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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mean Girls

There is an Old Chinese proverb. It says: When you begin a journey of revenge, start by digging two graves: One for your enemy and one for yourself. This movie is about revenge. The revenge that is seemingly the only kind of vengeance when it seems all hope is lost in high school. This movie is also about surviving high school. There are days one must admit revenge is the only thing you want to do in high school. I was reluctant to see this movie at first until my sister talked me into it. I am glad she did though. It seemed like an amalgamated version of both Saturday Night Live with Tina Fey, Any Poehler and Tim Meadows and Freaks and Geeks with all the clicks. It came across as an entertaining movie though. Several awards loved it including the Kids Choice Awards, People’s choice and MTV. The Teen Choice awards is where it won big though it was nominated for well over a dozen awards and Lindsay Lohan Won 3 in her ‘break out’ role. What did I think, you ask? I thought it was ok. It was 97 minutes of fun. I am not now nor have never been a teenaged girl so I can no relate to the movie. I did enjoy it however and thank my biggest fan, (Hi Lizzy [who is a teenaged girl] as well as my sister for recommending it. Grade B+

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A note from an editor!

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

We still have some work to do before this piece is ready to print. Your piece has a lot of information, but it doesn’t sound like a news article. What was the point of his speech/presentation? Why was he addressing this audience? What is Vanguard? What does the company do – who does it serve? You spend a lot of time narrating (for example, how he was injured), but did not report on the purpose of the event. You can maybe mention his appearance/joking about it in a sentence or two, but do not take several paragraphs to do so. Also, I like how you mentioned where the name “Vanguard” comes from.

There are a lot of spelling errors in this piece – make sure you proof read each sentence carefully.

I know I am getting back to you a little later I hoped, and I’m sorry about that! But if you have time tonight, please go through my suggestions and try to rework your piece. You can send me what you have tonight/tomorrow morning. Please bring a copy of it to the meeting tomorrow and we will discuss it further from there.

Once again, thanks for your hard work and promptness! Remember this is a learning process, and we are all part of the Waltonian team!

Talk to you soon!

Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm