Em’s Weekend Recap

12/18/17 Em’s Weekend Recap

 

This past weekend has been a fairly successful one in every aspect of entertainment. Today, we are going to take a look at the newest updates in movies, music, news and all things Pendleton.

 

Movies:

This past weekend, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has earned $220 million this opening weekend and that’s just in the US. It’s earned $450 million worldwide, second only to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015. As the movie continues to be in theaters, critics estimate it will earn plenty over $2 billion. Other movies coming out are expected to earn a lot in the box office as well, including the “Jumanji” revival coming out December 20, “The Greatest Showman” also coming out December 20, and “Pitch Perfect 3” coming out December 21.

 

Entertainment and Music:

This past weekend, Taylor Swift released a new app that allows her fans to communicate with each other and Taylor, called “The Swift Life.” Eminem held a pop-up restaurant in Detroit this weekend called “Mom’s Spaghetti.” “A Christmas Story Live” premiered yesterday on channel 13, as is tradition around this time of year. The show had tremendous success and some critics have said it was a “nice revival of a Christmas classic.”

In music the Billboard Top 100 has released this week’s rankings, the top 10 being “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran at the number 1 spot, followed by “Rockstar” by Post Malone, “Havana” by Camila Cabello, “Gucci Gang” by Lil Pump, “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons, “Too Good at Goodbyes” by Sam Smith, “No Limit” by G-Eazy, “Bad at Love” by Halsey, “Bodak Yellow” by Cardi B, and at number 10 is “What Lovers Do” by Maroon 5.

 

National News:

In national news, California wildfires are still raging, but firefighters have been able to save thousands of residences and even more people. They’ve also been able to hold back the flames from advancing much further than they already have. Read the rest of the story here.

Over 300 Royal Caribbean passengers have come down with a stomach virus. The virus is a gastro-intestinal illness that could be caused by many things, most likely food. This is not the first time that Royal Caribbean passengers have come down with similar illnesses. Read the story here.

 

All Things Pendleton:

This past weekend in Arabian Athletics was a huge success. In Arabians Basketball, the boys beat Lawrence Central High School 53-50 due to a buzzer-beater by senior, Trent Miller. This is the second Saturday in a row that Miller has helped the team win with a buzzer-beating shot. Arabian Wrestling finished 1st place in the Madison County Tournament at Anderson on Saturday. There were several undefeated wrestlers at the tournament for the Arabians, including: freshman, Jared Brown, senior, Elijah Bauer, and juniors, Jace Longere, Derek Sikorski, Caleb Gibson, and Tremor Bynum. Bynum also was deemed Most Outstanding Wrestler at the meet. Here is this week’s schedule:

  • Tuesday:
    • Girls JV and Varsity Basketball vs Pike; 6p
  • Wednesday:
    • Boys JV and Varsity Basketball @ Hamilton Southeastern; 6p
  • Thursday:
    • Wrestling @ Anderson; 6p
  • Friday and Saturday:
    • Wrestling @ North Montgomery Holiday Duels; 9a Friday, 8:30a Saturday

 

This week is also finals week for all PHHS students. Finals schedule is:

  • Wednesday:
    • Periods 1, 3, 6
  • Thursday:
    • Periods 2, 4
  • Friday:
    • Periods 5, 7

On Friday, periods 4 and 5 will switch places, meaning that what lunch a student has will depend on who their 4th period teacher is. After this week, al SMCSC students will be on Winter Break until January 8. On the 8th, classes will begin at normal time unless otherwise told by the schoolboard.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!!

 

12/11/17 Em’s Weekend Recap

This past weekend has been a tremendous one for some people, yet tragic for others. Today, we are going to take a look at the newest updates in movies, music, news and all things Pendleton.

 

Movies:

This past weekend, “Coco” reached the top of the box office earning list with a total of about $18,000,000 in total earnings. Also, many anticipated movies are coming out soon, some of which include:  “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” this upcoming Friday, December 15, “Jumanji” on December 20, and “The Greatest Showman” also on December 20. “The Greatest Showman” is also predicted to win an Oscar and is, personally, one of my most anticipated movies.

 

Entertainment and Music:

In entertainment news this past weekend, Golden Globe nominations have been released. Also, Chris Evans invited Keaton Jones, a boy who’s video recounting him being bullied went viral, to come the “Avengers: Infinity War” premiere. Read that story here.

