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Cobra Kai- Netflix Review

Katelyn Diharce

Cobra Kai is a Netflix series that first came out in 2018 and currently has 3 seasons out on Netflix. This show appears after the Karate Kid movies 1-3, I suggest you watch these movies before you watch the show it would make more sense. During this year, a lot of people were talking about Cobra Kai and most binged watched the whole 3 seasons. The actors who played Danny and Johnny from the movies are also in the show when they are older and focus on their kids and the rivaling that still is going on after all these years between them. Since the first movie of Karate Kid came out in 1984, teenagers now can watch this show with their parents. I like how 2 generations can watch this show as a family and enjoy it together. I give this show 10/10 because it relates to a lot of people and I like how it has fighting the scene along with shows the reality of bullying during school.

SONG RECOMMENDATIONS

By Autyana Bollier

SIGN OF A HURRICANE BY HIMALYAS-TOPIC

A absolutely great song to listen to. Very hyped and the guitar/bass is phenomenal, I love how it makes you feel like your in a movie (Like a action adventure) And you’re the rebellious teenager. You can listen to this run exercising or anything that isn’t sleeping. 1000000000/10 Would recommend!!

RELEASED ON OCT 26, 2017

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FREAKING OUT ON THE INTERSTATE BY BRISTON MARONEY

Feels like your already over 18 and your moving around with your significant other. The drums and the guitars and even the vocals are amazing!! It’s really just meant to be listened with headphones on for the full effect, It’s a bit sad and gives you memories which makes you unsure if their real or not but it’s amazing and 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000/10 recommend it!!!!!!!!!!!!

RELEASED ON NOV 15, 2018

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505 BY ARTIC MONKEYS

If you like hyped indie songs this is an absolute banger and would most likely want to be friends with you if you do like it. It’s a very good song and I don’t know where to get started on it! It’ll make you want to jump around your room and dance when the beat drops and would 1000000000000000000000000000/10 recommend you listen to this!!

RELEASED ON DEC 25, 2014

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SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT BY NIRVANA

If you like grunge rock type fans I would 100000000000000% want to be friends with you! This a absolute banger and its would most likely make you feel hyped if its your cup of tea. Its very catchy and everyone knows it, if you think you don’t then most likely you would if you listen to it. I would suggest heavily you go check it out!!! It’s been 11 years since it came out and it still is a great song even

RELEASED ON JUN 16, 2009

today!!!

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FEEL GOOD INC. BY GORILLAZ

Everyone knows this song and if you don’t where have you been?

It’s a very catchy song and it will forever be on repeat in your head. If you’re a fan of alternative rock I would heavily recommend this song. Its good to draw to or just for fun and the characters and music videos will get you hooked.  99999999999999999/10 would recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RELEASED ON JUN 28, 2016

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HAY LOFT BY MOTHER MOTHER

If you like weird alternative types of music I would recommend the whole band not just HAY LOFT. Its very very very catchy and you possibly heard it before from either tiktok or from other kids. Nothing else said you must listen to it!!!

RELEASED ON NOV 2, 2009

140193473207/10 would recommend!!!!

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MY GIRLFRIEND IS A WITCH BY OCTOBER COUNTRY

1960’S Scooby Doo Vibes.

Meant to only have the best vibes in October

1000000000000000000000/10 Would recommend

Released on NOV 16, 2017

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Rust

By Joaquin Kriegel

Rust is a open world survival game. It originally came out in 2013 but it's gaining a popularity again. You have to scavenge gear or you can take the loot from opponents. You can play with friends or you can play alone. The point of the game is to acquire better gear and build a base. You eventually can play your way to getting a bigger and better base. You can also raid other players bases this then means that you can also be raided. At the moment you can only play on PC but it is also entertaining to watch. Similar to Mincecraft with better graphics and more dangerous. Overall it is a lot of fun. 

Image via Steam

Jingle Jangle Christmas

Movie Review

By Katelyn Diharce

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is one of the best new Christmas holiday movies to come out this year. Even though it is my opinion I highly recommend you watch this movie especially since Christmas is not far away. It is a good family movie or even to watch with your friends. You can watch this movie on Netflix, this movie is also having some musical numbers. This movie is about a grandfather who is the greatest inventor but loses his spirit when something unexpected happens and later on his granddaughter comes to stay with him to help her grandfather remember how things used to be and to never stop believing in yourself. This movie came out on a perfect time especially this lockdown because some people have given up on themselves, but having this movie come out gave people a better spirit.

