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Women’s March Makes Statements Across the Globe

by Madison Marko and Grace Frunk – Editors

According to law enforcement, an estimated 120,000 people crowded the streets of Seattle on January 21, marching as one—one group, one voice, with varying outlooks but one desire.
The march, dubbed the “Womxn’s March” by organizers (the “x” representing the transgender community), was just one of many across the nation—all prompted by the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
This march to me meant standing up for myself, all the women across the nation, minority groups, and anyone who has felt disrespected or threatened by President Trump’s comments, claims, or actions. For me, it was the notion of screaming loudly, “We are here, we will stand up for ourselves, and you will hear us.”
As soon as I stepped off the bus in Seattle, I knew the experience would be something that would stay with me forever. People of all different races, ethnicities, and backgrounds surrounded me—and although we appeared so separate, there was a palpable, united, common energy that enveloped the entirety of the marchers.
I had never experienced this before. I felt connected to each and every person that fell in step beside me, danced behind me, and paraded ahead.
Looking around, I knew that these people stood with me, supported me, and believed in our future together.
It was quite simply the most empowering experience of my life.
If you cannot comprehend, cannot understand, why this many people flooded the streets, I am sure you have your reasons. But in my eyes, this was about setting the standard for what we expect from the leader of our nation. We will not let someone represent us who ceaselessly makes comments that objectify and belittle half of the population, reduce people to nothing but the color of their skin, their physical capabilities, or their religion. This was about showing President Trump that we expect, we demand, more.
I am proud to say that I attended Seattle’s Womxn’s March. To all of you that say it was pointless, I can ensure you it was not. I came back from the march knowing more than ever that I have the power, and right, to stand up for what I believe in, and that my voice can be heard. I am the future of America and I will not be silenced.

Twilight Revisited as Spicy Valentine’s Day Reading

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by Fiona Higgins – Staff Reporter

When Valentine’s Day rolls around, all anyone wants to do is curl up with a nice, exciting romantic novel, and what novel could fit the bill better than Twilight?
Twilight has everything any girl could want! From the multiple overprotective boyfriends, to the way that everyone takes care of the main character, Bella Swan, there’s nothing more fitted to a perfect Valentine’s Day.
Twilight, the first book in an amazing four-book series by Stephanie Meyer, centers around Bella, a wonderful character with loads of personality that just draws you in the moment you start reading amazing romantic dialogue like “As always, I was electrically aware of Edward sitting close enough to touch, as distant as if he were merely an invention of my imagination.” Speaking of Edward, he is the best possible boyfriend a girl could have. What is not to like? He is overprotective, he follows Bella around constantly and watches her sleep, he sparkles in the sun, and always talks about how much he would like to turn her into a vampire. How romantic!
According to Stephanie Meyer, she did not know that the typical vampire burns in the sun, or that they can only be killed by wooden stakes and silly old things like that according to older legends. Obviously, the changes she made have enhanced the vampire mythos to an amazing degree, and no one will ever be able to top it.
Overall, Twilight is a wonderful series that does not at all demean the characters or make any of them look foolish in the slightest.

Voice of the Outsider: Professional Sports

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by Jessica Pahutski – Staff Editor

Although the 2016-17 NFL season is done and the Atlanta Falcons/New England Patriots’ win capped everything off, discussion of American sports shouldn’t stop there. Based on my geographic location, one might assume I’m a diehard Seattle Seahawks and Sounders fan. This isn’t entirely true for either and never really has been. The local pro teams and I have a complicated relationship.
Being just six at the time, I barely remember watching the Seahawks’ first appearance at the final game of that season. I’m almost certain I was more occupied watching the Puppy Bowl than anything on the big TV at my grandparents’ house. All I really know about it is that the refs messed up several times and let the Pittsburgh Steelers win the match. Between then and 2013/14, I was extremely cynical about the Seahawks in general. If they were facing any other team, I’d root for that team. If they won a game, I’d call it dumb luck.
Then February 2, 2014 happened. That day, my family and I were invited to watch the game at a family friend’s house. The Denver Broncos won the coin toss and the first play of the whole game set the mood: a near-complete obliteration by the Seahawks. This alone convinced me to lighten up on them after that, but I still don’t consider myself a real fan. However, I do believe the failed play at the end of Super Bowl 49 was idiotic and contributed to the apparent deification of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
I’ve been an on-and-off Sounders supporter for at least half of my life thanks to my grandmother. She’d have the games on TV all the time when my parents were at work. After she passed away in 2012, it was painful to even see commercials about them for a while. I found other hobbies and focused on those until the 2014 World Cup rolled around.
My love for that tournament initially came from my love for national anthems, but later changed to the sport as a whole. The Women’s World Cup the following year led to interest in England’s Premier League and the Olympic competition. When I heard the Sounders were on the fast track to the MLS Cup, it was like taking a time machine back to 2011. I tuned in to almost every game in the semifinals and the final against Toronto. When the pressure of the extra time got to me, I wandered around the house until penalty kicks started. Toronto’s sixth try comically failed almost as if the box itself didn’t want them to win and history was made in the National League.
I might not be an intra-national sports person, but if my parents are watching a game of any kind, I won’t hesitate to take a peek.

