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Fest Fever

May 21, 2010

Lollapalooza Genre: Alternative, hip hop, punk, indie Date: August 6-8 Cost of Ticket: Three-day passes $215 Where: Grant Park in Chicago Advice From: Senior Mackenzie Taylor Taylor's Favorite Performances:...

Review: ‘Everything Collide’

Megan Berberich May 20, 2010

"Everything Collide" is Sing It Loud's sophomore album. The first time I listened to this album I was not blown away by the album as a whole. All of the faster songs sounded the same and I could not decipher...

Plethora of Mother’s Day Ideas

May 3, 2010

Mother's Day is right around the corner and I don't know about you, but every year I want to find the absolute perfect gift for my mom because she deserves it. Sometimes it is best to go for the traditional... wins national award

Megan Berberich April 21, 2010

On Sat. April 17, the Central Focus website,, received fourth place in the Best of Show competition for publication websites at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press...

Review: OK Go concert

Megan Berberich April 19, 2010

Now, I might be a little biased because I have been an enormous OK Go fan for many years and quite frankly, I have had high expectations for this show and fortunately they took my expectations and blew...

Review: ‘Worst Debut Album Ever’

Megan Berberich April 16, 2010

Cliches are one of those terms in literature that I hate to use, but when listening to one man band, Henry Dillard's Without a Face, it is true that you should not judge a book (or album in this case)...

Prom brings stress and high expectations

April 12, 2010

Prom. This four letter word comes with so much stress and expectations that, frankly, I just want to give up on this matter completely. I feel obligated to go because it's senior year and, well, how am...

Review: ‘Of Men and Angels’

Megan Berberich March 5, 2010

Before even purchasing The Rocket Summer's "Of Men and Angels," I was met with high expectations. Knowing that it was sold out in many stores, I thought it had to be a fantastic album. For the most part,...

CBS unduly denies Super Bowl ad

February 3, 2010

Sitting down to watch the big game, some people are not even interested in football; the commercials are, to many, the best part of the whole event. To run an advertisement during the Super Bowl can cost...

Review: ‘Of the Blue Colour of the Blue Sky’

Megan Berberich January 22, 2010

If you have ever listened to any of Ok Go's past albums, then their newest one will most likely shock you. Compared to their self titled album and "Oh No" that both focused more on steady rock, "Of the...

Students deserve a vote in Teacher of the Year

January 22, 2010

Teacher of the Year is an award that recognizes the best of the best at Francis Howell Central. While the system Arete has going now may seem like a good idea, only allowing adults to vote in this "election"...

Review: ‘Smile Kid’

Megan Berberich December 17, 2009

We the Kings' sophomore album, "Smile Kid," is filled with infectious tunes and clever lyrics. Every song on this album is dance-worthy, and listeners will find themselves knowing the lyrics just after...

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