All posts by Hannah :P

Feed The Review: Beauty and the Beast

Written by Kayla Earley and Hannah Elliott

Recently, Disney filmed a live action remake of their 1991 hit movie, Beauty and the Beast. We went to go see it, and this is what we thought.

Kayla- The live action of Beauty and the Beast version is just as amazing as the original. I have always loved Disney movies and this one just made me love them more. It has become one of my favorite movies after watching it only once. Everything about it was absolutely perfect. Most of the scenes were identical to the original and the cast fit just as well. Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Klad, and all of the other actors and actresses did an amazing job recreating their characters. This was yet another movie that brought tears to my eyes. There were so many joyful moments, but also a few sad ones. I loved how they filled in the few plot holes by adding the fact the whole town was cursed. After seeing the movie, I saw a conspiracy theory explaining why the town never knew about the castle. I won’t go into detail so that I don’t spoil anything, but it is a pretty nice theory. Overall, this movie was perfect and I can’t wait to see what Disney has in store next.

Hannah-  Beauty and the Beast was always my favorite Disney movie as a child, so this movie was a big deal for me. There was always something empowering about a movie where the Princess (to be) saves the Prince instead of the stereotypical other way around. Everything about the live action was perfect. Emma Watson was the ideal Belle, as she has already had plenty of practice being the down to earth, dorky heroine. The imagery in the movie was so beautiful, with the village and the castle that looked almost exactly like they did in the movie. The soundtrack was updated, and it was amazing as well. Throughout the movie, I laughed, shed a few tears, and got a little angry (mostly at Gaston). My favorite part of the movie was the ballroom scene, aka my dream ever since I was younger. I was honestly a little jealous of how perfect that dress looked while they were dancing. Basically, Emma Watson has lived my dream (Harry Potter and Beauty and the Beast). Overall, this movie was a dream came true, and I would recommend this movie to all of my friends.

1478291786-beauty-and-the-beast-movie-7-1478276765

(Just look at how beautiful… ^)

twenty one pilots Rundown

Written by Hannah Elliott

Ever since their triple platinum album, Blurryface, alternative band Twenty One Pilots has become the new, cool thing. 

First things first, you need to know who these guys are. The band is composed of two members, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. Tyler Joseph is the front man / main vocalist of the group, as well as Josh’s best friend. He also plays the ukulele and the piano. Josh Dun is the drummer of the group, and Tyler’s best friend. Basically nothing else matters except for the fact that they are best friends. Continue reading twenty one pilots Rundown

Spring Hair To Dye For

Written by Hannah Elliott (who is featured in the cover photo)

Colorful hair/ hair dying has become more popular over the years. During Spring, people usually try to go lighter, whether it be with pastels or with a more subtle highlight. There are many different ways to include a new color in your hair, like solid colors, ombre, or even go all out with rainbow. Of course, it is your hair and you can do whatever you want with it. At the moment I have pretty dark hair, so don’t let the season stop you from doing your hair like you want.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

And here’s a picture of Journalism’s very own Olivia!

FullSizeRender (15)

 

Feed The Review: Hidden Figures

Written by Hannah and Kayla

Hidden Figures is an outstanding movie that is based off of a true story set in the early 1960’s. It shows the life of three women working as computers for NASA. They go through their lives with their heads down until they were given the chance to be more. The women, Katherine played by Taraji Henson, Dorothy (Octavia Spencer), and Mary (Janelle Monae) go further than any African American women had in their time. Each one did what they did best and proved themselves to all of those around them.

Hannah- Hidden Figures was definitely one of the best movies I’ve seen recently. The acting in this movie was amazing, and truly showed how different people were treated in the 60’s. This movie made you feel just about every emotion there is. Angry because of how these women were treated, sad when something didn’t go quite right, and happy when the women all got what they wanted. I’m not even going to lie, I cried both happy and sad tears throughout the movie. If I had to pick a favorite character, it would probably be Mary. To me her story was the most significant, as she did a little more to push for what she wanted. She wasn’t afraid to show her true colors and be a little witty and sarcastic. Alongside of the previous statement(s), I did have a favorite scene. My favorite scene was Mary’s court scene. In order for Mary to even be considered for the job she wanted, she had to have special classes, which were only offered at a whites only school. Mary took this to the courthouse, and her case to the judge was about firsts, like how the judge was the first person in his family to go to college. Mary made the point that in order for other women like her to do anything, she had to be the first one. Mary won her case and got to go to class. This historically accurate film was very inspiring for women of all colors. Hidden Figures proves that women can do anything just as well, or sometimes even better than men.