Mr. Kentlake

Written, designed, and compiled by Delanie Meisner – Editor-in-Chief and Feature Editor

Photos by Lauren Killgrove and Nicholas Runyon.

 

Nik Hendrickson

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Why did you decide to compete for Mr. Kentlake?

I did it because there wasn’t enough people at the time, and I did it so we’d have enough money for prom and the prices wouldn’t be so high.

What makes you eligible to be Mr. Kentlake?

I think anybody can do it, really. If they want to do it, why not?

Why do you think you should be crowned Mr. Kentlake?

Why I think I should be crowned? I’m just hoping I can get enough people to like me as much as the others, if not more.

What is your strategy for winning?

Strategy? Trying to get the crowd to laugh and get them involved.

Can you reveal anything special about your act?

It’s just something I’ve been teaching myself over the past few days, and I’m just trying to perfect it.

How would you celebrate?

I’ll obviously be excited, but I’ll probably just have family and stuff with me, or friends.

What has preparing for your competition been like?

It hasn’t been that hard. The hardest part has been like, just figuring out what I’m going to do and what I need to get for it.

Aaron Byrd

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Why did you decide to compete for Mr. Kentlake?

Not a lot of guys were doing it and I just kind of thought it was a fun way to, I don’t know, it’s just kind of a tradition.

What makes you eligible to be Mr. Kentlake?

I mean, I’m a senior, so that automatically qualifies me. So, I mean, I don’t know.

Why do you think you should be crowned Mr. Kentlake?

I’m not going to say I should be crowned Mr. Kentlake, but I think my act is pretty fire.

What is your strategy for winning?

Make as much of an ass of myself as possible.

Can you reveal anything special about your act?

I’ll be wearing a dress.

How would you celebrate?

I don’t know. Probably just go home.

What has preparing for your competition been like?

Well, the snow-pocalypse kind of ruined everyone’s plans for anything and now we’re trying to scramble and get everything all ready.

Brandon Jessup

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Why did you decide to compete for Mr. Kentlake?

‘Cause it was fun.

What makes you eligible to be Mr. Kentlake?

‘Cause I’m super cool.

Why do you think you should be crowned Mr. Kentlake?

‘Cause I’m super cool.

What is your strategy for winning?

I’ll just go up there and be like, ‘Okay guys, I’m the coolest guy up here, just vote for me.’ And everyone will just vote.

Can you reveal anything special about your act?

I might possibly die, but it will be great. It will be huge. It’ll be tremendous.

What has preparing for your competition been like?

Annoying.

Chris Moore

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Why did you decide to compete for Mr. Kentlake?

It’s senior, and why not do something to make people laugh?

What makes you eligible to be Mr. Kentlake?

I’m a funny guy who thinks he can make it as Mr. Kentlake.

Why do you think you should be crowned Mr. Kentlake?

I’m doing it more not to be crowned, but just to make people laugh. So if I lose, I lose. If I win, I win.

What is your strategy for winning?

Make everybody laugh as hard as they can.

Can you reveal anything special about your act?

I’ll bring the good old country-boy charm.

How would you celebrate?

Go have a bonfire.

What has preparing for your competition been like?

Listening to the songs that I want to be in my act, and then making sure I have all the costumes ready.

Niklas Henning

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Why did you decide to compete for Mr. Kentlake?

I decided because I kind of wanted to push myself, step out of my comfort zone.

What makes you eligible to be Mr. Kentlake?

I think I have a right attitude towards it, just have fun and stuff. And also that, I’m just there to have fun and also have some unique talents.

