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Outer Banks Review

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Outer Banks is a very fun exciting show on Netflix that will fill you up with wanting more.

It is based out of Outer Banks, North Carolina, and it is about these teenagers who go on a real life treasure hunt and look for gold that washed up on a ship several thousands of years ago. The main character John Buckerutledge is an only child who lives on the bad side of town where he is constantly working and doesn’t have very much money. His father was also in search of the gold from the royal merchant but was never found at sea a couple months before they were introduced to the cast and their lives.

Outer Banks is a great action-packed show with a lot of plot twists and that Sarah Cameron is very pretty.”

— Senior, Sam Fernholz

John B’s best friend JJ calls him. His life is terrible and that’s the best outcome of what his life is like, his father is abusive after his mother left them. His life is very hard, and he kind of has an anger problem. He tends to punch things or people quite a bit.

Their other best friend, who is a guy, is Pope. His dad is the main grocery store delivery person and very loved and well known on the island. Pope is very smart. He is up for a scholarship with only three other kids in America to go to any college they please, for free.

Lastly the final person in the group Kiara is a rich girl but doesn’t like the way that they live life so she is best friends with the boys and she basically is one of the guys. They are called the Pogues because they live on the poor side of the island and the Kooks are the rich and always blame the Pogues for the wrongdoing on the island. John B. likes one of the Kooks. Her name is Sarah Cameron, daughter of the famous Wade Cameron who is a well known realtor on the island. They start looking for the long lost treasure and come up with some very big problems from other people finding it. It is a very exciting thrilling TV series, and I would highly recommend watching it. 

I would highly recommend [this show] because it is my favorite TV series on Netflix. I watched it all in one day!”

— Davante Bryant

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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War was the best Avenges movie by far.

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    Avengers: Infinity War was the best Avenges movie by far.

    Infinity War is known as one of the most ambitious cross-over in film history. It includes more than four different sets, including space and Wakanda, and features twenty-five main characters.

    Watching this movie, it was clear to see how much time and effort was spent making it. An astonishing 96% of this movie is CGI, including the main villain Thanos and his henchmen. Almost every backdrop is computer-generated as well, as most of the movie is set in space. This movie holds the biggest amount of CGI of any Marvel movie.

    I loved how this movie was non-stop action. There wasn’t any boring plots or dull moments. The thrill came with the battles and the action in every scene. Each character was facing something different and had to overcome battles of their own, which was a really well-done aspect of the movie. It portrayed the inner conflict of each character while still moving on with the whole plot.

    One of my favorite new team-ups was with Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy. It was fun to see how someone so regal like Thor would interact with the crude humor of the Guardians. I instantly loved the not-so-hidden feud between Thor and Peter Quill and how the rest of the Guardians admired Thor as soon as they saw him.

    Infinity War did not only have a fantastic plot, it also had some great one-liners and jokes. The script writers did an amazing job capturing the essence of each character and how they would react to the new heroes. Some of my favorite interactions and jokes came with Tony Stark, Doctor Strange, and Peter Parker meeting the Guardians of the Galaxy. Lines like “Why is Gamora?” “We’re the Avengers, man” and “Are you from Earth?” “No, I’m from Missouri” had the audience laughing despite the seriousness of the plot.

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    M. Franzmeier, Journalist

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      Avengers: Endgame

      Avengers: Endgame: not the best but not a terrible movie in any way.

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      Avengers: Endgame: not the best but not a terrible movie in any way.

      After the tragic and unresolved ending of Infinity War, the Marvel fans were excited for how the next movie, Avengers Endgame, would wrap up the generation. Millions had been lost due to Thanos’ snap including many of our own heroes. In this movie, the remaining heroes travel back in time to collect all of the infinity stones to redo Thanos’ snap and bring everybody back.

      While this movie was necessary to wrap up the happenings of Infinity War, I felt it was quite boring in comparison. There were many dull and slow moments of just conversation and no action, and it was quite difficult for me to stay invested in the movie. While it tied up many loose odds and ends, Endgame, in my opinion, was not as good as Infinity War.

      Not only that, but Endgame was very lengthy. I felt that there were some parts of the movie that could have been cut to make it shorter while still keeping the plot. The movie really started getting interesting about halfway through, and even then, it had moments where I was bored.

      While I like the idea of traveling back in time, the way it was addressed was a bit confusing. I would have liked more explanation of how it was possible, and how the Quantum Realm fit into it, but instead I was left confused.

      This movie was clearly needed and wanted by the MCU fans, but in my opinion, it fell short of my expectations, especially after how amazing Infinity War turned out to be. Despite this, it was still a good movie, and I look forward to more Marvel movies in the future.

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        Age of Ultron

        Age of Ultron is the second Avengers movie

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        Age of Ultron is the second Avengers movie

        The second Avengers movie, Age of Ultron, follows the plot of the superhero gang as they create a living machine to protect Earth. However, their plan backfires and this robot, named Ultron, decides to wipe out all of humanity because humans are dangers to themselves.

        This movie also features two new super-humans: Wanda and Pietro Maximoff.

        While I was watching this movie, it was extremely well done in a lot of aspects. It was one of the first Avenger movies that features the team disagreeing on something. It proves not only that heroes can make mistakes, but also that they have to put their differences aside to fix them.

        As stated before, this movie features two new super-humans, Wanda and Pietro. I absolutely fell in love with their characters and their character development. Wanda and Pietro are twins whose family died in a war where the opposing side used Stark weapons. They become super-humans to protect their home from Tony Stark and any other Stark weapons.

        But as the movie progresses, they begin to grow and change and realize that the person they teamed up with, Ultron, was actually trying to destroy the Earth, not protect it. Their character development is very well done because they both struggle with changing sides. They harbor hatred towards Tony but at the same time want to save the world. In the end, they team up with the Avengers and later join the team altogether.

