Movie review -
Than Fiction' more profound than funny
When I heard that Will
Ferrell was going to be in “Stranger than Fiction,” I knew I had to go
see the movie in theaters as soon as it came out.
After watching him in other
movies, namely “Elf,” I was expecting his newest movie to be another
“Stranger than Fiction,” directed by Marc Forster, literally tells the
story of a man named Harold Crick, played by Ferrell. That is to say
that Harold, a lonely IRS tax agent whose life revolves around numbers,
suddenly wakes up one morning to hear a woman’s voice.
able to narrate his life, and accurately vocalizes whatever Harold does
When Hurricane Katrina smashed ashore last
year, Louisiana teen Samantha Perez started writing about the
storm that washed away much of her old life. Her journal,
chronicled in the pages of The Tattoo, is all online at
Read it for an eye-opening and intensely personal look into the
eye of the worst storm in recent history.
By Justin Skaradkosky/ The Tattoo
-- Sophomore chronicles --
Thankful for end
to marching band season
After Thanksgiving, it’s all over.
I’m not talking about the
conversations about Thanksgiving Day plans between classes, or the inevitable
weight gain that most people experience between Halloween and Thanksgiving.
No, I am referring to the marching
band performances during the football season. For me, they’ll end after rivals
Bristol Eastern and Bristol Central high schools hold their annual Thanksgiving
Day football game, also known as the “Battle of the Bell.”
There is a craze that is exhibited
throughout the school by students and staff alike over the game, although I am
not really sure why.
It is understandable that people have
pride in their schools. But I don’t see the appeal in watching 20 or so football
players beating each other to the ground over a football, while you could
be at home, cooking or watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on
Of course band members exhibit this
hype also, but I personally think it is more restrained because some of us are
getting just a little tired of marching. After all, we band members have been
prepping ourselves for the football games since August – or even last spring –
if you count learning the songs.
Twirling sensation and rising star
Michelle LaFrance is no stranger to the
spotlight. The 14-year-old freshman is already making her mark at St. Paul
Catholic High School in Bristol, Conn., as the 2006 featured twirler.
According to LaFrance, she likes twirling
because "it's a unique sport that no one else really does."
This ambitious teen is a true performer,
who always has a smile plastered on her face. LaFrance, who started twirling at
the age of four, began competing when she was just six years old.
By Beth Pond
Mi Vida Loca
longest three hours of my life
As a daughter, I
believe that I owe my mother my life.
Imagine the only parent
you've known for most of your life, sick in a hospital bed, about to go into
That's what I was
facing not long ago.
My mother has been sick
for quite some time. Actually, she’s been sick since she had me 16 and a half
Now, an operation
hospital was filled with sick people, but it felt as though my mother was the
only sick one there. She was the only one that mattered to me at the time.