Why do you think you should be crowned Mr. Kentlake?

I don’t know if I should specifically be crowned anything. I think everyone that’s competing in Mr. Kentlake is actually good, so I think whoever ends up going to kind of deserves it.

What is your strategy for winning?

Just to have fun.

Can you reveal anything special about your act?

I think it’s pretty much all secret, though, some of my friends know what I’m doing. But other than that…

How would you celebrate?

With other people.

What has preparing for your competition been like?

It’s actually been pretty fun as a group. We started a group chat, just out there practicing and stuff like that. It’s pretty fun.

Alec Johnson

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Why did you decide to compete for Mr. Kentlake?

I decided to compete for Mr. Kentlake because not a lot of sophomores do and I just thought that I would have a good time and just make fun of myself all the time.

What makes you eligible to be Mr. Kentlake?

I think I bring some comedy to the table, I am all right at singing, I think I am a good singer, and I enjoy going out there and making a scene and making a big production.

Why do you think you should be crowned Mr. Kentlake?

Because I’m a really funny guy, and I think I’ll show my heart out at Mr. Kentlake.

What is your strategy for winning?

My strategy is just to make the biggest fool of myself and go as hard as I can.

Can you reveal anything special about your act?

It’s all secret.

How would you celebrate?

I would probably invite all the contestants to my house and have a big dinner or party or something.

What has preparing for your competition been like?

It’s been really stressful because I don’t know if what I’m going to do is funny, so I keep constantly thinking, ‘is this going to be funny with people? Is this going to be okay?’ And stuff like that. It’s been kind of stressful trying to figure everything out like that.

Kyle Combs

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Why did you decide to compete for Mr. Kentlake?

It was my senior year and last year it was really fun.

What makes you eligible to be Mr. Kentlake?

I think I am outgoing and a fun, funny person.

Why do you think you should be crowned Mr. Kentlake?

I don’t know. Because it would be a great honor and I would appreciate it.

What is your strategy for winning?

Make myself look goofy.

Can you reveal anything special about your act?

The fashion show, that’s going to be pretty funny.

How would you celebrate?

I would probably go out to dinner with my friends.

What has preparing for your competition been like?

Practices two times a week and trying to come up with new ideas. Yeah, Its been really fun, I enjoy hanging out with all the guys, and its great company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Kentlake Couple Are You?

by Grace Frunk and Jillian Felker – Editors

  • 1. What’s your ideal date:
    A. Going to the Zoo to free the animals
    B. Reading Fine Literature
    C. Go to the dump, because hey one man’s trash is another man’s treasure
    D. Watching Toddler’s in Tiara’s and discussing politics

 

  • 2. You’re at a fancy restaurant with your partner, what do you Order THEM?
    A. Ditch the fancy restaurant and Order Take out from hooters
    B. Kevin Malone’s famous chili
    C. Racheal Green’s English Trifle
    D. A copy of the newest issue of the Falcon Flyer

 

  • 3.What is a deal breaker?
    A. Someone who plays the violin or participates in cross country
    B. Someone who licks their finger and sticks it in the sugar bowl
    C. Someone who uses puns to hide their crippling depression.
    D. Someone who has never read the falcon flyer.

 

  • 4. What do you do at the end of the date?
    A. Walk them up to their doorstep well talking about how American was better in the 1980’s, then open the door, invite yourself in and meet their ENTIRE family.
    B. Open the car door for them, but don’t stop driving.
    C. Put on your Richard Nixon mask and ask if they want toddlers in tiaras.
    D. Read the Falcon Flyer

 

  • 5. What Meme do you discuss at the dinner table?
    A. Bee movie
    B. Lazy Town
    C. We do not discuss memes, here.
    D. Any Meme from before 2012

 

  • 6. You’re invited to a distant relative’s wedding; how do you ask your partner to be your plus one?
    A. Will you BEE my plus one, then pull a dead Bee out of your pocket
    B. Hey Since Saved by the bell won’t be on this Tuesday, want to come to a wedding with me?
    C. Hey my distinct relative is having wedding on Tuesday, you can come with me, but don’t get any ideas.
    D. Pay $20 to put an Ad asking them to go to a distant relative’s wedding in the newest Issue of the Falcon Flyer

 

  • 7. Your partner asks you to move in with them, how do you respond?
    A. Badaboom Badabing, show me the ring.
    B. Slow your roll daddy-o
    C. Wow first I adopt 4 new German Shepard puppies, then my soul-mate asks me to move in, Thanks fate.
    D. Too soon Schooomby