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          The Avengers

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          The Avengers

          The story of the Avengers is not the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – or MCU – but it is a very big moment in its history. The Avengers, released in 2012, is the first movie where all of the heroes introduced in the previous movies come together to fight a common foe. These heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Thor, team up to battle Loki, Thor’s evil brother, to gain control of the Tesseract, a small, glowing cube with immense power.

          The Avengers holds an incredible amount of CGI, or computer-generated imagery. Not only does the movie feature many small creatures for the heroes to battle, but it also has large, cybernetic alien creatures called the Chitauri. These creatures were big enough to destroy entire buildings with just one touch. I loved how the Avengers teamed up to battle this foe, playing off each other’s strengths to create an effective attack. My favorite team-up was with Captain America and Thor when Thor hit Cap’s shield with his hammer and created a large lighting strike that struck down many of the surrounding creatures.

          I also loved the fact that in this movie, Tony Stark has a moment of pure selflessness. To destroy the wormhole into space where the alien creatures were appearing from, Tony had to fly a nuclear missile into it, nearly taking his own life in the process. He did it to save Earth and that protection over his home is apparent in many other Avengers movies to come.

          Overall, this movie was really interesting to watch. It features Thanos’ henchmen for the first time, the Chitauri, and overall gives a really good plot that kept me invested in the movie the entire time.

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            Double D’s Tough Topics Podcast – Trump’s handling of COVID (Episode 3)

            In this episode of the show, we delve into the nature of Coronavirus throughout the U.S.  Due to quarantining and social distancing measures, I am doing this episode solo, but we hope to be joining once again for future episodes! Today, I will be discussing COVID-19 effects on the stock markets and potentially corrupt Senators, President Trump fighting back against leftist media, and Surgeon General’s attempt to warn the public that “This will get worse!” All of that and more on the Podcast today!

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              On this episode of the Double D’s Tough Topics Podcast, we discuss the current panic-filled topic of COVID-19 (Novel Corona Virus) and our opinions and experiences with it. Dylan & Dylan have invited guest Callan Markey on the show this episode to discuss his specific opinions on the state of the American people during this unprecedented time in recent history. They also discuss their own personal beliefs on the American Healthcare system, our president, and panic for retail shopping. All this and more on the Double D’s Tough Topics Podcast. Sit back and enjoy it!

              Disclaimer: The views expressed in this Podcast after an investigation was proven to not be true. The Chinese healthcare system is not “far worse” than in the United States. The points brought up about the very contrasting healthcare systems was not true and was not directed with malicious intent at China or their governmental practices.

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                Louisiana man pulls gun on child for drinking last Dr. Pepper

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                Chad Kinniard became enraged when his son drank the last Dr. Pepper in their household

                On March 1, 2020, a Louisiana man was accused of pulling a gun on his nine-year-old son for drinking the last Dr. Pepper. The man, Chad Kinnaird, lived with his family in West Monroe, Louisiana. 

                Kinnaird was the father who held a gun to his son’s head because he was upset he drank the beverage. Kinnaird had reportedly been drinking that night.

                The mother was a witness, and the couple’s eleven-year-old daughter was home but did not witness the incident. Kinnaird’s daughter told the police that her father admitted to holding the gun against her brother’s head. 

                Deputies seized the .32 caliber handgun from Kinnaird, who denied all allegations.

                Since the night of the incident, Kinnaird has been charged with domestic abuse battery and child endangerment according to Newsweek

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                  Ohio man gives up pet alligator of 25 years.

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                  Alli the alligator grew to be five feet long, which is not her full potential.

                  An Ohio man gave up his pet alligator after 25 years. 

                  The police responded to a call from paramedics on Friday, February 28. 

                  What they saw in the basement of Dusty Rhodes, it was not at all what they were expecting to find. Living in Rhodes’ basement was his pet alligator of 25 years called Alli. Officers say the gator was housed in a large, tub-shaped structure with a sump pump. 

                  Rhodes did not possess a permit for an exotic animal, so in order to avoid a citation, he willingly gave up his five-foot-long gator. Alli was taken by animal control and given a better home in an alligator sanctuary in South Carolina.

                  Read more about Alli on New York Post.

                   

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                    California man charged with two felonies after stealing hearse

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                    The car thief drove a black Lincoln Navigator during the high speed chase.

                    A California man stole a hearse and leads police on a chase with a body inside. 

                    California man, James Juarez went on a joyride on March 2. He was driving a stolen hearse, which at the time was holding a dead body. 

                    Juarez then led the police on a wild goose chase that ended with a crashed hearse on the 110 freeway. The body inside the hearse was found undisturbed.

                    Juarez was charged with two felonies for fleeing a police officer, reckless driving, and stealing a vehicle.

                    Read more about the hearse thief here.

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                      A court of book and buds

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                      Today's podcast is about fantasy books that we love.

                      In this episode, we will discuss fantasy novels, what they’re about, and why we love reading them.

                      Books Mentioned:

                      • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
                      • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
                      • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor 
                      • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
                      • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
                      • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
                      • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

                      Music: Purple Planet Music

                      One of the books we talked about was A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas, and in the novel, there are seven different courts. Want to find out which court you would be a part of? Take this quiz!

                       

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                        Tough Topics – Presidential Primaries (Episode 1)

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                        》On this episode of the Double D’s Tough Topics Podcast, we discuss the upcoming and current issues and opinions on the Democratic debates fighting for the presidential primary. Dylan and Dylan talk about their own personal opinions and the status of the many candidates that have debated over the past month. This is the beginning of many tough conversations that we will embark on to inform and express ourselves, as well as hopefully spark conversations between others. Sit back and enjoy it! 

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