Orchestra Movie Night

  A movie night was held in the orchestra room on Tuesday, filled with lots of fun and laughter. This movie night wasn’t mandatory, but it was a fun thing for the different orchestras to do together.


     “You might meet some people, but you tend to stay in your own circle,” Ninth grader Kylee O’Dwyer said.


    These after school activities are a great way to meet others, but it’s completely okay to stick to the people that you know.The movie that the orchestra chose to watch was Hotel Transylvania; A very silly, fun movie that is perfect for this time of the year.


    “Me and my friend Jocelyn are going to go to Valero to get snacks,” Kylee O’Dwyer said.


    Though popcorn was provided for the students, many of them wanted to go and get their own treats. After all, a movie night wouldn’t be a movie night without piles of unhealthy, but delicious, food. The orchestra has had many get-togethers as of recent, which only proves that the orchestra can have fun too. Lots of what they do is work, but they always have time to let loose and hang out together.


    “More! Free food!” Kylee O’Dwyer said when asked if the orchestra should have more or less hangouts.

    These activities certainly are fun for those involved, and it helps solidify that family feeling that orchestra already has. Though orchestra is a tight knit family, they aren’t opposed to other students coming over to hang out as well.


    “You have to be invited by someone in orchestra to go,” Lauren Lusk said.


    So, if you hang out with any orchestra members, you too might be able to go to future movie nights and hangouts! They are always tons of fun, and you’ll undoubtedly make new friends as a result.


I Am Number Four

Based on the acclaimed young adult novel by Pittacus Lore, I Am Number Four is a science fiction thriller, catching the audience’s attention from the first scene, as Number 3 and his guardian are tracked down and killed by the Mogadorians in Kenya.

The trailer properly conveys the intensity of the film and, unlike other movies, I Am Number Four is not simply filler in between scenes given away in the movie’s teaser.

Some critics have compared it to the Twilight movies and others have argued that it has more of a comic book feel. The movie is similar to movies Push, Jumper and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. It’s quirky dialogue gives it a real-life feel.

Alex Pettyfer plays the main character John in the movie, with one of his best performances yet. His acting skills have greatly improved since the cliche spy movie (why actors must work for Disney Channel or be in terrible spy movie or both at a young age, I do not know) Alex Rider: Operation Storm Breaker.

While this movie is worth the ridiculously priced movie ticket, I do encourage  going during daylight hours; it may save a few  more than a couple of bucks which could later be put towards infinitely rising gas prices.