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Lucky Penny worth your dime

Lucky Penny worth your dime

Josh Sheeley, Writer

December 29, 2017

As you walk into The Lucky Penny, the first thing that catches your eye is all of the Abraham Lincoln paintings, or it’s the many pennies they use to design some of the restaurant. The smell of good food then takes over the sight of the restaurant. The Lucky Penny has a great atmosphere and a...

Uncharted: How a Thief Can Steal Hearts

Uncharted: How a Thief Can Steal Hearts

Jakayla Staab

December 28, 2017

After the success of Jak and Daxter, Naughty Dog Incorporations took a new approach when they released Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Naughty Dog managed to give us a thrilling action packed adventure that no one had seen before. The game focuses on protagonist Nathan Drake, a clear parody of India...

Quick Bites: Restaurant reviews that you can use

Paige Lindo, Lissette High, and Shaun Pothepalli

December 26, 2017

Ting’s Red Lantern Review (review by Paige Lindo) Ting’s is an amazing, little piece of ethnic culture to have as a restaurant. I went there on Thursday for dinner with my friend and my dad. When we came in the restaurant we were nicely treated and sat down right away, and left to look over th...

‘Overwatch’ a good game

'Overwatch' a good game

Mat WorthingtonBarnes, Writer

December 23, 2017

I am sure if you are a gamer you have heard of Overwatch, one of the hot new games that almost everyone in the world is playing. This game has a lot of good qualities, though like everything has some bad parts. This game is a multiplayer only based game, so you don’t get to have a solo story...

Review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Raelyn Stecker, Writer

December 22, 2017

The eighth episode in the Star Wars saga was not a disappointment. As a fan of the saga my entire life and having seen all the movies, it was important to me that this new movie lived up to the reputation, and that it did. I will warn you, there are mild spoilers in this review-- not any big picture...

Ringing in the New Year

The City of London celebrates a New Year with fireworks. In Cedar Rapids, students will have time to celebrate with families and friends during winter break, which starts Dec. 22. School resumes on Jan. 2.

Mary Shaine Devaras, Writer

December 21, 2017

Winter break starts on Friday, Dec. 22 and classes resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Students are feeling really excited to celebrate New Year’s Eve with their family and friends. “New Year’s Eve is a very important holiday for me, because it’s a time when my family and I are all together,” Raafa...

Winter Showcase 2017

The orchestra performing at the 2016 Winter Showcase.

Jenna Anderson, Co Editor-in-Chief

December 19, 2017

Kennedy High School's 2017 Winter Showcase is tonight at the school.  There will be a silent auction, pre-show entertainment, and complimentary food tastings starting at 6 p.m. The showcase begins at 7 p.m. with performances from choir, band, and orchestra. "My favorite thing about it is just the...

Pizza is exquisite at Ruby’s

The restaurant offers Detroit, regular and Chicago-style pizzas.

Tate Weaver, Writer

December 19, 2017

Downtown Cedar Rapids is home to many luxurious and exotic types of restaurants. One specialty found in this town is Ruby’s Pizzeria. This petite restaurant holds so much in such a tightly compacted location at 223 2nd St SE in Cedar Rapids. When we walked into this home-styled restaurant (though...

Caucho Review

Al Pastor tacos were a favorite at Caucho. The restaurant is located at 1202 3rd St SE in the New Bo district of Cedar Rapids.

Anna Reinhart, Opinion Editor

December 4, 2017

From the service, to the food, to the bill, I loved almost every moment of eating at Caucho. I first heard about it from my sister, who insisted I make the trip downtown as soon as possible. She went there for dinner with some friends and ever since has been pestering me to go. Finally giving in,...

Playtime Poppy and its True Impacts

The Lion King Junior opens tonight in the Kennedy Auditorium. There are 42 cast members and 12 tech crew members, according to director Steve Tolly. Teacher Nick Hayes is the show's tech director.

Raelyn Stecker, Writer

November 30, 2017

  Kennedy High School puts on one Playtime Poppy show each year, and the impact it leaves is tremendous -- sometimes in unexpected ways. The show is a great opportunity to become closer with family, or friends, and according to the actors and the audience, is a great way to create bonds. Abby Spore, so...

Karma Coffee Café: More than just coffee

Pick 2 Lunch with Home Coming Chili and the Good Egg Sandwich

Hannah Ratzer, Writer

November 28, 2017

Karma Coffee Café doesn’t look like much from the outside, it’s just another brick building amongst another strip mall along another busy street. But inside, Karma is full of personality and the delicious aromas of home cooked food and coffee beans. What stood out to me about Karma Coffee was ...

The Transformation of the iPhone

The new iPhone X

Olivia Bowden, Writer

November 20, 2017

Apple recently released their iPhone 8 and most talked about device, the iPhone X. Let’s recap on the many iPhone’s over the past 10 years. The iPhone 1 was released in 2007 and had 4-GB of storage. This device had features like email, Safari web, text messaging, YouTube and a rear camera. The...

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