Trivia Review, February 25, 2014 by Spencer Slovic

Natalie and Daniel tried to do this Academy Award-themed trivia before, but ran into technical difficulties. This time, they ran into informational difficulties. The slideshow was supposed to show a picture from each of the nine films nominated for best picture. Natalie and Daniel admitted they left out one, American Hustle, but they also left out another (Nebraska) that was never mentioned, and added in one (Frances Ha) that wasn’t nominated for a single Oscar. Was this Oscar trivia, or movies the trivia masters like trivia? Bonus points for the nice slideshow.

Today’s Rating: B

Lunch (p)review: by Brian Eisner

After a slight hiatus, the lunch (p)review is back, and better than ever, with an especially good week to re-kick it off!

  • Monday: Honestly, pasta and chicken vindaloo on the same day? The only reaction I can give to this is: “Heck yes!” 9/10.
  • Tuesday: Chili upon chili upon chili! Well, I would say that, but they ran out of not only the best type, but also the second best type, leaving many people with the subpar types. Uh oh. Anyways, 7/10.
  • Wednesday: Similar to Monday, we have pasta and another good dish, in this case sloppy joes. 9/10.
  • Thursday: Tacos! That is all. 9/10.
  • Friday: …and macaroni and cheese to end the week! Really, you can’t get much better than this. 10/10.

Someone Get Me a Kleenex- THE OLYMPICS ARE OVER by Janine Kritschgau

You probably spent your Sunday night doing all that homework you put off (or not doing it) over the weekend, or catching some much needed ZZZs after a busy weekend of rehearsing for Peter Pan or going to Semi. I spent my Sunday night grieving over the fact that the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are officially over.  Anyone who knows me well knows that I get obsessed with the Olympics. I have to know what is going on at all times; who won what, who lost what, which records were broken, who got injured, and the life story of most prominent athletes. The Olympics are, without a doubt, my favorite thing to watch on TV for many reasons.

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The Lego Movie is All You Ever Dreamed of and More by Spencer Slovic

Whether you played with legos when you were younger (basically everyone), or still do (basically just me), the Lego Movie is the movie for you. I went into the theater with middling expectations. From the previews it looked like just another kids movie, maybe even just a marketing ploy from the company that basically has a monopoly on kids’ toys (have you seen the prices ofLego sets lately?). What I ended up watching was a genuinely heartwarming, adventurous, poignant, smartly imaginative film. In the way that the second Hunger Games film was a real movie and the first wasn’t, the Lego Movie is a real movie.

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            So, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few days, you probably knew about the game last night, and its awesomely awesome outcome of OES winning! The road to the win…that was the best thing I’ve ever seen this year. OES jumped out to an early lead, and had a comfortable lead at the end of the first half, thanks to some great plays and great defense. However, Catlin rallied, and midway through the fourth quarter, the game became as intense as any NBA game. At times, the outcome seemed bleak, as OES lost the ball a few times, but Catlin could just not stop fouling OES, with a high free-throw-conversion rate. In the end, OES won by a slim margin, but hey, a win is a win, no matter how it is accomplished!

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“De-stress”* Five Ways to Relax About Science Fair by Patrick McVee

1)   Prepare! Go over stuff! There’s no better way to assure that you won’t mess up.

2)   Complain. Complaining is fun, and can be therapeutic. I’ve made a personal commitment to complain as much as humanly possible until this week is over.

3)   Approach it like an athlete: Get sleep, if you can. Make sure to eat well beforehand, and if you want, do a warm-up before the fair (cross-country style!).

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PowderTuff Volleyball by Liam Wogan

In The Hunger Games, from what I understood of the movie, each team fights for their lives in an all out battle against opponents from different districts and only when all opponents are destroyed do they stop and declare a winner. In a way, this is what Men’s PowderTuff Volleyball is like. Each grade is like its own district. I, unanimously, would be voted the Josh Hutcherson of the group just from the clear resemblance between our looks, success, strength, talent, jaws, bodies etc. (These are not my words, but the words of the people.) In the end, the volleyball tournament is just an all-out display of talent, hard-work, perseverance, experience, and height.

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