Christmas movie list

1. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

2. The Princess Switch: Switched Again

3. Operation Christmas Drop

4. The Grinch & How the Grinch stole Christmas

5. A Bad Mom’s Christmas

6. The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two

7. A Christmas Carol

8. Elf

9. Edward Scissorhands

10. The Santa Clause

11. Christmas with the Kranks

12. Arthur Christmas

13. The Polar Express

14. Home Alone

15. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Halloween Movie Recommendations

By Katelyn Diharce  

  1. Friday the 13th

  2. Halloween

  3. Halloweentown

  4. Nightmare on Elm Street

  5. Casper

  6. Goosebumps

  7. Coraline

  8. The Addams Family

  9. Gremlins

  10. Hocus Pocus

  11. Coco

  12. Nightmare before Christmas

My personal favorite to watch on Halloween is Goosebumps I think it is good a movie to watch with friends or family. It is not that scary which is good because I do not like to watch scary movies. If you are the same way and do not like watching scary movies, I recommended this movie and I would rate it a 10/10. It also is a movie that can make you laugh instead of being scared.

Halloween

By Illiana Martinez

 

The reason I chose this movie is because I wanted to compare it to the newest movie of Halloween.

The original Halloween movie came out in 1978 and the most recent version came out in 2018. In the original version, Michael Myers’ violent childhood story is told. It begins with when he first began claiming the life of innocent victims by taking the life of his sister Judith and being sentenced and locked away for 15 years. However, on his way to the institution where he would spend his time, Michael Myers escapes and returns to his hometown in Illinois. In the 2018 version, his story begins with a reporter goes to the institution to visit Michael and with him he takes the famous mask Michael used when taking the life of his victims. When the mask is revealed, violent emotions stir up those surrounding Michael during the visit. While being transferred, the bus he was on crashes and Michael once again makes his escape. This time he is on the hunt for his only survivor, Lori Strode as he makes his way back to his hometown once again. These movies are common this time of the year as Halloween time approaches.

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Bad Bunny - By Maria Nunez

The iconic reggaeton singer Bad Bunny has everyone on the tip of their toes since the release of what was supposed to be his last album YHLQMDLG in February of 2020. The release of this album was iconic and gave people hope during quarantine. The album included 20 songs but some of the public’s favorites were Safaera, Si Veo a Tu Mama and Yo Perreo Sola. For months he would post Instagram stories and made his fans love him even more but still no sign of something in the works. However, due to Covid, Bad Bunny organized a free virtual concert on September 20th, where he performed on a moving bus in New York City and aired in many platforms. On September 25th, Crocs announced a partnership with him launching September 29,2020 and everyone went crazy for these new Crocs. After these announcements’ fans gained hope that he will release another album soon and that we will be seeing a lot more from him.

HALLOWEEN MOVIE REVIEWS​

By Autyana Bollier  

 

-Trick’r’Treat 2007

An anthology feature set in the fictional; town of Warren Valley, Ohio. The tales told include those of a murderous principal, the legend of a school bus tragedy that happened in years past, and a surprise werewolf  “Party” in the near by woods.

This film is for mature audience and does feature blood and gore along with creature violence and adult themes but is a must watch during the Halloween holiday.

-Hocuspocus 1993

In 1960s Salem, Massachusetts three witchy sisters kidnap a local towns child only to be caught and executed. Having uttered a curse before being hanged they were resurrected on Halloweens night in the present day and continue attempt to finish a horrible plan set in motion years ago.

Being a Disney film this one is family friendly and a great entry level horror/comedy film for any who are interested, although at times dark it has become a spooky season staple for many.

-Halloween2018

Following  Michael Myers as he leaves a bloody path through Haddonfield, only this time Laurie strode the one that got away is ready and waiting.

Another one for mature audiences this features graphic violence and may put some off to a viewing. A a direct fallow up to the 1979 classic this Halloween undoes all other sequels and gives a well thought out continuation for a movie monster that many have come to love.

