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Can you hear their whispers among us?

By Anna Thyer, Staff Writer

April 28, 2015

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The “Splintered” series by A.G. Howard was first published about a year ago. But with the arrival of the third book, “Ensnared,” the series has become even more intriguing with its twisted plots. The first book, “Splintered,”...

Fun facts, tower defense and musical gifts

By Brock Ver Hoeven, Staff Writer

April 25, 2015

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Magic Piano Review: This app imitates a piano that plays songs that you like. You can change how the piano sounds and level up to gain more points and buy even more songs. There are three levels of difficulty; easy, medium and...

Picking the FROOT of the month

Persephone Means, Staff Writer

April 25, 2015

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Up-and-coming Welsh artist Marina Diamandis of Marina and the Diamonds came out with her third album, “FROOT,” this month. In her first disc, “The Family Jewels” (2010), Diamandis started off as an independent artist....

Sequel lets the real insurrection begin

By Brock Ver Hoeven, Staff Writers

April 25, 2015

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Admit it, some of us wondered if “Insurgent” was going to be any good because of the plot twists towards the end of “Divergent.” But for the most part, “Insurgent” follows the same storyline as the book — for the...

Music honor society returns to IHS

By Klair Vogel, Staff Writer

April 25, 2015

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Iola High School band, choir and orchestra members had a new opportunity in 2015 to cultivate their leadership skills in music with the revival of a Tri-M chapter. “Our goal this year is to get the chapter open, then next...

Suggested Downloading

Valaree Burtnett

March 30, 2015

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Want some light entertainment or new smart tool? We offer up these free apps for your consideration. Trivia Crack Review: A fun addictive trivia game that you can choose to play with friends or random opponents. The questions...

An unbreakable hero

By Anna Thyer, Staff Writer

February 11, 2015

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“Unbroken” is a compelling and inspiring drama based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Laura Hillenbrand and directed by Angelina Jolie. The cast includes Jack O’Connell, Miyavi (Takamasa Ishihara), Domhnall Gleeson and Garrett Hedlund. “Unbroken” tells the story of an Olympic champio...

Swift goes back to the beginning with ‘1989’

By Brock Ver Hoeven, Staff Writer

February 11, 2015

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Taylor Swift has officially transitioned from country to pop with the release of “1989.” Her album lept to the top of the charts in only nine weeks. It was the best-selling album for 2014, racing in front of Frozen and...

‘Fox’ series is page-turner

By Persephone Means, Staff Writer

December 18, 2014

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“The Jenna Fox Chronicles,” a new series by Mary E. Pearson, weaves a tale of medical and bioethics. Lovable, in-depth characters and questions of morality, mortality, and acceptance that lead to fast paced plots that build. ...

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