Friday, December 5, 2014

Peanuts the Movie
On thanksgiving the producer of "The Peanuts" came out on USA Today and said that they are making a new movie which is planned to come out on November 6th, 2015. The new animated Peanuts will also be in 3D, but Snoopy, Charlie brown, and the rest of the gang we all love will be making the debut on the big screen like never before! The movie is coming out around the 65th anniversary from the hit comic strips and it 50th anniversary for it first television show. they had released a teaser trailer on March 18th, 2014 but had finally released the full trailer on November 27, 2014.

Thursday, December 4, 2014


In 1972 Alvin Copeland opened a traditional southern fried chicken restaurant called "Chicken of the Run'' however, it wasn't very successful so Copeland reopened it selling spicy New Orleans style chicken, and called it Popeyes. In 1983, Popeyes introduced their buttermilk biscuits which are now a signature trademark on the menu. In 1983, Popeyes opened its first restaurant in Canada in Toronto. Popeyes opened its 500th restaurant in Landover, Maryland in 1985. The 90's presented great prosperity for Popeyes, as the company truly went international in 1991 when they opened a new location in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Then, in 1996 they successfully opened their 1000th restaurant in the middle of Atlanta, Georgia as the world traveled there for the summer Olympics. In 1999 the company exceeded the 1 billion dollar annual sales mark for the first time. In 2002, the Popeyes brand reinvented itself by taking on a new logo, covering everything in orange and red, and bringing on the new phrase "Louisiana Fast". In 2009 Popeyes unveiled their new spokesperson, Annie. Shortly afterwards, in 2010, Popeyes had a massive score by beating out KFC, a hard competitor,  in National Taste Test.  In 2011, Popeyes successfully opened their 2,000th restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee. Popeyes announced in 2012 that they were celebrating their 40th birthday with a system wide remodeling of all their restaurants. Obviously, Popeyes has experienced great success, and they have many locations, so the question is: "Will they ever come to Huntington?'' We may find out very soon. Popeyes plans on opening 300 new restaurants in 2015, and if we're lucky our town just might make the list!


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

PlayStation 4 Features

The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is a home video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment, which was launched on November 15th, 2013. The PS4 competes with the Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U as the top system. With the PlayStation 4 you can do many things that the PlayStation 3 couldn't do. Their controllers are different and it also have many new features such as a built in camera, ability to  connect companion devices, voice controls, and a new internet browser.

The PlayStation4 is doing very well on the market right now. So far there have been 13.5 million PS4 units sold worldwide, which is very good compared to Microsoft's Xbox One sales of about 10 million. At GameStop, reviews of the PlayStation 4 give it an average user rate of 8.3, contrasted with the Xbox One's user rate of only 7.6.

The PlayStation4 also has many new hardware features. The PS4 controller, which is the DualShock4, is similar to the PS3 controller, but the DualShock3 will not work with the PS4. The PS4 also has a camera which is an optional motion sensing accessory that includes two 1280x800px lenses.  Now PlayStation4 has the ability to interact with other devices. Smartphones, tablets, and PlayStation Vitas can be a second screen for the PS4. PlayStation Vita allows you to be streaming video directly from the console to the handheld device. Also, Sony unveiled a project called Project Morpheus on March 19, 2014; a virtual device that features a head-mounted display with a 1080p resolution and a 90 degree field of view for the PlayStation4.$TwoColumn_Image$

A Fire Inside

AFI is a rock band formed in 1991. The same men have been in the band since 1998: lead vocalist Davey Havok, drummer and backup vocalist Adam Carson, with bassist Hunter Burgan and guitarist Jade Puget, who both contribute backup vocals. Havok and Carson are the only two from the original band.

The band's first major success  came12 years after it formed, in 2003, with Sing the Sorrow reaching number five on the Billboard 200, and remaining on the chart for almost a whole year. The album was supported by popular singles "Girl's Not Grey" and "Silver and Cold".

Three years later the band returned in 2006 with Decemberunderground, which featured the hit single "Miss Murder".

Gang Violence

In more heavily populated areas gang violence is a strong topic weighing heavily on some people's minds. Most of us are aware of the Ferguson riots, and what was involved with that, but recent reports show that there may be more dangerous issues underlying the causes for the riot. After the young man in Ferguson was shot and killed by an officer, it was said that he was once a member of a gang or belonged to a gang family. Local cops were confused as to why so many people got involved in the chaos, and the local police sat down and had a long meeting. After adding up evidence and thinking everything out, they came to a conclusion that a gang must be relevant to all of the destruction and violence. Gangs are everywhere, they are usually fairly organized, and have big connections with firearms and narcotics. Ferguson police fear that the violence could be much more intricate and on a much larger scale. Some people argue that all gang members should be arrested to put a stop to it all, but because of our first amendment rights, gangs not causing any trouble can meet and be in public without being arrested or criticized. In cities like Chicago and Los Angeles gangs are growing and getting more violent. And senseless crimes are being committed. Hopefully one day all this will die down, until then watch for any signs of gang activity in your neighborhood and keep yourself safe. It is not likely that gangs will just cease to exist, but we can only hope that the destruction is limited, and that people can stay alive and not fight over skin color. Take action, and if you spot any suspicious gang related business, do not get involved and report it if you feel the need to.

Far Cry 4

 Far Cry 4 is a game that just came out November 18th 2014. It is a open world game with a lot of things to do. The single-player campaign takes place in Kyrat, a fictional region based on the Himalayan regions of Nepal, which is ruled by the evil king Pagan Min. The main character is Ajay Ghale, he was originally born in kyrat but was raised in America and is back to spread his mothers ashes., either to escape Min's regime or as punishment for his mother having apparently sired a daughter with Min some time before Ajay's birth. When Ajay arrives in kyrat he is dragged into a civil war that is raging between Pagan Min's army and a rebel organization known as the Golden Path (started by Ajay's parents). The player can now have a free choice in choosing which force he sides with, resulting in different endings. In Far Cry 4 there is now a co-op campaign that you and a friend can enjoy, while the first player will play as Ajay Ghale and the second player will be playing as a man named Hurk.


Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 is an amazing, hilarious, crazy, sad movie about a robotics prodigy kid named Hiro. He's a genius who lives in the futuristic city of San Fransokyo. Besides his older brother, Tadashi, Hiro's closest companion is Baymax, a robot whose sole purpose is to take care of people. When a devastating turn of events throws Hiro into the middle of a dangerous plot, he transforms Baymax and his other friends, Go Go Tamajo, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred, into a band of high-tech heroes. Hiro lost his older brother Tadashi in a fire when he went into the fire to save his professor, but sadly neither made it out. One day Hiro discovers a strange man in a mask who stole his robotic magnets. That is when Hiro gathers all his friends and Baymax to find the man and stop him. After finding him they attack and take off his mask. In a plot twist, the strange mans turns out to be Tadashi's professor who supposedly had lost his life in the fire. The only reason the professor survived was because of Hiro's amazing magnets which built a wall around the professor and saved him from dying. Hiro is angry with the man because his older brother, Tadashi, lost his life trying to save him. Hiro is so upset that he programs Baymax to kill the professor. To find out the rest, go and watch the film Big Hero 6 in theaters now! The movie premiered November 7th, 2014. Big Hero 6 seems like a film just for kids but it's a movie you don't want to miss. The film has earned $167,219,558 in North America, and an estimated $56,900,000 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $224,119,558.