 

BONUS:

The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror is currently on Disney+.

Running for 32 seasons and showing no end in sight, the Treehouse of Horror episodes have become a spooky season tradition for a fair amount of people. Currently streaming on Disney+ the first 29 treehouse of horror episodes are ready to bring some great animated horror/comedy directly to your living rooms.

The Hype on Among Us

By Angel Jara

Recently a game called Among Us has made an impact on the mobile and gaming community. Even though the game was already out in June of 2018 people only began to know about the game in August of 2020. The game itself has gained tons of new players and we see twitch and YouTube stars playing. If you are unfamiliar with the game here is a short explanation. The game starts with you waiting in the lobby for another player. A maximum of 10 players can play in one round. In the lobby you can customize your little astronauts, you can change your color; hat; and pet. Once a maximum of 10 player have joined you see a screen that tells you whether you are a crew mate or an imposter. The crewmates job is to go around the map and complete your given tasks whether that is fixing wires or fueling the engines. If you are chosen to be an imposter you job to try t stop the crew mates from completing their tasks by killing them, sabotaging them, or even lying to them but you mustn’t get caught by an of the crew mates. The imposter and crew mates can report dead bodies and call emergency meetings. In the meeting you discuss with the crewmates and the imposter(s). The imposter tries to lie to the crew mates by either proving their innocence by telling their crewmates that they were not around the body or by blaming it on someone else. After everyone is finished discussing you can vote someone out of the spaceship or skip your vote. The point is to eliminate the imposter and the imposter must kill everyone without getting caught or voted out.

Overall, this game is very fun. I have personally had the game for about 3 weeks, and it is fun playing with friends and family and getting deceive the so malevolently.

New Melanie Martinez Music

By Angel Jara

Photo from Billboard.com

 

Melanie Martinez came out with new music on September 24, 2020. She released seven new songs. The new music includes six official audios and one music video. The seven songs are Brain and Heart, Field Trip, Glued, Notebook, Numbers, Test Me, and The Bakery. The Bakery is the song with the video. The video shows a more sensual side to Melanie then all her usual music videos. In the video she surprises viewer with her new hair. The song is a very upbeat.

Overall Rating: I give the new music a 9 out of 10. The music was incredible as usual and showed a new side to Melanie than what we normally see.

INDIE MUSIC BAND RATINGS - By Autyana Bollier

 

BEDROOM: In my opinion It’s a pretty nice band, just besides the fact that it can be very depressing, and you might just have to have a certain taste in music in order to listen to it.  Its perfect to listen to at night maybe while reading a good book with some tea, A song from them that I recommend is “Nostalgic feel” made 4 years ago on February 29th!

CURRENT JOYS: In my opinion this band is amazing, it is also a bit depressing, but it leaves you with a Nostalgic vibe after listening to it. You must also have a specific music taste to listen to it, its perfect when you want to just draw or listen to while riding your bike or hanging out with friends after school or as the sun is setting. A song I recommend is “Kids” Made 3 years ago on July 13th!! Its about A possible nostalgic feeling of childhood and now grown up you look back on it. “I’m just a kid”

TWIN CABINS: The band makes me feel sad and happy at the same time, It’s a bit more lighter on the depressing side but great to just chill to in your room or even out and about with your friends on a cloudy day. It’s a really nice band and gives you a indie vibe directly at the beginning of every song. A song I recommend to you is “Swing Lynn” made 10 months ago on Dec 14th.  It brings me back memories that do not even exists and I’m absolutely just in love with it.

SURF CURSE: Is a great band and is 50/50 on the depressing side, it is a band that you can blast in your ears and feel like an alien around Normies. Their sounds remind you of a great time of your life but makes you sad that it is gone now. I song I recommend is “Freaks” made 3 years ago on July 10th. It is a great song to listen to while on a bike or skateboard tor even dancing alone in your room at 3 in the morning! I suggest you check it out!

