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Artistic passion turned to business

BY STEPHANIE STONE

PRINT NEWS EDITOR

For as long as she can remember, junior Maria Morales has been interested in art. Now, she makes and sells chokers as another way to express her passion.

“I love making art, so I wanted to sell my chokers and prints at the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) Festival,” Morales said. “I made the chokers since they seem to be really popular right now, and I wanted to do something different for the festival.”

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Athletes express themselves through arts

BY REMI SCHWARTZ

When senior Derek Altiery-Rodriguez isn’t serving as Operational Sergeant Major of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC), he likes to fulfill his love of music and perform as a member of the Bay’s chorus.

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Review: Innovative app bridges fans to artists like never before

BY CASEY MENTEN

Ravers, groupies and music lovers of all kinds will go crazy over the number one concert app, Bandsintown Concerts. The app, its most updated version released Jan. 11, offers the latest concert dates and notifications for chosen artists and bands.

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Review: “La La Land” polarizes musical lovers, raises questions

BY JOLIE SONKIN

“La La Land” is an emotional love story that involves Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a young pianist with a desire to open his own club, and Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress from a small town. The film illustrates the obstacles Sebastian and Mia face when trying to follow their dreams.

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Exclusive interview with F. Javier Gutierrez, director of “RINGS”

“Rings” is a horror movie opening Feb. 3. It is a new chapter in the RING horror franchise. The movie begins with a young woman who becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so discovers that there is a “movie within a movie” no one has ever seen before. The two of them begin a journey to find the source of the curse and save the girl in the movie, with a very limited amount of time. On Jan. 31, The Circuit’s Features Editor Leticia Antonini was one of six people who participated in a round table interview with the director of “Rings,” F. Javier Gutierrez.

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Exclusive Interview with Asa Butterfield from “The Space Between Us”

“The Space Between Us” is a sci-fi romance movie opening Feb. 3. The movie begins with a space travel team preparing to move to Mars; however, the team faces an obstacle when the one woman finds out she is pregnant two months into the expedition and eventually dies in labor on the red planet. Her son, Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield), grows up on Mars, hoping to someday venture to Earth to find his unbeknownst father and his online friend Tulsa (Britt Robertson). When Gardner makes the trip to Earth, he goes on a long, exciting journey with his love interest Tulsa in order to find his father. On Jan. 23, The Circuit’s Arts & Ent. Editor Rachel Schonberger was one of six people who participated in a round table interview with the star of the “The Space Between Us,” Asa Butterfield.

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Review: Restaurant provides nutritious, tasteful options

BY SAIGE FISHER

FEATURES PHOTO EDITOR

While somewhat out of the way, the Davie-based fruit bar Delicious Raw offers a restaurant experience that is both nutritious and delicious. Although somewhat expensive, the varied menu is full of terrific choices.

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Review: Star Wars “Rogue One” fails to meet expectations

BY JENNA RABINOVITCH

MANAGING EDITOR

The most recent installment of the legendary Star Wars series, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” took the excitement and success of the last film, “The Force Awakens,” and turned it around into an average and disappointing standalone movie released on Dec. 16.

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Exclusive interview with Hailee Steinfeld of “The Edge of Seventeen”

“The Edge of Seventeen” is a coming-of-age film that offers a candid view of how teenagers grow up in modern society. The movie focuses on the life of Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), a high school student who finds out that her best friend, Krista (Haley Lu Richardson), is dating her brother, Darian (Blake Jenner). Featuring Woody Harrelson as Nadine’s teacher and Kyra Sedgwick as Nadine’s mother, the all-star cast tells an original, exciting story. The Circuit’s Arts & Ent. Editor Rachel Schonberger participated in a one-on-on interview with Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami on Oct. 26.

 

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Emoji diversity promotes equality

BY LAUREN PABIAN

Since the “Emoji” keyboard was introduced to the iPhone back in 2011, these faces and pictures have become widely used texting tools by teens and other people around the world. For many years, critics of these keyboard icons have argued that emojis haven’t represented all social, racial and cultural groups. Apple has introduced new emojis to show that they support equality. Most recently, they have suggested adding emojis of women performing professional roles that they have yet to be portrayed doing in emojis.

PR Manager of the Feminist Club, sophomore Sofia Desimoni, said she has been dissappointed thus far by how women are portrayed by emojis.

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