 

  • 8.What endearing nickname do you give your Partner:
    A. Rich Uncle Penny bags
    B. ShakesPurrr (must roll tongue to say)
    C. Sugar Buns
    D. ChaChi Big foot

 

  • 9. What was the first thing you ever said to your significant other?
    A. “I have always had a thing for guys with mullets and tricycles.”
    B. “Do you like Raisins? How do you feel about a date?”
    C. “What’s your favorite episode of Family Matters?”
    D. “Hi my name is _____ and I am a member of the Falcon Flyer, Can I interview you.”

 

  • 10. What is the first thing you would do if you won $50,000?
    A. Take your Partner to Hollywood to see Bill Murray’s house
    B. Defrost Walt Disney’s Head
    C. Buy the most overtop wedding money can buy, like so over the top that you buy a professional make-up and hair stylist to make your boo look like George Clooney mixed with John Stamos
    D. Buy exactly 200 full page ads in the Falcon Flyer, each one devoted to how much you love you and boo as a couple.

 

  • 11. What celebrity would you break up with your partner for?
    A. Danny Devitio
    B. Mr. Rodgers
    C. Betty White
    D. Whoopi

 

WHICH COUPLE DID YOU SCORE THE CLOSEST TO?
A, D, C, A, C, A, A, C, C, B, C

The Bests
You got Doug and Susan Best! You and your partner are the IT couple. Although you have been together for a while, your relationship does not lack spice. Sometimes life is everything but dandy, thankfully your partner keeps your head up, and your days cheery. There is nothing better than thought of spending time with your lover.
B, C, D, D, C, B, C, B, D, A, D

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You got Rachel Raine and Chase Patrick! Netflix and Chill much? You guys may as well be on a Valentine’s Day card, because of how cute you two are. Your relationship is simple and comfy, but hold the most optimistic future. When life gets you down, your got a friend and partner to help you through it all.
A, B, A, D, C, A, C, B, A, C

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You got Scott and Haley Simmons! You and your partner are best friends, and a better couple. Your relationship is happy, healthy and bubbly. The thought of your partner makes you light up, and almost anything they do makes you smile. There is no way to know what the future holds, but luckily you will have your best friend and perfect partner by your side for it all.
B, A, A, B, C, A, C, C, B, D, D

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You got Jolai Persinger and Scott Cleary! Opposites attract, like Science and English. An unlikely pair, perfectly creates a dream team. No adventure is too small or too big, because you two can handle it. When in doubt, remember that your relationship is a mixture of love, friendship, venture, and smiles.

The Historic Day That Music Died

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by Jessica Pahutski – Staff Editor

February 3rd, 1959 is a date that lives in rock and roll history for the worst possible reasons. Just before 1 AM CST that day, a small plane took off from an airfield in northern Iowa with four people on board: musicians Buddy Holly, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, Ritchie Valens, and pilot Roger Peterson. It was bound for the next stop on their tour, but never reached its destination. Nine hours later, another plane found the wreckage in a cornfield and police arrived at the scene. All passengers died on impact with three thrown from the fuselage. Peterson’s remains were found inside the twisted body of the aircraft.
The crash was the latest in a chain of miserable events that took place during the “Winter Dance Party” tour. Concert venues on the schedule were dozens or hundreds of miles apart across the Midwest and travel was a complete mess for all involved. Holly’s drummer had to be hospitalized with frostbite and replaced with one from another group (The Belmonts, led by Dion DiMucci). It was so cold outside that their bus’ heating system broke partway through the trip. Nobody was happy offstage and things were only going to get worse within days.
Holly and his band composed of bassist Waylon Jennings and guitarist Tommy Allsup were to board before Allsup did a coin toss with Valens over a spot on the plane and lost. Shortly before takeoff, Richardson, sick with the flu and of being on the freezing bus, asked Jennings for his seat. Jennings accepted, joking to Holly about the experience so far with “Well, I hope your ol’ plane crashes.” Little did anyone know how haunting those words would be soon after.
News spread like wildfire as soon as the bodies were identified. In a rather unorthodox move, the fate of the plane was announced on TV and radio before family members of the victims were informed. The entire music industry was in shock over the loss of three of its greatest minds. In the ensuing panic, a venue in Minnesota intended to be part of the tour quickly had to find a group to fill in for those killed. 15-year-old Robert Velline of Fargo, North Dakota, along with some classmates and his brother, were that group.
Where three careers ended in tragedy, one would begin. Velline’s improvised band, the Shadows, were a success at the venue alongside the more experienced Belmonts. Within a few years, he would go on to have several solo hits including “Devil or Angel” in 1960 and “Rubber Ball” in 1961 and released an album in honor of Holly in 1963 under the stage name Bobby Vee. Performing right up until his retirement in 2011, Velline passed away in October 2016 from complications of Alzheimer’s. As for DiMucci, his just-blossoming musical prowess survived for several more years, with a solo album released in 2016.
Eddie Cochran, a close friend of Holly and Valens, recorded a tribute song just days later, “Three Stars”. Cochran would die in a car accident just a year later while on tour in the UK. In 1971, folk rock singer Don McLean wrote “American Pie” about the events of that day as he experienced them. It would go on to reach number one on the charts and become a standard of Americana.
One by one, every person directly involved with the crash left this world. Jennings passed in 2002, followed by the manager of the last concert’s venue in 2006 and the owner of the plane in 2016. After almost 58 years apart, Allsup finally joined his friends and bandmates on January 11, 2017, having kept the coin that saved his life to the end.
No one knows what music would be like if those three performers never boarded a flight into history, but just listening to a song by any of them is enough to get an idea of what could have been.

