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Heart in Hurst

Heart in Hurst

Kaleah Cowan, Reporter

March 3, 2017


Filed under News, Reviews, Showcase

Choir Director Matthew Hurst has been gracing our school with wonderful music, joyful smiles, and his beautiful voice since 2014. Hurst’s  first year at New Castle was in 2014. He teaches both high school and middle school women's choir. He is been into music since he was little. "I grew up...

New restaurants around New Castle

Emily Guffey, Joee Hanson, Kaleah Cowan

February 21, 2017


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Cafe Royal for the Royals Staff Reporter: Joee Hanson Shawn and Charlene Dent opened a coffee shop called Cafe Royal in February of 2009. Cafe Royal makes carefully handmade food and drinks. The menu offers paninis, sandwiches, pastries, ice cream, and salad among other things. The cafe is open...

Overwatch, an original and colorful first person shooter

Overwatch, an original and colorful first person shooter

Emily Guffey, Reporter

April 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Every person who has been on the internet for more than a few hours knows about World Of Warcraft. World Of Warcraft is a Massively Multiplayer Online game or MMO. People across the world play this game as the game has endless appeal and replay value. The game brought a surge in popularity for Blizza...

Origin of Christmas

Origin of Christmas

Erin McCullough, Reporter

December 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Everyone knows Santa is coming to town soon, so here is some background about the wonderful joys of Christmas. December twenty-fifth is the day when families come together and enjoy each others company. The joy of children laughing and being with their families is just another simple part of this hol...

Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara

Erin McCullough, Reporter

November 17, 2015


Filed under News, Opinion, Reviews

“Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, FINALLY” sings an eighteen year old female artist who is on the rise to fame trying to capture the listener's heart and attention. This female artist’s name is Alessia Cara. according to New York Times She is from Brampton, Ontario, Canada. According to GoMoxie,“her musical style takes after artists like Taylor Swift and Rihanna. A mixture ...

Review: Joey Graceffa Tells All In Real Life

Megan Gustin, Reporter

August 31, 2015


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Joey Graceffa is a YouTuber by day and New York Times best selling author by night. His first book is called In Real Life, My Journey to a Pixelated World. Graceffa’s new book is about his life and experiences. The book is a memoir that captured the hearts of millions. Graceffa first became known fo...

“Bombs Away” blows away bad feelings

“Bombs Away” blows away bad feelings

Erin McCullough, Reporter

May 21, 2015


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Sheppard's "do-it-yourself," according to officialsheppard.com, attitude has helped contribute to the climb of popularity that they have acquired. I have recently listened to Sheppard's newly released album "Bombs Away." Their melodic harmonies turn bad situations into fabulous and more cheery situations. Sheppard's...

A look at the new characters in Avengers: Age of Ultron

A look at the new characters in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Emily Guffey, Reporter

May 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens this Friday in theaters across the United States. Age of Ultron will feature many returning characters, such as Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, Captain America, played by Chris Evans, Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson, Bruce Banner, played by Mark Ruffalo, and Hawkeye,...

Kalin and Myles: Is this really acceptable for high schoolers?

Holly Biller, Editor-In-Chief

April 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

A new collection of songs plays through the headphones of New Castle High School students for their noticeably catchy rhythms. Kalin White and Myles Parish create a fairly new “hip pop” duo, with only one current album in their name. Kalin and Myles, as they are called for a recording name, are dedicated...

Five Nights At Freddy’s 2: The next thing in horror?

Five Nights At Freddy’s 2: The next thing in horror?

Emily Guffey, Reporter

January 27, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Reviews, Showcase

Five Nights at Freddy’s is a game that has gained much attention in the last year. The first game, in which you play a security guard working the graveyard shift at an animatronic pizzeria, was made popular on YouTube, being dubbed the “scariest game in years.” by famous YouTuber Markiplier. The...

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