RICK MONTGOMERY: Is a great band to listen to when your feeling like a lonely, beautiful soul. It makes sad but happy to listen to at the same time. I song I suggest is the popular song “Mr.Loverman” Made 4 years ago on April 7th. Its about a man (Mr.LoverMan) Who misses his lover (Mr.LoverBoy) And it brings me happy tears every time I listen to it. I suggest you go check out his other songs!!

DAYGLOW: Is a very hype filled band which can seem sad here and there. Its very retro type band and everything is made to feel aesthetic and nostalgic. It’s a great song to listen to with friends and may lighten up the mood wherever you are. Skating, picnic, alone with your self or just a great band to listen to in general. A song I recommend is “Can I call You tonight?” Made 2 years ago on Feb 1st!! Go check it out!!

WALLOWS: Is a amazing band!! It is a great aesthetic indie like band, and you can listen to it by yourself, with your lover, crush, or just wherever! If you are a fan of Clairo she sings in one of their songs called “Are you bored yet?” Which I greatly recommend you listen to! Made 1 year ago on Feb 1st!! Go check out their amazing songs and who knows you might get hooked!

 

THESE ARE JUST SOME OF MY PERSONAL FAVORITES AND IF YOURE IN THE NEED OF NEW MUSIC I DEEPLY SUGGEST YOU GO CHECK THEM OUT! EVEN IF YOU DON’T THINK YOULL LIKE THEM, JUST GO AND AT LEAST LISTEN TO ONE OF THEIR SONGS. MAYBE JUST MAYBE YOU'LL FIND MORE IN YOUR YOUTUBE RECOMMENDATIONS LATER.

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On July 24, 2020, eleven months after Swift's last album, Lover (2019) she released her 8th studio album Folklore. It was a surprise album, released through Republic Records. The album has 16 songs in total and a bonus track that is on the deluxe version of the album called “the lakes”. Not to mention Folklore has remained No.1 on the charts for 7 weeks surpassing Whitney Houston for Most Weeks at No. 1 Among Women in Billboard 200’s History.  This album in my opinion is one of my favorites, it has a gloomy day feel to it. Folklore is the album you listen to on rainy days when you need to clear your head. It makes you feel as if you are the main character in a coming of age film. The way Swift captured the stories in each song is poetic and beautifully outstanding. Her ability to write these songs herself and from a different point of view for each song is amazing. Taylor outdid herself on this album, The way she perceives life and navigates through it, sharing all her experiences she's had since the start of her career till date poetically through the perspective of the fictitious characters she has created is commendable. This album has proven that Taylor Swift is not just a pop star, her ability to transcend through genres, from her early days of country music with her self-titled album, fearless, speak now and then Red and then her triumphant transition to pop with the award winning record smashing 1989, followed up by the dark and electric Reputation and the brighter pastel themed love filled Lover, and now folklore, a hauntingly beautiful album with an alternative genre with elements of folk and country music with the song "betty" for example tying Swift back to her country roots, this album further proves that Taylor Swift can do it all.

Folklore Album Review

By: Danielle Rodriguez

TOP 5 Halloween Movies  

by Atlai Manriquez

Here are my top five movies to watch on Halloween. Coming in at number five, Hotel Transylvania, this movie is about a vampire who runs a hotel. This hotel is made for monsters only because the monsters don’t trust the humans. This is great for Halloween to watch with the family, filled with a lot of funny moments. Coming in at number four, The Nightmare Before Christmas. This movie is a classic and one you should not miss out on. A skeleton by the name of Jack is bored of his towns spooky traditions and decides to bring Christmas to town.

Number three, Goosebumps. This movie is about how some teens find a mysterious book, but little do they know what would happen when they opened it. The teens accidently release the monsters within in the books. Not knowing what to do, they seek the author for help. Number two, Hocus Pocus. This is also a classic for Halloween, three witches killed on Halloween night come back 300 years later and things aren’t the same as before. Overall, this is a very funny movie. Ten out of ten recommend.

Coming in at number one my personal favorite Goosebumps Two. This is a sequel to Goosebumps one, even though they trapped most of the monsters in their books one got away. Slappy a talking dummy brings back all his friends from the book and the town becomes overrun with monsters.