“Series of Unfortunate Events” Bold Premier Flops

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by Delanie Meisner – Editor-in-Chief

The phrase “when something isn’t broken, don’t fix it” is advice that the writers of the Netflix rendition of A Series of Unfortunate Events clearly did not listen to.
The 13 book series, cherished as a childhood favorite by many, is dark, somewhat demented, and a reminder as to why Child Protective Services exist, while the Netflix’s version is bright, strangely optimistic and at best, cartoony.
The basic story thankfully stayed somewhat the same. (Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire’s parents die in a mysterious fire, their banker hands them over to a strange man who tries to kill them multiple times.) Each book is split into two episodes, and the first season covers the first four books Somehow, though, the Netflix series managed to make the whole situation seem less dangerous and psychotic. Sets in the series were bright and not nearly dark, dingy, or dirty enough to accurately portray the imagery from the original books.
Possibly one of the worst parts of the series is Patrick Warburton, most notably recognized for his role as Ken, (the man who is dumped for a bee in the classic film “The Bee Movie”). Warburton, looks like a knock off Jon Hamm, and sounds like every voiceover on a commercial. He is more like a used car sales man that the tortured, secret society member, Lemony Snicket described in the books.
While Neal Patrick Harris did not necessarily play Count Olaf exactly as written, he brought something new to the role. Adopting strange accents, whimsical clothing, and a constantly annoyed attitude, Harris made Count Olaf seem threating and harmless in the same stroke.
All in all, the show was a miss for those who enjoyed the book series. Those who haven’t yet read the series and just watch the Netflix series, will most likely enjoy the series though. Honestly, the only enjoyable part of the series for those who have read the books is Neal Patrick Harris in a dress and butt padding.

M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split” Depicts Mental Illness as Monstrous

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by Yarelia Rodriguez – Staff Reporter

The new movie Split, starring James McAvoy as Kevin, is a movie about a man diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder, or Split Personality disorder. The movie’s trailer features the main character, Kevin, getting into a car full of three teenaged girls, and then holding them hostage in an isolated room. The trailer shows one of Kevin’s twenty-three personalities saying an eerie “he’s coming for you”, referring to the “Beast” that is Kevin’s twenty-fourth personality.
This suspenseful thriller, directed and produced by M. Night Shyamalan, is a psychology-based movie that has been catching the attention of many. Because it deals with a mental disorder that is highly criticized when portrayed in film, people went off when it came to this movie.
According to CNN, people with Dissociative Identity Disorder feel discriminated against, because of the portrayal in the film. Those with split personality disorder felt as though they had not been portrayed accurately, and that the movie had made them out to be psychotic monsters. With that being said, Split has received a lot of negative feedback.
The movie itself received a 74% on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as 7.5 out of 10 on IMDb. Because the movie deals with sensitive topics such as sexual abuse, pedophilia, self-harm, and incest, the movie received a strong negative reaction from the viewers. According to Heatstreet, viewers complained that the movie should have a trigger warning because of the sexual abuse presented within the movie.
Although the movie had been hyped up since the first promotion, it was a major letdown to many. The movie took too long to get to the part everyone had been waiting for, and teasing throughout the movie.
For a movie that received so much hype, Split did not come close to meeting the standards. With suspenseful factors and inaccurate psychological facts, Split was highly disappointing, and not worth spending money on.

