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The Cooper family arrives home after their "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day" Courtesy of Fandango
The Cooper family arrives home after their "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day"

A "Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad" movie

"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," directed by Miguel Artecta, is a sappy and unrealistic children's film about a series of unfortunate and frustrating events that shifts a family's outlook on life.

"The Maze Runner" runs its way to victory

"The Maze Runner" delivers the dark angst that teenagers relish in dystopian worlds, and is a welcome addition to the ever-burgeoning young adult canon.

Movies »

"Gone Girl": A who-Dunne-it of striking originality

Director David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl" is an engaging, fast-paced film with aspects to please any moviegoer. With remarkable stylistic choices and a plot that is anything but formulaic, "Gone Girl" shapes up to be one of the best movies of 2014 so far.

"The Boxtrolls" thinks outside the box

"The Boxtrolls" isn't your typical animated kids' movie. The film is adorable and heartwarming, yet also gruesome and dark. It's playful in its animation, but wondrously artistic at the same time. It's silly, in the best of ways, but it also has underlying themes of morality and family.

Music »

Blair student music roundup

Looking for new music? You don't have to look too far: Blair is packed with talented musical artists and bands. Here are a few unique artists who are pretty close to home.

Hot weather deserves hot tunes

Whether at the beach, at the park, in the house or in the car, as the weather gets hotter and the days get longer, there is one simple thing all humans must do: play music.

Plays »

"Close Encounters" an embarrassment of riches

The Blair students' performance at the "Close Encounters" One Act play revue Friday was, with all available sincerity, truly stellar and wonderful and funny—very, very funny

Taming of the Shrew brings Shakespeare to life

Shakespeare would be proud of Blair's production of his comedy "The Taming of the Shrew" and the extended sequel "The Tamer Tamed," written by John Fletcher. With the audience sitting right up on the stage, the dynamic play fully engaged the audience with its witty humor and authentic implementation.

Television »

SCO Top Five: New TV shows to watch this fall

The SCO staff is here to help you figure out your new favorites with a Top Five list based on the shows' trailers and descriptions.

Adorableness abounds in Mindy's return

Now Mindy and Danny from "The Mindy Project" are back and the show effectively proves that two main characters can indeed get together without the show losing its comedic edge.

Books »

Summer reading (that's not required)

Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading, especially when it's too hot and sticky to even think about leaving the house. Here are a few books that I would consider great reads when you're on a long car ride, at the beach or stuck at home on those buggy, humid days.

"The Fault In Our Stars" is just about flawless

If you are a teenager who enjoys reading, Tumblr and/or Youtube, you have almost certainly heard of "The Fault in Our Stars," John Green's #1 New York Times Bestseller novel that was a major factor in propelling him to the status of Rock God within the ranks of young adult readers. This reputation is well-deserved: "The Fault in Our Stars" is excellent.

Video Games »

TechnoLogical: Sony plays it conservative with new Playstation

Sony has come in second in announcing their new console (after Nintendo announced theirs last year), which will be released this holiday season, but how they will compete remains to be seen.

SCO-liday gift guide: it's in the game

It's mid-December, and the holidays are in full effect. After a year-long hiatus from our video game section, we now present (no pun intended) the best video games to give this holiday season.