Monthly Obsessions

By: Danielle Rodriguez

My Current Obsessions for September 2020 have been a variety of things from music to movies to Tv shows to even TikToks. The one obsession that has reemerged this month is Harry Potter. I feel as if most teens my age have either entered there Harry Potter phase or  returning like I am. I feel as if TikTok is to blame because that’s all that’s all over my for you page. It’s kinda crazy because the last film came out in 2011 which has been a total of 9 years. But J.K Rowling once said, “whether you come back by page or big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home”. It feels as if I’m a middle schooler finding about the fictional world of Harry Potter all over again. The movies are phenomenal even though they leave out the best details. My favorite Harry Potter movie has to be Prisoner of Azkaban along with the book, it has the feel of not being a child anymore things are picking up in the 5th movie Harry is becoming more aware of what’s to come. Anyways if you haven’t read the books yet please do, they are well written, and action packed if you don’t want to read them, I suggest having a Harry Potter Marathon.

Listen up True-crime junkies, I suggest you watch American Murder: The Family next Door is a True Crime documentary about the Watts family and how they were killed. It uses the raw, firsthand footage it examines the disappearance of Shanann Watts and her children, and the terrible events that followed. This documentary will leave you thinking, it has been a day and a half since I’ve watched and it’s something that’s lingering in my head. This case was truly tragic and so heart wrenching to watch. If you want to watch something with more of a light topic, I suggest my current favorite movie and current obsession Unpregnant it’s a movie that talks about abortion and the cool thing about it is, it has a female director and two strong female leads. Unpregnant is funny, inexplicably light and all the while casting light to one of the many paths taken, a path not many can take, for access to a procedure that should be accessible to all.

If you prefer Tv Show’s, then I got you covered because I’m currently obsessed with way too many shows. Such as Gilmore Girls and Julie and the Phantoms. These are the two shows that are currently keeping me obsessed if I’m not doing schoolwork or on TikTok then I’m watching these shows. Julie and The Phantoms is directed by Kenny Ortega which means this show is probably for a younger audience, but it doesn’t really matter because the teens of TikTok are currently obsessed with this show and the three main fictional characters. What more can I say if TikTok is obsessed then it’s bound to be good right? Correct Julie and The Phantoms is a delightful musical dramedy. Not to mention it has the best soundtrack I’ve heard in a hot minute. On the other hand, Gilmore Girls is more of a mix between romance, humor, and of course DRAMA! So obviously it must be one of my current obsessions. This show is so hilarious and heartfelt it feels as if you’re in Stars Hollows with Lorelai and Rory. It has a feel-good vibe from up to the very first episode until the very last episode even up to the revival show it still holds the feel-good charm to it.

Don’t worry I’m not only obsessed with movies and Tv shows I’m also obsessed with music. My current favorite artist to listen to has to be Gracie Abrams and Lennon Stella but of course I must mention my all-time favorite artist Harry Styles. Obviously like any other teen music is a big part of my life it’s something I can use to express myself with and something I use in my everyday life. My current obsessions have been Gracie Abrams. Her voice is so soothing and catchy. I miss you, I’m sorry and 21 are currently my favorite songs from her. She currently released her Ep called Minor and it’s so good I listen to it almost every day it’s the type of music I’ll throw on when I’m getting ready or doing my homework, it’s so soft yet it’s catchy but not something you could be easily distracted with. Her music has a melancholy feel to it, I personally like when music has a sad vibe to it because you can interpret it however you like. Lennon Stella on the other hand has this upbeat sound but sad lyrics. My favorite songs from her are Older than I am and Fear of Being Alone. I love to listen to her songs when I need a mood boost because some of her songs are so upbeat and catchy but then her acoustic versions are something I would cry too, So she basically has all the bases covered. Like any other girl with a Harry Styles obsession he is my favorite artist. His music is so fun and upbeat, but he has the sad songs you can cry to such as Cherry and Falling not to mention Golden the literal definition of upbeat but sad lyrics.

