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10 Oldest Languages Still Spoken Today

10 Oldest Languages Still Spoken Today

Kavin Thiyagarajan, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, Travel

The language this article is written in is English, quite obvious actually. The English language is around 1400 years old. You may think that this is pretty old. It is old. Some of the languages I am going to write about now are going to be much much older. This section is about the oldest languages...

“Last Day On Mars” Book Review

“Last Day On Mars” Book Review

Arsh Gupta, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase

There are many great things to do to pass time. One of these is reading. Reading is only fun though if you have a good book. One book that makes reading fun though, is the book "Last Day On Mars," by Kevin Emerson. "Last Day On Mars" takes place in the year 2223. The Sun has started going supernova...

Why Should You Learn a Second Language?

Why Should You Learn a Second Language?

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, People, Showcase, Videos

Many middle schools have a variety of elective choices. At CVMS, we are offered a language class. These languages include Chinese, Spanish, French, and German. These classes are offered to teach kids a second language other than English. But why should someone choose to take one of these classes? ...

Why The Movie “Ocean’s 8” is Probably the Best Crime Movie

Why The Movie “Ocean’s 8” is Probably the Best Crime Movie

Emma Ross, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion

I think crime movies are amazing. They are so interesting and always have a great plot. Recently "Ocean’s 8" came out in June, which was a spin-off of "Ocean's 11" and "Ocean's 12."    The opening scene starts with Debby Ocean (Sandra Bullock) in jail (we’ll get to that) saying what she w...

How Does Fortnite Make Money?

How Does Fortnite Make Money?

Kavin Thiyagarajan, Reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun

Fortnite is currently the most popular game in the world. If you do not know about  Fortnite you have been living under a rock. Nevertheless, I shall explain the game to you. It is a 100-player battle royale game where you land on a map and kill each other until the last player standing wins. The most...

The Opinionist Episode 10: Best and Worst Soundtracks

The Opinionist Episode 10: Best and Worst Soundtracks

Oliver Barnfield, Colin Johnson, Evan Tucker, Baker Tuthill, and Opinionist Cast

October 16, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase, Videos

Oliver the Opinionist takes a look at some of the best, and worst soundtracks from games and movies. DIRECTED BY OLIVER BARNFIELD WRITTEN BY OLIVER BARNFIELD, COLIN JOHNSON, & EVAN TUCKER EDITING BY BRANTON GREENBERG FILMED BY COLIN JOHNSON PRODUCTION HELP BY BAKER TUTHILL &am...

Favorite Free Art Programs: Krita

Favorite Free Art Programs: Krita

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Art, Clubs, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Showcase, Technology, Videos

With the popularization of digital art nowadays, there are plenty of new and free drawing programs. One of my favorites is Krita. Let's take a look at the program and explore its features!

A Wrinkle in Time: Movie Review

A Wrinkle in Time: Movie Review

Yoonjoo Oh, Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, Showcase

A Wrinkle in Time is a science fantasy adventure film based on the book by Madeleine L'Engle of the same name. It is directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell, produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Whitaker Entertainment. The first time released was on March 9, 2018. Starring Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which ...

Five of the Most Popular 2018 Halloween Costumes

Five of the Most Popular 2018 Halloween Costumes

Emma Ross, Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Fashion, Just For Fun, Opinion

Since Halloween is right around the corner I decided to write about popular Halloween costumes. I'll also be explaining them and giving a little bit of my opinion on them. 1. Ariana Grande from her "God is a Woman" music video Ariana grade is one of the most popular artists currently and also a...

The Pacer Test

The Pacer Test

Oliver Barnfield, Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Entertainment, Just For Fun, Showcase, Wellness

I stand on the line. My palms are sweaty. Then I hear it: the smooth words of an anonymous man over the loud speaker. He says: "The FitnessGram™ PACER Test is a multistage aerobic capacity test that progressively gets more difficult as it continues. The 20-meter pacer test will begin in 30 se...

Opinion About WonderWorks

Opinion About WonderWorks

Ayan Momin, Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun

Have you ever been to WonderWorks? Well if not, here is a good description. WonderWorks is an entertainment center, filled with scientific inventions from the past and from this year. They have locations in Orlando, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Panama City Beach, Florida, WonderWorks Myrtle Beach, South...

The Accident of Frida Kahlo

The Accident of Frida Kahlo

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Just For Fun, Opinion, People, Showcase

After surviving an accident where you should’ve died and had the husband you loved leave you, most people would be ready to give up. Not Frida Kahlo. All this happened to her, yet she still went on to make beautiful and empowering self-portraits when people told her she couldn’t. A hero needs to...