let It Break Your Heart,” Nov. 23 and I haven’t stopped screaming the lyrics since. This song reminds me of the beautifully romantic stylings of One Direction, but with modern touches. The melody and beautiful guitar riffs that fill this piece...

Disney Addresses Racial Stereotypes in Early Movies

Disney movies have faced criticism in the past for having racially fueled undertones.

Alayna Higdon, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2019

With the recent release of Disney Plus, people have received access to all of the Disney movies, including “The Princess and the Frog,” “Cinderella,” “Mulan,” “Moana” and “Frozen.”  On Disney Plus, viewers can also stream the older movies from decades before, like “Dumbo,”...

Friday Fives: Preparing for Finals

Friday Fives: Preparing for Finals

Tanner Rojewski, Production Editor

December 9, 2019

With finals week quickly approaching, it is important to prepare yourself mentally and physically and get ahead of the stress curve.  1. Start Early on Reviews Most teachers take the review packet for a grade, and those review packets are longer and more time consuming than it looks. You ma...

Movie Review: Frozen 2

Movie Review: Frozen 2

Kailin Zhang, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2019

“Do you want to build a snowman?”  These seven words took the world by storm six years ago with the release of “Frozen,” a 2013 animated film by Walt Disney Pictures inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Snow Queen."  “Frozen 2” released Nov. 22 as the sequ...

Song Review: Watermelon Sugar

Song Review: Watermelon Sugar

Jen Bosche, Managing Editor

December 5, 2019

“Kiwi walked so Watermelon Sugar could run.” This cryptic and confusing tweet by Harry Styles Oct. 22 left fans in anticipation of the release of his newest single “Watermelon Sugar.” Styles teased the song and even compared it to his previous hit “Kiwi.” The song was finally rel...

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