Book Review: Lindhout’s A House in the Sky

by Emily Caruso It is every journalist’s worst nightmare: reporting abroad in a dangerous war-torn foreign country, only to be kidnapped by a group of extremist rebels. The common nightmare turned reality when freelance journalists, Amanda Lindhout and Nigel Brennan, were taken from their car and held for a ransom of three million dollars whilst traveling in Somalia in 2008, one of the world’s most dangerous … Continue reading Book Review: Lindhout’s A House in the Sky

Naked and Afraid? More Like Confused and Traumatized

by Emily Caruso If you’re anything like me, sitting in the depths of your basement alone on a Saturday night flipping through the channels can only mean one thing: bad television.  However, throughout my channel surfing I have discovered a show so incredibly awful, it might just be worth your time. Being the social butterfly I am, I’ve stumbled upon the show Naked and Afraid … Continue reading Naked and Afraid? More Like Confused and Traumatized

Ten Things I Wish I was Told Before My Senior Year

by Emily Caruso 1. Choose classes carefully Fill your senior year with classes that fit your individual interests.  Only take AP classes if they interest you and you know that you can do well in them all while still challenging yourself. Colleges receive a copy of your senior year schedule, and the last thing they want to see is that you’re spending tax dollars on … Continue reading Ten Things I Wish I was Told Before My Senior Year

A Snow Day’s Worst Nightmare: Blizzard Bags

by Emily Caruso It’s a trivial thing that both high school seniors and first graders alike share: the sensation of waking up early still in one’s PJs and waiting for the school’s name to come across the news indicating the beloved snow day. Traditionally a custom shared rarely throughout the district, snow days have been practiced far too often this school year resulting in a record total … Continue reading A Snow Day’s Worst Nightmare: Blizzard Bags

Movie Review: Killing Kennedy

by Emily Caruso With the 50th anniversary of president Kennedy’s assassination November 22, a tidal wave of shows about the infamous event hit public television. One of them, based on Bill O’Reilly’s book Killing Kennedy, took a respectful and insightful look on the assassination. The movie was not the stereotypical documentary where it was an analysis of the “magic bullet” or a conspiracy theory movie, but … Continue reading Movie Review: Killing Kennedy

Awkward Season 4 Premiere: Team Matty vs. Team Collin

by Emily Caruso With her infamous blog and witty outlook on high school, Jenna Hamilton is back for season four of MTV’s critically acclaimed series Awkward.  Premiering October 22, teens across the country stayed up past their bed times till 10:30 eastern time and tuned in, making it a hit for the night and exciting fans about the episodes to come. Known for its outstanding … Continue reading Awkward Season 4 Premiere: Team Matty vs. Team Collin

Album Review: Pure Heroine

by Emily Caruso New Zealand singer/song writer, Lorde, continues to climb to the top of the billboard with her first album Pure Heroine following her EP released in 2012, The Love Club. Her birth name being Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor, Lorde’s voice is powerful and moving for that of a sixteen year old in Pure Heroine and is being compared to Lana Del Ray. Listeners … Continue reading Album Review: Pure Heroine

The Countdown to American Horror Story: Coven

By Emily Caruso Attention all American Horror Story (AHS) fans: Season 3 is well on its way premiering October 9, so start your watches and let the count down begin. As with any new season of FX’s original series of AHS, there comes a new plot line. This season’s is witchcraft. Also there are some returning characters from both seasons one and two, such as … Continue reading The Countdown to American Horror Story: Coven