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"'Breaking Dawn' Sparkles into Theaters"

By Michelle Tran   

Finally, the wait is over and the vampires are back! From the director of Chicago and Dreamgirls, Bill Condon releases his newest movie The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. The love triad continues with Kristen Stewart as the young human, Bella Swan; Robert Pattinson as the dreamy vampire, Edward Cullen; and Taylor Lautner as the part wolf, Jacob Black. Bella and her vampire fiancée, Edward deals with the difficulties of getting married and Bella’s pregnancy.  Meanwhile Jacob tries to stop their marriage and prove to Bella that his love is much worthy than Edward’s.
    In 2008 the first of the vampire Saga, Twilight was transferred into the big screen as Summit Entertainment’s first vampire romance. As Twilight reached the top of the box office, fans rushed to see the beginning of Bella and Edward’s passionate love that they share. Although many Twilight fans begged for more after the first movie, fans were disappointed about the sequel of The Twilight Saga, New Moon in 2009. It seems that the disappearance of Edward left Bella into a deep depression and found hope towards Jacob. Perhaps more then friendship but love. As the series continue, the third movie in 2010, Eclipse leads to the return of Edward and a twist of vampires and werewolves fighting over the same Bella.

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    It is safe to say Twilight is the most successful of the 3 movies, as for New Moon and Eclipse, the characters lacked emotion. Twilight on the other hand included sentiment and was less cliché. New Moon and Eclipse were taken rather as a joke towards the Twilight Saga than a romance. Fans say the reason to this is the change in directors in each movie. The directors did not apply the same attributions as did in Twilight, directed by Catherine Hardwicke.    
    With love, affection, and most importantly vampires, Stephanie Meyer’s bestseller is back on screen. Not only does the movie deal with the arduous love triangle but perhaps finding one’s true identity. Hopefully Breaking Dawn will bring back the passion from the first movie.
          The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn in theaters in November.

"Welcome Charlie Price to Lincoln High School!"

By Michelle Tran

    Mystery novels are generally one of the most popular genres read today. Of course a good mystery novel would not be good without the creativity of a great author. At Abraham Lincoln High School many students are interested in fiction dealing with a mysterious content.
    To take full advantage of Lincoln’s interest in mystery novels, the San Francisco Public Library teams up with Abraham Lincoln High School to present the arriving of Charlie Price’s new release and book signing, Desert Angel on October 27th.
    A teen services librarian, Dorcas Wong who is also one of the organizers of Price’s engagement says that the book signing of Charlie Price is a great attribute to Lincoln’s book club and a great way for students to relate to a mystery author.

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    The book signing is actually Price’s first book signing in San Francisco. The event will take place at the Library in Lincoln High School during lunchtime. Wong says, “This is my first book signing set up, and I’m very exited to meet Charlie Price!”
    Charlie Price has also written various fictional books, mostly mystery. Price has written Dead Connection and Lizard People. Recently Price won an Edger Award for Best Young Adult Mystery Writer of 2011 for the mystery novel The Interrogation of Gabriel James. A fan on Amazo who gave the book a four star says, “Gabriel is a likable character, and the story is believable. It is very different.’”
    For more information on Charlie Price’s famous novel or his arriving, visit the Parkside, San Francisco Public Library. Better yet read one of Price’s famous mystery novels. It is said to give new perceptions of one’s life.

"Feel the Beat of David Guetta"

By Jessica Wong

David Guetta’s Nothing but the Beat is a combination of house and dance music. When listening to this album, those who are unfamiliar with Guetta may think, ‘Wow, he sounds just like Usher!” Well that’s because it is Usher. Guetta’s voice is never heard in the album. Rather, he collaborates with artists Flo Rida, Nicki Minaj, Taio Cruz, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Usher, will.i.am, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Akon, Afrojack, Timbaland, Dev, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J., and Sia.  
    Guetta is a rising music producer and DJ who started his career by DJing in nightclubs in his hometown of Paris at age 17. Since then, he has become a multi-platinum selling artist in Europe. He co-wrote four of the songs in this album and co-produced all of them.

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    I think all these songs are perfect dance songs. They’re so upbeat and just make me want to stand up and dance! My favorite song on the album is “Where Them Girls At” featuring Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj because it’s so catchy and I find myself saying the same line over and over after listening to it.    
    “Lunar” by Guetta and Afrojack is an interesting song because it’s the only non-vocal song on the album. It sounds techno and sort of mysterious. It’s not the type of music I’d usually listen to, but it’s perfect for fist pumping.
    Guetta makes a great decision by collaborating with R&B singers. These famous singers add more color to the music. One downside for me is that not every song is catchy.