In music the Billboard Top 100 has released this week’s rankings, the top 10 being “Rockstar” by Post Malone at the number 1 spot, followed by “Havana” by Camila Cabello, “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran, “Gucci Gang” by Lil Pump, “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons, “Too Good at Goodbyes” by Sam Smith, “Bodak Yellow” by Cardi B, “No Limit” by G-Eazy, “What Lovers Do” by Maroon 5, and at number 10 is “Feel it Still” by Portugal the Man.

 

National News:

In national news, New York just had another terrorist attack involving a pipe bomb that was set off in the 42nd and Eighth Avenue subway terminal, injuring 3 people. The suspect, 27 year-old Akayed Ullah is in custody. Read the full story here.

California wildfires have also spread tremendously, now being larger than the whole city of New York. More people are being evacuated and the flames are now looming over Los Angeles. That full story and more can be read here.

 

All Things Pendleton:

This past weekend in Arabian Athletics went tremendously well. In Boys Basketball, the Arabians were able to pull out a win over Mount Vernon on Friday, 63-59, and Connersville on Saturday, 33-30. Arabian Wrestling should be proud of themselves since the came in first place at the PHHS Super Six match. Girls Swimming continued the winning streak with first place at the Shelbyville Relays and second at the PHHS Diving Invite. Boys Swimming this past weekend came in fifth at the PHHS Diving Invite and third at the Shelbyville Relays.

  • Monday:
    • Boys Freshman Basketball @ Fishers; 6p
  • Tuesday:
    • Boys and Girls Swimming vs Yorktown; 5:30p
    • Girls JV and Varsity Basketball @Lawrence Central; 6p
  • Thursday:
    • Swim Meet @ Anderson;5:30p
    • Girls JV and Varsity Basketball @ Fishers; 6p

ISTEP and ECA testing continues this week for all grades. Also, the PHHS Choir’s Yuletide Celebration is Wednesday and Thursday at 7 pm.

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12/4/17 Em’s Weekend Recap

This weekend in entertainment and local news has been successful in some aspects and failures in others. Today, we are going to take a look at the newest updates in movies, music, local stories and all things Pendleton.

 

Movies:

This past weekend has been successful for certain movies, but a failure to others. “Justice League” came out a few weeks ago now, but the new box office estimates are in and they are WAY below expected. The film was estimated to make $1 billion, but that outcome is not likely to happen considering they are $400 million below the estimate. In contrast, “Wonder” continues to sell extremely well and is predicted to be this year’s “The Blind Side,” according to Forbes.com. If you want to read the Forbes article, you can do so here.  In new movies, the “Avengers: Infinity War” trailer was recently released and it looks like the movie will be a hit. Yet to see the trailer? Watch it here.

 

Entertainment and Music:

In entertainment news this past weekend, Taylor Swift was announced as the British Vogue’s January cover star. Also, fans of Meek Mill may be discouraged to know that he has been denied bail and is seen as a “danger to the community.”

In music the Billboard Top 100 has released this week’s rankings, the top 10 being “Rockstar” by Post Malone at the number 1 spot, followed by “Havana” by Camila Cabello, “Gucci Gang” by Lil Pump, “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons, “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran, “Bodak Yellow” by Cardi B, “Too Good at Goodbyes” by Sam Smith, “Feel it Still” by Portugal the Man, “Sorry not Sorry” by Demi Lovato, and at number 10 is “What Lovers Do” by Maroon 5.

 

Local News:

In local news, local Indiana law may be passing a legislation that would make it harder for immigrants to get their licenses. Also, Anderson residents believe that there is a person mutilating dogs with weapons such as hedge clippers, but the police don’t agree because they don’t have enough substantial evidence. Read these stories and more at https://www.wthr.com

 

All Things Pendleton:

This past weekend in Arabian Athletics was both good and bad. The boys basketball team falls against Lapel on Friday, 74-48. They also lost Saturday to Carmel, 59-28. On the other hand, Lady Arabians basketball did extremely well, beating Mt Vernon with the JV team scoring 45-37 and Varsity 51-39. Arabian Wrestling took to the mat Saturday and got 2nd place at the New Castle Invite. Here is this week’s sport schedule:

  • Tuesday:
    • Boys Freshman Basketball vs. Alexandria; Home at 5:30
    • Girls JV and Varsity Basketball vs HSE; Home at 6
  • Thursday:
    • Swim Meet vs Greenfield-Central; Home at 5:30
    • Girls JV and Varsity Basketball vs Delta; Away at 6
  • Friday:
    • Boys Freshman, JV, and Varsity Basketball vs Mt Vernon; Home at 6

This week is also ISTEP testing and retakes week for Sophomores and Juniors. Finally, the Maple Ridge Choir is performing their Christmas concert at the Loran G. Skinner Auditorium from Tuesday thru Thursday.