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Review: War Horse

Review: War Horse

Shannon H., Reporter

January 11, 2012

War Horse, Steven Spielberg’s latest masterpiece, hit theaters on Christmas Day.  The film follows the story of a young spirited colt named Joey who is raised by a teenager in rural England around the outbreak of World War I.  The film stars Hollywood up-and-comer Jeremy Irvine as the horse’s owner, a...

Dyrdek’s “Fantasy Factory” is a Fantasy Made Reality

Dyrdek’s “Fantasy Factory” is a Fantasy Made Reality

Ashlyn I., Reporter

January 9, 2012

Can you imagine how cool it would be to live out your greatest fantasy or desire? Most people would jump at the chance. Professional skateboarder, Rob Dyrdek, is one man who made his “fantasy life” a reality. He’s the star of a show on MTV called "Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory." This show consis...

The “Maine” Event

The “Maine” Event

Emma L., Reporter

January 9, 2012

Late last year three bands took the stage in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at a venue called the Chameleon Club. The first band to hit the stage was a band called Bad Rabbits. They entertained the crowd with their catchy songs and choreographed dances that definitely left an impression on the audience. Th...

Top Songs of 2011

Top Songs of 2011

December 29, 2011

2011 was a very momentous year for the musical industry. The industry produced many different types of songs ranging from angry breakup songs to sappy love songs. Even though there were many incredible songs read on to find out which songs the Padua 360 staff thought came out on top. 10. “Raise...

Top Tech Trends of 2011

Top Tech Trends of 2011

Shannon H., with Kait M.

December 29, 2011

2011 has been an impressive year for technology. From the new Iphone 4s to the Kindle Fire, new technology is sure to be topping many students’ wish lists. One newer piece of technology on many teens’ wish list is the Xbox 360 Kinect. In 2011 the Xbox 360 kinect went viral. With controller-free...

Top Movies of 2011

Top Movies of 2011

December 29, 2011

Padua 360 staffers have chosen the following movies as the top flicks of 2011: 10. The Muppets: In Disney’s newest film, the Muppets biggest fans Walter, his brother Gary, and Gary’s girlfriend Mary, must raise $10 million to save the Muppet Theater from a businessman who plans to destroy it. ...

On DVD: Home Alone

On DVD: Home Alone

Emily T., Reporter

December 16, 2011

Home Alone, released in 1990, is a movie about a young boy named Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin), who is left home alone while the rest of his family heads to France for the Christmas season.  The movie starts with last minute packing, so things are rushed and tensions run high.  Kevin says som...

On DVD: Elf

On DVD: Elf

Erin S., Reporter

December 14, 2011

Produced in 2003,  Elf has become a popular favorite Christmas movie. The story begins on Christmas Eve when a baby crawls into Santa’s (Ed Asner) bag and it is not until Santa gets back to the North Pole that he notices the baby. As the surprised elves marvel over how the baby crawled into the bag,...

Desperately Seeking Santa

Desperately Seeking Santa

Emily B., Reporter

December 14, 2011

"Desperately Seeking Santa" is a TV movie which is part of the 25 Days of Christmas countdown on ABC Family. The movie is about a young marketing woman, Jennifer, who is in charge of a mall in South Boston. She has to find a solution to bring in more revenue to the mall, so her boss sets up a competition stat...

Bieber “Under the Mistletoe”

Bieber “Under the Mistletoe”

Nicole B., Reporter

December 9, 2011

Justin Bieber finally released his much anticipated Christmas album, “Under the Mistletoe.”  While the album was released in stores on November 1st, some of the songs featured on the album had been released on ITunes on October 17th. Bieber’s album features many original songs that have to d...

Review: Footloose

Review:  Footloose

Shannon H., Reporter

November 30, 2011

The remake of the 1984 classic, Footloose was released on October 14th 2011. Director, Craig Brewer, stuck to the original plot line, as is typical of most remakes, but he also infused the story with a modern perspective. Footloose follows the life of Ren, a rebellious teenager who moves to a small ...

There’s A New Man In Town

There’s A New Man In Town

Abby S., Reporter

November 28, 2011

Two and a Half Men premiered its ninth season this fall.   Ashton Kutcher stole the show when he stepped out as Walden Schmidt, a wacky billionaire looking for the meaning of life after his wife, Bridget (Judy Greer), ended their marriage. Due to Charlie Sheen’s anger management problems, he was f...

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