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Five Feet Apart Movie Review

Cori Van Orman

IMDb rating: 7.1/10

Personal rating: 8/10

    5 Feet Apart was a very touching movie about cystic fibrosis patients. CF patients are not supposed to get too close to each other.

    Stella, a CF patient has a hospital visit where she has to stay and work on her regime. Her best friend, Poe, also has CF and they can hang out as long as they take the appropriate steps and keep their distance.

    Stella meets Will, a cystic fibrosis patient with a lung bacteria issue. Nurse Barb, Stella’s favorite nurse, tells her to stay away from him so that she does not get the fungus.

    She cannot stay away from him and is very attracted to him. They get very close and it causes a lot of problems in the long run.

    Over time, as Stella and Will get closer, Nurse Barb finds out and tries her hardest to put an end to it.

    The kids take a stand against their disease and try to fight for the relationship and feelings they have for each other.

    This movie envokes many emotions. It has happy moments of romance, love, passion, and overall happy events. However, this movie is sad and hard to watch at times. These kids are faced with death and illness and the inability to hug each other due to the shared disease.

    It is incredibly hard to imagine a life where someone cannot hug their best friend. It is hard for them to sit around and take treatments and pray for a new set of lungs every so many years.

    Doctors, nurses, and CF families have gone to see 5 Feet Apart. Although they agree the movie is touching and sweet, some of the events do not match with real CF events. Some of the facts do not align with real life, but overall everyone can agree the movie has a great message and meaning and is worth everyone’s time to go see.

Talent Show

Shea Sullivan

    Interact club is hosting the school’s annual high school talent show. The show will take place on May 3, at 7:00 p.m.   in the high school auditorium. Tickets will be sold before the show for a cost of five dollars, which will benefit Interact club. 20 acts are needed and all are welcome, signs up are outside of room 160. A panel of judges will score contestants throughout the night, and the top five will place. Prizes include trophies and gift cards for the top winners, and a night of fun for every performer and the whole community.

Stress from the ACT

Abigail Kuhns

     Many students experience some test anxiety as the ACT quickly approaches.
     For some the free test provided by the school will be the first time they take the ACT; however, for others this is just an opportunity to raise their previous score.
      Due to the fact an ACT score could determine the college one goes to, many people stress heavily when it comes to this test.
      Junior Brandon Gorrell has experienced stress when thinking about the ACT as this will be his first time taking it.
      “I think it is difficult to prepare for the first time taking the ACT so I’m nervous because colleges rely so heavily on these tests,” Gorrell said

 Testing can be difficult for many students whether they have previous experience or not.

      Many students will take the ACT before their junior year to give them an edge, apply for College Credit Plus courses and give themselves more opportunities before applying to college.

      Junior Michael Payne has taken the ACT and feels more prepared than before, yet he feels it could still be tricky.

      Payne said, “I feel more ready this time because I know how the test is structured and I know how to manage my time.”