November 8, 2013
C U at C4: poetry, music, prose & art By Marisa Potts
There is something special about student talent that is beyond impressive and that is exactly what C4 (Closed Captioned Cultural Convention) displays. Students showcase their own talent in the media center in an open mic style while performing everything from poetry and prose to music. “You get to meet a lot of people and listen to great poetry and music,” junior Katie Daft said. C4 started a year and a half ago by the Closed Captioned magazine staff. The initial event went very well and around 150 people attended. Each event since has also had a very high number of students, staff and others from the community in attendance. “Students were begging us to do it again,” English teacher and C4 sponsor Cameron Gale said. Now the staff
of Closed Captioned holds one event been no chance for them to read stuff 8th in the media center at 7 p.m. Both each semester. before,” Mr. Gale said. the performance and the food is free Many students have participated C4 will be held Friday, November for all who attend. more than just once and bring something different each time. Senior Jake Leiberton, who read a poem titled “Waiting for Athena” at the last Senior Natalia Tinoco Senior Chloe Goodman Junior Dani Lipman event, will be reading “The Mourn of the Sun” this year. “I think poetry is a really awesome creative outlet,” Jake said. Not only will students be sharing their written work but visual work as well, students from the art department will have their work showcased. “I like that [C4] is all-encompassing “I think it makes the “It gives you a “It displays the talent with deep prose and even visual art,” community of writers chance to be creative we have at this school senior and staff member Daniel Millin the school more and show what you and it shows the creer, said. evident.” got!” ativity of the students Closed Captioned has a little something for everyone. “It gives students people may not have a chance to be on stage, there has noticed before.” Photo Credit: Marisa Potts
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Finding some new beats: listening beyond the radio By Marisa Potts
Sometimes listening to the same artist or band over and over again can be a bit mundane, or even listening to the same genre of music can just get boring. Thankfully there are ways to avoid musical suffering. It doesn’t take much to turn off the radio and look somewhere else to find good music. Sophomore Spencer Tramontina found Iced Earth by just looking up bands on iTunes. “I liked them because they had meaning for me,” Spencer said.
Junior Megan Smith found some of her favorite bands, Bright Eyes, Motion City Soundtrack and Menomena from an online writer’s forum. “They have a grungier sound, they’re not auto tuned and have a personal connection and they always don’t sound the same.” Sometimes when searching for it, YouTube can be a great source for new music. Junior Cooper Christensen found one of his favorite bands Equilibrium on that site. “I was on
YouTube and I was looking for really exciting rock band music and that’s what I decided on.” Occasionally he’ll find music from shows as well. Senior Kenzie Hamlett also found a couple of her favorite artists on YouTube. She found pop bans One Call and NLT which she likes because they’re boy bands that don’t get noticed very much. “They’re upbeat and dance type music.” Blogs and apps are also useful in the journey of finding not as popular
music to listen to. Spotify, a computer download similar to Pandora recommends artists and songs to listen to, depending on what has previously been favorited or listened to. Songza, an app for the iPhone, has new music playlists for every genre that are consistently updated so it’s easy to stay updated and in the loop. Turns out new music isn’t hard to find at all, it’s as simple as going to a search bar.
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American Horror Story: Coven
AD Most kids know where they came from but for 16 kids conceived via an anonymous sperm donor, knowing their roots isn’t so easy. After typing the number of her donor into the Donor Siblings Registry, 17-year-old Bree discovers that she has 15 half siblings all across the country. This new MTV docu-series, which premiers November 25th, follows Bree as she finds her new family and tracks down her donor.
Coven marks the third season of American Horror Story on FX. Fear not, each season runs with a different story line and doesn’t require knowledge of previous seasons. This season, a strong mostly female cast bewitches the viewers to love every minute of their voodoo, magic and disturbing horror. Catch American Horror Story: Coven Wednesdays at nine on FX TV.
Poppin’ on the big screen By Madison Ward
Valentine’s Day is coming early this year with the new Universal Pictures film, About Time (R) hitting theaters on November 8st. The film follows a young man named Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) that has just found out that the men in his family can travel through time. Upon this life altering discovery, Tim decides to test his fate and find himself a girlfriend; her name is Mary (Rachel McAdams).
When Tim is involved in a time traveling accident, he has fixed time so that he has never met Mary at all. Fortunately for Tim, he maneuvers himself through time and eventually gets Mary to fall in love with him again. He decides to use his gift to plan the perfect proposal and protect other important people in his life. However, will he find out that everything is supposed to happen for a reason?
The Enders Game
The fate of Earth rests in the hands of a young boy named Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) in the new Lionsgate Film, The Enders Game. Set in the not too distant future, a demented alien race has attacked Earth causing children to be ripped from their childhoods and shoved into the deadly life of battle due to Earth’s lack of armed forces. Showing immense skill in wartime
tactics, Ender is promoted to Command School and is trained by Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford). As the Sci-fi thriller progresses, Ender turns out to be the last hope to save the human race. This film adaptation of the best selling novel The Enders Game, by Orson Scott Card, hit theaters on November 1st; the film is rated PG-13.
Thor: The Dark World
Marvel and Walt Disney Pictures continue the adventures of the God of Thunder in their newest movie; Thor: The Dark World (PG-13). This Sci-fi drama follows Thor (Chris Hemsworth) as he goes on his most terrifying and personal journey yet. In this film Thor is trying to protect Earth and all nine realms from what
was thought to be an extinct race led by Malekith. Not only is this superhero saving the world, but he is also reunited with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and will be forced to risk everything he has in order to protect the human race. This heart pounding action adventure film is coming to theaters on November 8th.
For people, the holidays bring nothing but great memories and even better food, but it never ends so well for the ones who are the food-the turkeys. The newest Relativity Media flick, Free Birds (PG) hit theaters November 1st and depicts two turkeys trying to change their fate. Two
turkeys-who are soon to be dinnertravel back in time to try and get turkeys off the menu permanently. This highly anticipated holiday comedy stars Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler and was directed by Jimmy Hayward who also directed Horton Hears a Who in 2008.
Catching Fire By Meghan Munch
Catching Fire, the second installment in the Hunger Games series, projected to be one of fall’s most anticipated movies, will hit theaters on November 22. It is said to be even bigger and better than the first movie. Josh Hutcherson revealed incites to Ryan Seacrest on his radio show OnAir with Ryan Seacrest about Catching Fire. “I think there’s a lot more interesting plots that start to develop and everything thickens. We up the overall feel of the movie,” Hutcherson said. “I’m excited for the new Hunger Games movie to come out. I think it will be an exciting movie with a really good plot,” senior Jessica Gomez said. It was also revealed that audiences will finally be satisfied with the relationship development of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson). But not much has been revealed about this part of the plot line. Hutcherson announced that Philip Seymour Hoffman has joined the cast and will appear in the movie as
Plutarch Heavensbee, the new head Gamemaker for The Hunger Games. Other new members of the cast the include Sam Claflin and Julianne Moore. “I think Catching Fire will be even better than the original Hunger Games. The plot is going to be really exciting and interesting. I’m excited to go see it in theaters,” senior Devon Allbee said. The trailer gives a lot of clues as to what will be expected in the movie. There will be another game where Katniss and Peeta will have to compete against other tribute winners from the past. Meanwhile, the people are starting to rebel against the government’s harsh rules. The government blames Katniss for this because she gave the citizens hope. Whether or not you have seen the first installment, this movie is worth checking out. And for those who are waiting in anticipation for opening night, may the odds of getting a ticket be ever in your favor.