The Clarion

  • Federal watchdog agency recommends removal of Kellyanne Conway from federal office for violating the Hatch Act.
  • At Least 24 Memphis Police Officers Hurt In Protests After Deadly Shooting.
  • Photo shows oil tanker on fire off the coast of Iran after apparent attacks.

Beautiful Creatures: From Pages to Screen

Shayla Lugo, Staff Writer

March 23, 2013

Beautiful Creatures, the thrilling first book of the Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, was brought to the big screen by Richard LaGravenese, director of other hit movies such as Freedom Writers and Water for Elepha...

Halo 4 Review

Tyler Miller

March 4, 2013

A video game development company, 343 Industries, has taken over the Halo franchise from Bungie, another video game development company who is attributed with making the first three Halos, according to With the release...

Beyonce Rocks the Super Bowl

Johnbek Sagdic

February 27, 2013

As the song “Love on Top” boomed from the speakers at the Mercedes Benz Superdome during the halftime show at Super Bowl XVLII, Beyoncé stormed onto stage, electrifying the audience. There was speculation about the show....

The Dark Knight Rises

Stephanie Doot

February 7, 2013

In the 165 minutes of The Dark Knight Rises—the epic conclusion of the Batman Trilogy—Batman (Christian Bale), once again is caught in Gotham’s troubles and attempts to save Gotham from its terrorists.  Batman, however,...

American Horror Story: Battle of the Seasons

Michelle Pasquale, Photo from CC Alissa Walker from Los Angeles

February 5, 2013

American Horror Story: Asylum, which is on FX, wrapped up its second season on January 23, 2013. With the season II premiere reaching a total of 3.82 million viewers, according to, American Horror Story: Asylum had a stronger start than Season I, American Horror Story. However, many viewers are sti...

A Day to Remember: “Violence (Enough is Enough)” Review

Bridget Grenier, Staff Writer

February 5, 2013

Popular metal-rock band A Day to Remember had been featuring a countdown to midnight of December 21, 2012 on their website. A new song entitled “Violence (Enough is Enough),” as well as new tour dates and merchandise were...

American Idol: New Season, New Judges, New Viewers

Michelle Pasquale, Staff Writer

February 5, 2013

Season 12 of American Idol is starting off the new year with a whole new set of judges.  Randy Jackson remains the only judge left from the original cast, and, personally, the show is just not as good as it was before all these...

iPhone 5: A Worthy Successor?

Johnbek Sagdic

October 12, 2012

The iPhone 5, the latest generation of Apple’s ground-breaking smartphone, was released on September 21, 2012. At a starting price is $199, this phone has several new features as well as a larger four-inch HD screen. However,...

Unthinkable: 3.5 Stars

Stephanie Doot, Staff Writer

May 31, 2012

In this mind-boggling, 97-minute thriller, Unthinkable is exactly what the title says.  The movie starts off by introducing Yusuf Atta Mohammed, aka Steven Arthur Younger, who is an American man claiming to have planted three nu...

Catcher in the Rye: Classic but Controversial

Melissa Miller, Staff Writer

May 23, 2012

Being an active reader, I decided to read more classic novels, and so the first I’ve chosen to start with is “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger. Besides being a classic, it is a controversial book and has been banned...

The Lucky One: 3 Stars

Sarah Kearsley, Staff Writer

May 22, 2012

On April 20, 2012, a new romance movie, The Lucky One, was released and has been stealing the hearts of people all over the country. This movie is based on one of Nicholas Sparks’ many romance stories. Although The Lucky One is...

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