              I saved the best for last; my current monthly book obsession has to be Girls like us by Cristina Alger. If you like fiction and a good mystery thriller then this book is for you. This book starts off slow but by the third chapter you are hooked. You won’t want to put it down. The plot is immersive and instantly gripping. The main character FBI agent Nell Flynn returns to her hometown in Long Island, NY, to settle the estate of her recently deceased Father. While in her hometown she becomes involved in the investigation into the murders of two young women. If that doesn’t peak your interest, I don’t know what will. But seriously this book has an amazing plot it draws you in when you least expect it and it has great

Billie Eilish

By Valerie Pacheco

Billie Eilish is an American singer that has made history in the music industry. She is just 18 years old and her birthday is on December 18, 2001. Her hometown is Los Angeles, California where many other celebrities live and work. This is where she grew up with her parents Maggie and Patrick Baird and with her twenty-three-year-old brother Finneas O’Connell.

Billie has been very successful while only being in the music industry for a few years now. At her first time being at the Grammy Award show, she won five awards which was the most won at that award show on that night. Billie Eilish has also won many other awards for her most popular song “Bad Guy” and a lot of her other songs and Albums. Her and her brother Finneas have come out with two full albums since 2017. This album consists of “Don’t Smile at Me” and “When we all fall asleep, Where do we go?” As I mentioned earlier, these were very successful albums and made her get to where she is now. Eilish has recently released a single called “My future” on July 30th. In this song she is showing how she is focusing on her future and how much it means to her.

Next up for Billie Eilish is the Billboard Music Awards which are on October 14, 2020. Here she is nominated for 12 awards. We are also expecting another album from her and her brother either late 2020 or early 2021. Also, in February of 2021, she has a documentary coming out in theaters and on Apple TV about her life and career. This documentary is called “The World’s A Little Blurry” it will come before you know it. Billie Eilish has been successful throughout the years and is working on becoming more of an inspiration to others through her music and words she has to say about her life and things going around this world.

Netflix: Kissing Booth 2 Review

By Kaitlyn Warczinski 

            My first thought on this movie is as much as I loved the first kissing booth, part two put more emotions, and anger while watching it. It starts off as Noah and Elle’s relationship as Noah is in his first year in college and Elle is still in high school. She struggles with not wanting to bother him and she hears rumors of them not working out and breaking up, she finds out that Noah has been hanging out with this girl named Chloe and starts to feel jealousy but she doesn’t want to admit it. To distract herself she joins school activities and meets this boy named Marco and embarrasses herself in front of him. Elle and Marco have a hate relationship with each other. Lee and Elle go to there dancing spot at an arcade when they both find out someone had beaten their top score only to find out their competitor is Marco himself. Elle starts finding ways to get into Harvard, she needed the money and saw a flier for a virtual dance competition from the arcade and convinces Lee to join with her. Rachel, Lee’s girlfriend finds herself competing with Elle, and makes Lee quit the dance competition, so Marco decided to be Elle’s partner.

            Noah sends Elle tickets to come see him while she visits him, she meets his friends and Chloe who hugs and kisses Noah on the cheek which brings some emotions to Elle. When she wakes up the next morning, she finds another girls earring underneath his bed, she leaves upset. This made me feel anger towards Noah. When she gets home, she focuses on the dance competition, but she starts to have feelings for Marco. The dance competition comes at the end of Elle’s and Marcos dance they kiss, she then sees Noah in the audience. They win the dance battle of course but Noah leaves, they stopped talking on the phone. At the end of the school year they had a family gathering and they all end up arguing revealing their biggest secrets, Rachel reveals she jealous of Elle. Elle reveals the earing to Noah because he accuses her of cheating, Noah tries to tell Elle that nothing had happened. Elle and Rachel talk and make up, and in the end Noah decides he can’t lose Elle, and Elle realized it’s always been Noah they go find each other and make up, and int the end Elle got put on the waiting list for the Harvard application. I’d rate this movie a 4.5 out of 5 stars just because I really like the first kissing booth more, this movie had a lot of body shaming and cheating and I’m not sure how I feel about that, but other than that it was a really good movie and I would watch it again.

Haunting of  Verdansk 

By Joaquin Kriegel 

The Halloween update has arrived to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Some features are the Zombie royale, which is a huge map at night. There are many zombies running around the map. As well  as other Halloween modes in the game. They have also added spooky skins that you can buy. They added leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Jigsaw from the Saw movies, and a creepy mad scientist. This Halloween update is a lot of fun and gives us something to do this Halloween.  

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