New Netflix Series “Crazyhead” Destined to be This Year’s Hit

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by Lauren Killgrove – Photo Editor

Normally, when there is a show about two friends who fight demons with the sheer force of girl-power, you expect either a dramatic teen show or a kids’ channels’ top hit. Instead, with Netflix’s new show “Crazyhead,” you, the audience, are delivered a humorous TV-MA tale that will make you only want more. The series is full of wry British humor, quirky characters, and a newly found respect for rafts.
“Crazyhead” begins with Cara Theobald, whom plays the character Amy, a woman in her early twenties that has suffered through numerous doctors and people in her life have her take medication to treat a mental condition that gives her the tendency to see regular people as demons-like creatures. After Amy is cleared to no longer be prescribed to her medication, she comes across another demon, as well as a woman named Raquel (Susan Wokoma), who experiences seeing demons as well. Raquel then reveals to Amy that the demons are actually there, and the two pair up to defeat the monsters alongside Amy’s coworker Jake (Lewis Reeves) who mainly provides transportation.
One of the greatest parts of the story is the friendship that forms between Raquel and Amy. The two are more similar than they are different, with their fierceness and compassion for those they care about. The upbringing of a powerful female friendship that builds more and more as the series goes on is a positive reminder that when you work together and motivate each other, that encouragement is what truly causes success. The moral of friendship in the series is a strong component for why the show is such a good representation of why accepting others and caring is good for us. Amy and Raquel’s friendship is the greatest thing this series offers: female-empowerment.
Overall, the storyline is well written and wonderfully composed. The characters have life, and lots of it. Howard Overman, who is the creator of “Crazyhead,” has done a spectacular job bringing humor, emotion, and suspense to a story.
From the moment “Crazyhead” debuted on Netflix on Oct. 19 of 2016, it is destined for success. Everything about the show is enjoyable, and it has quickly become a favorite.

Top Romantic Films For the Valentine’s Day Season

by Jillian Felker – Entertainment Editor

 

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Casablanca (1942) – Out of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) walked into Rick’s (Humphrey bogart). Although their love begins far before Casablanca, Morocco in 1941 during the beginning of WWII, “Casablanca” portrays the trials of a pair of lovers, Rick the owner of a nightclub in Casablanca, and Ilsa the wife of a WWII. Their history traces back years before in Paris, France, but when she walks into his club, Rick must make the ultimate sacrifice over dreams or love for the one woman he loves most. One of the greatest masterpieces from the mind of Michael Curtiz, this classic stands the test of time among all viewers.

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Sleepless in Seattle (1993) – “It was like… magic,” Annie (Meg Ryan) and Sam (Tom Hanks) say together in-sync, although the two are across the country from one another, Annie listening through her car stereo and Sam answering questions during an interview. This iconic scene from “Sleepless in Seattle” sparked a romance that although seems far-fetched, created one of the greatest cinematic long distance romances of all time. “Sleepless in Seattle” follows the lives of Sam and his son Jonah (Ross Malinger), as they move from the east coast to Seattle in the hopes gain a fresh start after the recent death of Sam’s wife. On Christmas night, Jonah calls a radio station run by a therapist in an attempt to find his father a new partner, which women all over the country listen to in the hopes to find and woe Sam, whom they begin to call Sleepless in Seattle. And it just so happens that Annie in New York happened to be listening to that interview, and begins to fall in love with Sam merely through the few letters and encounters that take place over time.

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Her (2013) – For the average person living in the 21st century, it’s not unusual to find someone who’s so attached to their phones or devices that it’s become a part of them, but the 2013 film “Her” takes a whole new spin on love in the modern day. Joaquin Phoenix plays a withdrawn and heartbroken writer, Theodore, who begins a hopeless romance with his computers advanced system, a program named Samantha. Their love draws in viewers as the two struggle to control their fate and show that their love is real and true, although one partner is an inanimate object. Directed by Spike Jones, their love is shown through beautiful heartfelt cinematography, pulling in the audience’s eyes and hearts.