Kayla- This movie is one of my all time favorite historical movies. It shows true courage, bravery, skill, and is good for a nice laugh. The actors were the perfect match for their roles and made the audience feel their emotions. They brought us along to another time to see how life was for the characters. To be honest there were a few tears shed, both happy and sad. It was just that amazing. Every moment was a joyride for my emotions that I shared with the rest of the audience. If I had to pick a favorite character I don’t think that I could, but maybe a favorite scene or two. Overall the whole movie was great, but the best parts were when the women stood up for what they wanted. Eventually they each got it making me feel like I could do anything I wanted to. They would just go to the front of the room and show everybody what they could really do leaving them in awe as they stood back. The jokes that everyone made were also great making everyone in the theater laugh. If I had the chance to watch it again I definitely would.

Are High School Relationships Necessary? (From a Taken Person’s P.O.V)

Written by Hannah Elliott

Relationships. Some people cringe at the thought, while others obsess over them. Some people think that there is no point of dating in high school, but I can give you reasons why a relationship can be the best part of high school.

  • For a start, a partner (is supposed to) give(s) you support. They should be your number one fan and the first person you go to talk to (unless you have to talk about them lol). Most boyfriends/girlfriends know when their partner is not in the best mood, and how to cheer them up.
  • A partner is great for giving advice/ helping you out. They are always there to listen to your rants and to give you honest advice about the situation. Having a partner gives you a sense of security because you always have someone to go to if times get rough.(They also make really good study buddies ;))  
  • The best reason to have a relationship is that you can find your soulmate and/or lifelong partner. Sure, there may be fighting along the way, but there is always the chance of being with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.

I know this list is kinda cringy, but it is still true. The right relationship can truly be the best part of the high school experience.

5 Influential African Americans

Written by Hannah Elliott

February is Black History Month. There are plenty of African Americans/ black people that have been influential to different things, including human rights, tv, and music. Here are 5 African Americans who have impacted our society today.

  1. Rosa Parks –  Rosa Parks is the woman we all learn about in elementary school. She was a Civil Rights Activist who refused to give her seat up for a white person. It resulted in a huge Civil Rights Movement and ended up getting Parks a ton of rewards, including the highest NAACP award.
  2. Mae Carol Jemison – Mae Carol Jemison was the first African American woman to go to outer space. African American women had been treated very badly over the years, so this was a big deal for them. She was an engineer, physician, and astronaut.
  3. Stevie Wonder – Stevie Wonder is a musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrument player. This is even more impressive because he had been blind basically since birth. He has won 22 Grammys, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been an inspiration to many.   
  4. Serena Williams – Serena Williams is a professional tennis player. She is ranked 1st in singles internationally. She has been ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association 7 different times.
  5. Barack Obama – Barack Obama was the first African American to become the President of the United States. He was elected in 2008 and served two terms from 2009-2017. He and his wife, Michelle, along with his two daughters, have inspired many over the past 8 years.

Feed The Review: Revolution Radio

Written by: Hannah Elliott and Kayla Earley

All hail the punk rock kings. After about 4 years of not releasing any new music, 90’s favorite grunge band has released a new album for the new generation of emos. Green Day’s new album, Revolution Radio, has topped the charts. The lead singles, “Bang Bang”, “Revolution Radio”, and “Still Breathing” all did extremely well after being released. Continue reading Feed The Review: Revolution Radio

High School Model United Nations Conference 2016

Written by Hannah Elliott

Monday, November 14th, and Tuesday, November 15th was the Model United Nation’s first conference of this school year. The Model UN team was composed of four 9th grade campus students, Rhiannon Belcher, Kayla Earley, Hannah Elliott and Vicki Roberts, along with four main campus students. The conference was held at GSU Student Center East, located in Atlanta. Every participating student represented Portugal in their chosen committee. Belcher and Roberts were in the WHO, or the World Health Organization, while Earley and Elliott were in the UNEP, or the United Nation’s Environmental Programme. All four girls did extremely well for their first high school competition. The next high school competition is in February, and new members are welcome.

Top 10 Cutest Ways To Be Asked To Homecoming

Written by Hannah Elliott

It’s now October, which means homecoming is coming up. Now is the perfect time to ask your crush out in a really unique way, or maybe just your best friend. Either way, if you need some inspiration, read down below to find the perfect way for you. (Please note: there is not a 100% guarantee that these will work) Continue reading Top 10 Cutest Ways To Be Asked To Homecoming