By Melissa Futrell, Senior at Susquehannock High School
Not the average film that comes through the box office, “Grace Unplugged” takes a firm stand on the topics of Christian faith and redemption.
Directed by Brad Silverman and starring AJ Michalka, Kelly Thiebaud, James Denton and Christian singers Jamie Grace and Chris Tomlin, the movie tells the story of Grace Trey, an 18-year-old girl, who is trying to find her purpose.
By Olivia Purtell, West York Area High School
This CD cover image released by RCA shows “Wrapped in Red,” a holiday album by Kelly Clarkson. (AP Photo/RCA)
In a world that is constantly changing, Christmas is consistent. It’s always on Dec. 25, everyone gets presents and people are just a little nicer this time of year.
But some parts of Christmas have changed, a fact I realized when Christmas music came on the radio Nov. 14 this year. Christmas music is one of the oldest characteristics of the holiday, obvious as we hear carols sung that have been around forever. But its nature is different compared to 30 years ago.
It’s that time of year again so get in the Christmas spirit by coming to York Catholic’s annual Christmas Concert! Junior high band and choir, Senior high band and choir, ukulele club, and many more groups will be playing everyone’s favorite Christmas tunes.
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For last night’s monthly meeting, I created the Teen Takeover Quiztastic 3000. I created a similar game political game for the York Fair.
Feel free to play the Teen Takeover Quiztastic 3000 at home or at work.
It’s great fun for people who want to know more about AP style, interviewing tips and York County trivia. So, you know, it’s great fun for pretty much everybody.
You can play the game here.
In the opening scene of “Despicable Me 2,” a top secret research lab in the Arctic Circle, devoted to experimentation with a transmutation serum known as PX-41, is stolen by a mysterious new villain. Meanwhile, evil-villain gone family-man, Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) is preparing for Agnes’ birthday party, having finally adjusting to life as both a father and a ‘legitimate businessman.’ However, just when things seem to be going smoothly, Gru is kidnapped by Lucy Wilde (voiced by Kristen Wiig) and taken to the underwater headquarters of the AVL (the Anti-Villain League). From there, Gru and Lucy embark on a wild adventure as they go undercover as shop owners at Paradise Mall where traces of the stolen PX-41 were found. As the search continues, minions start disappearing and Margo (voiced by Miranda Cosgrove) falls for the angsty Antonio, son of the overly-friendly owner of “Salsa & Salsa” restaurant Eduardo Perez (voiced by Benjamin Bratt), much to Gru’s displeasure. Continue reading
By Kristen Shipley
Central York High School
This Christmas, honor your mom by reading Terrence J’s tribute to his mother, a memoir.
Actor and E! News co-anchor Terrence Jenkins, also known as Terrence J, proves that motherly tributes are not just relevant on Mother’s Day – especially when his mother had such an influential role in shaping the man he has become. In his new memoir, “The Wealth of My Mother’s Wisdom: The Lessons That Made My Life Rich,” Terrence J shares his past experiences and his mother’s lessons on courage, ambition, loyalty and perseverance, among other things.
From warm springtime walks, to crazy summer vacations, and fall nights by the fire, your furry companions have been by your side all year long to offer their love and affection. During this bustling holiday season, it’s important to set aside some time to make a few lasting memories with your favorite feline, or pooch, before the year comes to an official close.
Over the last few years, maybe you’ve noticed that your interests have changed. Your wardrobe has been swapped from sweatshirts and sneakers to cardigans and oxfords. And, you no longer wear hoods, you wear beanies. Even your music taste has shifted. The top 40 hits you once loved are now all songs you make fun of, switching the radio station to something that plays independent bands. But, what do all these changes say about you? Is this the first sign of you becoming a high class member of society? No, probably not. But what it does mean, is that you might just be a hipster. Here’s how to tell.
There’s a purity that a concert creates. No matter the genre, the performers are allowing their emotion to pour out onto the stage and seep into the audience, captivating and sharing, giving and taking.