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TOM TOM LISTS: Dominating Diction

TOM TOM LISTS: Dominating Diction

Jessica Lamberty, Jessica Lamberty

November 28, 2016


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It’s not everyday that words such as these are discussed, so bring them back in essays and share their beauty and individuality with all. Jouska- (noun) A hypothetical conversation that one compulsively plays out in his/her head. Vorfreude- (noun) The joyful, intense anticipation that comes...

“Star Wars” Movies on the Horizon

“Star Wars” Movies on the Horizon

Alexandra Rapp, Tom Tom Staff

November 28, 2016


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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was released in December 2015 and continues the ongoing saga of “Star Wars” movies. However, the release of the movie kicked off the release of several stand alone and series films planned by Lucasfilm and Disney to expand the cinematic “Star Wars” universe....

The Benefits of Kale

The Benefits of Kale

Abigail Ellsworth, Tom Tom Staff

November 23, 2016


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Kale is a leafy green vegetable that can be added to almost any meal and has many great benefits many people are not aware of. Adding kale to meals can increase health in various areas. Here are some of the benefits kale provides for people. High in fiber and no fat Just one cup of kale has 36...

Fun Facts About the Star Wars Original Trilogy Most Don’t Know

Fun Facts About the Star Wars Original Trilogy Most Don’t Know

Alexandra Rapp, Tom Tom Staff

November 12, 2016


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Darth Vader is barely in Episode IV: A New Hope. Even though his presence is felt throughout the film, Darth Vader is only present for about 12 minutes of screen time. 2. “I have a bad feeling about this” is a running gag. This phrase or “I have a very bad feeling about this” is said in ever...

Why Rey is a Kenobi and Not a Skywalker

Why Rey is a Kenobi and Not a Skywalker

Alexandra Rapp, Tom Tom Staff

November 10, 2016


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She has an English accent. So far in the "Star Wars" films, Rey and Obi-Wan are the only main characters that have accents that sound English. None of the Skywalkers have the this accent, so the person who raised Rey couldn't have been one of them. John Boyega has a English accent in real life; he spoke with ...

Trade School vs. College

Trade School vs. College

Brenna Higgins, Tom Tom Staff

November 9, 2016


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Most seniors in high school go to college as a post-secondary schooling option. However, that is not the only option out there. Trade school is another good option. Trade school is another option that students have to go to after high school. “A trade school, also known as a technical or vocati...

Fall Trends: Booties

Fall Trends: Booties

Allison Smith, Tom Tom Staff

November 8, 2016


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Boots come in all different shapes, colors, and styles, making outfit options endless. A new trend this year is booties. Booties are a short boot, normally cut off at the ankle. There are two main styles of booties: heeled and flat. Heeled booties are a great way to dress up an outfit and add the...

TOM TOM LISTS: Vibrant Vocabulary

TOM TOM LISTS: Vibrant Vocabulary

Jessica Lamberty, Tom Tom Staff

November 7, 2016


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An expanded vocabulary and an open mind are the perfect way to score an A on an essay. Take a look at these unknown words and discover the beauty behind them. Opia- (noun) The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. Majime- (no...

TOM TOM LISTS: Reviving Forgotten Words of the World

TOM TOM LISTS: Reviving Forgotten Words of the World

Jessica Lamberty, Tom Tom Staff

November 3, 2016


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The world is a place full of wonder and exploration and there are so many unknown or forgotten words to describe the indescribable. The following words were inspired by www.pinterest.com, and the definitions of these words were supplied by www.dictionary.com. Camhanaich- (noun) Early morning ...

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Couple Everyone Is Freaking Out About

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Couple Everyone Is Freaking Out About

Alexandra Rapp, Tom Tom Staff

November 2, 2016


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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" came out last December and most fans have already seen it once or twice. Or three or four times. With almost two and a half million followers on Twitter, "Star Wars" has plenty of fans. So when the internet starts shipping a certain couple from "Episode VI", most know...

Everything You Need to Know About Rogue One

Everything You Need to Know About Rogue One

Alexandra Rapp, Tom Tom Staff

October 26, 2016


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Rouge One: A Star Wars Story is on its way to the Star Wars Cinematic Universe and viewers couldn't be more excited. Since the soon-to-be-titled eighth episode has been pushed back seven months due to character rewrites, viewers will be glad to get their annual Star Wars fix. While they wait for the many...

Screams and the Science Behind Them

Screams and the Science Behind Them

Jayme Bailey, Tom Tom Staff

October 25, 2016


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Muscles tensing, heart rate rising, heavy breathing, mind racing. It’s around the time of year when scaring thrives, with haunted houses and scary movies galore. But why do people enjoy this kind of creepy entertainment? “I think it is the arousal and people love the excitement of being scared,” psy...

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