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Teen Tragedy: When a young person dies, it can turn your world upside down

Antonio McClellan, Maroon Tribune Reporter

January 12

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

An SUV violently overturns on the Mass Pike. A truck with no brakes and a stuck accelerator hurdles towards a sharp curve. A BMW bursts into a ball of flame after head-on contact with a tree. Three accidents, two deaths. All ...

A Hobbit’s Tale: For Bilbo Baggins, the Road Goes Ever On

Alexa Pfeiffer, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 6

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, not yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and...

Peace on Earth and Early Bedtimes

Sheridan McAlister, Contributing Writer

January 3

Filed under Editorials, Monument News, Opinion

As the famous know-it-all, Benjamin Franklin, once so correctly stated, “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Earlier curfews for people under the age of seventeen should be seriously considered...

Limited-time 50% off Holiday Sale: The True Meaning of Christmas?

Hannah Heath

January 1

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Around this time of year, I often hear people asking “What is Christmas all about?” Now I can see where they might get confused. Stores, right after Halloween ends, start their Christmas campaigns. The scary masks are barely...

Book Review: A Truly “Miraculous Journey”

Alexa Pfeiffer, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 14

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

 “Once, in a house on Egypt Street,” there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane.  He was a beautiful rabbit, with china arms, and china legs, and a china snout. He was loved by a little girl named Abilene, who absolutely ador...

A Review of Super Mario 3D Land

Josh Lilienthal, Maroon Tribune Reporter

December 13

Filed under Monument News, Opinion, Reviews

The release of a new Super Mario platforming game has always been a landmark for the Nintendo console it is released on. The New Super Mario Bros. for Nintendo DS released years ago proved that the linear gameplay of 2D...

What Could We Do Without It? Exploring the Effects of Technology on Our Bodies

Kenny Packie, Maroon Tribune Reporter

December 13

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Humans around the globe use technology every single day. Almost every hour we come into contact of some form of technology, be it cell phones, computers, or a GPS. This is, by far, the most helpful tool and is used for all sorts...

The Zombie Apocalypse Occurs With a Whisper, Not a Scream: AMC’s The Walking Dead has something very few zombie “films” have: Restraint

Paul Lilienthal, Maroon Tribune Reporter

December 10

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editorials

It may surprise some people to hear that in the new season premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead, with its omnipresent firearms, that only one gunshot is fired in the entire episode. Just one. When the populace thinks about zombie...

Boo, I Guess: The Indifference of Hollywood Horror and How it Got That Way

Paul Lilienthal, Maroon Tribune Reporter

December 10

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Editorials

It’s no secret that the horror genre has been stagnant for quite a while now. Remake after remake hit theaters and whenever a somewhat original idea hits the theaters, sequels immediately flurry with an intensity not seen since...

Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the Muppet Show

Ciana Barnaba, Maroon Tribune Reporter

December 10

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The Muppets are brought back to life once again in a classic, fresh, and new movie. The Muppet Movie opened in theaters this year on Thursday November 24th and captured young and old audience members alike. Sweeping the box office...

Covering Up the Truth: Stop The Censorship of Violence in the Media

David Rota, Contributing Writer

December 9

Filed under Editorials, Monument News, Opinion

Too many people are overreacting about violence in the media these days. I really don’t think teenagers should be “protected” from it, because at this point the damage has already been done. Teenagers are exposed to violence...

Learning How To Drive With Dave: A Review For Dave’s Driving School

Austin Rybacki, Maroon Tribune Reporter

November 29

Filed under Reviews

The best moment for most teenagers in high school is getting their license. A lot of teens think that getting their license is a piece of cake, but it's really not. In order to get your license you have to attend a driving school...

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